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Commercial Master Key Systems in Atlanta

Master key systems create two or more keys that are capable of varying levels of access within a given system. Under a master key system, one key may be capable of opening all doors within that system, while another key is only capable of opening a single, specific door within the same system.

For example, hotels often employ master key systems, in which hotel staff carry keys that can open the doors to every room, while guests receive a key that can only open the door to the room in which they are staying. In this way, each lock has several keys that will open it, and each key has different capabilities in terms of which doors it can open.


Does Your Business Need a Master Key System?

Keys might seem small and light if you just have a few, but once they start to add up, you’re looking at a heavy, jangling key-ring. Or are you? A master key lock system is one possible solution to dealing with too many keys. Within a master key system, a single master key can open multiple locks. Master key systems are especially useful when you need access to many different locked areas — such as within schools, hospitals, and storage facilities, to name a few.


Here’s how a master key system works. There are two types of keys: a passkey (also known as a change key), which only opens one specific lock, and a master key, which opens all the locks in a system. Let’s say you’re an apartment manager in Atlanta. Your tenants have passkeys that only open their specific apartment unit. However, when they request maintenance, you’ll be able to enter any unit — even if the complex has hundreds — with a single master key. A master key system designed by an experienced locksmith combines good security with good access for just the people who need it.


If you’re thinking about having a master key system installed in your Atlanta business, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons.


You can rekey individual locks without changing the master key. If a passkey is lost or stolen, it’s easy and inexpensive to have a locksmith rekey the single lock. There are also fewer keys to keep track of (and fewer keys to lose). In addition to significant cost savings on keys, you can give different people different levels of access. Within a master key system, you can have sub-master keys that open all locks in a set without providing the full access of a master key. Multiple locks or even buildings can be keyed to the same master key. In an emergency, anyone (e.g. firefighters, paramedics, etc.)  can quickly be given access to all areas.


What are the cons of a master key system?

Keeping track of who has the master key is essential because losing a master key has great consequences.

Poorly designed master key systems may result in pass keys that open the wrong locks or other security gaps.

Want to learn more about how a master key system could work for your organization? Call Pop-A-Lock Atlanta today for more information on master key systems and a free quote. As experienced commercial locksmiths in Atlanta, we have years of experience in engineering and installing secure, durable master key systems.


Pop-A-Lock is America’s Most Trusted Locksmith Franchise


Pop-A-Lock was born in 1991 when local law enforcement agents in Lafayette, Louisiana recognized the need for a car locksmith in their community. Since then, Pop-A-Lock has grown to become the largest professional locksmithing franchise in the country. Our original Lafayette location is now the national training facility and corporate headquarters for Pop-A-Lock.


While our main focus is on emergency automotive locksmith services, we also offer a full range of services for your home and business security. In addition, we are proud to have created the Emergency Door Unlocking (EDU) Program – a free community service dedicated to saving children who are inadvertently locked in vehicles.


What makes Pop-A-Lock stand out from our competitors?


  • Our state-of-the-art training facility
  • Technicians trained on the latest locksmith technology
  • Professional technicians in easily identifiable uniforms and marked vehicles
  • All employees screened for drugs, criminal background, and driving record
  • The convenience of serving over 4,500 communities nationwide as well as in Canada and Australia.


At Pop-A-Lock, we are committed to providing our customers with fast, professional services at competitive rates. We invite you to contact us anytime with questions or concerns about Pop-A-Lock and the locksmith services we provide.


Pop-A-Lock Commercial Master Key Systems

Let the pros at Pop-A-Lock handle your business master key systems in Atlanta!


Pop-A-Lock can set up a master key system for your commercial locks, safely and securely. According to the 2014 Global Fraud Report, employees account for 42% of occupational fraud and $3.7 trillion in lost revenues annually for all businesses worldwide. Much of this occurs because of personnel changes, keys that are issued to employees and never returned, or failure to limit/control access to company keys.


By letting the locksmithing pros at Pop-A-Lock setup your business locks, this means you can rest easy knowing it is done right – all backed by the Pop-A-Lock Guarantee.


There are multiple markets that we can offer custom solution options for:


  • Hospitals
  • Education
  • Banking
  • Small Business
  • Real Estate


This is just a short list of the possible businesses that we could help, contact us if you believe your business is in need of any commercial locksmith services in Atlanta!