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Medeco Wins ASIS 2017 Accolades Competition - Security’s Best Award
The Medeco XT Dual-Technology Cylinder - for Rapid-Entry Applications

Salem, Va. (September 14, 2017) Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., located in Salem, Va., was a winner of the ASIS 2017 Accolades Competition and a Security’s Best Award recipient. The award will be presented during the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits on Tuesday, September 26, 2016 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

The Medeco XT Dual-Tech retrofit cylinder is designed for both accountability and rapid-entry applications. It combines two cylinder technologies—the Medeco XT electronic cylinder and the Medeco X4 mechanical cylinder—in one mortise cylinder housing. 

  • The Medeco XT electronic cylinder provides everyday access and gives the user full control and accountability by leveraging all of the features of Medeco’s powerful XT Web Manager software.
  • The Medeco X4 mechanical cylinder is ideal for local fire departments because it uses simple and familiar mechanical key technology, allowing rapid entry for inspections or emergency responses. 

“Both cylinders operate independently of one another so access is provided using either the XT key or the X4 key,” said Gene Cronin, Medeco XT and Aperio product line manager. “Being able to provide a solution to our customers that allows them to leverage our cutting-edge XT hardware for their accountability needs and still comply with local fire codes is very important to us. The Dual-tech cylinder does just that!”

The Medeco XT Dual-Tech Cylinder uses existing hardware so no hard wiring is requiredand is a direct retrofit for most mortise lock applications. Product can be ordered either pinned or sub-assembled for the Medeco X4 cylinder and includes two keys.

There is nothing else out there like XT Dual-Tech and we are honored that it was recognized as a winner of this year’s ASIS Accolades Competition.”

The ASIS Accolades Competition provides an outstanding opportunity for companies to distinguish their innovative solutions while maximizing exposure and valuable recognition. Participating companies will:

  • Gain a competitive edge in today's dynamic security marketplace
  • Stand out from hundreds of other exhibitors vying for attention
  • Reinforce industry expertise and product leadership
  • Demonstrate innovation to customers and prospects

For more information about Medeco XT Dual-Tech, visit

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.


 ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information, visit

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