Have you ever come across a key labeled “do not duplicate“? While it might seem like a serious deterrent, the reality is that many of these keys are easily copied by most locksmiths, and the warning serves more as a sense of security than an impenetrable safeguard. However, there’s a different league of keys that pose a real challenge for duplication: high security keys.
Defining High Security Keys
High security keys are designed to be exceptionally difficult or nearly impossible to duplicate without proper authorization. They are meant to work with locks that offer resistance to picking, bumping, or other forms of unauthorized entry. Unlike the standard keys you can replicate at most hardware stores, high security keys require specialized knowledge and equipment.
Medeco and Citywide Keys
Two of the most well-known high security key brands are Medeco and Citywide. These keys offer an added layer of security due to their intricate designs and unique mechanisms. Duplication of these keys is a controlled process that usually involves contacting an authorized locksmith.
Navigating the Duplication Process
So, how do you go about getting a duplicate of a high security key? If you happen to know the locksmith who originally supplied the key, reaching out to them is your best bet. They can provide you with additional copies if needed. If you’re not sure, check for a unique number on the key itself. Often, you can call this number to gather more information on how to proceed.
Your Key Copy Solution
At our store, we offer key cutting services for most standard keys and some Citywide keys. While high security keys may require specific channels for duplication, we can provide you with copies for a wide range of key types. Moreover, if you’re looking for key fob or garage remote duplication, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re facing the challenge of high security keys or simply need extra copies for convenience, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help you navigate the world of keys and security with ease and expertise. Feel free to contact us for more information or to get started on your key copy journey. Your security is our priority.