Interchangeable cores offer maximum flexibility for a 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.
Interchangeable cores and locksets are compatible with other competitor small format interchangeable core (SFIC) products, such as Best and Arrow – use Falcon locks with their cores and vice versa. In most cases, Falcon can even furnish cores master keyed into existing Best or Arrow key systems. Just include a copy of the existing bitting list with a Falcon order.
Offers uncombinated and combinated cores
Combinated cores are keyed, ready to install, and furnished with two change keys each
Compatible with other competitor SFIC products
Offered in various finishes to match any lock
Cores and keys are supplied with the Falcon logo, or can be ordered without the logo and are furnished with plain, non-embossed keys
Standard cores use a single spring cover to seal pin chambers
With Best style capping, each pin chamber is sealed with its own individual cap
Interchangeable core keys are offered in standard, plain both sides, Best key bow or Access bow (meets Title 24 of the California Code for Handicapped)
Accessories and kits for core and key integration, maintenance, and retrofit are available
Interchangeable core jobs requiring construction keying are furnished with temporary cores, which are all keyed to a combination unrelated to the permanent system’s master key. When the building is turned over to the owner, the permanent cores are installed and the construction cores are returned to Falcon Lock for credit. Orders must include the name and address of the person to whom the construction keys and permanent master and change keys should be sent.
For more information on accessories and how to order, view the Falcon Cylinders, Keys, and Key Systems catalog. Conventional cores can be ordered with various accessories and kits to assist with key and core maintenance. Accessories include:
Key bitting punch
Depth bars for key machine
Miscellaneous interchangeable core parts, such as drive pins and washers