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Medeco Maxum 11*603
 
Approximate retail price:
$190
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: High-security door locks
About - Medeco Maxum 11*603

The Medeco Maxum 11*603 is part of the door lock test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, door lock models like the Maxum 11*603 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Kick-in as sold:
Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

Drilling:
Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.

Picking:
Picking shows how well the lock stood up to the lock-picking efforts of our experts.
User Reviews - Medeco Maxum 11*603
User Reviews
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5.0
Pin design protects it from bumping
7/26/2014
Pros
Bump-proof
Cheaper Then Primus
Commercial Grade
Drill Resistent
Residential Style Avail
Retrofit Kits Available
Sold Only By Locksmiths
Solid Contruction
Ul 437
Cons
Duplicates Are Expensive
Expensive
Metalballs Impair Install
Best Uses
Exterior doors
Comment:
Brass finishes will always degrade faster then Satin Nickel when exposed to weather: It is not a manufacturer related and I replaced some ugly degraded Brass Schlage locks with Medeco Satin Nickel. Since these are only sold from locksmoths it is also easy to design your own master keys or keyed alike doorlock system but with cheap locks you are stuck as the come in the box.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The best you can buy
4/26/2014
Pros
Anti Bumping
Anti Drill
Anti Picking
Solid Steel Bolt
Strength
Cons
Expensive but worth it
Best Uses
Commercial
Home
Comment:
I am a professional locksmith of over twenty years. Sold many many Medeco products and have them on my house and business. Medeco locks CANNOT be bumped! Think about this, if your regular lock is picked or bumped, there will be no signs of forced entry and your insurance company may not reimburse you for loss. Seen it happen more than once. Choose wisely!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Highly recommended!
3/8/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This lock was one of the first purchases I made when my daughter moved to a townhouse where there were a number of foreclosures. Although it is a very nice, even upscale, neighborhood, I believe the foreclosures attracted criminals.<br />I purchased the lock based on reading Consumer Reports. It was difficult to find in the Sacramento, CA area and it was very expensive. Frankly speaking, the locksmith thought I was crazy to spend that kind of money and wondered why I would want this lock on a house. He stated that they had only installed them on businesses where there was expensive computer equipment, etc.<br />After about 5 months, in the middle of the night, someone attempted, unsuccessfully, to jimmy the lock and force the door - repeatedly. It and the steal encased door stood for a lengthy period of time when seconds count. As a result my daughter was able to call the police and confront the person from the safety of the second floor. Of course by the time the police could arrive he was gone.<br />Today, that same lock, albeit scratched, is still in place and holding fine. The door was dented, which indicates his serious intent.<br />So I ask anyone who is reading this review to ask themselves how much that safety is worth to them.<br />It is priceless to me and certainly worth the considerable price I paid to have all the doors fitted with these locks.<br />This is a quality product and does what it is supposed to.<br />I highly recommend it!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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