Within your home or business you will have a bunch of keys that open many doors, padlocks, maybe even safes. When asking us to cut your keys, open your locks or supply and fit new ones a little information can go along way. The following is a short guide to easily help you know what to ask for. We can even produce and cut vintage and unusual keys like the one pictured right,
PIN TUMBLER (cylinders) come in a number of forms including Rim, Oval, Euro, screw in and Scandinavian (that appear to be oval when fitted).
COMMON LOCATIONS FOUND – UVPC (plastic), timber, Aluminium. They can also be found on everything from Padlocks and bollards to gates and shutters.
COMMON BRANDS – ASSA ABLOY, Yale, ERA, Brisant, Ultion, Asec, Chubb, Tigris, UAP, Anker, Ingersoll, Schlage, Adams Rite, Avocet
MORTICE LOCKS with handles are known as “sash” locks and those without are known as “dead” locks. They feature two sizes (relating to the case depth), 2.5 inch and 3 inch. This type of lock is very versatile, some can accommodate ether a Euro profile or Oval cylinder. Others operate using a common mortise key. The lock is most commonly found in a Brass or Chrome finish.
COMMON LOCATIONS FOUND – Timber doors.
COMMON BRANDS – ASSA, YALE, ERA, Asec, Chubb, Union, Briton, Legg, CISA, Aldridge, Willenhall
PAD LOCKS come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours and quality’s. As stated earlier some can accommodate cylinders while others use combinations or Keys. Padlocks have almost limitless applications from simple small padlocks for lockers and sheds to large heavy duty padlocks used with heavy duty chains or hasp and staples
COMMON BRANDS – ASSA, Abloy, Master, Federal, Squire, IFAM, Ingersoll, ABUS, Yale, Stanley, H&S, Cisa and Oria
SAFE KEYS come in a wide variety of profiles, lengths and sizes according to their utilisation. Because of the variety of keys we recommend that customers send a photo of the their key with all enquires. Common key operated safe types include, free standing, fire, underfloor, wall and deposit safes. When purchasing or using safes you must consider what it is being used for as this can affect insurance. For more information on this visit our safe and strong room sales, opening and services page.
COMMON BRANDS – Chubb, Burton, SMP, Milner, Tann, Dudley, Ratner, Phoenix, Burg Wachter, ProTex, Yale, Securikey, Sentry, Samuel Withers and Co, Stratford.
Abbeygate can also supply SPECIALIST KEYS including Fire brigade (FB1 and FB2) Keys and Radar keys for disabled toilets. We also have a wide range of keys for cabinets, draws, desks and wardrobes.