'Key blanks' and 'pre-cut keys' are two terms you may see appear more than once throughout our help center articles. We understand that not everyone is familiar with these terms, so we are here to help! Read through the below information for more details on this topic.
Key blanks are keys that have not yet been cut with a specific key bitting, which are the ridges you typically see on the blade of a key. It is important to note that not all key blanks are compatible with all locks just because they have not been cut yet. When purchasing key blanks for your Architectural Mailboxes product, please use this helpful article to determine which key blank is right for you.
Pre-cut keys or cut keys are keys that have already been cut to fit a specific lock. These keys are typically a bit more expensive to purchase than key blanks because they are ready to use upon receipt. Pre-cut keys are not available for all Architectural Mailboxes models so follow this guide to see if pre-cut keys are right for you.