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Medeco Awarded ISO 27001 Certification
Securing Information Assets a Top Priority for Medeco Security Locks

Salem, Va. (December 12, 2017) - Medeco® Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., has been awarded ISO 27001 certification from Intertek, an independent multi-national testing and certification firm. Achieving ISO 27001 certification affirms that Medeco’s Salem, Va. operation adheres to the internationally-recognized standards for information security management in the production and sale of Intelligent Key (electronic locking) systems.

ISO 20071 certification provides requirements for setting up and maintaining an information security management system (ISMS) in order to keep information assets secure. 

“Achieving ISO 27001 certification will have a positive impact on every part of our company,” said Medeco General Manager Joseph Kingma. “It validates that which was already in place, and has improved the framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in our information security management processes.” 

ISO 27001 certification assures customers that information being stored on servers or cloud-based systems is being handled in a secure manner, minimizing the risk of exploitation of data. Information assets can include financial information, intellectual property, employee information and details, and any information supplied by third parties, including vendors and end users. 

“Although I am proud of our ISO 27001 certification, I am most excited for our customers,” added Kingma. “They deserve the highest level of integrity from Medeco and, along with delivering the best products and services available in the industry, we must protect the information and infrastructure that makes those products secure.”  

 Medeco’s ISO 27001 certification was awarded by Intertek, an independent multi-national testing and certification firm. Medeco is committed to maintaining the integrity of its Information Security Management System through continuous monitoring and improvement. 

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

About Intertek:
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit