Master-keying & Key Cutting Service

Master-keying & Key Cutting Service

Here at Access Security Products we offer to our customers a full master keying, keyed alike and key cutting service.

What is 'Keying Alike' or what is a 'Keyed Alike' lock?
Basically keying alike means that locks in a set or ‘suite’ have the same key code, ie. any key fits any lock. This is convenient where a large number of locks are to be used by the same group of people or person but can be a problem if individual security is important.

What is 'Keyed to Differ' or what is a 'Keyed to Differ' lock?
This means that all locks have different key combinations, ie. a key from one lock will not fit any other lock in the same group, there is usually a limit to the total number of differs available for a particular lock group but is generally high and not normally a problem for most applications.

What is 'Master Keying'?
As used suits of locks where one ‘master’ key can open all the locks in a suite, which are themselves made to different key combinations i.e. keyed to differ.  With Cam Lock applications we can master some sizes but not all, there are some technical difficulties with doing so purely because of the size of the lock body’

Please feel free to contact us at any stage.


Key Cutting Service

Here at Access Security Products we offer a complete range of Key Cutting services.

The key registration card is presented and we cut the required number of keys as requested by the customer.

Level 1; features keys that are not stamped with identifying system numbers, with additional keys available from Access Security when a key registration card is presented.

Level 2; We cannot cut another centre's keys, only we that originally supplied the locks and keys can make replacements. Keys are stamped with an identifying number, and additional keys can be supplied when a key registration card or signed orders by previously submitted authorised signatories are presented.

Level 3; is the highest level of security, and each key has a unique shape with replacements only available from Abloy UK at Willenhall. Keys are stamped with a unique system number and key reference, and orders for additional keys on this level must be on a signed written order.