How versatile are Euro Cylinder locks?

Versatility of Euro Cylinder Locks rotherhamThe most popular way to lock modern homes and buildings is the Euro-cylinder lock. They are loved for their versatility. Their popularity is not only with locksmiths but door manufacturers as well. So, how versatile are Euro-cylinder locks?

You can change the cylinder without changing the hardware. This is one of the main benefits of the locks’ versatility. The need to change the  handles is not required and cuts down on costs.

Another big advantage of the Euro Cylinder Lock is using the same key. You can use it with different cylinders. This is good for buildings with many offices. They can use a master key system.

Introducing the Master Key system

The master key system is a variation of the Euro-cylinder lock. Two or more different keys can open the lock. They will benefit from a versatile master key system. It is perfect for use in commercial buildings.

So, how does the master key system work? Each tenant in an office block or multiple-managed workspaces receives their own key. It only unlocks their own door to their premises. This is called the change key. But the building manager, owner, or caretaker has a second key. This is the master key, and it allows the building manager or owner to open all the office doors.

This is why the Euro Cylinder Lock is popular with locksmiths and property owners. Its versatility and many uses make it a versatile lock.

If you are in the Rotherham area and want to find out how versatile Euro Cylinder Locks are, call Stephen directly on 01709 630027

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