The very next week after the lock was installed, burglars tried to smash it using a metal chain link fence pole that still had its concrete base attached. When the school district’s head of security went to the site, he found broken pieces of concrete all around the door and several dings and dents on the handle and the body of the lockset. Fearing the worst, the security chief tried the lock – which had survived the beating by the makeshift Thor’s hammer. It was still locked, and he was able to open it with his key as if nothing had happened.
Modesto City Schools has ordered more than 300 11-Line locksets since then. Since moving to the SARGENT 11-Line with T-Zone construction, school officials are extremely impressed with the security, protection and prevention of property damage the locks have provided. In fact, since the original incident at the school site the vandals have not attempted to break into that area again.
The ASSA ABLOY SARGENT 11-Line is a Grade 1 lock with true interlocking “T-Zone” construction between the cast/machined stainless steel lock body and the latch, exceeding ANSI/BHMA A156.2 Series 4000 Grade 1 standards by a factor of 15 for unmatched durability. The 11-Line withstands over 3,000 in/lbs of force on a locked lever, which is tested to have no sag even after 15 million cycles.