Why Choose High Security Keys?
Locks are our first line of defence. Whilst we can live without an alarm or CCTV in our premises it is less likely we are going to go to bed at night without a lock on our front door.
One of the main reasons we get emergency lock change calls is because the customer has either;
a) Lost a key
b) There is a possibility a key has been duplicated by a stranger
Which keys can’t be copied?
Getting a standard key cut is an easy process. A builder or general tradesperson can easily duplicate a key at the local shops. It is quite concerning.
Having a high security key for your front door means only authorised key holders can get their keys cut.
Choosing both high security locks and high security keys will provide high security to your property.
What are High Security Keys?
A high security key is one that can’t easily be cut by just anyone. High security keys fall into two categories Patented or Restricted. Patented keys are the preferable choice.
What is a Patented Key?
- Patented keys only be cut by an authorised dealer
- The customer may be asked to show identification to prove that they are the property owner. (This is quite often a card that is given to the customer when the lock is fitted.)
- Legally only the owner in possession of ID can request patented keys to be cut.
- These are the most high security keys.
Well know patented key brand names are; Mul-t-lock, Evva, Banham, Bio-lock, Grundman and there are many more.
What is a Restricted Key?
- A restricted key can only be cut by an authorised dealer. This makes it very difficult for the keys to be copied by a stranger.
- Restricted keys are not protected by law in the same way that patented keys are.
At IKS Locksmiths we fit Mul-t-lock locks and cut high security Mul-T-Lock keys in our online key cutting shop. Customers are given a card and when additional keys need duplicated they can contact us. Orders can be placed on line and we send copies of keys by post. We operate a UK wide key cutting service.
IKS are Barnet based Master Locksmiths. We are experienced in fitting high security locks and keys, keyed alike locks and master key systems. We find there is great demand for high security keys in North London, particularly in areas like Finchley and Camden. Call us for a free quote for High Security Keys for your property.