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Choose the Right Cylinder for Your Application
 
Conventional Cylinders
A conventional cylinder is one that requires some breakdown of the lock in order to be removed. These are the most commonly used cylinders. Because conventional cylinders are manufacturer-specific to the lock and lock type, they cannot be exchanged for another in most cases. However, conventional cylinders can be keyed alike or master keyed so that you can use just one key for multiple locks if needed. They are best suited for light commercial applications with a small number of users, such as retail stores and small offices, as well as residential applications that do not require frequent change of cylinders.
 
Interchangeable Core Cylinders
Interchangeable core (I/C) offers maximum flexibility to the building owner. Whenever a key is lost or stolen, locks can be rekeyed quickly by non-locksmith personnel. All it takes is the special CONTROL key. This key is used to remove and install all cores in the system. Just go to the door, remove the old core and install the new one with the control key. Security is regained in seconds!

Falcon’s interchangeable cores and I/C locksets are compatible with other small format interchangeable core (SFIC) products, such as Best and Arrow. Use our locks with their cores and viceversa. In most cases Falcon can even furnish cores master keyed into your existing Best or Arrow key system. Just include a copy of your existing bitting list with the order.