Locking types

Foreword

We divide the locks into 4 different locking types:

  1. single use
  2. keyed differ
  3. keyed alike
  4. master system

For locking types (2), (3) and (4) you will receive upon first delivery a security card bearing the locking number. Locks and keys can be produced on the basis of this locking number. Because the keys we provide have copy protection, they may only be produced by authorised locksmiths. For this you must present the security card to the locksmith.

The security card must be kept safely and securely.
Without a security card, repeat orders are NOT possible!

Descriptions
  • Single Use
    The lock can only be used once. To open, the lock must be destroyed. This type of lock is used with e.g. customs seals and single-use locking bars.
  • Keyed Differ    Abbreviation: kd
    The keys included in delivery (2-3 per lock), can only open this lock.
    ADVANTAGE: They can coordinate the access to the e.g. barred containers. Employee X can only open container A, employee Y only container B. Each employee has his own key.
    DISADVANTAGE: The "key management" incl. the security cards must be well organised so that the key/security cards can always be assigned to the correct lock.

    If further keys are necessary, the locking number must be stated with the order and a copy (preferably a scanned picture) of the security card must be added to your order.
  • Keyed Alike    Abbreviation: ka
    All keys can open all locks with the same locking number.
    ADVANTAGE: You only require 1 key on your keychain to be able to open all locks.
    DISADVANTAGE: If a key is lost or an employee does not return the key after the ending of the employment relationship security is no longer ensured. The "finder" of the key can open all locks!

    When ordering a keyed alike set, only 1 key is ever supplied per lock (so that e.g. the "loss" of a key is noticed more quickly). It is only with the first ordering of a keyed alike set that the accompanying security card and a reserve key are also supplied free of charge. If further keys are required for an already existing keyed alike set, you must state the locking number with your order and add a copy (preferably a scanned picture) of the security card to your order. The same applies to additional keys.
  • Master System    Abbreviation: master
    Each lock has its own key (see Keyed Differ). In addition, there is the master key, which is the only key that can open all locks with the same master locking number.
    ADVANTAGE: Every employee has his own key and can open only his own lock. The manager possesses the master key and can open all locks.
    DISADVANTAGE: If the master key is lost or the owner of the master key does not return the key after the ending of the employment relationship, security is no longer ensured. The "finder" of the key can open all locks!

    When ordering a master system, the precise number of master keys desired must be stated. It is only with the first ordering of a master system that the accompanying security card and a master key are also supplied free of charge. If further locks are required for an already existing master system, you must state the locking number with your order and add a copy (preferably a scanned picture) of the security card to your order. The same applies to additional master keys.