Medeco M4 Locks Aim To Block 3D Printed Keys

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 14, 2022, 09:42am EST (Info+)

The simplicity of duplicating keys worries security professionals. Worse, the popularity of 3D printing has exacerbated this: bad actors using photos of keys to 3D print duplicates. Now, Medeco has released M4 locks designed to stop this process.

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Inside this report, we examine:

  • The 3D Printing Risk
  • Commonly Available and Widely Documented Online
  • Medeco M4 Overview
  • Extra Pins Make Photo Copies Tough
  • Medeco M4 Pricing
  • Other Options - 'Stealth Keyways'

Executive *******

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Medeco ** **** ********

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3D ******** ****** *** ***********

*** ********** ****** ** ** ***** keys ** ****** ********* ** *** consumer *********** ******, *** **** ***** devices *** ******* ****** ** **** keys.

**** ***** ******** ***** ** ~$***. More ********* *****, ******* $*** - $20k, *** **** ** ****, *** they ********* **** ******** ******** *** needed ** **** ****.

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Not ******** ********** **** ******** ****** ****

*** ****** **** ***** ** *********** for ***** ** **** ** **** are ********* *** **** *** *** prior ********** ****** *****, **** ** M3.

**** **** ******* *** **** ********* M4 ** ****** *** ***** ** issue ******** **** ** *******, *********** disrupting****** *************.

Medeco ** *******

***** ******* ** **** ******* *** released, *** ******* ***** ** *** in **** ************ *** ** ********* supply *********.

*******, ***** ****** ******* **** **** based ** ******* ************ *** ***** volumes, ** ***** ***** **** ~$*** - $*** **** ***** ** ***** like **** **** ******, **********, *** finish.

*** ********** ** ****** ***-**** **** are ******** ** ** ~$** - ~$20 ****.

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Other ******* - '******* *******'

******** ** ********** ***** ** ******* keys *** ********, *** ******* ****** is********* ******* ******** ** ****** ** ****** *** bitting ****** ** ********** ****** **** hides *** ***:

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*******, ******* **** ** *** *** commercially ********* *****, *** ** **** have * ********** ****** ******* ** sell ** ******* *** *******.

******* *** ******* **** *** **** lock ****** ** *** ******** *********,*** ******** ***** **** ~$*** - $490 ***.

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Comments (4)

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****** *** *** *******. *********, **** you ***** ***** **** *****. ** your ***** - * ****** ***-********** door ** ***** ***** * ******** risk ***** ********** ****** ** *********** to **.

**** ** * '**** *********' ** many, ********** ***** *** ***** ******** thousands ********** *** *****, *******, *** locks. ** ********** **** *** *** controlled ****** ********** ****** ** *********, they ********* **** *** ** ********** after, ******!

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**** ** ******** *** ****** ********* in ***** *******, **** *** ******** doesn't *** ** **** ** * challenge ** *********** **** ** *** designed.

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