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Medeco eCylinder Presented Most Valuable Product Award by Security Sales & Integration

SALEM, Va. (April 15, 2015) —Medeco® Security Locks, a high security product manufacturer and ASSA ABLOY Group company in Salem, Va., was honored this month at Security Sales & Integration’s (SSI) inaugural Most Valuable Product Awards program inside the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The SSI MVP Awards recognize the importance innovative products and technologies are to the success of security integration companies.

In the “Electronic and Mechanical Locks” category, Medeco was recognized for its M100 Aperio™ eCylinder. The Medeco M100 eCylinder with Aperio 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.

“Medeco was founded on innovation almost 50 years ago,” said Joseph Kingma, Vice President Medeco eCylinders and High Security & Aftermarket Group Special Projects. “This award demonstrates our unwavering commitment to continually lead the market with sophisticated products that meet and exceed our clients’ needs for complex high security solutions.”

A panel of experienced integrators judged each entrant based on product design, features and benefits, including the ability of the device to help integrators open avenues to a potential new customer base, enable integrators to design and install systems faster and thus more profitably, or help integrators gain a profitable margin on the equipment itself. Awards were given in subcategories from the following product types: Access Control, Business Operations, Central Station/Monitoring, Fire/Life Safety, Home Controls, Installation Aids, Intrusion Detection, Misc. Security Products, Security Apps and Video Surveillance.

Medeco’s M100 eCylinder and other winning products will be featured in the June issue of Security Sales and Integration.

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.

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