Assa Abloy: Meeting Locking System Standards
“Not all affordable mechanical locking meets even the minimum standards. Unfortunately, such information will not always be clearly advertised on the package. Even if a standard is “met”, not every product which meets it is equal.” says Kirsi Solehmainen, Product Manager Mechanical Cylinders at Assa Abloy Opening Solutions EMEA. “Take the most relevant standard for mechanical locking, EN 1303:2015, for example. Cylinders are assessed on up to six different measures, generating an alphanumeric grade which summarizes a lock’s performance on such metrics as fire, corrosion and attack resistance. A high-quality cylinder lock may read something like “1 6 – B – C 5 D”.
For security, the second, sixth, seventh and eighth digits are especially important. These indicate a lock’s likely performance when faced with common threats. Durability is graded on a four to six scale; corrosion is assessed from A to C, key security from one to six, and attack resistance from zero to D.
A cylinder may jump the bar to receive EN 1303:2015 certification achieving the lowest grade in all these categories. But simply “passing” this standard - meeting this minimum - is unlikely to provide the protection that premises require.
Simplify standards with the right lock
The CY110 locking system from Assa Abloy is designed for uncompromising security and usability - and for anyone who does not want to spend too much time thinking about standards. CY110 cylinders outperform basic EN 1303 standards, offering high performance at an affordable price.
CY110 achieves close to the maximum rating for cylinder-type locking. Keys are robust, with a complex dimple design which enhances duplication protection. A patent valid through 2036 safeguards against unauthorized key copying. Locks are resistant to picking and to multiple types of brute force attack. Inbuilt self-lubrication technology and corrosion durability ensure a long product lifetime.
Deploying EN 1303:2015 locking
CY110 is proven in both domestic and commercial settings. Customers can select from a broad range of EN 1303 certified cylinders, including double, thumbturn and rim cylinders for interior and exterior doors; cam cylinders for cabinets, gates and lockers; and single cylinders for lifts and other interior doors. CY110 padlocks, made from hardened boron steel, are adapted for use outdoors or inside. Many locking points have a CY110 solution.
For domestic convenience, homeowners can order CY110 keyed alike: every resident carries a single key to open all relevant locks, including exterior and interior doors, storage spaces and padlocks. CY110 cylinders may lock front and back doors, cabinets and gates. The key-holder wastes no time hunting for the right key, because their single CY110 opens them all. Because CY110 keys are reversible, they turn in the lock first time, every time.
At commercial premises, CY110’s adaptability simplifies master-key system design. A locksmith or facility manager can quickly configure a master key system chart which gives the CEO an “access all areas” key, IT staff a key to the server room, cleaners the rights to unlock offices and supplies storage, employees with meeting room and office permissions - and everyone the ability to unlock the main entrance door and use the lift.