As the leader in the barrel lock meter key industry, we stay ahead of the latest trends in meter key technology. Most utility companies have used mechanical type keys for locking out utility meters in the past. However, a new technology is emerging that promises to offer incredible advances in locking devices. This new meter key technology incorporates the use of chip reading technology to read a chip to enable the locking and unlocking of a barrel lock. Several companies are heralding this technology and more will likely follow. Stay tuned to this blog for the latest developments in meter key technology.
A barrel lock is a unique type of lock that is designed to prevent tampering. It is a lock with a custom shape that fits perfectly into a slotted hole often found on utility meters. It also requires a special key known as a meter key. A meter key uses a plunger type action that injects a portion of the key long ways into the barrel or cylinder lock. This further makes picking the lock difficult. In fact, it is always recommended that you use an approved barrel lock meter key purchased from a trusted source. This will ensure that you do not damage the barrel lock and that the lock will work over the long term. Play it safe a only buy meter keys from a dependable source.
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