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Master Key Systems

Do you need master keying done at your business or home? Are you looking for a master keys that can open all locks in your premises along with individual restricted keys that work with only specific locks? Do you want department-based master keying?

Master keying is a type of basic access control system utilizing physical locks and keys. It helps you control access by providing your staff with keys that work only for certain areas and restricting access to critical areas. At Omega Locksmith, we are experts at creating master key systems with new or existing lock cylinders.

Expert Chicago Locksmith for Master Key Systems

Master Key Systems for Office Space, School, Hospital, Government Facility, or Institution

As a full-service commercial locksmith in Chicago, we’re also able to provide you with an additional tier of security and key control protection through our master key system. If controlling access is necessary for you, schedule a meeting with Omega Locksmith to have a conversation regarding physical and electronic security needs whether it involved new locks, master key system, doors, cameras, electric strikes, access control, or CCTV.

What Is A Master Key System and Why Do I Need One?

Well, a master key system is not needed for everyone. If you have a small office space, you probably do not need that level of security. If you have multiple people that require varying levels of access to multiple doors or buildings, then a master key system could greatly simplify your life. In conjunction, an electronic access control system can also greatly enhance your ability to have oversight through event tracking.

Picture a tree with many layers of branches. In a master key system chart, the less powerful keys at the bottom are called “change keys”. Each one operates only one lock or one group of locks. The key at the top of the tree is known as the “master key”.

The most basic type of master key system will have two levels of keying and is considered the lowest level of master keying. However, scaling is always an option with a master key system, with a multi-level-key system, it can accommodate hundreds or thousands of change keys.

Master Key System Chicago IL
We can create, service, rekey, and install master key systems of all sizes.

Master Key System For Apartment Complex in Chicago

For example, if you have an apartment complex in Chicago, your tenants might need access to certain common areas and their apartments. Our commercial locksmiths can rekey the locks so that they all use the same key.

On the flip side, if you’re the property manager, you will need to have access to all doors. You would have control of the grandmaster key.

Instead of maintaining a lockbox with hundreds of keys, you can issue certain change keys to tenants. If you were using an interchangeable core system, you could simply pull out the core and install a new core if you needed to rekey the locks quickly.

Lock Rekeying - Residential or Commercial
We’re able to rekey just about any lock including high-security locks

Key Control System For Schools & Large Buildings

Typically, schools will use physical keys, however, sometimes they will also use access control systems and CCTV. Our experts are happy to consult with you regarding any security concerns you may face. On top of that, we’re able to supply and install commercial door hardware for your school or business.

Full-Range of Commercial Locksmith Services in Greater Chicago

Omega Locksmith uses high-quality, durable commercial-grade hardware from trusted manufacturers like Rofu, LCN, Dorma, HES, Adams Rite, Kaba Ilco, GMS, Hager, and CX5 High-Security Locks. We belong to professional organizations ALOA and NASTF that hold Omega Locksmith to account for the work we do.

Omega Locksmith serves commercial clients throughout the Chicagoland area.

If you have a question, feel free to call us or stop by our walk-in office. We provide emergency service to ensure that all our customers can get help any time of the night or day. We look forward to discussing your next project!

Master Key System Chicago IL IC Core
IC Cores can help expedite rekeying and save you money.

Our master keying locksmith services are available in all of Chicago, including neighborhoods such as Avondale, Back of the Yards, Berwyn, Bridgeport, Bridgeview, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Canaryville, Chicago Ridge, Chinatown, Cicero, Douglas Park, Englewood, Justice, Lawndale, McKinley Park, Noble Square, and Oak Lawn, covering ZIP codes 60632, 60609, 60624, 60804, 60623, 60402, 60608, 60634, 60605, 60607, 60611, 60612, 60614, 60615, 60618, 60622, 60625, 60637, 60639, 60640, 60647, 60651, and beyond. Our commercial locksmith services, including master keying, are also available in the Greater Chicago area, including Alsip, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Brighton Park, BurbankBurr Ridge, Cicero, Chicago Northside, Chicago RidgeChicago South, ChinatownDouglass Park, Downers Grove, Forest View, Garfield Ridge, Justice, Little Village, Lyons, Noble Square, North Riverside, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Stickney, Villa Park, and Westmont.