Ask the Experts | Ask the Key Wizard | Stopping Unauthorized Key Makers

Question:
I have an end-user that has employees making unauthorized duplicates of company keys. What kind of solution can I offer the end-user as a solution?

Answer:
There are various levels of increased key control. One option is to cut your existing keys on special “Do Not Duplicate” blanks. Although these blanks may discourage the employees from making the keys, locksmiths are still able to duplicate the keys. The highest level of key control is a restricted keyway. This entails changing out the locks on the end-user’s building to hardware that allows the keys to be recorded. In doing this, the end-user can give certain people permission to order additional keys while preventing unauthorized users from making duplicates, even if they go to a different locksmith. Please contact us for additional information regarding key control.

 

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