Original Press Release
Sargent Manufacturing Introduces Degree(TM) Patented Key System
Press release date: June 27, 2011
Three Levels of Cost-Effective, Flexible Security for Any Facility
NEW HAVEN, CT - SARGENT Manufacturing Company (www.sargentlock.com) a market leader in locksets, exit devices, door closers, access control locks and related products, and ASSA ABLOY Group company, announces the availability of the Degree patented key system.
The Degree system provides the right level of security for each opening in a facility. The new system offers patented protection from unauthorized key duplication through 2027, and all three levels are ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified, with Degree Level Three being certified to UL437 for high-security environments.
A common key for all three levels of security enhances key control and simplifies administrative procedures; construction master keying is available. Key blanks are controlled through authorized distribution, and keys are significantly stronger than those in competitive systems. Bump resistance is standard for all three Degree levels, and geographical protection is available.
Degree is available for mortise, rim, component and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC) cylinders. The availability in all existing SARGENT cylinder types provides cost-effective upgrade for SARGENT facilities. A new keyway family protects system integrity from legacy systems, and the user-friendly design with minimal components provides easy field service.
About SARGENT Founded in the early 1800s, SARGENT is a market leader in locksets, cylinders, door closers, exit devices, electromechanical products and access control systems for new construction, renovations and replacement applications. The company's customer base includes commercial construction, institutional and industrial markets. For more information, call SARGENT at 800-727-5477 or visit www.sargentlock.com.
About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.