Teeny tiny pins, little bitty springs and split key rings in assorted sizes, and experienced lock technicians putting the right pins in the right places, assure precise cylinder keying. Anderson Lock is Chicago’s premier Master Key System provider. We design and maintain thousands of Master Key Systems!
Lock cylinders come in dozens of different configurations, key in knob or lever, rim, mortise, small and large format interchangeable core, high security, and many more profiles and specialized shapes.
Locksmithing is an art, as well as a science.
The history of locks goes back to Ancient Egypt and Babylon, approximately 4000 years ago, when wooden devices used a tin tumbler principle to prevent free movement of a door bar. After the adoption of advanced metallurgy in 18th century Europe, locksmiths were finally able to create much more durable locks and keys. The development of the lock industry in America was led by men of genius who developed their own machinery to produce better locks, at lower costs, than those imported from other countries. Although the introduction of electronic locking systems revolutionized the industry once again, there is still high demand for the technical skills, locksmith experience, and industry knowledge found at Anderson Lock.