It can be important to have a controlled key system within your business property – a master key system means that there is one master key that can unlock all doors under the system. Each door will have its own separate key but only the master key has the function to open them all, giving controlled access within the premises. Having the master key not only means you don’t have to carry round a whole bunch of keys for separate doors, but it also means there’s less of a risk of losing a key.
When choosing a master keyed suite, it is important to plan ahead, therefore when planning the master key suite, we would always advise our clients to build into the plan extra differs or sub suites to allow for expansion. For example a landlord owns 30 houses and the landlord requires all these house to be master keyed, after speaking with the landlord to see what they are planning for the future, we would look to add the ability to include for additional houses and/or flats. All this is done FREE OF CHARGE.
;Another important factor is deciding if key control is important! Key control is where only additional keys can be cut with authorisation by a specific person/s. This is normally agreed upon production of the master keyed suite, but the authorised persons/s can be changed at any time. An example of why you would want key control: A key holder leaves the company and hands back the key for the shop office etc., the company can be reassured that the key holder no longer has access as no extra keys could have possibly been cut. The same idea applies to the contractor; when they have finished working and handed back the key, you can be rest assured that they have not had a key duplicated and can access the property.