Restricted key access is booming in popularity. Becoming a viable option for both home and business owners, it offers a strong sense of security and control that’s absolutely paramount to the safety in our homes and business premises.
All secure and professional locksmiths have the permission and experience to create a restricted key system – systems that ensure your keys will never be copied without authorisation and provide the ultimate in high security. These registered key systems are available in various security levels and configurations to suit your individual needs.
Whether the benefits for you are restricting access to certain parts of your business premises for staff or you want a safer security arrangement for your home, using a registered or restricted key system can be practical, rewarding and safe. Here’s a few benefits if you’re considering making the switch:
1. Ultra-Secure Locks
The biggest reason why people opt for a restricted key system is for the ultra-high level of security. As crime rates continue to rise for both commercial premises and in your own home, it’s become necessary to use extra security measures.
Whilst there are a few different types of security systems you can put into place, the use of restricted key access is one of the most secure options to consider. The system is designed to use security blanks that can only be obtained and copied from a reputable Locksmith business that specialises in restricted or master key systems. This means your keys cannot be duplicated without prior authorisation. Locks will automatically become more secure too, as the restricted key reduces the chance of accidental opening with the wrong key.
2. Restricted Copies and Security Key Blanks
One of the major problems with standard keys is that they can be stolen, lost and copied; resulting in unauthorised access to your home or business. But this isn’t the case with restricted key access. Security key blanks are patent protected which registers the exact design of the key and ensures the key manufacturer cannot produce another copy of that same design.
This protected system works by restricting the availability of the key(s) to only those authorised – and no reputable Locksmith would copy another system. At Lock Stock, we have a very strict code of ethics to ensure this does not happen.
3. Accurate Records of Keys
Once the required amount of keys have been cut, the details are accurately recorded. Only the designated people will be able to obtain a copy of the key and if you lose the key or it gets stolen, they will not be able to be duplicated.
The restricted key system is specifically designed to use security blanks which can only be copied from the Locksmith business that initially designed it. The comprehensive records that go with the key at your Locksmith ensure that a firm system stays in places for key access. These records are kept and maintained by your Locksmith to eliminate absolutely every possibility of duplicate keys being created without authorisation. Each key has a unique issue and system number that goes into these records to identify the user and provide a much higher level of secure access.
To continue to maintain a secure system though, it’s important to have an eye for the future. A well planned system should be able to adapt to your needs and changing requirements. Consider the amount of keys, the level of access each key holder requires and who you issue the keys too. The number of authorised people on your records is up to you too, so be wise in who you add to this for extra protection.
4. Better Access and Control
Through the system, you’re effectively granted better access and control within your home and business. You have the opportunity to restrict availability of the keys to only those authorised or opt for a multi-level master key system that can meet the needs of different personnel within an organisation or family members in the house. Restricted or registered key systems allow for secure control with the use of keys in commercial, domestic and institutional situations.
5. Lock Pick Resistant
Because the keys are designed with a sharper warding, it’s much more difficult for the lock to be picked or another blank key to go into the cylinder and open it. One of the biggest problems with standard keys and locks is they can be picked, if someone knows what they’re doing. In a restricted key system, the locks and keys are specifically intended to be ‘pick proof’ to eliminate any worry of someone getting in.
If you’re thinking about upgrading the security of your home or business or it’s simply time to add another layer of security, chat to one of our staff about how a restricted key access system can work for you.