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The Medeco M100 Aperio Cylinder with Prox has won a 2014 Good Design Award for Protective Equipment

January 27, 2015, Salem, Va. – The Medeco M100 Aperio Cylinder with Prox has won a 2014 GOOD DESIGN Award. The GOOD DESIGN AWARDS are given to products recognized as the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.

Given by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world's most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

According to Brad Smith, Marketing Director for Medeco, "This award demonstrates our strong commitment to not just innovation but also to quality aesthetics and design. This is the fourth award we've won for this product, and further showcasing our ability to combine the latest in security technology with wireless access technology from Aperio."

The Medeco Aperio M100 eCylinder with Prox technology offers an easy retrofit solution for mechanical door hardware, adding access control to any door by simply switching out the cylinder. Local wireless communication between the M100 and an Aperio hub connects to the existing EAC system, eliminating the cost and inconvenience of bringing wiring to the door.

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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