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    Re-key vs master key


    I’ve heard of re-key and a master key. What distinguishes these two?

    Asked by Karen on 7th Jul 2021
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    all locks limited & property maintenance

    "Rekeying is more complicated and time-consuming as the lock will need to be removed and see where all the pins in the lock are set and have a key cut but if you have access to a master key cutting a duplicate will work out more economic and less time consuming"

    Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Rotherham and Doncaster locksmith

    "a master key fits all your lock

    rekey mean you have your locks altered and you have different keys

    it can be expensive"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Irongate Locksmiths

    "To "re-key a lock is to change the pins/levers etc inside the lock.
    It's quiet difficult for someone who hasn't any experience but it can be done with the correct tools.
    A Master key refers to a key that operates more than one lock.


    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    Locksmith Kings

    "Hi there,

    Well to re-key a lock is opening it up and changing over the existing pins or levers to change the key which works for it.

    Master key is a key which can open multiple locks although those locks still have there own isolated keys to suit."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    All Secure Locksmiths

    "Hi Karen, a Re key is when a locksmith removes a lock or replaces a lock but changes the insides(Pins) to match your original keys, only helpfull if you have multiple licks in your house keyed alike (all on the same key).
    Master key systems are when you have lots of locks (like a school) and each teacher can access there classroom but the headmaster's key opens all the classrooms.
    Hope that helps

    David @ all secure locksmiths"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

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