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In most cases the key number will be stamped on the front of the lock next to where the key enters. In some cases the number may also be stamped on the original key.
Garage Door And Garage Handles
50% of the time the number will be stamped on the front of the lock next to where the key enters similar to Office and Desk. In a small number of cases on older style handles the number may be stamped on the side of the square spindle at the back on the handle. If you have a handle which uses a “Euro” cylinder (Similar to what you might see in a UPVC front door), then as a rule of thumb key numbers do not exist.
Garage Front Door Locks
Premium high security branded front door locks such as Magnum, Kaba, Cisa, Iseo, Garrison and Mul-T-Lock give you a key Key-Code card to record a key cutting number for your lock (If you have lost the key Key-Code card we still may be able to help if you email us a clear image – See Section below). However many of the standard and lower security brands do not record any key numbers and these can not be cut to Key-Code.
Many lock manufacturers record the cutting depths and details to enable companies like us to reproduce keys without the need to replace locks.
Can Keys-direct cut a keys with a number only?
We have databases of billions of key numbers, which transmit cutting details to our electronic key cutting machines.