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Along with our conventional cylinders, PDQ offers a variety of interchangeable cylinders and cores in both Small Format Best® as well as Large Format Schlage®.  SFIC cylinders can be keyed to Best's  A2, A3 and A4 systems.  A proprietary high security patented keyway that is exclusive to PDQ is available in both in a small format as well as Schlage's Large Format profile.  This keyway features a side bar for additional security and the ultimate in key control. This side bar is unique to PDQ and both the key and the sidebar cannot be duplicated and must be obtained through PDQ.  Each key system is registered and additional blanks require a registration card which is provided to the owner of the system at the time of purchase.  On standard combination, mortise and rim cylinders a UL 437 burglary resistant design is available that features stainless steel pins and anti drill plates.  Along with designing new systems PDQ can add to an existing system provided proper records are presented.  In addition, PDQ offers construction cores for use while work is in progress.  This protects the integrity of the keying system while allowing use of the locks that are installed.

 


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PDQ offers the CMK keying option which provides extra security during the transition from the construction phase to completion.  A construction master key operates all PDQ cylinders while the building is under construction.  Upon completion of the construction phase, it can be voided without removing the cylinders from the locks simply by turning the change key in each cylinder. PDQ utilizes the "lost ball" method. Upon completion of the job, any permanent (Change Key or Master Key) will initiate the lost ball and render the construction  key void. Interchangeable core jobs with construction master keying further require a construction control key to install and remove cores during the construction phase. PDQ goes to great lengths to ensure the permanent master and change keys for the system are packed and shipped separately. To further protect the security of the job, all orders for construction keying must include the names and addresses of individuals to whom the construction, permanent master and change keys should be sent.

Conventional Cylinders


PDQ Manufacturing offers a complete line of conventional keyways including: rim, mortise, key in knob/key in lever configurations. Most cylinders come standard as 6 pin (keyed for 5 pins). Our highly trained keying personnel can tailor a system to your needs. KA, Master Key, Cylinder and Key marking are all available. Computer controlled etching on our keys puts the finishing touches on any job and provides an extra level of professionism.

PDQ can provide cylinders for the following KEYWAYS:
ARA ...................................... Arrow / AR1
CO6 ...................................... CO59A1 Corbin / 60/59A1
CL4....................................... Corbin / L4
RUD...................................... Russwin / D1
SCE....................................... Schlage / E
SCC ...................................... Schlage / SCC
SCC-K................................... Schlage / C-K
SAL....................................... Sargent / LA
RA-RC ..................................Sargent / RA-RC
YA8....................................... Yale / E1R
GA ........................................ Yale / GA
FAL....................................... Falcon / E-R
KW ....................................... Kwikset
TA P...................................... PDQ / TA (Restricted)

SFIC

Along with our conventional cylinders, PDQ offers a variety of interchangeable cylinders and cores in both Small Format Best® as well as Large Format Schlage®.  SFIC cylinders can be keyed to Best's  A2, A3 and A4 systems.

PDQ Interchangeable Cores KEYWAYS:
Best A
Best B
Best C
Best D
Best E
Best F
Best G
Best H
Best J
Best K
Best L
Best M
Best Q

Construction Keying

construction cores.jpgPDQ offers factory master keying on all its cylinder configurations.  Existing systems can be expanded provided proper records are presented. Construction Master Keying (CMK): PDQ offers the CMK keying option which provides extra security during the transition from the construction phase to completion. A construction master key operates all PDQ cylinders while the building is under construction. Upon completion of the construction phase, it can be voided without removing the cylinders from the locks simply by turning the change key in each cylinder. PDQ utilizes the "lost ball" method. Upon completion of the job, any permanent (Change Key or Master Key) will initiate the lost ball and render the construction key void. Interchangeable core jobs with construction master keying further require a construction control key to install and remove cores during the construction phase. PDQ goes to great lengths to ensure the permanent master and change keys for the system are packed and shipped separately. To further protect the security of the job, all orders for construction keying must include the names and addresses of individuals to whom the construction, permanent master and change keys should be sent.

 

High Security Cylinders

(Now Available)

For the ultimate in security and key control.  PDQ offers high security Mortise/Rim and Combination Cylinders.  These cylinders utilize a side bar and key broaching which is proprietary to PDQ. As a result the cut key as well as the keyblanks cannot be sourced anywhere but through PDQ, which provides another level of security and key control.

PDQ mortise cylinders can be converted to RIM cylinder with the PDQ RIM pack. A PDQ RIM pack is included with the 1-1/8 inch PDQ mortise cylinder.  By default, all cylinders are now shipped with a Corbin® A02 cam.  Check Price List for price and availablity of other cams.

PDQ Mortise Cylinders are available with UL 437 option for enhanced security.

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The PDQ Small Format Intechangeable Core (SFIC) Cylinders is similar to other popular SFIC in the market such as "BEST®" with regards to its functionality but with the added security of the sidebar mechanism.  The sidebar mechanism rests inside the plug of the core making it unnecessary to dismantle to combinate or pin the cylinder.

There are two PDQ SFIC configurations available, 6-pin and 7-pin. The PDQ SFIC cylinders are available in 26D, satin chrome finish.

 

The PDQ Large Format Intechangeable Core (LFIC) Cylinders is available in a "Schlage®"  format and comes in 6 pin only.

The PDQ LFIC cylinders are available in 26D, satin chrome finish.