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Thanks chaps... after speaking to secure-arc.com/, I think this is going to be a nightmare to try and get these.  They wont supply them to me.  They referred me to a company in Dublin, who wont supply them to me either.  They are calling me back to see if i can get a price on them being cut and posted out to me individually.

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ARC themselves are fine to deal with, but the builder's merchants, architectural ironmongery companies etc who sit in the middle are frequently appalling to deal with. They often haven't a clue how to go about getting copies made and it can take weeks and weeks.

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So they got back to me.  They will deal with me in respect to sending me out keys, if i send them the code.  Approx £7.00 per key plus £8.50 postage.  If i add a few quid on for my troubles id need to be charging close to £20.00 per key.

 

Don't suppose anyone knows of a regular blank that will pass?  Though i'll probably end up just offering a cylinder change.

 

Thanks

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So they got back to me.  They will deal with me in respect to sending me out keys, if i send them the code.  Approx £7.00 per key plus £8.50 postage.  If i add a few quid on for my troubles id need to be charging close to £20.00 per key.

 

Don't suppose anyone knows of a regular blank that will pass?  Though i'll probably end up just offering a cylinder change.

 

Thanks

 

That's cheap.

 

Don't ever try and order BKS keys, just over £50.00 each with carriage and vat and that was my cost !!!.

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Lol.

Don't we take 10pence blanks and turn them into £5 keys?

 

If Timpsons only costs is the blank itself, they've got something truly magical going on for them.

 

I on the other hand have to deduct the VAT, then pay insurance, rent, heating, rates, machinery, cost of occasional new blades, staff etc etc etc.

I also don't charge a £5 for a key. I charge £3.

 

It's disingenuous to suggest that making an honest profit is the same as profiteering, Mr Muppet.

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If you cant beat them, join them. I currently have 3 of my own section key blanks and cylinders although i do want regular return customers

so i do not take the michael.

 

Interesting. Who do you go through for this? Brisant?

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Interesting. Who do you go through for this? Brisant?

 I have an old (now discontinued) 5 pin Abus.section. We only cut keys on this now as new stock is no longer available.

 

I also cuurently use a 6 pin Anker cylinder from Codringtons as well as a totally restricted Abus Pfaffenhain suite.

 

We assemble all stock in house unless it is more than 20 cylinders then i get the suppliers to do the job for me.

 

I also have approx 30 x Evva DPS master suites which we have supplied as well as a Brisant Ultion master suite.

 

There are also a few Esla NG suites and some Cisa Astral and Cisa 5 pin suites that we have also supplied.

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Hi, has anyone found a solution on these arc keys, thanks, paul

As above: sometimes you can buy direct from SecureArc, sometimes you can't and have to run the gauntlet of the various middle-men at architectural hardware companies who are not really trained/ready to take the order.

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Have you tried to put a key into a Camillo Bianchi or a Silca Lector, Optika machine. Often  these machines give you alternatives that will fit into the lock.

Worst case scenario, the machine gives an image of a key you can modify.

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