Who is OK Advice

OK Advice is a New Zealand based company made up of Locksmiths that provides advice and information about designing and maintaining Master Key Systems to professional Locksmiths.
OK Advice will even design Master Key Systems for you. All you do is provide the relevant information and we’ll do the data entry and code assignment and send the system to you ready for keys to be ordered and cut!

While our Locksmiths are actively involved in the industry, they no longer “active” in the field and have no financial ties to any locksmith business.
This ensures that clients of OK Advice can be certain that confidential information will remain just that!

Reasons for outsourcing such services can vary from locksmith to locksmith;

A big Master key System to do and not enough qualified locksmiths on staff

Usually (but not always) this effects smaller locksmith companies when they have staff away or take on new larger clients or projects. Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time in the day to get all the computer work done. By outsourcing such work to OK Advice, productivity can be maintained as hours are not lost entering data repeatedly into a PC. Add to that, the fact that the locksmith can be out doing other work and keeping the cash flow moving.

A Master key System is giving you a headache!

All too often these days, clients are pushing the limits of locking systems, asking for what seems to be the impossible in there Master Key Systems. Utilising the experience and knowledge of the team at OK Advice will alleviate stress and lead to stronger business relationships with your clients. We can work closely with you so you can provide your client with the best business solution for any situation. Importantly, we like ensure that every client is sufficiently informed so they are the ones making the educated decisions when balancing security with convenience. This ensures that they understand both the limitations and flexibilities of mechanical locking system. This eliminates unreasonable expectations of what can actually be achieved by you. This lays the foundations for stronger business relationship with your clients and great reputation for your business.

Just not quite sure about a Master key System

Ever needed to expand a system, replace a problematic key or simply can’t work out why a key creating is phantoms?
Just ask us at OK Advice how. Often a different and independent perspective will light the way.

Who is OK Advice

OK Advice is a New Zealand based company made up of Locksmiths that provides advice and information about designing and maintaining Master Key Systems to professional Locksmiths.
OK Advice will even design Master Key Systems for you. All you do is provide the relevant information and we’ll do the data entry and code assignment and send the system to you ready for keys to be ordered and cut!

While our Locksmiths are actively involved in the industry, they no longer “active” in the field and have no financial ties to any locksmith business.
This ensures that clients of OK Advice can be certain that confidential information will remain just that!

Reasons for outsourcing such services can vary from locksmith to locksmith;

A big Master key System to do and not enough qualified locksmiths on staff

Usually (but not always) this effects smaller locksmith companies when they have staff away or take on new larger clients or projects. Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time in the day to get all the computer work done. By outsourcing such work to OK Advice, productivity can be maintained as hours are not lost entering data repeatedly into a PC. Add to that, the fact that the locksmith can be out doing other work and keeping the cash flow moving.

A Master key System is giving you a headache!

All too often these days, clients are pushing the limits of locking systems, asking for what seems to be the impossible in there Master Key Systems. Utilising the experience and knowledge of the team at OK Advice will alleviate stress and lead to stronger business relationships with your clients. We can work closely with you so you can provide your client with the best business solution for any situation. Importantly, we like ensure that every client is sufficiently informed so they are the ones making the educated decisions when balancing security with convenience. This ensures that they understand both the limitations and flexibilities of mechanical locking system. This eliminates unreasonable expectations of what can actually be achieved by you. This lays the foundations for stronger business relationship with your clients and great reputation for your business.

Just not quite sure about a Master key System

Ever needed to expand a system, replace a problematic key or simply can’t work out why a key creating is phantoms?
Just ask us at OK Advice how. Often a different and independent perspective will light the way.

Services

How can the locksmiths at OK Advice assist you?

Not a Locksmith and just need advice?

The Locksmiths at OK Advice can advise as much or as little as you want.
From just a conversation via phone or email to full blown multi-page reports we’ll advice you on new or existing systems with our focus on empowering you to make decisions that a right for your company.
And because we don’t actually sell Master Keying Systems; you know we are impartial.

Master Key System data entry

Our team is computer literate, time efficient with them and very competent with the use of WH Software’s ProMaster Master Keying 8, something that most Locksmiths don’t have time to improve upon.
If the data entry of large door schedules are a hindrance to productivity or you simply don’t like doing them… then we will.

Simply provide us with all the documents (either electronic or hard copy) you have and we will do the boring stuff for you in the most efficient way.
When finished we will export you the system in a ProMaster Master Keying system export file…
you may just find that this can cost you less than paying wages for the time it would have taken!

If you are running an older version of ProMaster Master Keying, unfortunately we are no longer able to assist due to compatibility issues with modern operating systems.

If you are running another piece of software then talk to us… we may still be able to help with CSV exports.

Master Key System design

A common problem for Locksmith is the initial design work. Primarily because their client has ask for a number of specific things in their Master Key System.
This leads to systems that can quickly become problematic.
The experienced Locksmiths at OK Advice tackle this problem in two ways;
First, we will work with you and you client to make changes that will enhance the flexibility and durability of the system.
Secondly we can create designs in ProMaster Master Keying 7 (the progressions) that accurately reflect the real world hierarchy of the system.

This leaves you with systems that you can quickly and easily understand while avoiding future less than ideal codes being accidently used.

Master Key System – Problem resolution

Got and old system that is just giving you a headache? Let us be your pain relief!
We can investigate the system, find the causes of you problems and give you forward moving options to present to you customers.
This can be done by a conversation on the phone or via email or if you need a fully written report can be produced (for reprimanding staff or resolving disputes with clients).

Pricing

What will it cost me?

Hard to say really but all work is charge at NZ$60.00 for the first 30 minutes or part of.
Beyond that work charge in 15 minute blocks of NZ$30.00

For large projects fixed price agreements can be arranged, allowing you to factor costs in your tenders.
Please contact us to discuss.