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Barrel Lock Meter Keys | Electrical Utility Meter Key

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Barrel Lock Meter Key is the industry leader for developing tamper-indicating and tamper-deterrent security products through its innovation and research. While we manufacture security seals and locking devices for the transportation, retail, money handling and utility industries, the following pages of our web site will focus upon the utility market. For information on products that we sell to other industries, please refer to

Barrel Lock Meter Key Products Group (UPG) is the premier supplier of Metering-related products. The UPG is made up of three operating units:Barrel Lock Meter Products provides security seals and locking devices to secure metering points for electric, gas and water .

We carry all styles, types and models of meter keys. If you do not see what you are looking for just ask. 

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How To Open A Utility Meter Lock? | how to open a barrel lock?

Posted by Charles on 12 June, 2013 at 11:00 Comments comments (473)

How To Open A Utility Meter Lock?  Opening a utility meter box lock is easier than one might discover. However, having the right tool is essential to being successful in accomplishing this goal. It is important to note that using the wrong key can result in damage to a cylinder lock or barrel lock. In fact, forcing the wrong key into a barrel lock can result in the lock and the key both becoming damaged. Always demand the exact meter lock key for the task at hand so as to avoid this type...

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How To Get Your Utilitites Flowing Again

Posted by Charles on 14 April, 2013 at 21:20 Comments comments (450)

Getting your utilities flowing again, whether water, gas or electric is easy when you use the right key to remove a meter lock. Perhaps you have locked out your own utilities while heading south for the winter, or suppose you have a summer home in the islands. Either way, locking out your own gas, water and electric can prevent unauthorized access while you are go...

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Tool To Remove a Barrel Lock

Posted by Charles on 11 April, 2013 at 21:40 Comments comments (59)

The tool to remove a barrel lock is nothing more than a unique key designed just for barrel locks. This is not the kind of key you can just walk into a Home Depot and buy. The key is specially crafted and engineered to work with barrel locks that are often used to lock-out utility services. As the price of resources like water, gas and electric continues to rise, ...

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Unlocking A Utility Meter

Posted by Charles on 10 April, 2013 at 20:55 Comments comments (51)

Unlocking a utility meter lock is a simple process that is easy to learn with the right tool. For example, it is first important to be sure you are indeed using the correct key. Only a barrel lock meter key should be used to open a barrel lock or cylinder lock. Some websites and YouTube videos offer "hacks" or picking techniques designed to open one of these locks...

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Finding The Right Utiltiy Meter Key

Posted by Charles on 8 April, 2013 at 17:40 Comments comments (28)

 Finding the right utility meter key is easy and only requires a little bit of research. While it can be time-consuming sorting through all the various utility meter keys designed for a wide range of cylinder and barrel locks, there are experts in the field that can quickly locate the exact key for your particular project. The experts found through this website can quickly ascertain which key you need for a particular me...

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How to Remove an Electric Meter and Relocate It

Posted by Charles on 8 April, 2013 at 2:00 Comments comments (218)


During remodeling and building projects, it can become necessary to remove an electric meter and box and relocate it to a new position on the structure. Most of the time, this process is done in the opposite direction. The new meter box is mounted and readied for the meter to be inserted into it. At that time, the o...

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How to Change an Electric Meter

Posted by Charles on 6 April, 2013 at 21:40 Comments comments (246)

Changing your electric meter might be necessary if it the dials are broken, it is worn out, or you are upgrading to a more efficient system. However, it is a task only to be undertaken by a professional electrician. Any attempt to change an electricity meter by...

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How the Locking Mechanism on an Electric Meter Box Works

Posted by Charles on 6 April, 2013 at 21:05 Comments comments (385)

Electric utility companies use a variety of locks to secure your meter. These locks prevent people from tampering with the electric meter, such as changing the meter's usage readout. No matter what type of locking system a utility company installs, most of the lock cylinders utili...

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Where To Get a Barrel Lock Meter Key?

Posted by Charles on 6 April, 2013 at 15:35 Comments comments (7)

Where to get a barrel lock meter key is quite easy if you have found this blog and our associated website. We are the experts on every version of the meter key for barrel locks. It is importnat to understand that there is a wide array of barrel locks for various gas, water and electric meter applications. Going with a trusted company that knows meter locks and key...

