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How Do Master Key Systems Work? July 2, 2019

Elyria, Lorain
How Do Master Key Systems Work?, Elyria, Ohio

If you own or manage a commercial building, you’re likely always looking for ways to make the space more secure and accessible. Master key systems from locksmiths offer a variety of practical benefits that will ultimately improve workflow around the office and make your job easier. Learn more below about these systems and their perks.

Your Guide to Master Key Systems

How They Work

Master keys systems allow at least two keys to access the locks on your commercial property. The locks include a series of driver pins that respond differently to various keys. For instance, in a basic master key system, change keys only open certain locks on the premises; master keys are designed to open every lock. In more complex systems, you may have up to four keys — including grand and great grand master keys — that permit you to fine-tune levels of access around your building.


Rather than having to use separate keys to open individual offices, closets, conference rooms, and other spaces, use a master key for complete access to every lock on the property. You’ll be much less likely to experience lockouts and need to call a locksmith. Master key systems also allow you to restrict access to certain areas of the building, which increases security. One-key access prevents the company from having to spend money on creating duplicates for managers, janitors, and other authorized personnel.


When you’re ready to upgrade to a master key system, contact the experts at Elyria Locksmith Service, Inc. For over 38 years, they have provided commercial, residential, and auto locksmith services, including installations and repairs, to Lorain County, OH. Call (440) 366-5625 for a mobile or emergency locksmith. Visit them online to learn more about how they can help you repair door locks and install new hardware.

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