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Friday, May 05, 2006

Marking Keys For Easy Identification

How many times have you went to unlock your home and found that you grabbed the wrong key on the ring? You stand there trying to figure out why the key won't fit in the lock and suddenly, you realize that you're holding the wrong key. Wouldn't it be great to have something that could help you distinguish one key from another? You're ready for some Key-Shirts my friend!

Don't read it again, I didn't miss spelt T-shirts as Key-shirts, it's actually a shirt for your keys.

All you have to do is to place these different colored "T-Shirts" over each key and you'll never get confused again. These shirts fit almost any key, which means that size doesn't matter. You can't see colors? How about scratching different marks into each cover to differentiate one key from another?

Click this link to purchase some fashion for your keys with Key-Shirts from ShopIntuition.

There are a number of ways to mark keys for identification. You can use a rubber band or a piece of tape for marking your keys--or you can use a ring that fits over the head of the key that is sold by some key companies.

Another approach is to ask a key maker to use his/her key duplication machine to put notches on the key head for identification purposes. Notches can be cut in the top or bottom of the key head so you are able to quickly identify which way to hold the key to place it correctly into the lock. More than one notch can be made to fit the system you decide to use.

1 comment:

Jake said...

Hi. I will have to check this out sometime. I have several keys, and each has a Braille label which identifies it.

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