Why You Need To Be Using Interchangeable Cores

OpenLocks Team

Best and Arrow Interchangeable CoresInterchangeable cores enable locks to be easily changed without removing the entire lock from the door. For any reason, if you need to change your locks, you can do it as long as you have the control key. A facilities or office manager doesn’t have to be a lock expert, and you don’t have to call the locksmith every time you need to change a lock. Simply insert a control key, remove the core, and replace the new core. You can move people to new offices, change the keys for a door, or any number of things.

For general contractors:

  • You just completed a construction project with limited access, and now need to give the tenant their keys? If you use interchangeable construction cores, you can get new keys and have one person from your team switch out all the locks in a day, rather than hiring a locksmith to do it.
  • Your door subcontractors don’t need to provide cores. They can have their installers supply and install the housings, or provide housings from the factory, and your team can put in cores just before TCO. This way, you don’t have to worry about last-minute lock installations, because with IC they’re quick and painless.

Control Key Removing CoreFor facilities managers:

  • Someone locked themselves out of their suite or office? You can give them a new core and new keys without having to pick the lock, share the master key, or re-install the cylinder.
  • Is an employee moving floors? You can simply move their interchangeable core to the new door without having to make new keys.
  • Let’s say you have a new tenant moving into your office building. They need 30 locks, but their office manager likes a particular brand for whatever reason. No problem! As long as that brand offers Small Format Interchangeable Cores (most of them do), they will fit in your existing SFIC housings, and you’ll save money on both the housings and the installation cost.

For landlords:

  • A new tenant is moving in? Just order a new interchangeable core and swap it out. The old IC can be re-keyed for future use.

Order locks with interchangeable cores here: Interchangeable Cores


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