Which keys Cannot be copied?

Author: Hanna Mueller I  |  Last update: Sunday, July 3, 2022

But not every lock can be broken and not every key is for duplication. There are certain keys that cannot be duplicated. They are called Do not duplicate (DND) keys.
These are non-duplicable keys:
  • Transponder Key.
  • Laser Cut Car Key.
  • VAT Key.
  • Abloy keys.
  • Tubular Keys.
  • Internal Cut Keys.
  • Four-Sided Key.

How do I copy a key that isn't allowed to be copied?

First, if you want to get a restricted key copied, then you need to get permission from the owner before the key can be copied. This permission needs to be given with specific documentation that specifies that you can have copies. Then, you will need to take this permission to the original locksmith.

Can a security key be copied?

Most of these locks utilize a key that is controlled by one specific locksmith and also requires you to be on a signature card in order to have keys copied. Keys can only be copied by us with proper identification and a signature controlled logging system.

What types of keys can be copied?

Most modern car keys have to be created and cannot truly be duplicated by simply cutting a new key. House Keys - Keys for locks on the front door of a home can easily be duplicated by a locksmith. Padlock Keys - Often, padlock keys are Yale Keys and even those that are not Yale Keys can be duplicated.

What are the types of keys?

  • Primary Key. The primary key refers to a column or a set of columns of a table that helps us identify all the records uniquely present in that table. ...
  • Super Key. ...
  • Candidate Key. ...
  • Alternate Key. ...
  • Foreign Key. ...
  • Composite Key. ...
  • Unique Key.

Who Can Copy My Keys? What Does Do Not Duplicate Mean On A Key? What Is A Protected Key System?

What is a restricted key?

Restricted keys are a highly secure form of administering security keys to whom only the signatory can have keys cut. It is best applied in homes and offices where security is a primary focus along with being able to give access to certain areas to different individuals.

Why do keys say do not duplicate?

The "do not duplicate" label on door lock keys is often used to prevent unauthorized duplication of the keys by non-authorized personnel. This is done primarily for security purposes in order to protect homeowners or businesses who share key access with different people.

What does a restricted key look like?

What Does a Restricted Key Look Like? A restricted key can take different shapes and forms depending on the level of restriction. Most of these are only able to be copied by the lock manufacturer. These keys usually require some level of ID card identification in order to be copied.

What is a Primus key?

About Primus Keys

Schlage Primus is a unique, patented type of key that features additional side “cuts” or “millings” that make the lock extremely difficult to manipulate and open. These side cuts work in conjunction with a “side bar” located inside the Schlage Primus lock cylinder.

What is high security key?

High security keys are keys that are difficult or practically impossible to duplicate without permission and that work with locks that have resistance to being picked, bumped, or defeated by other means.

What is a non restricted key?

Common keys are also called unrestricted keys and standard keys. These keys do not require any special equipment or permissions to be copied—in fact, anyone can copy a common key at any time.

Does Key me copy do not duplicate keys?

KeyMe follows the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) guidelines on “Do Not Duplicate” keys: “Orders for keys stamped 'Do Not Duplicate' or similar wording will be handled in the same manner as any unrestricted key.

How do you know if a key is a do not duplicate?

The truth is there's no law regarding “do not duplicate” keys. The engraved message found on many business keys is not legally binding – it's just a recommendation. Though many chain hardware stores, such as Ace, may refuse to cut a copy of these keys, a locksmith can easily duplicate them.

Can Master Lock keys be duplicated?

A: Master Lock does not provide keys directly to consumers; however, you may take one of your keys to a local hardware store, home center or locksmith where they can cut duplicate keys. Please note that not every store will have the appropriate key blanks available.

Can dimple keys be duplicated?

Unrestricted keys are not protected by patent laws, meaning that there is no penalty for duplicating them. Restricted keys, on the other hand, cannot be duplicated. These keys usually look different than typical keys, having two rows of cuts or dimples cut into the sides.

What is a do not duplicate key in Canada?


It guarantees that you're using an approved business that has a copy of that key. Doing this ensures your property's safety and is not done by unethical staff.

Does copying a key leave a mark?

When a key is duplicated with a stylus-based key machine a mark is left on the side of the original key.

Will Home Depot copy keys that say do not duplicate?

This is an important point for many reasons; with a standard blank, anyone can walk into a Lowe's or Home Depot, place the key into a machine, and Voila! a copy of the key to your commercial facility (Yes, even if it says Do Not Duplicate!) is produced.

How do I use KeyMe?

KeyMe works by physically scanning your key at a kiosk.
How Does KeyMe Work?
  1. Find a KeyMe Kiosk. ...
  2. Log In to Your Account on the Kiosk. ...
  3. Choose Your Key Type. ...
  4. Insert Your Key. ...
  5. Store Your Key Scan. ...
  6. Place Your Order.

Can you copy a key that says restricted?

If you need to duplicate a restricted key, you'll need to receive permission from the owner or provide proper documentation that you are the owner of the keys. You'll need to take this permission to the original locksmith, or to a dealer that has been authorized to duplicate this key type by the original locksmith.

What is a security key for doors?

And what's high-security about them? They have copy-protected keys that are patented. This normally means that the key blanks needed don't circulate among locksmiths and key-cutters. We use EVVA EPS high-security copy-protected keys in our cylinders, giving you the added security of knowing who gets keys for your door.

Can Abloy keys be duplicated?

Keys from these cylinders can be copied at any store that provides this service with no need to present any card – merely showing the key is enough. At TESA ASSA ABLOY we recommend you to acquire patented cylinders that protect the key from fraudulent copies and prevent such intrusion methods as bumping.

What is a cruciform key?

The cruciform keys are used mainly for industrial purposes that require a compact, strong and highly efficient lock. In this traditional sector, Keyline offers a wide range of blanks and guarantees time-tested key cutting quality for the most popular systems.

Are all Abloy keys the same?

Key Profile / System

Abloy currently has two different systems of locks the Abloy Protec2 and the Abloy Protec. First you must decide which system you would like to buy, most locks are available in both systems.

Can you get a key cut without the key?

If it's a lost key a locksmith can make you a key without the original, as locksmiths can make keys to lock by hand. By using a blank and a file and the skills, they've developed over the years a locksmith can create a key from scratch without the need for an original key.

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