2020 Buyers Guide For Medeco Locks

When the world’s top security experts are called on to recommend lockdown options for ultra- high security United States government and military installations like the White House and Pentagon as well as financial institutions, airports, power plants, museums and other critical sites worldwide, they turn to Medeco High Security Cylinder locks.

Medeco Locks

Thanks to their patented “chisel tipped” lock pins that can only be turned by keys with correspondingly angled cuts, triple locking technology, solid brass construction

and hardened inserts to deter drilling, Medeco locks are considered to be almost unpickable.

Unsurpassed in durability, every Medeco lock meets or exceeds UL 437 criteria.  In addition, each has passed a 40,000-cycle endurance test, resistance to picking or key fitting tests, as well as attack resistance tests for drilling, forcing, prying, sawing, plug-driving, pulling and corrosion in a salt fog chamber. 

Moreover, most standard cylinders on the market today don’t come anywhere close to meeting these stringent industry standards.

No wonder American-made Medeco locks have been the first choice of 75% of the premium security market serving wholesale and retail customers, original equipment manufacturers, as well as commercial, industrial, and residential users since the company was founded in 1968.

 

You can get Medeco cylinders online, or at your local locksmith store. We highly recommend verifying that the locksmith is an official dealer of Medeco before purchasing a lock as it may affect the warranty.

Medeco Maxum High Security Deadbolt

For doors that you simply can’t afford to have drilled, wrenched, bumped, ice-picked, crowbarred, hammered, or kicked down, choose the ultimate security of this solid brass, UL437-listed deadbolt lock. With a saw-resistant bolt mechanism that provides flexibility and easy installation for both mortise and drive-in face applications, this single-sided deadbolt also features a large thumb turn that makes locking and unlocking doors easy for those who are physically challenged.  

In addition, as an extra level of security, this lock’s utility-patented Medeco3 design makes it illegal for keys to be copied without prior-authorization.

 

  • Lock certified BHMA A156.36 Grade 1
  • Cylinder certified BHMA A156.30 Level A
  • Can be used with existing master key system
  • Key can be retrofitted with a prox head
  • Double cylinder captive thumb turn option also available
  • Extremely high number of key combinations allows for the largest master key systems in the industry
  • Can be master keyed into a system featuring Medeco BiLevel and Medeco Mechanical as well as Medeco³ CLIQ Intelligent Key Systems.
  • Available in a variety of mechanical cylinder and eCylinder technologies
  • Wide range of finish options make it easy to match current hardware
  • Limited two (2) year manufacturer’s defect warranty

 

Estimated cost:

 

Lock only: About $200

Installation by a professional locksmith: $100

Medeco Key in Knob & Key in Lever Cylinders

Looking for a cost-effective way to upgrade to the superior security of Medeco? Look no further than these solid brass, key-in-knob and key-in-lever cylinders that will let you retrofit your current knob-type and lever-type cylindrical locksets and padlocks as well as auxiliary deadlocks and dead latches. Ideal for large scale security overhauls for home or business applications where you need extra protection but don’t want the hassle of tearing everything out and starting from scratch.

• Lock certified BHMA A156.36 Grade 1
• Cylinder certified BHMA A156.30 Level A
• Available in a variety of mechanical and eCylinder technologies
• Wide range of different finish options make it easy to match current hardware
• Limited two (2) year manufacturer’s defect warranty

Estimated cost:

Lock only: About $30
Installation by a professional locksmith: $50

Medeco Rim & Mortise Cylinders

If you’re unsatisfied with your business’s current level of security when it comes to locks, it’s easy to kick it up a notch or two with these UL 437-listed Medeco solid-brass rim and mortise cylinders that you can use with your existing hardware. Installation is a snap. 

 

For mortise cylinders, simply screw the threads on the outside of the cylinder’s shell into most any mortise lock case on the market. 

 

In addition, rim cylinders can be used with auxiliary rim locks including night latches, panic devices, surface-mounted deadbolts as well as “jimmy-proof” vertical or interlocking deadbolts.  Once installed, you’ll enjoy the added protection of a lock that is virtually drill, pick, and bump-proof.  As an added measure of security, these locks’ utility-patented Medeco design makes it illegal for keys to be copied without prior-authorization.

 

  • Lock certified BHMA A156.36 Grade 1
  • Cylinder certified BHMA A156.30 Level A
  • Can be used with existing master key system
  • Extremely high number of key combinations allows for the largest master key systems in the industry
  • Can be master keyed into a system featuring Medeco BiLevel and Medeco³ Mechanical as well as Medeco³ CLIQ Intelligent Key Systems
  • Key can be retrofitted with a prox head
  • Available in a variety of mechanical cylinder and eCylinder technologies
  • Wide range of finish options make it easy to match current hardware
  • Limited two (2) year manufacturer’s defect warranty

 

Estimated cost:

 

Lock only: About $95

Installation by a professional locksmith: $150

Medeco Cam Locks

Why settle for flimsy, factory-installed locks that come with typical desk drawers, filing cabinets, safety deposit boxes and doors when you can make sure your valuables, important papers, firearms, or prescriptions are virtually 100% secure with a UL 437-listed Medeco Cam Lock. 

 

Internationally recognized as the gold standard of for small scale applications, these solid brass ¾” diameter cam locks feature hardened, stainless steel inserts positioned throughout the cylinder to defend against drawers and doors being yanked or even drilled open. 

 

Furthermore, they are available in a wide variety of sizes and functions, their patented Medeco3 triple locking action design makes these locks virtually pick-proof and allows you to take advantage of a wide range of keying and master-keying options.

 

Finally, as an extra level of security, this lock is utility-patented which makes it illegal for keys to be copied without prior-authorization.

 

  • Lock certified BHMA A156.36 Grade 1
  • Cylinder certified BHMA A156.30 Level A
  • UL 437 listed solid brass construction with security insert provides added drill protection
  • Non-UL Listed sold brass models without security inserts are also available
  • Locks can be keyed differently, keyed alike, or master keyed with other Medeco3products
  • Can be master keyed into a system featuring Medeco BiLevel and Medeco³ Mechanical as well as Medeco³ CLIQ Intelligent Key Systems
  • Removable core format option available
  • Available in a variety of mechanical cylinder and eCylinder technologies
  • Wide range of finish options make it easy to match current hardware
  • Multiple key pull options available
  • Limited two (2) year manufacturer’s defect warranty

 

 Estimated cost:

 

Lock only: About $60

Installation by a professional locksmith: $70

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