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The access control and security product company dormakaba has a new European patent – valid until 2033 – applying to its Kaba 20 key blanks and keys and their overall use. Following on the manufacturer’s Kaba 20 cylinder, the new patent is for industrial applications that require secure access in some of the most demanding places, the makers say.

The new patent features a unique cylinder design which has been precision engineered to specific tolerances and incorporates up to 27 pins – an increase on the original 22 pin lock. This provides a high degree of protection against attempted manipulation, allowing users to have confidence in the integrity of the system, the product firm adds.

As well as an upgrade to the lock, the entire Kaba 20 Long Life protected master key system has been updated. The key features a controlled milling process to regulate and protect the copying of the key; duplicate keys are only available from the factory with a pre-arranged authorisation process. dormakaba also offers a technical consultancy to engineer specific solutions and functionality for bespoke customer requirements.

Clive Baker, Director of Security Locking at dormakaba, says: “We are thrilled to add the new patent Kaba 20 Long Life protected master key system to our superior product portfolio. At dormakaba we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality access systems and believe the new extended patent is the ideal product for those seeking the most secure controlled access.”



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