The Benefits of Master Key Systems

Master Key Systems | 3rd June 2020

There is a wide range of benefits when it comes to using a master key system. As discussed in our other blog, there are different types of master key systems that you can choose from to suit you and your requirements.

However, in this blog, we are going to be looking at the main benefits that these systems have in common and talk about why they are important.

A basic master key system is a mechanical access system whereby a single key (the master key) can open all the doors, that have cylinder locks, within a complex or business. While still enabling each door to have its own individual key if required.

Now that we know what a master key system is, we need to establish which type of system would work best for your requirements. Now to find out what the benefits are.

Benefits of a Master Key System Holding Keys

Maximised Control

One of the main benefits of having a master key system installed is that you have full control of who can go where inside your premises. For example, you can choose to keep the master key for yourself meaning only you have access to all areas. Or, you also have the option to duplicate the master key meaning that you can give certain people within your business access to all areas.

Most master key systems offer you the ability to create a hierarchy system. Meaning that you as the owner of a business can have the master key that, as stated before, gives you access to every area within your business; as well as giving people who may hold high positions in your business keys (Sub Keys) that give them access to certain areas within the premises whilst not being able to gain entry to other areas.

Trackable Benefits of Master Key Systems

Another benefit of a master key system is having the ability to manage and track your master keys. But how is this possible?

If you are keen on keeping tight security within your premises and eliminating security risks, then having key control software in place may be the best thing for you and your business. The benefit of having this type of system in place is that it gives you the ability to digitally track who has what level of key, which in turn, gives you unparalleled control over who has access to what level of keys.

Also, in the event that one of your keys has been misplaced; the key control system allows you to track where the key currently is or where it was last used, helping you to find and return it to the individual who has authorised use of that specific key.


Another benefit of having a master key system is the cost. Obviously, the price of your system would depend on a range of different factors but overall, a master key system is usually cheaper than having electronic system. Electronic key cards can be very expensive to install and manage.

With this being the cheaper option, most people automatically assume that a master key system is not as reliable or secure, which is far from the truth. In fact, master key systems are regarded as being one of the best access systems around thanks to the variety of systems on offer and how much cheaper they are in comparison to other options like electric key cards. If you have a limited operating budget, then a master key system is the perfect choice.

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Master Key Systems MKS Ltd have over 25 years of experience within the industry and continues to find new ways to improve and develop the master key system.

For more information on master key systems, feel free to get in touch and speak to a member of the team today on 01902 737 672 or send us an email

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