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Cylinders & Master Key Systems
addition to providing quality and secure locks
and latches, SLS can also offer a range of cylinders to offer levels of
security to compliment and control key security in your building.
levels of key control can be offered from simple unregistered keys supplied
off-the-shelf with standard cylinders to complex master key systems where keys
cannot be cut without authority.
SLS is an approved ASSA dealer and as such we can offer a world renown range of key systems. ASSA is an important product in the specification market and conforms to many required standards that will guarantee the quality of the product being used. Click on the ASSA logo to be taken directly to the ASSA UK website.
below is a glossary of terms used when supplying cylinders and keys which you
may find helpful in your requirement -
Differ - This is a system where when a set of cylinders and keys are supplied,
all of the keys are dedicated to the particular cylinder that they were supplied
with. A example would be your own house or road, you would expect that no one
in your own road would have the same keys to gain access to your house as they
would to their own.
Alike - This is a system where when a set of cylinders and keys are supplied,
all of the cylinders share the same key. An example would be a school where
all classroom doors would be operated using the same key.
Key - This is a system particularly well used in flats and apartments. All
of the apartments within the building have keys that differ from each other
but a special cylinder is used on the entrance door into the building that allows
any key that has access to an apartment to open that entrance door.
Keyed - This is a very common system used within offices, hotels, hospitals
etc. All of the cylinders within the master key suite are to differ from each
other but there is an overriding "Master Key" that will open all doors.
This is as near to skeleton key as is available in the market. An example of
this system would be a set offices that are let by the owner. Each set of offices
has its own keys that differ from each company but the person letting the offices
retains a master key to gain access to any of the buildings if required.
Master Key Suite - This is a variation of a standard master key suite commonly
used in hotels and various forms of accommodation. This adds another level to
a master key suite and is best described using an example. In a hotel with 2
floors of bedrooms you may have cleaners that are dedicated to cleaning a certain
floor. For security reasons you may not want the cleaners to be able to access
rooms on a floor that they are not dedicated to. A master keyed suite can be
issued to allow the cleaners to hold a master key that gives access to their
floor and not the other floor. Although a master suite is created, a grand master
key would be held by hotel management that allows access to all rooms on all
Keys - Using a registered key will increase the security of an key system.
The basic principal is that a set of keys that are supplied are unique to the
customer. They cannot be cut locally by a locksmith and authority is usually
held by the customer in the form of a certificate to return to the original
supplier of the key suite when extra keys are to be cut. The benefits are obvious,
especially where security of keys is important, there is little that you can
do to stop keys being passed onto other but you can restrict who can obtain
copies or extra keys.
Cylinders - A new concept in key and cylinder security. If a key is lost
or stolen the cylinder can be reprogrammed using a special key that recodes
the cylinder. This means that the lost or stolen key can no longer be used in
the cylinder and a new key can instantly be issued. Click here or the link below to find out more information on this new range.
are able to offer expert advice on all of these key systems and all of the above
key systems can be mixed and matched to offer a tailor made solution for your
building. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information. Listed
below are cylinders that can be offered in conjunction with our range of locks,
latches and lever furniture, all are available with any of the systems listed
above and they can be supplied in a variety of finishes to compliment your door
furniture colour scheme.
Euro Profile Single
Euro Profile Double
Euro Profile Cylinder
Oval Profile Single
Oval Profile Double
Oval Profile Cylinder