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Medeco Maxum 11*603
 
Approximate retail price:
$190
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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.

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Picking shows how well the lock stood up to the lock-picking efforts of our experts.
User Reviews - Medeco Maxum 11*603
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
CR!! Until you add a "bumping test" ...
3/5/2014
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CR!!<br />Until you add a bumping test to the criteria ... we don't really know how secure these locks are!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Highly recommended!
3/8/2013
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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.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Pleased with the lock, scratches easily
6/21/2012
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There are a couple of reviews that claim these can be bumped. It is not clear that is true. Wired did a longer story and there is some dispute about it. If it is true, the researchers involved used some sort of proprietary computer code to design a perfect bump key (which didn't work in all locks, either). I don't see the neighborhood yutes being able to reproduce that approach. Medeco has meet with the people involved and have said they are investigating just in case. I tend to believe them - their reputation is on the line. http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2007/08/medeco?currentPage=allI do like that the keys can't be duplicated without the proper authentication.The finish has not been that durable. I bought the bright brass finish and it is badly scratched around the key area - It is possible someone went to town trying to pick it, but I suspect it is just a sign of wear.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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