Master Key System

We’re The Locksmiths That Can Make Master Key Systems

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We can create a master key system using BEST IC cores for your multi-door property.

Did you know that Hoffman’s Bonded Locksmith in Greenwood, MS can help you organize your lock and key systems? Our master key systems provide individual key security for offices, apartments, schools, and other spaces. Even if you don’t have a duplicate key available for a specific door, you can still get prompt entry when you need it, without calling us to open it for you. We install and maintain master lock systems for companies within our 100-mile radius service area, with fast response times, skilled technicians, and affordable rates. We’re well-known commercial locksmiths in the area, members of NASTF, 1800unlocks, and the Fair Trade Locksmith Directory. Our family-owned and operated company has a facility in Greenwood, and members of our team are dispatched to take good care of you when you call. With master key systems and all of our locksmith services, we pride ourselves on having the best equipment and the latest security products for our customers.

Organizing Your Master Key System Is Simple

The access granted through master key systems is organized to meet the needs of various roles in the organization, often hierarchically. A well-designed system keeps the protection of individual locks by allocating keys to individuals, while levels of master keys are available to those whose responsibility covers certain areas. In a hierarchical management structure, each level of management would have a specific type of master key, and facility management would have a universal master key. A master key system for schools would fit their organizational and practical needs. Our locksmith can provide a master key system installation that fits your specific organization.

Speeding Rekeying with Interchangeable Cores

Master key systems are excellent for large-scale use, such as in office buildings or schools where key management can be a job in itself. Rekeying locks to use a new key and void any stray keys can be done using interchangeable cores rather than typical pin-based methods, saving time. Our technicians can rekey LFIC and SFIC master key systems with the appropriate cores, keeping your system secure and maintaining the key hierarchy.

Duplicating Keys and Restricted Master Key Systems

The master key system for your building can help with routine access, such as classrooms or standard offices, or it can add another level of protection with restricted master key system features. You have probably noticed that some keys have “Do Not Duplicate” stamped on them, indicating that ethically, key management should only be through the building owner. With restricted systems, the key type is limited to specific applications, often from a specific vendor, so duplication is extremely difficult without authorization. In combination with high-security locks for your entrances, it’s an excellent lock solution.

Your Master Key Systems Expert in Greenwood, MS

If you’d like to organize your growing organization with a master key door lock system, get your current one under control, or need a skilled master key system locksmith for occasional service, Hoffman’s Bonded Locksmith is the company you need. Call us today!

What is a Master Key System?

A master key systems is one in which a number of locks are set up to use individual keys as well as one master key that can open all the locks. High-security locks, including Medeco and Peaks lock systems, make it easy for large institutions to provide access to authorized employees and overall access to security and maintenance staff.

How Do Master Key Systems Work?

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If you own or manage an apartment building we can install a master key system so your property manager and maintenance crew only need the one master key to access all the different apartments.

Installing a master key system lets business owners and managers open all their locks with a single key. Hotels and apartment buildings are examples of the types of businesses that use master keys. Master keys allow entry to all doors but individual keys only open a single door for added security. The pins in the lock mechanisms are unique in each door. To make a copy of the master key or to make a new slave key, you need an experienced locksmith that specializes in master keys and has the necessary parts and tools to complete the job.

How Master Key Systems are Copied

When you need assistance with your master key systems, we come to your business to measure the cuts on the existing master key with a key gauge.

  1. First, the cuts, or grooves, are matched to the lock with precise measurements.
  2. Our technician calculates the shape of the key required based on the brand and model. This includes measuring the top and bottom pins for each cut position.
  3. We carefully test that the cut keys fit into the locks smoothly, a process that’s unique for Medeco locks and Peaks lock systems.
  4. Typically, our locksmiths will remove the keyhole plug and cylinder. This is done by tilting the knob forward and applying pressure to the keyhole plug. Then, the cylinder slides smoothly out of the knob.
  5. For many systems, the next step is removing the retaining ring from around the cylinder using a key gauge.
  6. A plastic follower from a re-keying kit is inserted into the back of this cylinder. The locksmith then pushes the keyhole plug and key out to remove the pins from the plug.
  7. The new top and bottom pins are placed in the cylinder first. Then, the assembly is reassembled and the new keys are tested and adjusted, as needed.

Besides producing new master and slave keys, we can make copies for tenants and employees in your commercial building.

Skilled Technicians and Nationally Recognized Trade Associations

Contact Hoffmans Locksmith today to receive fast service from a registered, certified and insured local locksmith. Our skilled technicians provide fast service at affordable rates in Greenwood, MS and the surrounding area — up to a 100-mile radius. We are proud members of the National Automotive Service Task Force, 1-800-Unlocks and Fair Trade Locksmith Directory.

With a physical location and several road technicians, Hoffmans Locksmith is always within reach when you need master keys or other locksmith services at your home or business. As a family-owned company, we take pride in the service we provide to our clients in Greenwood, MS.

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