Can I get multiple locks working on the same key?

Can I get multiple locks working on the same key?

Having a single key that can unlock multiple doors, known as a master key, provides many benefits in a variety of instances. Reducing costs by not needing to get so many keys cut is just one example. In addition, having a single key, as opposed to a large bunch of keys, is a lot easier to control. Which means you can save yourself the time needed to document and maintain an accurate record of which key is which. Master Key Uses The most obvious uses for a master key system are owners of business premises, schools or any other large building requiring controlled access to multiple doors. However, homeowners with more than one patio door, for example, will also find this system useful. Another excellent example we have experienced at GPM Locks is landlords with multiple properties. In addition, landlords with a single property which requires controlled access to each room, such as shared student accommodation will also find this system beneficial. Read on to find out more about how this works without giving each tenant access to all the same doors the landlord can access. Suited Master Key System By suiting keys, we can create a hierarchical system of key control. Take the landlord example mentioned above. We can install locks on the front doors of multiple properties that al work on the same master key. We give that key to the landlord. The key provided to the tenant only works on the front door to the property that they rent. Which means that the landlord only needs to carry a single key for all of their properties....
How much does a locksmith cost?

How much does a locksmith cost?

Price has a big impact on our decision making.  So it’s a reasonable expectation to want to know how much does a locksmith cost.  Whether you need new keys cut, a lock changed or an emergency locksmith to get you back in to your home after a lockout, we all want to know how much things are going to impact our bank balance.   When you hire a locksmith, you’re putting the security of your home and loved ones in their hands.  So it’s important to know what you’re getting for the amount of cash that you’re handing over. Points to consider Here we’ll highlight some important areas that you may wish to consider when receiving a quote from a locksmith.  Be sure to ask if your locksmith doesn’t mention these points. Professionalism There are points that you can research about a locksmith before hiring them.  Being experienced, reliable and providing an all round good customer service all add immeasurable value to the cost of a locksmith. A great place to check all of this information is by looking at their reviews on Checkatrade. Experience You’ll want to know how long your locksmith has been practicing their trade.  Inexperienced locksmiths will take longer to complete their work and it may not meet your expected standards.  If you’re speaking to a locksmith that has been applying their craft for less than 6-12 months, find out what training they have received prior to entering the trade. Reliability When asking yourself ‘how much does a locksmith cost’, it’s equally important to know if they’re going to show up on the day agreed...
Do you do car locks?

Do you do car locks?

If you’re looking for the short answer to this question, it’s no, unfortunately we don’t. But some may question ‘why not, surely a lock is a lock?’. The reality is that no two locks are the same, and this is particularly true when comparing a car locksmith (better known as an ‘auto locksmith’) with a residential/commercial locksmith. Each of these types of locksmith are specialists in their respective fields and require a very different set of specialist tools. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t want a brain surgeon performing a triple heart bypass. You may find locksmiths that do offer both as a service, but there’s a good chance that they don’t specialise in either. This would be more like asking a handyman to build you a house. So what exactly is the difference? Auto locksmiths If you have managed to somehow lock your keys in your car, or you’ve lost your car keys and need a new one to be made, an auto locksmith is who you should call. As mentioned earlier, they have very specialist equipment for performing these tasks.  Equipment that requires a huge financial investment.  For example, your auto locksmith may need to access the on board computer for your vehicle to unlock it. A good auto locksmith will have a regular workflow of jobs that maximises the use of that specialist equipment, which means that they don’t have time to deal with residential/commercial locks. Other types of Locksmith The other types of Locksmith you will come across are residential or commercial.  These specialist areas are much more closely related than auto locksmiths, and require similar tools.  Which...

Why Us?

Why Us? The great thing about today’s market place is that we are all spoilt for choice. With the internet at our finger tips we can search for hundreds of different companies and products in a matter of seconds. Once upon a time if you needed a locksmith  all we had to do is walk down the road to the one and only locksmith shop and go to the same man who had been standing behind the counter for the last 20 years. There was no choice unless you wanted to travel to another town. Although having choice is a marvellous thing, being able to pick and choose what company you would like to use is also increasingly more and more difficult to know who you can trust. The Internet has tried to answer the question of who to use with ample amounts of sites that carry reviews of different companies. I would always strongly recommend when making a decision on whom to use, to view a number of different sites that hold reviews on the chosen company. Here at GPM locks we have always tried to maintain very high standards in customer service and quality of installation. If it be one lock in someone’s property or 260 locks in a large hotel. The standards must always remain high! GPM Locks offer free advice and free quotations with no call-out charges. We have fixed pricing which can be agreed on before any work takes place and all parts come with a 12 month guarantee. GPM locks are part of the “Witch” trusted traders and the council run scheme –...

Holiday Inn Lock Installation

Holiday Inn Lock Installation In November 2017 GPM Locks Ltd along with Allegion went to work and installed 260 hotel locks at the Holiday Inn Bristol – Filton. Working and planning the job began weeks before with meetings with the hotel reception and maintenance team. The main goals. To make sure all locks get fitted with as little disruption to the hotel as possible. Day One We arrived around 9.30 to start the unpacking of 5 pallets of Cisa eSIGNO locking handles and mortises. After a couple of hours sorting everything out we where ready to get started! Day one saw 25 locks installed. not bad considering the late start due to travelling and sorting the locks. Day Two Day two would see us really pushing to see how many locks we could fit in a solid day. Every hotel is different due to events and if the guests are in the rooms in the day time. Also the lay out of the rooms can have a massive impact of how many locks can be fitted in a day.  Day two saw 45 locks fitted! a fine effort if I do say so my self!  Day Three and beyond! By the end of day three we had fitted over 100 locks in total since starting on the Monday.  One day went into the next. and by the end of day five we where almost there. Ten locks to go! Day Six We see the end in sight. ten locks to go… 5 locks to go…. 2 locks to go…. then, on the last lock. A meeting had started in...