Key control is a central issues in
security these days. You can have the best lock on your door and
still not be in control of access through your doors.
It is necessary to re-key, or change the
key of the lock, when you know your security has been compromised.
Several situations warrant the re-keying of any lock:
1) Moving into a newly built
house, apartment, condo or office.
2) Moving into a previously
occupied house, apartment, condo or office.
3) Missing keys presumed to be
lost or stolen.
4) After a break-in or other
5) When an employee or contractor
does not return their keys.
The standard keys that you count on
daily are corruptible anytime you give them to anyone. For instance,
a babysitter, repair person, or friend could make a copy of your key for
as little as 99¢ at any corner store.
Think of the last time you made a copy
of your keys. Did the clerk ask you for ID? Did the clerk even
ask you if they were your keys? No.
In addition, this type of five pin
tumbler lock can be opened without a key. Brute force, picking,
bumping, copying someone's key or even using a cordless drill are ways
burglars are entering homes in Toronto.
This is why we recommend Mul-T-Lock so
strongly. Not only is it impossible to copy a key or break into this
lock but it comes with two re-keys built-in.
When we re-key most locks we remove the
lock from the door, open the cylinder and change the arrangement of the
Mul-T-Lock cylinders can be re-keyed in
the same way. To save you time and money Mul-T-Lock cylinders can be
re-keyed without removing the lock from the door.
This is ideal in large complexes like
apartment buildings or on doors where the lock is on the bottom and cannot
be easily removed.
The lock is installed and green keys are
issued to the key holders. If a key is lost or stolen yellow keys
are issued to the key holders.
The yellow keys work instantly.
Upon use of the yellow key, the green key is disabled.
A simple turn of the yellow key actually
changes the arrangement of the pins in the cylinder.
A second re-key is built-in.
If a yellow key is lost or stolen, red
keys are issued to the key holders.
The red keys work instantly. Upon
use of the red key, the yellow key is disabled.
No need for a locksmith to come out and
charge you for a service call. Just order new keys and issue them
Again, using an apartment building as an
example, the super or concierge only has to issue the yellow (or red)
keys. When the tenant uses the key it will automatically disable the
No need to spend hours and hours going
from door to door.