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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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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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coming back to these ARC RR series restricted blanks....

has anyone sorted a supplier for these?

local housing Ass. fitted them into a hundred or so local OAP flats with 2 keys each,many of the old folks want extra for families,nurses etc & the HA wont supply.i've suggested key safes but most are not interested.

i've tried ARC themselves & they gave me details of a supplier but several messages on mobile,office & email but no replies....

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On 11/8/2021 at 4:44 PM, cowers lane 583 said:

Knew there was something about these keys, but couldn't find straightaway on the forum. So cut one on a UL2R, so looks like that's coming back. Lol. 

Mike.

Customer still hasn't come back. Also, separately, cut 3 of this, 2 on UL2R and one on CI-IL, for a regular customer, early last week. Asked for any feed back. He hasn't got back to me either. 

Mike.

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7 minutes ago, cowers lane 583 said:

Customer still hasn't come back. Also, separately, cut 3 of this, 2 on UL2R and one on CI-IL, for a regular customer, early last week. Asked for any feed back. He hasn't got back to me either. 

Mike.

You are talking about the standard section ARC blank, we use silca UL051, we have a nursing home up the road and have cut loads of them.

They brought a lock in when we first started been asked to cut them and UL051 was the best fit.

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