Costs can be around £7 on average, although the price really depends on each key-cutter. Small key-cutting businesses can price less than big companies, so it’s best to go for local shops if you want to save money.
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Avocet ABS keys are a High Security key for the ABS 3 Star Cylinder. These keys can only be cut through an ABS Elite Centre. Usually ABS keys are cut on genuine ABS key blanks using state-of-the art machines to ensure a perfect fit every time. To become an elite centre, companies need to stock the cylinders so a certain investment is needed by the stockist. Bearing this in mind it is unlikely you will be able to get these cut in smaller shoe repairers or hardware stores. This also reflects the higher prices charged for these keys. It's more likely that key cutting locksmiths or dedicated key cutting shops may be able to help. If you have lost your card, a skilled key cutter should be able to help as long as you can show identification. You can find your local authorised ABS Key Centre Here.
These patented keys have been on the market since 2018. They are more expensive to buy wholesale than regular, non patented keys. If you are unsure if yours is patented, take a close look at each side of your key. It will say patented in small writing around or under the head. Most key cutters will still be able to cut these but they will cost more.
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.
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.
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.
Yale superior and Yale platinum are Yale’s newer types of locks that come with corresponding keys and key cards.
This is an old type of security key that was made popular in the 90’s.