Who Else Has A Set Of Keys To Your Property?
If the keys to your property have ever been out of your control, lost, stolen, lent or you simply did not change the locks when you took ownership, then the chances are that there are keys in circulation that could open your property. Changing the locks to your property should always be carried out when any of the above events occur to ensure your safety and give you peace of mind. A complete lock change will cost less than you think and in a couple of hours you can rest assured that you have complete control over your property.
In more secure environments or in a commercial application you may wish to consider utilising a restricted access key, this will in affect prevent persons without the authority obtaining copies of your keys without the necessary supporting documentation. Although marginally more expensive than ordinary keys sets, the restricted key gives you the security of knowing that your access keys cannot be copied without your permission
If you have many doors to control and secure you may wish to reduce the complexity and inconvenience of having big bunches of keys to carry, to facilitate access to multiple doors. By grouping doors together and keying them alike, you can effectively create controlled access to the building.
Example of Controlled Key Access
- Main Users – One key could be issued to all the key holders that need general access, which may just open the front door to the premises.
- Office Staff – The second key may open doors to the offices and or the works areas of a building.
- Managers – A third key might enable control over another set of doors such as the Directors suite, accounts offices or other sensitive areas such as the server room.
- Result – By controlling access in this way you may only need three or four keys to manage access to the entire building instead of 10+ keys, yet still have control over who goes where.
- Master Keys – A master key can complement a suite of secured doors by being mastered to operate multiple locks thereby giving access to all the doors with one key, this master key would typically be held by the building owner, manager or may be the security officer.