Key Cutting Services
For residential, commercial building doors, car keys & more.
All you need is to provide us with a sample key that operates correctly in your lock and in minutes we will be ready with a brand new key that works with your existing locks.
- Car keys copied or manufactured to factory specifications
- Motorcycle keys
- Commercial vehicle keys
- Caravans keys and locks
- Coded Transponder keys
- Keys cut to VIN number and factory codes
- Proximity keys (push to start ignitions)
- Central locking keys
Peace of Mind
Many people like to know that they have a key available to get back into their home or building.
You may wish to have a key stored at a relatives or friends for that emergency situation and if you have the need to store numerous keys we supply and install key safes or key cabinets.
Home security has taken a large leap in regard to development, things like locks and keys, in the world where everything can be controlled from a smartphone. Still there are millions of people who stick to the conventional way of protecting their home and valuables with locks operated by a key. Carrying a bunch of keys around in your pocket might sound archaic in the world where everything can be controlled from a smartphone. It must be said though that keys are still a large and an effective form of security.
Key cutting is a process of making an exact copy of your original key or an entirely new key. However, it is always recommended by locksmiths that you should have at least one set of spare keys. If you happen to misplace your keys, don’t panic, call us and we will assist in resolving the problem and gain you access to your property in a timely manner.
We, as a locksmith company, make it our priority to educate our customers with the right key maintenance procedures for their doors, windows and safes. These include;
- Checking the door properly to see that no hinges are loose
- The door has not simply shrunk in our dry heat or expanded in wet winter
- Making sure the key locks are correctly lubricated
- Spraying a lubricant (like Inox) inside keyholes to ensure key and the internals move correctly
There are two types of key cuttings that are widely used by the locksmiths:
Mechanical Key Copying
Mechanical key duplicating is the simplest processes to replicate a key, available in many places but often performed by staff with no training which can create issues. For example, there needs to be a constant resetting and cleaning of the machine for accuracy of the cut – so maintenance and training to use equipment properly is essential.
Little things like, too much pressure on the key carriage alters the accuracy, not setting the keys to the key stop, not cleaning the key jaws, tipping the keys up or down can all affect the cut and cause the keys not to work. At Diamond Lock & Security all our staff are highly skilled and trained and will get the key cut right every time.
Code Machine Cutting of Keys to Factory Specifications
This process isn’t as popular as mechanical key cutting, but is used by a number of locksmiths to produce a key cut to factory specifications. When accuracy of key cutting is vital, we use a specialised machine that is computer controlled and very accurate. When we need to 100% accuracy, hundreds of keys cut in sequence downloaded from our master keying program for our restricted key systems, this is the machine we turn to.
For example, if you have a filing cabinet without keys that is manufactured by Brown Built, Godfrey, LockFocus, L & F, Lowe & Fletcher, Steel Case, Hafele, CL or many other branded cabinets we can replicate the keys for you by using a key code number.