Biaxial Pin Line Locks featuring Medeco® CoreThe M line offers superior security in all different showcase and cabinet locks with thousands of high-security precision cut key combinations. Some M line locks are also available in a Removable Core (R) version. Locks can be keyed alike, individually or in groups and can be master or grand master keyed. The unique double-locking mechanism renders our cylinders virtually pick-proof.
At Kenstan, we assemble every lock to order and strive to meet your requested in-house date. Our standard lead time is to ship within 2 weeks from the receipt of your order. Rush order and emergency services are available.
The M line standard plating finish is Polished Nickel housing with a Satin Chrome core.
A wide range of special plating finishes is also available, including Polished Brass, Satin Brass, Statuary Bronze, Matte Black and Custom Finishes to match your showcase hardware.
Please note: Extended lead-time and plating lot charges may apply to the Special and Custom finishes. Please call Kenstan for details.
Key Control and Resistance to Attack
The security of any locking system depends on two critical factors: physical strength against picking/drilling/forcing and controlling duplication of existing keys. The M line has countered these by the following:
- Hardened steel inserts were added to protect the keyway, shear line and sidebar areas.
- Biaxial locks employ offset chisel-pointed pins to make picking virtually impossible.
- M line keys must be cut on special key cutting machines that reproduce the angled cuts to match the Biaxial chisel point pins.
- Every M li ne key blank is accounted for and its release controlled by the factory and marked for end-user identification.
- We will process extra key orders only with an authorized signature.
Key Retaining vs. Non-Key Retaining Lock Function
The M line standard operation is a key retaining function (captive), which means that the operating key can be removed in the locked position only; therefore, the lock cannot be accidentally left in the open/unlocked.
M locks can also be supplied as non-key retaining (non-captive), which allows the key to be removed in both the locked and unlocked position.
Designer Note: For true captive operation, the use of our captive key locks must be coordinated with sliding door showcase design. The use of non by-passing sliding doors is recommended to restrict door movement and ensure key removal only when the doors are in the secure position.