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Have you ever wondered how someone is able to open multiple locks with just one key? For example, suppose you and a friend were looking for a lost key in your apartment complex. You ask the landlord for help and he pulls out a key that opens your door immediately. You ask yourself, how did he do that? It’s easier than you think. It takes a specific type of key.
This type of apparatus is called a master key – and it is usually used in a situation where a number of different locks require different keys. But individual keys for each and every lock can be a hassle for everyone. So we create locks that open for their specified key, but also open for the master key as well.
Master Keys allow Special Access
With a master key, the owner is able to distribute special keys to people so that they are able to access particular areas of the property. They would also be able to access certain facilities that they are authorized to use. And all the while, they’d still be able to open each and every lock with the master key unknowingly.
This is ideal for businesses everywhere! With so many buildings, rooms, and locations within your business, having a key for every lock would be massively inconvenient. And leave the owner with a lot less control of his building’s security. Master keys reduce the number of keys used, and deliver the exact same result, in a more convenient way.
How It Works
But how is this possible, considering that each of the locks requires a specific key to open it? The answer is not the key in itself, but instead the way that the lock is made. Despite what most people think, a lock actually has two ways of being opened. The specific key is only one of these ways.
If you need another level of key security, there is even such a thing as a grand master key. This is used in locks which have three possible ways of being opened. Some companies have many levels of employers that need to have access to the same things and more. So in these cases, grand master keys provide another level of access. To summarize, there are grand master keys, master keys, and change keys.
Locksmith West Los Angeles can create a full suite of master keys for your business. Our technicians specialize in all areas of locksmithing, so we can send someone that knows a lot about master keys. You’ll receive a free quote over the phone and someone can be at your location in less than 20 minutes. Call us today!