News Briefs July

Medeco’s M3 Logic Offers Enhanced Electronic Accountability With facilities around the world requiring greater security, Medeco Security Locks answers the call with its newest Logic electronic cylinder platform, M³ Logic. With M 3 Logic, users can...

Property owners and security managers now can change the keying on locks in as little as 15 seconds with ProSeries® Recodable solid steel padlocks introduced by Master Lock Company. That’s great news when the unexpected happens and a new key is needed. It’s no longer necessary to replace the padlock or have to wait on someone else to rekey it.

A patented cylinder in the new ProSeries 7053 and 7053LJ Recodable locks enables property owners and managers to use a simple change tool in order to switch from one key to that opens a lock to another key. This can be done in four easy steps:

(1) Insert the current key and turn it to the unlocked position.

(2) With the key still in, insert the change tool into a hole in the cylinder next to the keyway.

(3) Remove the old key and insert the new key, with the change tool still in place.

(4) Remove the tool and turn the new key to the original (unlocked) position.

The new key now will open the lock.

“Our ProSeries Recodable padlocks can be real time- and money-savers in any situation where re-keying is needed for security purposes, or when the user wants to match padlock and door hardware so they can use a single key for both,” said John Ficcadenti, Master Lock Senior Product Manager, Security Products.  

“For greater convenience, our Recodable padlocks can be keyed to match Master Lock Grade 3 residential and recodable door hardware or any door with a Kwikset® keyway. In any case, re-keying is simple and fast. It avoids the time and expense of obtaining and installing new locks and can be repeated as often as needed.”

Along with re-keying speed, ease and savings, durable solid-body, solid steel ProSeries Recodable padlocks stand up to the elements as well as would-be intruders. Boron alloy shackles are twice as hard to cut as standard hardened shackles. The padlocks’ ball-bearing locking mechanism provides superior protection against prying, shimming and rap attacks. Resistance to lock bumping and picking is also built into these new padlocks.

“For owners and managers of business operations or multi-family properties where frequent tenant or employee turnover is the norm, ProSeries Recodable padlocks are an ideal choice,” sums up Ficcadenti. “These padlocks make it easier than ever to maintain security for storage lockers, gates and fences, storefronts and other things, with single-key convenience and do-it-yourself savings as part of the bargain.”


Marks USA Secures Trump Tower

Marks USA welcomed the challenge of creating custom locksets for Trump Tower in Chicago, utilizing custom escutcheons engraved with the Trump World logo. The 486 residences of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago present an extraordinary lifestyle opportunity known to few throughout the world. This is private, residential living in the heart of downtown Chicago with luxury, comfort and extraordinary style.

Marks USA Custom Lockset Division manufactures mortise, cylindrical and tubular locks in a large variety of designs and functions. They also offer custom trim with engraving and conventional and high-security keying for residential and industrial systems. For more information, visit


Biometric Fingerprint Reader Works Underwater

Lumidigim partner i-Evo demonstrated biometric readers able to work in the harshest conditions – even underwater or through Latex gloves – at IFSEC, May 16-19, in Birmingham (UK).

“Not that long ago, security designers had to be very careful about deploying fingerprint biometrics,” explains Shaun Oakes, managing director of i-Evo.  “If the environment wasn’t exactly right, it was difficult to enroll people and, later, get their reads satisfactorily.  Thus, they have not been able to get rid of their cards, which are costly to replace and not very secure, until now.  Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology sensors make this all possible.”

That is because Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads. Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, Lumidigm’s sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers in all types of environments.

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