Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. Why are ABLOY locks better than conventional ones that use a pin-locking system?
  2. How can I prevent my home from being broken into?
  3. What are the benefits of using an ABLOY Master System?
  4. What is the difference between a keyed-alike (KA) system and a master system (MK)?
  5. Can I opt to have a combination of keyed-alike and master systems?
  6. Can I use the same key to open all my padlocks, as well as furniture and door locks?
  7. Must I change all my locks to incorporate the ABLOY master system into my home/business?
  8. What happens if I lose my master key?
  9. Can my ABLOY locks be upgraded?
  10. Why is it better to use ABLOY keys?

 

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1. Why are ABLOY locks better than conventional ones that use a pin-locking system? Top

The locking mechanism from ABLOY uses rotating discs instead of pins and springs, which are used in regular pin tumbler locking systems. These pins and springs cause a great deal of wear-and-tear over time because of frequent key insertions into the locks. In addition, springs lose their ability to function efficiently over time.

ABLOY keys on the other hand, suffer from almost no wear-and-tear because inserting them into their locks requires very little resistance. As a result, there will be no need to replace your locks, which means greater savings in the long run.

Another ABLOY benefit: Greater security.

This is because each ABLOY key profile has 11 discs with 360 million to 1.97 billion possible combinations, depending on which ABLOY key system you choose. In contrast, most pin tumbler systems have 5 pins, and only several thousand to a million possible combinations. The greater the number of combinations possible translates to a much lower probability of one key being able to open locks other than the one it was made for. This in turn, gives you better security.

2.How can I prevent my home from being broken into?Top

The amount of security protection you choose must commensurate with your preferences. For most residential properties, the first line of defense would be a good set of ABLOY locks for the main, side and back doors, assuming that your windows are not easily accessible from the outside. If your budget allows, an alarm system would be recommended. A cheaper alternative would be to switch on the lights on your porch, as well as at the sides and back of your house to discourage intruders from entering your premises.

3. What are the benefits of using an ABLOY Master System? Top

Using a master system like ABLOY’s eliminates the need to carry around a large bunch of keys. The only key you will ever need to open all your doors is your master key.

4.What is the difference between a keyed-alike (KA) system and a master system (MK)? Top

A keyed-alike set means all the locks will have the same combination. You have one key to open all the KA locks.It is like all your phones using the same parallel line.

A master system means every lock in the set will have its own combination and its own key. Additionally, you will have a master key which can open all the locks in the set.

5. Can I opt to have a combination of keyed-alike and master systems? Top

Yes, you can. With ABLOY, we are able to assemble your locking system in a way that’s convenient for you.

6. Can I use the same key to open all my padlocks, as well as furniture and door locks? Top

Yes, you can. ABLOY has a wide range of locks to cater to an extensive range of applications for homes, businesses, hotels, and even high security facilities such as prisons.

7.Must I change all my locks to incorporate the ABLOY master system into my home/business? Top

Yes, if you want to have only ABLOY locks in your premises. However, it may be possible to have the cylinders of some of your existing locks replaced with ABLOY cylinders. This will eliminate the need to have your lock cases and, or door handles changed. Whether or not this can be done will be determined upon consultation and a survey of your premises.

8. What happens if I lose my master key? Top

You can have the combinations to your locks changed or re-keyed, as most ABLOY locks have this feature.

9. Can my ABLOY locks be upgraded? Top

ABLOY locks made from 1990 onwards can be upgraded, which means that you may not need to change your locks cases and, or door handles to have your locks upgraded.

10. Why is it better to use ABLOY keys? Top

Original ABLOY keys are made with German silver, which is soft enough to be cut, but strong enough to open a lock without breaking. Cheaper, duplicate keys are usually made with a mixture of soft and hard metals, which result in the keys being brittle. These can break easily inside the key cylinder, causing inconvenience and additional cost, as fixing it will require you to engage the services of a locksmith.