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Using a Meter Key Correctly

Posted by Charles on 4 April, 2013 at 0:20 Comments comments (86)

Using a meter key correctly is a little different than using a standard key for a standard lock. Because the meter lock used most often is a cylinder lock there is also a custom key that is used. This key is far more precise than your typical pad lock key. Because it is so precise it must be used carefully so as to avoid damage to both the lock and the meter key. ...

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Using The Right Key To Unlock a Meter Lock

Posted by Charles on 2 April, 2013 at 12:05 Comments comments (0)

Using the right key to unlock a meter lock is important to insuring the integrity of that lock. There are a number of videos on YouTube that show how to attempt to open a meter lock with a #2 screw. We do not advise this practice or recommend this kind of activity. It will almost always result in damage to the meter lock. In fact, anything other than a genuine met...

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How To Remove a Meter Lock

Posted by Charles on 1 April, 2013 at 15:55 Comments comments (10)

There are a number of ways to remove a meter lock that is commonly used on a wide range of utility boxes. There is a correct way and an incorrect way to remove meter locks. The correct way is to use an approved barrel lock meter key that is appropriate for the lock in question. Only the designated key intended to work with the lock in question should be used. The ...

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Why do Utility Meters Have Locks

Posted by Charles on 31 March, 2013 at 12:15 Comments comments (0)

For all the obvious reasons is the short answer. Most often a gas meter, electric meter or water meter can be locked out for failure to pay a monthly utility bill. In other cases a homeowner going on vacation can lock out there own utility services to ensure that no unauthorized access will occur. Either way most utilities have a lock-out function. Homeowners wish...

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Smart Meters Banned in Ojai California

Posted by Charles on 30 March, 2013 at 1:05 Comments comments (4)

In a recent landmark move last week the city of Ojai became the first local government in the country to pass an ordinance banning any type of smart meters from being installed on resident's homes. This is a move in the right direction and will likely spread to more cities and municipalities around the country. Ample evidence exists to support the assertion that s...

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Never Tamper With a Barrel Lock

Posted by Charles on 29 March, 2013 at 0:15 Comments comments (0)

 While there may be some cases where the urge to tamper with a barrel lock presents itself, in truth the only right way to open a barrel lock or cylinder lock is to use the proper tool or meter key. A quick search of the Internet or YouTube will likely turn up dozens of references to ways to open a barrel with everything from a screwdriver to a wood screw. Whi...

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Utility Meter Locks and Keys

Posted by Charles on 27 March, 2013 at 11:00 Comments comments (29)

Almost all utility meters have a provision for a lock out function. In other words utility companies can indeed lock-out a customer from water, electric or gas services for non-payment. The interesting thing worth understanding is that locks for utility meters are usually non-standard type locks that require the use of a special key to lock and unlock. In most cas...

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NYC Con Edison Meter Key Basics

Posted by Charles on 26 March, 2013 at 18:00 Comments comments (91)

The NYC Con Edison meter key basics are quite simple in that having the right key for the right job is vitally important. In fact, when dealing with a Con Edison meter lock it is important to make sure that you have the right tool to avoid damaging a delicate meter lock. Con Edison like other power companies around the country uses a unique lock and key system that is specific to that particular power companies opera...

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Where To Buy a Barrel Lock Meter Key

Posted by Charles on 25 March, 2013 at 22:40 Comments comments (60)

There are indeed many places to buy a barrel lock meter key, such as this site for example. However, not all businesses, especially those online, can deliver quality tools and meter keys that are certified, real and professional. Our site is one company that puts customer service and total customer satisfaction as a top priority. We talk with our customers when the...

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How to Open a Barrel Lock?

Posted by Charles on 25 March, 2013 at 2:45 Comments comments (0)

If you don't have the key to the barrel lock then you are trying to pick it. Barrel locks are much harder to pick seeing that they use pins instead of keys. You can not use any sort of pin key, they come in different numbered pins. So be sure that you have the right one. To learn more about this go to

We have all the meter keys to open electrical meters like. Utility Meter Lock Tool, Key for Electric Meter Lock,Remove Electric Meter Locks,Utility Met...

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Unlocking an Electrical Meter Box

Posted by Charles on 24 March, 2013 at 15:35 Comments comments (81)

  Unlocking an electrical meter box it is really quite simple and only requires understanding how the actual lock is constructed. A power meter box typically uses a lock that is comprised of a solid type rod with a uniquely shaped head that is flared. This type assembly allows for steel spring type blades to engage and effectively lock. An electrical meter box...

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