The versatility of Euro Cylinder locks for domestic & commercial properties

The versatility of Euro Cylinder locks
Euro cylinders have received a lot of bad press with the increase in lock snapping. It was only fair to argue the good points on the versatility of euro cylinder locks. They are the most popular way to lock homes and buildings today, and because of this versatility, they are popular with Locksmiths and door manufacturers.

One significant advantage of the lock’s versatility is you can change the cylinder without changing the hardware, i.e. the handles.

The second advantage of the Euro Cylinder Lock is that cylinders are usually available in many formats and sizes, all of which can be used with the same type of key. Many office buildings find a master key system helpful when implementing it.

The Master Key system

A master-keyed lock is a variation of the Euro-cylinder lock. It can be opened with two or more different keys. This locking system is versatile. It is perfect for commercial buildings with many tenants, such as office buildings, hotels, and storage units.

For example, in an office block or many managed workspaces, the master key system works like this: Each tenant gets their own key, which only unlocks their own door. This is called the change key or a sub-master. However, the building manager, owner, or caretaker usually keeps a second key. This is the master key, allowing the building manager or owner to open all office doors with this key.

These are the main reasons why the Euro-cylinder lock is very popular with locksmiths and property owners. The lock’s versatility and many uses are the key to its success.

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If you are in the Doncaster area and want to learn more about the Euro Cylinder locks, please call Stephen directly on 07930 841967.

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