I am able to key up SFIC cylinders to pre-existing master key systems or design an entirely new system for your building. I will supply you with a control key, documentation of your master key system, and all of the change keys stamped and cut on a keyway of your choice. I can provide you with high security CX5 interchangeable cores too.
What this means for you is:
- No vendor lock in. You can have your keys duplicated by any other locksmith unless you want cylinders with the CX5 restricted keyway.
- You can remove cores yourself and install new ones, meaning the cost to rekey a lock for you is nothing. You just walk up, take the core out with your control key and put a different core back in! 30 seconds per lock is all it takes.
- You can have me or any other locksmith that deals with SFIC key up a large quantity of SFIC cylinders at once and then switch them out at your convenience. You can bring the cylinders to me or any other locksmith and not pay for a service call.
Other advantages of SFIC: it is much more difficult to reverse engineer a master key from an SFIC cylinder, because you can’t actually take an SFIC cylinder apart without either a grinder, sawzall, or a control key. This is in contrast to a regular lock including LFIC which can be reverse engineered easily without a key or any skill in lockpicking in most cases. The pins simply need to be taken out and measured and a key cut. An SFIC lock will not be opened easily without a special key that is different from either a master key or a change key that would be given to a tenant.
So if you are a property owner tired of spending big money on having locksmiths come out to rekey all your locks every time a tenant moves out or a common area key is lost, give me a call and I will give you the lowdown on costs for installing SFIC hardware. If you have a lot of turnover, the investment will pay for itself in only a few years.