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Cylinders are one of the most crucial components of any keyed lock. They allow the correct key to operate a lock or prevent the incorrect key from granting access. Qualified Hardware offers replacement cylinders as well as OEM cylinders and cores for the locks that we provide.

More About Medeco Security Locks

Founded in 1968, Medeco established its position in high security with the invention of a unique locking principal using angled cut keys in concert with the elevation and rotation of special pin tumblers to provide millions of different key combinations. This invention produced a cylinder that was highly resistant to virtually all forms of attack and created an unrivaled level of security. The angled cuts on the key and the cylinder design were so unique that a utility patent was issued, which protected the Medeco(R) cylinder and key so that no other manufacturer could reproduce them. The principle of exclusive manufacturing rights over key blanks was successfully defended in court many times over, setting the basis for an entirely new kind of key control.

Medeco(R) continues to be one of the world's leading producers of high security locks. Continuing product development and new product innovation allows Medeco(R) to continue its leadership in the high security, controlled duplication of keys, and the retrofit cylinder marketplace.

Medeco(R) Security Locks is one of a host of ASSA ABLOY companies. ASSA ABLOY, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is the world's leading lock group. QualifiedHardware.com is proud to be an authorized distributor of Medeco(R) high security cylinders, locks and accessories.

When you need Medeco(R) lock products, QualifiedHardware.com can satisfy your needs from our broad inventory, with fast free shipping within the continental US. The well trained customer service representatives at QualifiedHardware.com can answer your technical and application questions and provide literature, templates and instructions for all Medeco(R) products.