What is a Medeco key?

Medeco XT. MedecoXT is a complete electronic locking system providing Controlled Access, Accountability, Physical Security, and System Management. More than just a way to protect your property, equipment and assets, Medeco XT is also a business tool that can lead to a substantial return on investment.

What are Medeco keys used for?

Medeco® locks are used to protect facilities worldwide such as high security government installations, industrial and institutional organizations,…

What is a patent key?

A patented keyway offers protection against unauthorized key duplication. A manufacturer with a UTILITY patent key system design controls the manufacturing and distribution of the cylinders and key (key blanks). To the customer, this means that keys and key blanks are not readily available in the open market.

Can you make copies of Medeco keys?

Only Medeco authorized locksmiths are equipped to duplicate Medeco keys, and they record and verify every transaction. Each key cut is held on file at both the Locksmith and Medeco. It’s a 2 part authentication process to ensure the security of the key duplication process.

What is a high security key?

High security keys are keys that are difficult or practically impossible to duplicate without permission and that work with locks that have resistance to being picked, bumped, or defeated by other means.

How much is a Medeco key?

Key codes are restricted to that customer. Price (included one key per lock) is $25 per lock for less than 3 locks to re-key. $20 per lock for 3 – 20 locks. $15 per lock for more than 20 locks.

Can Medeco locks be picked?

[Jon]’s Medecoder tool is a thin piece of wire with a sliding scale to help you position these grooves correctly. To pick the lock, you first set all the pins to the correct height. Then, using the Medecoder you find each pin’s individual groove. All Medeco locks have the pins at the same distance from the lock face.

What is a protected key system?

Patent-protected key systems ensure that no one other than the provider – or a third party appointed by the provider – can produce keys or key blanks. Attempting to copy patent-protected keys have consequences not unlike violating copyright laws.

How much does it cost to copy a Medeco key?

Duplicating a key for a high-security lock such as a Medeco lock runs about $8-$20 or more, and usually can only be done with proper documentation at the authorized dealer who installed the lock. Medeco locks have a patented key which can’t be copied by tracing it.

What are Medeco keys made of?

nickel silver
The manufacturer will only supply cut keys and key blanks that are constructed of high quality nickel silver.