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How many people have keys to your business...that you're aware of?
30% of all business thefts and burglaries are accomplished using a duplicate key! Unauthorized key duplication can be made at most retail discounts stores, swap meet, carwash or by anyone who has a key duplicator and the correct key blank.
|Dangerous to your business|
DO NOT DUPLICATE or DND stamped on your key is the equivalent to a keep off the grass sign. Both announce the owners desire...
but neither are enforceable!
If your employees have the need to carry keys to your business, chances are that someone at some point for whatever the reason will have a duplicate key made to your business without your knowledge; especially if the key goes to something of value or importance. We know this from experience because rekeying businesses that find themselves in a situation where losses and missing product are unaccounted for is a good part of our business; and if you didn't sell it, and its not on the shelf...well what are you to think...
Today there are key control products that will prevent unauthorized key duplication that should be considered the next time your business needs rekeying.
The security of any locking system is dependent upon two
very important factors. The first is protection against attacks
such as picking, drilling, bumping and forcing. The second is
the ability to control duplication of existing keys. Historically, unauthorized key duplication has played a major role in
compromising even the most sophisticated security systems.
Anyone with even temporary access to original keys has no problem getting duplicates made for their own use if the keys and key blanks are not patented protected. Even stamping "Do Not Duplicate" on a key merely warns someone not to copy the key - it is not a promise of legal protection or enforcement. The only way to ensure that keys cannot be copied without the consent of the owner is a key system with patented protected keys.
Medeco has counteracted the key control problem by doing three things:
1. Medeco manufactures cylinders which use keys that must be made on special key cutting machines. These machines are capable of reproducing the angled cuts and critical tolerances necessary to produce a workable Medeco key, and are not found at general hardware stores.
2. Medeco sells its high quality, precision machined cylinders and locks only to security industry professionals along with a binding agreement. Every restricted Medeco key blank is custom coined and tracked by Medeco to identify it as an authorized key blank which
protects against unauthorized copies.
3. Medeco invests heavily in research and development to establish strong patents and legal agreements to protect its locks and key blanks from unauthorized distribution or manufacture. In this way, Medeco can litigate to protect its rights and the security of its customers.
A Key Control Program That's Right for You
Not every user has the same key control needs. That's why Medeco has designed different key control programs and different keyways to meet a wide range of security specifications and key access requirements.
This program offers instant local access to additional keys with protection from unauthorized copying. Consumers simply return to the security provider from which they purchased the locks. This security professional will have a signature card on file completed by the owner of the key system at the time the system was installed.
Authorized individuals are issued a card with embossed control data and a space for their signature. To obtain key duplicates, card holders present the card to any participating Medeco security professional. The data and signature will be verified and a key can then be issued. A card program is ideal for residential or businesses
that need keys available nationwide.
End User Program
The End User program is for large facilities that have their own locksmith on staff and that want to produce Medeco keys themselves. This program offers individualized control over key duplication procedures.
The Commercial Program is designed for users who use Medeco locks primarily for protection against picking, drilling and other forms of physical attack. Keys may be obtained from any Medeco locksmith without specific authorization.
Additional keys are only available from the Medeco factory and only with the proper signature.
eCylinder systems allow the end user the ability to control their own system to electronically change access to any cylinder or key onsite and obtain audit information. An in-depth discussion of the eCylinder will be for another time.
Need more information or want to find out which key control product is right for you. Call us today at 714 633-1499
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