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Videx and Medeco offer electronic lock cylinders and keys. For the purpose of this article, we will discuss the Videx CyberLock and the Medeco M3Logic™.
Medeco Logic, M3 Logic
ASSA Abloy companies offer a variety of electronic cylinders and keys, each designed for specific purposes. For this article, we will discuss the Medeco Logic including the M3 Logic.
Medeco Logic is a new retrofit electromechanical product consisting of digital keys and digital cylinders. The Medeco M3 Logic offers access control functionality with features like time date scheduling, audit trails, and adding and deleting user keys without wires. The M3 Logic commercial and residential cylinder options include rim, mortise, KIK/KIL, large format interchangeable core, deadbolts, padlocks, and cam locks. Lock cylinders are available with optional hardened steel nose. M3 Logic cylinders are available in standard finishes and are weather resistant. Medeco M3 Logic mechanical and electronic technology maintains patented key control.
The Medeco M3 Logic takes keeps the mechanical lock mechanism and adds electronic capabilities. M3 Logic cylinders have built-in electronics packages. The package communicates with the electronics in the key when the key is inserted. When a properly programmed key is inserted into a compatible lock cylinder, it activates an electric motor that retracts the electromechanical blocking element. Once retracted, the key is then able to operate the lock cylinder as long as the key is cut to bitting of the mechanical lock cylinder.
M3 Logic lock cylinders can be keyed into an existing Medeco3 master key system, expanding the capabilities and the level of security to those doors that require knowing who entered at what time. Beyond existing master key systems, the Medeco M3 Logic key can also include an optional RFID coil that will allow it to be read by card readers and RFID electronic locks.
Medeco M3 Logic combines Medeco mechanical M3 lock mechanism with ASSA Abloy Cliq™ electronic technology. Cliq is an electronic access control system designed around mechanical lock cylinders and keys with the ability to communicate and control user access rights, time and date in a 6-Bit DES encrypted data stream between the key and the cylinder. Cliq technology is built into modified mechanical lock cylinders requiring a properly programmed and correctly cut key blade to operate the mechanical-electronic lock cylinder. Cliq is proprietary to ASSA Abloy.
The Medeco M3 Logic cylinder has the capability of storing 1,000 groups per cylinder having 1,000 keys per group. M3 Logic cylinders store the most recent 750 audit records. M3 Logic cylinders are reprogrammed using software and an administration key.
A CR2025 lithium battery having a 20,000 cycle/2 year average life powers the M3 Logic key. An audit key can retain up to 2,000 audit records. The M3 Logic key has an RFID/Proximity coil insert for dual use with Logic lock cylinders and HID compatible reader equipped systems. The inserts are temperature rated for -20 ° F to +122 ° F.
Medeco offers a two-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects for the M3 Logic products.
For more information contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Medeco, Telephone: 800-839-3157. Web Site: http://medeco.com.
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The Videx CyberLock, first introduced at ASIS 2000, is a mechatronic (combination of the words mechanical and electronic) lock system that converts existing mechanical locks into an electromechanical access control system. The Videx electronic lock cylinders, programmable keys and CyberAudit-Web software combine to control access.
The CyberLock electronic cylinders retrofit mechanical lock cylinders. There are mechatronic cylinders for door lock hardware, cabinetry, safes, padlocks and vending machines. The door lock hardware mechatronic cylinders retrofit Schlage® six-pin and Yale® six- and seven-pin K-I-K and K-I-L lock cylinders, mortise and rim cylinders, small format interchangeable cores and Schlage large format cores.