Master Key System
In a Master Keyed system, a master key opens all the locks in the system while each lock has its own unique key. This permits organizing master key systems along departmental or other functional lines in order to allow supervisory or emergency access.
For example, a building owner/property manager can have one key for each building they own/operate while each of the building superintendents have a unique key for the building they supervise. The manager of multiple buildings does not have to travel with a huge key ring making key management far simpler.
Master Key – Keyed Different
Each lock is opened by its own unique key that does not open any other lock in the set. Keyed Different is the standard keying default on most locks including Master Lock and American Lock padlocks.
Master Key – Keyed Alike
All locks in the set are opened by the same key. This option provides “same key” convenience and eliminates the need for multiple keys where numerous locks are used. In some cases the customer can select a key code for the keyed alike locks and key.
Master Key – Maison System
Maison Keyed Systems permit a lock to be opened by various keys. This is a great convenience for apartment buildings that have area in which tenants need to access the same area such as a laundry room or other common areas. Each individual key is unique for the tenant but the lock for the common areas can be opened with all of the other tenants keys.
The maison lock is specifically design to be opened by every keys within the system which is why it is great for common areas.
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