Press Release


Medeco Wins 2015 GOOD DESIGNTM Award
Medeco T21 Key Management System Recognized 

Salem, VA – Medeco® High Security Locks, an ASSA ABLOY Group company located in Salem, Va., has won a 2015 GOOD DESIGNTM award for the Medeco T21 Key Management System.  GOOD DESIGNTM is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

For 2015, over 900 new products and graphic designs were submitted by various industrial design and graphic design firms working for Fortune 500 companies in more than 38 countries. The Medeco T21 Key Management System was recognized in the category “Design and Innovation.” Other entry categories included sustainability, creativity, branding, ecologically responsible design, human factors, materials, technology, graphic arts, packaging, and universal design.   

 “The Medeco T21 Key Management System is a sophisticated stand-alone key management system that combines innovative RFID technology with a robust design,” said Amanda Troise, Medeco Mechanical Product Line Manager. “It’s a cost-effective high-tech product housed in an attractive sleek case that clearly boasts form as much as it does function. So we’re thrilled that the T21 Key Management System won a GOOD DESIGNTM award.”

The Medeco T21 helps small to medium-sized businesses manage up to 21 keys or keysets in a plug and play solution. It helps resolve the questions:  Are your keys securely stored? Do you monitor who has access to keys? Are keys issued without proper authorizations? Are you concerned with keys being shared or lost? Would you like to reduce the risk of lost keys? Are you concerned with keys leaving your facility?

The 2015 GOOD DESIGNTM awarded corporations represent some of the world’s most visionary FORTUNE 500 companies: Apple, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Alessi SpA., Allianz Global , Allsteel, ASSA ABLOY, Arcelik A.S., Armstrong World Industries, Audi AG., B/E Aerospace, Inc., BlackBerry, BMW AG., Boeing Company, Bombardier Inc, Braun GmbH., BSH Home Appliances Corporation, Chivas Brothers, Coca-Cola Company, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Cuisinart, Dacor, Daimler AG.,Deutsche Telekom AG., Dolby Laboratories, Electrolux Major Appliances, Etón Corporation , First Alert, Fiskars Corporation, Formica Corporation, Google, Inc., Grohe AG., Haier Group, Harman International, Helly Hansen AS., Hewlett-Packard Co., Honeywell, Hunter Douglas, HTC Corporation, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Infiniti, Kartell, SpA., Kia Motors Corporation, Kohler Co., Kumho Tire, Lenovo Group Ltd., Life Fitness, Logitech International S.A., Medion AG., Mercedes-Benz, Merck S.A., MillerCoors, Nestlé Nespresso SA., NETGEAR, Nexen Tire Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Olympus, Panasonic, PepsiCo, Inc., Rado Watch, Robert Bosch GmbH., Royal Philips Electronics N.V., Samsung Electronics, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH., Siemens, Smeg SpA., Southwest Airlines, Tandus Centiva, Teknion, esla Motors Inc., The Procter & Gamble Corporation, Tupperware Brands Corporation, Vestel Electronics Co., Viking GmbH., VitrA, Volkswagen AG., Whirlpool, World Kitchen, LLC., and hundreds of other leading companies and designers synonymous with GOOD DESIGN.

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About Medeco

Founded in 1968 and based in Salem, Va., Medeco is a market leader in mechanical and electronic locks and locking systems for security, safety, and control. The company’s customer base includes wholesale and retail security providers, original equipment manufacturers, and institutional, commercial, industrial and residential end-users. Visit for additional information.


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Amanda Troise
Mechanical Product Line Manager

Medeco Security Locks
Salem, VA