Keso High Security Access Control
Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, KESO is a leading Swiss manufacturer of mechanical and electronic high-security cylinders for doors and industrial applications. The company has built a reputation as one of the world's leading producers of high-quality locks and cylinders.
KESO's headquarters and main production facility is based in Richterswil, close to Zürich. The company has sales subsidiaries in Germany, France and Austria.
KESO systems offer a wide variety of locking options to fit all needs, ranging from mechanical cylinders in a to cylinders that incorporate both mechanical and electronic components, to systems that operate through electronic components only. All that can be used together using the same KEK Combi Key. The exhaustive, wide range of cylinders and locks guarantees consistent, compact solutions. All Swiss, Euro and UK Oval profiles available in Double, Single & Turn, Offset and Half cylinders. Range includes also Scandinavian, Rim, Rim Mortice, Padlocks, Cam Locks, Furniture Locks and more in various colours.
The KESO principles observes strict compatibility rules based on a unique idea: "The key to your world." From the turn key to electronically controlled master key systems, all areas can be controlled and managed with a single online or offline software management system.
An important factor for the security of a property is choosing a locking system where the keys and cylinders are equipped with active copy protection. KESO 8000Ω² is the latest generation of mechanical and mechatronic locking systems with new active copy protection. The reversible key system is suitable for both complex and simple locking systems. Thanks to a patent valid until 2034 and functional design protection, the new KESO system offers extremely long investment protection. The system is rounded off with an innovative modular system for problem-free extension or shortening of the cylinders on-site.
The KESO short cylinder is designed for common locks with a Euro-profile aperture and can be adapted perfectly to the fittings in use. It is available as a keyed-differ, keyed-alike or master-keyed and can be extended on both sides starting from a minimum size of 28mm.
Modern electronic components add a new dimension to tailor-made security. Existing systems can be retrofitted at any time while logical designs for integration purposes also take into account the cost factor. The popular mechanical precision bittings in the mechatronic versions are supplemented by electronic functions such as immediate locking in the event of a lost key or the programming of temporally-restricted access rights.