ERA 3 star cylinder key (red head)
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These ERA 3 Star “red head” keys normally have a key code starting with “”6Y””, printed on the neck of the key underneath the head cover. ERA 3 star locks are high security and are commonly found on uPVC doors.
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Duplicate Brisant Ultion compatible dimple keys for high security cylinders can be expensive. These keys come with a cutting card that can be used to duplicate the key, however experienced professionals will be able to cut these without the card. Sometimes key cutters will offer a quantity discount if you get 2 or more. It's always worth asking.
Would you bring your own burger and bun into McDonalds and ask them to cook it for you? Many key cutters and locksmiths feel this way about people bringing their own key blanks to them. There are many reasons that key cutters don't like to offer this service. But there are many that will. Its best to contact your local shop to ask them beforehand.
These keys are for the relatively high security Garrison lock. Originally a plastic security card with a 7 Digit key code was supplied with these locks. The code series range is 1111111 to 6666666. If you no longer have the key code, don't worry as many good key cutters will be able to duplicate this key from the original. Alternativy, if you have lost your key but still have the key card, then a good key cutter will be able to make a new key from the number on the card.
Safe keys can't be cut by everyone. You will find many cobblers or hardware stores avoid these type of keys, as the blanks are expensive and accuracy is paramount. There are hundreds of different safe keys, so prices can vary drastically.
This is an old type of security key that was made popular in the 90’s.
If you ever find yourself needing a replacement mortice key, you can go to any key-cutter and they can help you. Costs are just about £6 on average but it really depends on the key-cutter. Some charge more than the others due to location and overheads.