Keying Alike in Bow, London
If you want your locks to work off one key, we can key all of your locks alike, meaning one key for an infinite number of locks. Your locks must be the same make and key style for this option to work. If you require additional information on our specialist keying alike services, you can get in touch with our Bow locksmiths today, or read on to find out more.
What Is Keying Alike?
Basically, keying alike means that locks in a set or a ‘suite’ have the same key code. I.e. any key fits any lock. This is very convenient when a large number of locks are to be used by the same group of people, but can be a real problem if individual security is important to the users. For example, keying alike can be used on locks for filing cabinets, or front and back doors. Keying alike is the complete opposite of ‘keyed to differ’ locks, which all open with separate keys.
Why Is Keying Alike Useful?
Keying alike is useful for a number of reasons, which is why we’ve decided to outline them below. Keying alike is useful because:
- You can have multiple locks in the same door and not have to worry about finding the right key for the right lock.
- You can also have 1 key to open every single lock that you have.
- It will save you a lot of money on spare keys! If your locks weren’t keyed alike and you needed spare keys for five or six different locks, it could cost you a lot of money. With all of your locks keyed alike, you need just one key and you’ll also have a spare for every single lock!
Are There Any Downsides?
No, not really. Something to remember is that when a group of locks are keyed alike, only two keys will be supplied for the entire group. This is because the original keys that come with locks from the factory will no longer work, as the levers inside have been rearranged so all of the locks within the group operate the same key. So, it’s important to remember to order extra keys if you require any more than two for the group of locks you’re ordering.
If you’d like to discuss our keying alike services further, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have.