All locks are not created equal. Medeco® cylinders provide a high degree of security by incorporating special design features inside each cylinder. Medeco cylinders offer superior pick resistance, are virtually bump proof, offer excellent resistance against drilling and other forced attacks, large number of combinations and a utility patent to protect against unauthorized key duplication.
Pick & Bump Attack Resistance
Pick and bump attack 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, and with the incorporation of the reciprocal slider mechanism, 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 pins.
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 key.