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Q: WHY would I want to go to the expense of using Key Kops?
WHAT would this accomplish?
A
: FIRST, A HORROR STORY! A resident locksmith for a large institution had seen our products, and approached his superiors about purchasing them for their key control system. Being thrifty, they declined to take on the modest amount to be spent, which would have been about $2,000 in this case. A few months later, a key went missing. This necessitated rekeying ALL of their locks, with a total bill of over $80,000. The management then insisted that the locksmith get Key Kops to control their keys and minimize such expense in the future. How much does a lost key cost? IT CAN BE QUITE A BIT!
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING POINTS:

  • CONTROL Using a Key Kop means that the keys are secure from being separated, and being subject to loss or pilfering.
  • CONTROL The Key Kop allows keys to be easily rearranged or replaced by AUTHORIZED PERSONS ONLY. The Key Kop rings may be unlocked with the proper key, and keys serviced as need, then relocked to make the ring secure again.
  • LESS EXPENSIVE IN THE LONG RUN The Key Kops are reusable. There are no expensive seals to replace each time, nor welding or soldering to be done. They are more efficent on an overall cost basis and on a time basis.
  • SECURITY The Key Kop provides a tamper-evident way to keep keys together. Its simple, solid body construction means something must be deliberately cut to remove keys. Tampering would be evident at a glance.
  • VERSATILE The many sizes, the choice of locks to suit your security needs, and the colored boots that allows a Key Kop to be assigned to a specific area or task make them widely applicable.

Q: What kind of keys can be put on a Key Kop?
A:
Both styles will accommodate keys with at least a 5/32" diameter hole. Keys with smaller holes will have to be drilled, but the units will accept most keys. 
 
Q: How can I store the Key Kops securely?
A:
Monarch is a distributor of THE COBRA KEY SYSTEMS products. These products are an ideal way to complete your key control system. A low tech approach that works! Key rings are secured to patented lock blocks that will only release the ring when the employee inserts their numbered key. They cannot release their key until the key ring is returned to the block. You will always know who has possesion of which ring.
The blocks are mounted to wallboards, or they may be locked into a sturdy, secure lockable cabinet. A wide variety of sizes of both are available to suit your needs. See more on our other website under COBRA KEY CABINETS 
 
Q: Are there smaller Key Kop units?
A:
No. To be able to offer three different types of locks, each with a certain level of security, requires we design around a particular style of lock. The shackle style Key Kop has a body (not including the polyvinyl cover) that is 1" in diameter and 2" long.
The cable style is slightly longer to protect the cable ends. It is still 1" in diameter but about 2 1/2" long. The average weight of any one unit, without keys, is about 4 ounces. 
 
Q: What is the difference between Key Kop I and Key Kop II?
A:
Key Kop I is made with a flexible cable. To protect the cable, a stainless steel overwrap is placed over it. This avoids abrasion from keys being slid along the cable, and also limits how tight a radius the cable may be bent into. This will help extend the life of the product. Cables can NOT be switched or replaced in the field. One end remains captive and is set in place with a press.
The Key Kop II is a stainless steel shackle in five different sizes. The shackles ARE interchangable and added shackles may be purchased alone.   
 
Q: How much do the KEY KOP units weigh?
A:
The units will weigh between 4 ounces and 5.5 ounces according to what size. The true limit comes when keys are added. A 12" cable with 50 keys might come in at 3 or 4 pounds but the KEYS are what adds all the weight. 
 
Q: How long does it take to have an order shipped?
A:
Most items ship in 24 to 48 hours! Small orders placed early in the day often ship that afternoon.
Orders requiring special attention, such as matching a lock code, or other adapation may take longer. Of course, very large orders may take up to several weeks.
NOTE - Orders for the Token/Coin Operated Restroom lock may take up to two weeks to ship. Please check on lead time when ordering. 
 
Q: Where do I send units for repair?
A:
First - CALL FOR A RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER!
Packages received without an RMA number will just set there, as we frequently have no idea where they came from or what issues are involved.
DO NOT MAIL. Use UPS or Similar carrier only! MARK THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE WITH THE RETURN NUMBER - - BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION INSIDE THE PACKAGE!!
Send to:
MONARCH COIN & SECURITY INC.
ATTENTION: REPAIRS(PUT RETURN NUMBER HERE)
1512 Russell Street
Covington, KY 41011
 
Q: Why are there colored boots on the units?
A:
Some organizations will organize their key rings so that one color is for one shift and a different color is for another. Or perhaps one color is assigned to Housekeeping, One to maintenance and yet another to security personnel. Boots are available separately and may be changed at a later date. 
 
Q: What is the difference between the locks offered?
A:
Tubular lock are the least expensive, so are an attractive buy, but they are also the least secure, and may be subject to manipulation by talented individuals.
Duo locks are more secure. They have a double bitted key that is difficult to pick, yet still inexpensive.
Medeco are the big guns!! Unpickable, difficult to drill, they are the most secure small lock available.
Choose your lock according to the security level you need to satisfy. 
 
Q: I do not see an answer to my specific question. What can I do to get an answer.
A:
We are sorry if your question is not answered here. We deal with a wide variety of components and may not have anticipated every question. Please email us at sales@monarchcoin.com. We will respond to your question and if it is thought to be of general interest to others, we will add it to the FAQ's. 
 
Q: What is the warranty?
A:
Monarch products are covered for defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from date of purchase.

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