Kaba Mas X-09 End-of-Life Process Continues

July 29, 2015

Kaba Mas responded to the June 2011 update to Federal Specification FF-L-2740 (now revision B) with the development and the April 2013 approval of the X-10. Kaba Mas has provided parts and service for both the X-09 and the X-10 since that approval.

With concurrence from the GSA and the Interagency Committee on Security Equipment (IACSE), Kaba Mas is now moving forward with an “end-of-life” process for the X-09. Effective 1 October 2015, X-09 parts and repair service will no longer be available. GSA / IACSE’s involvement in this decision was based on transitioning to a lock which complies with updated federal requirements.

“Kaba Mas is committed to provide superior products, and long-term support,” says Eric Elkins, senior manager, business development - government products. “However, in this case, at the request of the government, we will discontinue replacement parts and repair support for the X-09. The intent is to replace locks, when needed, with locks that provide the highest level of resistance to today’s evolving threats.”

Training classes for high security locks currently covers both the X-09 and the X-10. Students who participate in a scheduled Kaba Mas class receive a certification for both X-09 and X-10. There is no plan to change the training class syllabus at this time.

Founded as the Mas-Hamilton Group in 1989, Kaba Mas has become an international leader in the development of mechanical and electronic locking devices and systems designed for a variety of safe and container applications. Technological innovation has been the fuel that has powered this rapid growth. With both Kaba and LA GARD brands, Kaba Mas continues the development of efficient, effective systems that truly respond to real-world security challenges. Kaba Mas is a member of the Kaba Group, a technology leader in the worldwide security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs approximately 9,000 staff in more than 60 countries. Kaba provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, spaces and sites, as well as solutions for personal and operational data collection that meet customers' needs for security, organization and convenience. Please visit us at: www.kaba-mas.com.

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