Our owners corporation has recently ordered new keys for our apartment building main doors.
We've just received the keys and it's obvious these keys are smaller than the previous keys. The new ones look like regular house keys. The previous ones looked more like what you might find for a commercial door lock.
I'm certainly no expert on these things. However it would seem reasonable to assume that a longer, more complex key ought to be more secure.
I expected that we would be getting keys at least as secure as what we've had in the past.
I'm wondering now if we should go back to the locksmith and tell them these aren't good enough.
Can someone tell me if my concerns are reasonable? Should an apartment building have commercial type keys and locks, or does it actually not make any difference?
update: Having looked into it further, it seems our current keys are security keys, which are apparently more difficult to pick, because they have a much more complicated profile, and (theoretically) cannot be copied by just any regular hardware store key service.
I don't know the specifics of types etc. However the existing keys are all numbered and have stamped on them "Restricted" and "Do not copy". The new keys aren't numbered or restricted at all. They're just regular generic keys.