Lock Rekey And Master Key


History of Rekeying:

Rekeying was first invented in 1836 by Solomon Andrews, a New Jersey locksmith. His lock had adjustable tumblers and keys, allowing the owner to rekey it at any time. Later in the 1850s, inventors Andrews and Newell patented removable tumblers which could be taken apart and scrambled. The keys had bits that were interchangeable, matching varying tumbler configurations. This arrangement later became the basis for combination locks.

Allentown Locksmith can help to rekey your locks!

A home can't be called a home if you don't feel well enough protected between its walls. Such a small thing as a lost key can make a very big difference between a well protected home and a poorly protected one, but fortunately Allentown Locksmith can change it as well.

In almost every situation where you think a lock needs to be changed a local locksmith can rekey the lock at a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time it would take to select new locks and replace them. You do not need to replace the entire lock to protect your property, files, and cash.

If you're wondering what locks rekeying means, Rekeying is a relatively simple a process of changing the tumbler or wafer configuration of the lock so a new key will function while the old one will not. Rekeying may be done without replacement of the entire lock.

Allentown Locksmith technicians are experts in home or business rekey services.

Remember - having lost a key to your home is not the end of the world, it happens to almost everyone, but it's really important to take care of this problem within a really period of time.

Each of our locksmiths are trained in rekeying locks so that all our clients have to worry about are new keys. Rekeying a lock is a perfectly acceptable alternative to replacing one, and a much less costly endeavor. The process of changing a key is equally as safe as replacing new lock, and save time and money along the way.

One way to reduce confusion and the weight of many keys on your key ring is to have all of your exterior locks rekeyed to use the same key. Allentown Locksmith technician can rekey an unlimited number of locks in your home to all work with the same key.

Allentownship Locksmith technician can easily rekey the following locks:

* Deadbolt
* Door Knob
* Entry Lever
* Rim Lock
* Mortise Lock
* Patio Door Lock
* Garage Door Lock
* Electric Lock
* Rim Lock
* Mortise Lock

And more...

Master Key

A master key operates a set of several locks. Usually, there is nothing special about the key itself, but rather the locks into which it will fit. These master-keyed locks are designed to open with two different keys; one which is specific to each lock (the single key) and cannot operate any of the others in the set, and the master key, which opens all the locks in the set. Locks that have master keys have a second set of the mechanism used to operate them that is identical to all of the others in the set of locks. For example, master keyed pin tumbler locks will have two shear points at each pin position, one for the change key and one for the master key. A far more secure (and more expensive) system has two cylinders in each lock, one for the change key and one for the master key.

Larger organizations, with more complex "grandmaster key" systems, may have several levels of master keys, where the top level grandmaster key works in all of the locks in the system. A practical attack exists to create a working master key for an entire system given only access to a single master-keyed lock.
(Source: Wikipedia

In other words, this system has been used for years and takes a skilled professional to re-key the tumbler twice, and set the pins to match 2 keys.

Allentown Locksmith is a full service on-site rekeying locks service.. Our technicians will come to you in a matter of minutes and can handle all of your master key system needs. Our master key services create a single key to operate all locks in a building while also providing individual keys that only have access to specified doors, allowing employers to maintain different levels of access for employees.

This can further be scaled up to include multiple supervisors with separate master keys that are separate from each other while a office manager carries a Grand Master key that would work all the locks of the multiple departments.

Allentown Locksmith has been serving many offices in Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas to help simplify their offices by introducing the master key system.

Our Goal

To make a key that works!!!

We will be there and not leave until your problem is solved. We guarantee it.

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You can contact or call us at: (484) 602-2455