Press Release /Other/Medeco/2_Header/About.jpg Medeco XT SPC Key Cabinet Wins New Product of the Year Award Salem, Va. (August 25, 2017)– Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., located in Salem, Va., was recipient of Security Today magazine’s New Product of the Year Award. The Medeco XT SPC Key Cabinet won top honors in the category, “User Authentication / Identification / Credentialing and Management.” The letters “S-P-C” in the Medeco XT SPC product’s name stand for “Secured Programming and Charging” device. Now in its ninth year, the New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. More than 100 entries were received this year in the independently juried contest. Winners were honored in 40 product award categories. “The Medeco XT SPC is a robust metal key cabinet that secures up to 64 individual Medeco XT Intelligent keys with a special lock-in place feature to maintain security--only an assigned user is able to retrieve his key(s). An added benefit is that each key is recharged while in storage so it’s always ready to be used,” said Gene Cronin, Medeco XT and Aperio product line manager. “For greater scheduling flexibility, the Medeco XT SPC key cabinet contains an intuitive LCD touch-screen device that conveniently programs the keys upon removal.” The Medeco XT SPC offers a full audit of key removal and return and fully networked software allowing multiple levels of oversight. The cabinet includes a mechanical key override on its security door and there is a battery back-up in case of power failure. The Medeco XT SPC key cabinet is an ingenious key programming, management, and charging system that adds tremendous value to many markets, including retail, critical infrastructure, and commercial applications. The Medeco XT SPC Key Cabinet is available in several models including a 64, 32, or 16 -Key options. “The New Product of the Year contest gives us a terrific sampling of security solutions, but what is more amazing each year is the technical savvy that comes along with new products,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today magazine. “Our juried judges must be able to understand technology and innovation to be able to stay on top of security solutions that will blend into the platforms in use today, and what will be expected of them tomorrow. Our New Product of the Year contest allows forward-thinking manufacturers to be able to share their vision of security.” 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 www.medeco.com for additional information. About ASSA ABLOY: 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 http://www.assaabloy.com. About 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group: 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group includes several leading industry media brands that provide new product and technology solutions for security professionals: Security Today, securitytoday.com, GovSec, Campus Security & Life Safety, campuslifesecurity.com, Networking Security, Dealer Strategies, and infrastructuresolutions.com. The brands’ print, digital, custom media and research products integrate physical and IT security coverage and provide the smartest, most cost-effective solutions for reaching security decision makers.