Master Keyed Lock Suite Design
If you are ordering master keyed locks for the first time, you need to specify the design of the suite first. To do this, you need to consider the future potential of your portfolio of properties and doors. Take a look at some design options below.
1 x Master Key, 100 x Key Variants (Differs)
A basic master suite could include the design of 100 x locks, each with their own individual keys, which can also be operated by the master key. Simple.
An example of this might be for a letting agent. Each tenanted property has its own individual set of keys, but the agent carries a master key that can access all properties.
1 x Master Key, 10 x Sub Master Keys, 10 x Common Differs, 20 x Differs per Sub Master (200 x Differs in total).
Another Master Suite design could include Sub Masters Suites and Common Differs. A sub master allows the system adminstrator to segregate access permissions, and the common differs reduce the number of keys required by users.
An example a grand master suite would be a landlord with a portfolio of 4 x student houses. The front door of each property would have it's own common cylinder. Students in property A would use their key to open both the front door and their bedroom door. The cleaner or property manager of property A would be issued with the "A" sub master, so they can access all doors in this property, but not any others. The landlord would carry their master key which will grant access to all properties on the suite.
See a couple manufacturer example suite designs below:
Once you've designed your master suite, it's time to choose the cylinders that you want. Check out our range of restricted section and unrestricted key section locks.