Locksmithing/storm door lock


I have been told that it isn't advisable to  key the storm door with door key. We have previously done this through Lowes. Can this be done?

I don't know why it wouldn't be advisable.

If you lose your keys or they are stolen, both keys will be on the key ring.

From a convenience and safety standpoint, you won't be fumbling to find the right key in the dark.

As to whether it's physically possible, the easiest way to tell is to try one of the keys in the lock it doesn't fit.

If it goes in easily (obviously it won't turn) then they can be keyed alike.

Can you post a closeup pic of both locks, the part where the key goes in?



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Dan Terrigno


I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


35 years as a locksmith, security system designer and installer, trouble shooting and repair of all manner of security related equipment

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