Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
KA= Keyed Alike. All locks operate with the same key number. Our pricing is based on KA as this is by far the most popular and convenient keying system: ONE key is all you need! All padlocks for sale are keyed-alike unless otherwise specified. KD= Keyed Different. Each lock has a different key. This is most important in Safety Lockout padlocks. And there may be a few other cases where different keying is neccesary, but it can be a nightmare to keep the different keys sorted out. If you want keyed different padlocks, call us at 1-800-461-0620 and we'll take your order over the phone. MK= Master Keyed. Each lock is keyed different but all can be opened by one grand master key or several sub master keys. Costs $3.50 per lock more than keyed alike, and you'll have to call us to place your order. KAMK=Keyed Alike and Master Keyed. Within an overall Master Keyed system it may be helpful to have smaller groups of locks keyed alike, i.e. each jobsite might be KAMK so one key will work on that job only, while management retains one Grand Master Key that will open all jobs. Costs $4.35 per lock more than keyed alike, and you'll have to call us to place your order. LF, LH, LJ, etc= Longer Shackle. Most padlocks are available in multiple shackle lengths. The standard shackle length is the shortest, and doesn't have additional letters in the product code.