Yale Locks & Hardware, an Assa Abloy Group Company, has just introduced the “cylinderless deadbolt.” The announcement continues, “The new lock provides a major upgrade in security by eliminating the most vulnerable element of the lock. Through the absence of the cylinder, lock picking and bumping are virtually impossible.” This new Yale deadbolt lock has a touch screen for manual operation and also contains a modular design for receiving locking and unlocking instructions from web-enabled devices.
When electronic versions of automotive locks and hotel locks were invented, a key bypass system was incorporated as a backup in case of electronic malfunction. Lock cylinders were located in odd places like under a snap-off cover on VW door handles or on the bottom of the escutcheon plate on some hotel locks. But they were there. Up until now, virtually every single door accesss control lock in existence has a bypass cylinder as standard equipment. Read More…Tags: Assa Abloy Group Company, automotive, lock, VW