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Copy a Key

Copy a Key

The key isn’t for use, only for decoration. In your correspondence, you’ll want to use something that is more personal to show your connection. Something in your company's colors, or that speaks to their heritage, or portrays a tone your company will identify with. Some ideas of other symbols you might find include a bay leaf, a keychain, a birdhouse, or a piece of a cake.

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The inscription may decrease the number of copies in circulation because of the need to have them copied by a locksmith. Yet the fact remains that keys stamped with “Do Not Duplicate” are no more secure than keys without it. According to the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), having a “do not duplicate” message inscribed on your company keys may actually provide a false sense of security.

Duplication of restricted keys is limited to approved manufacturers and locksmiths and requires the use of particular tools. In order to have a copied made, the locksmith should ask for identification of the person requesting it and proof that this person has obtained permission from the original owner. (Source: www.gvlock.com)

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The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) says, “Orders for keys stamped ‘Do Not Duplicate’ or similar wording will be handled in the same manner as any unrestricted key. ALOA members should inform the consumer that the use of keys stamped ‘Do Not Duplicate’ or similar wording, is not effective security, and further that the use of such words is deceptive because it provides a false sense of security. Consumers who desire effective security should purchase a patented key control system rather than rely on a ‘Do Not Duplicate’ marking. This does not apply to keys protected by law.” (Source:

For superior security, it’s recommended to implement a technological solution, such as smart electronic locks. These are special devices that allow you to lock, unlock doors, program the security system and even monitor traffic in and out of the building – all from your smartphone. Another great option is electronic access control systems; key card systems allow businesses to restrict certain areas or terminate access to some without needing to reissue cards for other employees. (Source: www.gvlock.com)

 

 

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