Restricted keys are a highly secure form of administering security keys to whom only the signatory can have keys cut. It is best applied in homes and offices where security is a primary focus along with being able to give access to certain areas to different individuals. A restricted key can only be cut at the locksmith who owns the restricted key system and only by an authorised signatory on record, thus allowing complete control over the key system and the number of keys distributed.
Each restricted key system is its own individual entity, no other locksmith in the world can cut restricted keys that are authorised and held by a registered locksmith. These keys have an identification number than is controlled by the owner.
To make duplicates, the authorised signatory can have new keys made or must give written permission to allow another individual to pickup the keys on his or her behalf.
Restricted key systems use a complex system of blanks that can only be duplicated by the locksmith on requisition by the user. It is illegal for another locksmith to try to copy or duplicate restricted keys that are owned by another locksmith. In some instances locksmiths can work on restricted locks by servicing and repairing them as long as it does not interfere with the day to day running of the restricted system.
Restricted key systems not only give complete control over key management and quantity but the “key ways” in which the key fits are be harder pick and break into.
Terry’s Locksmiths offers sales, installation and repairs of restricted key systems across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1820 or visit our showrooms at Burleigh Heads or Southport.