Medeco M4 Locks Aim To Block 3D Printed Keys

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 14, 2022, 09:42am EST

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 *******

**** ** ******** ******** more ****** *** **** expensive, *********** **** ***** photos *** *** ** the ******** *** ****** a ********** *******. ****-******** lock ***** ****** *** released * *** **** of **** **** ******** to ***** ******* ***** keys ***** ****** *** 3D ********.

***** ***** ****-******** ***** make ***** **** ********** this *** *********,****** ******* *** ** ********* level ** ********, ********* restricted ******* *** ******** steel *****. **** ***** the *****, ***** *** be ******** ** ******* more ********* **** *********** models, **** ******, *** also ******* **** ************ with ******* *********** ** Medeco ****.

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

******'* ** ********** ** ******** *** 3D ******* *** ****. The **** ***** ***** has * '**** ********' niche ** ******** **** most ********** **** ****** do *** ****, ********* restricted *******, ******** ***** cores **** *** ********* to ***** ****, *** lock ******** ******** **** make ******* *** *** bumping *********.

*** *******'* ******** ***** below ******* *** ** lock *** *** ******:

Door *** ** ******** ****

* *********** ******** ** most **** **** ** that **** *** ****** be ******.******* ******* *** ****** Kiosks*** ** **** ** a ******** ***, *** an **** ******* ****** is ****** ****** * picture ** * *** and **** ***** * 3D ******* ** **** copies.

******, ******** ****** *** posted ****** **** *********** how * ******* *** be **** ** **** a **** **** ***** even '**** ********' **** locks:

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

*** ********** ****** ** 3D ***** **** ** widely ********* ** *** consumer *********** ******, *** even ***** ******* *** precise ****** ** **** keys.

**** ***** ******** ***** at ~$***. **** ********* units, ******* $*** - $20k, *** **** ** used, *** **** ********* have ******** ******** *** needed ** **** ****.

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***** **** *** ******** skills *** ****** ** make ** ******, ***** can ***** *** **** online ********* ** * few *****. *** ***** unwilling ** ****** ** buy * ** *******, another ****** ** ***** a ** ******* ***** marketplace, **** ***********,***** ********** ***** *** be **** *** ~$** - $**.

Extra **** **** ***** ****** *********

*** **'* ** ******** deterring ******* ** **** of **** *** *** and ****. ** **** have * '******* ***' spring ****** ****** ***** in **** *********** ** a ******* ******* *** inside *** **** ******:

******* *** ***** ** the ******* *** **** a *** ********* ** the ******* *********** ** the ***, * ** photo ****** ** **** to **** * ***. The ***** ***** ** the ******* *** ****** be ******** ****** *** key ****** ** ********, and * ***** **** not ******* **** ******.

**** *** *** ** inserted **** *** ****, the ******* *** ******* to *** ******** *** depth ** * ** 4 **** **** **** that **** ** ****** in ***** ** ****** the ****:

** *** ******* *** does *** ***** *** lift *** *** ***** it, *** **** ******* cannot ** ******.

*** *********, ********, *** depth ** **** **** pin **** ** ** exact ***** ** *** key ** ****** *** lock, *** *** ******* location ** ***** **** mean **** ******** **** pick ********** **** *** be **********.

Extra *** & **** ****

*** ** ************ ******** generation ****** **** ******** features, ********* ******** ***** inserts **** ********** ********, restricted *** ****** *** key ******, *******-************ ****, and ********, *** ***** brass ************ **** ****** be ********* ** ****** by ******** ** ******* the ****.

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

*** ****** **** ***** be *********** *** ***** is **** ** **** are ********* *** **** not *** ***** ********** Medeco *****, **** ** M3.

**** **** ******* *** user ********* ** ** change *** ***** ** issue ******** **** ** patrons, *********** **************** *************.

Medeco ** *******

***** ******* ** **** factors *** ********, *** product ***** ** *** in **** ************ *** to ********* ****** *********.

*******, ***** ****** ******* will **** ***** ** product ************ *** ***** volumes, ** ***** ***** from ~$*** - $*** each ***** ** ***** like **** **** ******, tailpieces, *** ******.

*** ********** ** ****** cut-only **** *** ******** to ** ~$** - ~$20 ****.

****** ******* ** ********* at *** **** *** for ***** ****** *** brands. ***** **** ******** locks **** ~$*** - $250, ***** ****** *** be ******** *** **** more. *** ** ** more ********* **** **** other ****** *****, ***** $75 - $*** **** than *** ***** ** products.

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

******** ** ********** ***** 3D ******* **** *** uncommon, *** ******* ****** is********* ******* ******** ** ****** ** shroud *** ******* ****** an ********** ****** **** hides *** ***:

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*******, ******* **** ** not *** ************ ********* locks, *** ** **** have * ********** ****** channel ** **** ** support *** *******.

******* *** ******* **** for **** **** ****** is *** ******** *********,*** ******** ***** **** ~$200 - $*** ***.

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********* ******* **** ******* this ******* ** *** forefront. *** *********** ******** to ***** ********** ****** control ** ****** "**'** use * ********** **** and ****** *** ****". Understanding **** *** ******* actually **** *** ********* that *** *** ***'* easily ** ********** *** key *** *** ** is **** ****** ******* all **** **** ** a ******* ** *** key *** *** *** key ******.

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****** *** *** *******. Logically, **** *** ***** makes **** *****. ** your ***** - * poorly ***-********** **** ** often ***** * ******** risk ***** ********** ****** is *********** ** **.

**** ** * '**** awakening' ** ****, ********** those *** ***** ******** thousands ********** *** *****, readers, *** *****. ** mechanical **** *** *** controlled ****** ********** ****** is *********, **** ********* will *** ** ********** after, ******!

*** ******, *** ***** related ******:

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**** ** ******** *** widely ********* ** ***** devices, **** *** ******** doesn't *** ** **** of * ********* ** anticipated **** ** *** designed.

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******* *** ***** ** the ******* *** **** a *** ********* ** the ******* *********** ** the ***, * ** photo ****** ** **** to **** * ***.

*'** *** * **** through *** ********** *** as *** ** * understand *** ******* *** is ********* ******* *** M4 **** - ** far ** * *** tell ******* *********** ** not ******** *** ** key ** *** ******* pin. *** ****** **** matters ** ******* ** deterring ** ******* **** is *** *** ****** to ******* ** *** in *** ******, **** having ** **** ** push ******* *** **** pin ** **** **.

* ***** ** ***** be ******** ** ** print * *** *** the ** ***** ** normal, **** *** * small ****** *** **** glue ** ******** * "shuttle ***" ** * printed ***. **** ***** take * *** **** time, ****** *** ********* than ***** ** ******** for * *********** ****, but * ******* **** is *** **** **** claim ** "***** ** Printing" *** *** **** it.

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