NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Corbin Russwin announced the introduction of its Access 3 patented key system. Three levels of security are available, all operable with a common key, enhancing key control and simplifying administrative procedures. The Access 3 system is available for mortise, rim, component and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC) cylinders to provide a comprehensive choice of locking options for any facility.
Corbin Russwin’s Access 3 key system offers three levels of utility-patented security: AP, AS and AHS. AP, the first level of protection, features a utility-patented keyway and like all levels, provides protection against bumping for all cylinder types. These cylinders easily retrofit into existing hardware and are appropriate for most applications. Keys for AP can only open AP cylinders.
AS builds on the features of AP and adds patented side bar locking with unique angled bottom pins that are exclusive to the end user’s geographical location. The cylinders provide protection against bumping and picking and are recommended for use in conjunction with AHS-level security for new installations or when retrofitting systems.
AHS provides the highest level of Access 3 security, incorporating all the features of AP and AS and adding certification to UL437. AHS cylinders are classified as high security because of their superior resistance to physical attack and protection against unauthorized key duplication. They are recommended for new high security installations or when retrofitting systems. In addition, Corbin Russwin offers anti-vandal and high-security locksets that complement AHS cylinders for use in openings most vulnerable to attack.
“Our new Access 3 key system enables users to easily provide the right level of security they need for each opening in their facility, without paying for features they don’t need,” said Wayne Falce, Brand Manager. “Access 3 uses a new, patented keyway family that will provide protection from unauthorized key duplication through 2027, making Access 3 ideal for both retrofitting and new construction.”
Access 3’s newly designed keyway family is used for all Access 3 levels. Keys can be common between security levels (AP keys can only open AP cylinders) and construction master keying is available. All Access 3 cylinders are ANSI/BMHA certified and are available uncombinated, master keyed or grandmaster keyed. In addition, the patented Access 3 keys are significantly stronger than the keys used in competitive systems.
Access 3 is available as fixed and interchangeable cylinders (including Hotel function), for both mortise and rim, and component and LFIC types. The cylinders have an installer-friendly design with minimal components for easy servicing in the field. Because the Access 3 key system is available for many existing Corbin Russwin devices, it offers a cost-effective upgrade for facilities that already have Corbin Russwin locks in place.