Many companies market their accessible toilet keys as
Genuine / New / NKS / Official / Easyturn /Approved/ Blue Heart / Radar.
Our original, steel keys (which will still work all the locks) are being phased out.
The coloured ones are inferior, imported Chinese keys.
The new, solid brass keys are manufactured by us, The R.A.D.A.R. Key Company, in Britain.
What is not confusing is that our keys have always been and remain, both far better designed and far better manufactured than all the others:-
Important extra, computerised machining operations, including specific rounding, to the FULL lock manufacturer's specification.
Unique handle with raised edges for extra grip.
Tighter tolerances and the most reliable, consistent keys to ensure operation of ALL the 10000+ high security, 6 lever Radar locks.
Every single key tested on 2 different Radar locks by a British master locksmith, instead of Chinese quality control.
Two keyring holes to allow the user to individually tailor the extra leverage and grip available from their other keys.
Small headed key for able fingered people.
Large headed key is the widest one made, with extra width nearer the shaft (for extra grip and leverage exactly where your thumb rests).
Octagonal shaft for easy identification by feel.
No sharp weld flash to cut fingers or obstruct insertion into lock.
One piece – no potentially weak points.
Fully rounded nose to aid easy insertion into lock.
In Summary! Our keys work all the locks, more easily and normally more cheaply.
The R.A.D.A.R Key Company have manufactured the vast majority of all the Radar keys ever made.
RADAR no longer exists and now that we have refused to renew our agreement to supply keys to DRUK, we are free to provide many long overdue improvements to the National Key Scheme which we were not able to achieve before.
New improved keys – coming shortly.
Truly disability friendly website with information about the different British, Irish and continental, accessible toilet schemes, including how to buy keys – now available here at www.radarkeys.org
Website and phone apps with information about Changing Places Toilets – including each one's facilities, opening hours and how to get there – now available at www.loo.org
Website and phone apps to find 10,000+ accessible toilets, whether or not they need a Radar key to get in – coming soon.
Individually engraved signage to aid toilet identification – now available.
Electric switch operated by a standard Radar key – coming soon.
Specialist expert advice by an award winning, master locksmith and architectural ironmonger – now available.
Only Genuine R.A.D.A.R. Key Company NKS keys genuinely unlock ALL the 10000+ toilets, which means, very importantly, that when a disabled person is outside the only local toilet which they can use, they are guaranteed to be able to open the door.