Images from LSS+: The Multimedia Edition of Locks, Safes and Security
This month we feature images of Medeco Biaxial and M3 cylinders, in connection with the article regarding security vulnerabilities of the M3.
MEDECO® HIGH SECURITY LOCKS
The Medeco Biaxial® cylinder cutaway showing the interaction of the sidebar and the rotating pins.
MEDECO M3 HIGH SECURITY CYLINDER
The Medeco M3 cylinder utilizes the Biaxial technology but adds another layer of security and key control with the introduction of a patented slider mechanism. This slider is controlled by one of twenty-six steps on the key and is moved into the precise position to allow the sidebar to retract. Note the gates on the sidebar. There are corresponding tabs on the slider that must be perfectly aligned.
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