Why Versatility is the Key to Success for Euro Cylinder Locks

In this article we look at the versatility of Euro Cylinder locks. They are by far the most popular means of locking today’s modern homes and commercial buildings. They are very popular not only with door manufacturers but locksmiths as well because of this versatility.

One of the reasons why they are so popular is that the cylinder can be changed without altering the hardware, this is seen as a big advantage. To remove the cylinder it usually only requires loosening a set screw, then sliding the cylinder from the door.

Another big advantage of the Euro Cylinder lock is that you can obtain cylinders in different formats that can all be used with the same type of key. This feature is very useful for buildings with multiple offices as a master key system can be used.

Introducing the Master Key System

The versatility of this locking system is perfect for use in commercial buildings with multiple tenants. This is because a master key lock allows the lock to opened with two or more different keys. Office buildings, hotels, storage units will all benefit from a master key system.

Here’s how the master key system works in an office block or multiple managed work space. Each tenant is given their own key (a change key) that only unlocks their own door to their premises. A second key that is usually kept by the building manager, owner or caretaker is called the master key and it gives the ability to the building manager or owner to open all of the office doors with this key.

Versatility is the main reason why the Euro Cylinder Lock is so popular with locksmiths and property owners alike.

To find out more about how versatility is the key to success for Euro Cylinder Locks, ring Stephen direct on 0114 345 0145 if you are in the Sheffield area.

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