A high security key and lock provides two very important benefits over regular locks. The first is the added physical security, that they provide. We utilize a product made by Schlage called “Primus”, which is a patented key type that has additional side “cuts” that make the locks incredibly difficult to manipulate and open. These side cuts work with something called a “side-bar” inside the lock. The bar is an added security feature to the cylinder that prohibits the wrong key from turning the lock. It’s basically like needing two separate keys for one lock! If an intruder attempts to open a Primus lock without a key, they will find it almost impossible.
The second important function is key control. The Primus keys we carry are restricted to The Flying Locksmiths. This means your key cannot be duplicated at a hardware store or even another locksmith. It’s not just a warning stamped on a key. These high security keys are exclusive to The Flying Locksmiths, so any attempt to re-create them is impossible. If you do need extra copies, only an authorized user with a specific authorization card is allowed to make copies. If the card isn’t present, we simply will not cut the high security keys. This isn’t to make it inconvenient or more difficult to obtain copy, it’s just an added measure to make sure the right person is getting duplicates. We will also keep key counts and give you detailed reports on which keys were made on what dates (if needed). It’s a terrific system for tracking keys for your business and ensures that you know exactly how many keys are out at any given time!