All locks are not created equal. MedecoŽ
cylinders provide a high degree of
security by incorporating special design features inside each
cylinder. Medeco cylinders offer superior pick resistance,
excellent resistance against drilling and other forced attacks,
large number of combinations and a utility patent to protect
against unauthorized key duplication.
Pick resistance is accomplished through the use of specially
designed pins that must be elevated and rotated to an exact
position in order for the lock to operate. False slots on the
sides of the pins, along with mushroom shaped top pins, further
enhance the cylinder's pick resistance.
To resist drilling, hardened steel inserts are used to
protect critical areas of the plug face, shell and sidebar.
Additional drill resistance is provided by hardened steel rods
inside the bottom pins and selective use of hardened steel top
Protection against the unauthorized duplication of keys is
accomplished through the use of strong utility patents and
strict factory key control policies. Additional restriction on
key cutting occurs due to fact that a special key cutting must
be used at accurately reproduce the critical angled cuts on a
MEDECO Retrofit Cylinders
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