What is a Master Key System

Businesses and organizations have several needs for security – from simple to complex. This depends on the organizations structure, policy and priorities. Ideally, business owners have a separate key for each padlock, doorknob, storage room, or deadbolt because having multiple keys for every door may be confusing.

However, installing a master key system handles the confusion and resolves the problem of dealing with many keys. It is also a way to upgrade your lock security using a single key.

Won't it be nice if a single key opens all your locks? At least you save yourself the hassle of carrying a bunch of keys. In this article, you will learn all you need about the master key system from our locksmith experts.

What is a Master Key System?

Just as the name implies, a Master key system is configured to grant access to an organizations security using a single key. It is a system of keys designed to open many locks simultaneously, meaning they can open all the doors in your business facility. With this type of system installed, it reduces the number of keys used in the building, plus only a few workers will have access to every area in the facility. 

Master Key System, How Does It Work?

Master Key systems are in these categories which are:

  • Change Key
  • Master Key
  • Grandmaster key

The system allows for a hierarchy of who holds which of the keys. For example, the change key opens only one lock, meaning that if it is designed to open lock A, it will only open lock A. If a change key is intended to open lock B, it can only open lock B. The master key opens more than one lock, meaning that it can open lock A, B, C, etc. If there are select areas that are out of bounds, the grandmaster key opens such areas.

Advantages of a Master Key System 

Using a master key system has many advantages for your business or organization. It's a perfect key replacement or improvement idea for your standard keys and it is affordable. Here are some of the benefits below:

  • Offers Convenience

Using the master key system offers a lot of conveniences. Businesses can use a single key to access all door locks.

  • Security

Using one key to open all doors ensures security in your facility because not all employees can access every place in the building. 

  • Ultimate Control

The master key system gives you control, especially with a high-security lock. It will take a lot of work to duplicate such keys. Depending on the staff's position, it gives access and control to only the employees you want to have the key. 

  • Easy to Use

It's an easy way of accessing different building areas with one key.

Conclusion

Diego's Locksmith offers you key system upgrade services. Replacing your standard keys with a master key system is a perfect way of carrying keys conveniently and securing your business by limiting the number of people who can access every building area. When installing a master key system, ensure you use a professional locksmith service, which is why Diego's Locksmith is at your service at all times. 

We are experts in offering commercial and residential locksmith services, lock repairs, and master key systems. Our skilled technician will handle your locks without damaging your structure. Call us to begin the process of transforming or upgrading your system security. 

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