What is a Keyed Alike Lock?

Keyed alike locks for you

Do not worry if you have never come across the term before, it is very simple; keyed alike refers to multiple locks that can be accessed by a single key. It works by having more than one lock made with the corresponding shape of the key which can be beneficial. This option allows you to rely on only one key for numerous locks which make key cutting, purchasing and replacing a lot cheaper. It is also far less time consuming to have a single key that works for many properties as a collection of various keys for various locks will eventually become confusing and you unless you are certain or have a labelling system, you will likely lose track of what key opens what lock. 


Examples of Keyed Alike Locks


Euro cylinder lock- Avocet ABS is an excellent example of brands that allow you to purchase keyed alike euro cylinder locks. If you have had the chance to read “What are ABS keys?” and “How secure is an ABS lock?” then you will know that a single lock can be duplicated with one key code. Only an official ABS locksmith can do this so long as you have the appropriate code card and your key codes are registered through ABS. If you search for ABS products, you will find that a special package that assigns one key to every lock in your home. With this, you can find a selection of ABS keyed alike locks. This includes double cylinder, thumb-turn cylinder, half-cylinder, rim cylinder, and ABS padlocks.  


Mortice locks- Key alike mortice locks are not at all difficult to obtain, the provider from whom you purchase from needs only to use a single lock as a template. From this, they can replicate as many mortice locks with the same shape as you need. no matter how many you request to be made, they will all fit the same key.  


Padlocks- Keyed alike padlocks can be bought as a set of many with one key to open them all. Each lock within the set possesses the same corresponding key shape but different sets are unique with varying shapes. Keyed alike padlock packs can come in a few select numbers from 2 to 12 locks in one set, it all depends on what you need them for. 


Keyed Alike Locks at Meridian Security Systems


At Meridian Security Systems, we supply a wide range of hardware to suit all of your security needs. If you visit our keyed alike page, you will a wide range of keyed alike locks to choose from. One of the most noticeable products on this page is our large collection of ABS Avocet 3-star euro cylinder locks. Browse our site to find an abundance of locks and keys to protect any property. We also offer free standard UK delivery for purchases over £55. Call us now at 0113 259 1538 or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.