Medeco Launches Online Deadbolt Selector

Feb. 20, 2014

Medeco introduces the Deadbolt Selector, an easy-to-use, online tool that allows commercial and residential customers to select the perfect deadbolt for their needs and receive an instant cost estimate.

With a step-by-step online process, the Deadbolt Selector first determines if the customer requires commercial or residential-grade locks. The difference is the inner and outer collar aesthetics on the deadbolt. Next, users choose the function they prefer -- Single Cylinder, which uses a thumbturn on the inside of the lock; Double Cylinder, which uses a key on both sides of the door to lock and unlock; or a Removeable Thumbturn, which uses a thumbturn on the inside that can be easily removed.

Users are then able to choose the backset they require along with either a rectangular or round latch. Lastly, by simply choosing a finish from the array of 13 colors, the customer is given the proper deadbolt part number and submits the information to receive an estimate that will be forwarded to the Medeco Service Center closest to the customer’s zip code.

“The Deadbolt Selectors adds an additional level of value to our customers,” said Brad Smith, director of marketing, Medeco and Arrow, in a prepared statement. “Allowing users to find the right product within minutes and connect with the Medeco Service Center closest streamlines the process and also ensures the correct results, every time.”

Medeco’s Maxum deadbolt exceeds Grade 1 ANSI/BHMA A156.36 standard for auxiliary locks. Solid brass, free turning collar and quarter inch diameter mounting bolts resist wrenching, prying and hammering attacks. The one-inch throw hardened steel bolt resists sawing and crowbar attacks.

Hardened steel inserts and rotating pins provide drill and pick resistance and are in accordance with UL437 standard for safety for key locks. The Medeco3 design offers a utility patent that provides protection against unauthorized key duplication.