You will want to know what type of servicing equipment will be required in order to service the key system. Specialized equipment or tools can be quite expensive but generic equipment can be inadequate.

So, you do not want to be blind sided with additional charges for equipment you did not know about up front, or be caught in a situation where you need this special equipment and don’t have it. Your lock manufacturer should be able to supply the Medeco key cutting equipment and service tools required.

Language to use in key system specification:
All keys shall be capable of being cut by a punch machine or electric or pneumatic key machine that originates the exact cut in the key from the bitting list, instead of using patterns.  Manufacturers must have such machines available and made by manufacturer.