Press Release


Medeco Introduces Medeco XT Dual-Technology Cylinder at ASIS
Primary Use is Rapid-Entry Applications

Salem, Va. (September 12, 2016) Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., located in Salem, Va., will introduce its new Medeco XT Dual-Tech Cylinder at the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits show September 12-15 in Orlando, Fl.     

The patent-pending 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. “Having the ability to use either the mechanical or electronic key makes this cylinder ideal for any situation where rapid entry is required.”

The Medeco XT Dual-Tech Cylinder uses existing hardware so no hard wiring is required and it retrofits a variety of cylinder formats. Product can be ordered either pinned or sub-assembled for the Medeco X4 cylinder and includes two keys.

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

Gene Cronin
Medeco XT and Aperio Product Line Manager
Medeco Security Locks