Can I make a copy of a Medeco key?

Can I make a copy of a Medeco key?

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.

How much does it cost to cut 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.

How do I get a Medeco key made?

Have your key, key card, and/or key tag information available and contact G.S. Davidson at 617-389-4000 or Medeco Customer Care Department at 1-800-839-3157.

Why are Medeco keys so expensive?

Here’s why medeco keys are “expensive”. They aren’t regular keys, and they are cut in 3 different angles. Right, Left, and Center. This makes picking really difficult and gives you high security to what you keeping behind this door lock.

Can Medeco locks be rekeyed?

In rekeying medeco lock, one authorized medeco dealer removes the pins and springs in the lock cylinder and replaces them with new pins and springs that work with a new and different key. Returned customers can order more keys for existing order at anytime. Key codes are restricted to that customer.

What are Medeco keys?

Medeco has developed and maintains four types of Electronic Carded Key Control Programs: Patriot, Liberty, Freedom and Gotham. Each require the presentation of a valid authorization card, along with proper identification, in order for keys to be duplicated by an authorized program certified dealer.

What is a Medeco key used for?

Medeco’s Key-in-Knob cylinders are designed to retrofit knob type cylindrical locksets, lever type cylindrical locksets, padlocks and bored type auxiliary deadlatches and deadlocks.

Can a Medeco lock be picked?

The Medeco locks have a vertical row of six pins arranged like most pin tumbler locks. Unlike your average lock, the rotation of the pins is important. 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.

Are Medeco locks worth it?

Medeco Locks: This brand of locks is accessible and usually more affordable than most high-security locks. Medeco locks have an extensive catalog that can provide security at a manageable price. However, because of the lower price range, these locks don’t offer the absolute best protection.

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What does Medeco stand for?

Capitalizing on this invention and related patents, the Medeco company was established in 1968. The name was formed from the constituent words of the “Mechanical Development Company”. The Swedish based lock manufacturer Assa Abloy Group acquired Medeco in 1998.