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womaninflux posted 9/4/2013 14:12 PM

It's not enough to change your locks...you have to get restricted keys so that only someone on the actual locksmith shop's list can get a copy made. The locksmith was just over here to fix a broken lock and I asked him - for future planning - how fast he could get over here to change my locks and he said to be careful how you do it. Sometimes the XS sneaks a kid's key and copies in the middle of the night. This happened 3x to one of his clients. The X would come in and take stuff from the house. After the restricted locks were installed, he could no longer get a copy of key made.

Skan posted 9/4/2013 18:44 PM

Very Good Point. Take your master that you get from having your locks changed, to a locksmith and ask them to make as many copies as you need of "Do Not Duplicate" keys. They actually have that stamped on them and no legal locksmith will duplicate them. Then lock your master up in a safe place (if 2 masters, then separate them and have one off the property) and never use it in a lock only use the Do Not Duplicate keys. That way your master never has the chance to fall into restricted hands AND it doesn't have daily wear and tear so when copies are made, they are copies from a sharp, new master.

I do this for the church I work at. I used to have everyone making copies for the front door and then we got robbed and I re-keyed. Now, if they want a copy they HAVE to come to me. And I have a list of every key made with its owner.

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