SchlageR Introduces Everest 29(TM) Keys & Cylinders Patent-Protected through 2029

Schlage® Introduces Everest 29TM Keys & Cylinders

Patent-Protected through 2029


Overlap with patent protection of current Everest locks lets users implement a phased migration to Everest 29 key system


CARMEL, Ind., July 11, 2012– Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage mechanical and electronic locks, announced Everest 29 as its new patent-protected key system providing users with the higher level of restricted key system security.

Patented key systems prevent the unauthorized duplication of keys. Restricted key systems offer a higher level of key control by limiting their distribution and requiring, at a minimum, a letter of authorization from the end user to process orders for keys, blanks and cylinders. The patented designs of Everest 29 and Everest 29 Primus XP keyways prevent others from manufacturing or distributing these key blanks, ensuring the integrity of the customer’s system at every opening. By doing this, the Everest 29 key system assures an end-user confidence that their key system will have protection from unauthorized key duplication for the next 17 years.

“For more than 20 years, Schlage has delivered patented key systems that provide the appropriate level of security and key control necessary at every door,” emphasized Monte Salway, commercial key systems product manager at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. “Everest 29 is the next generation of patent protection from Schlage, and allows end users to implement a phased upgrade to their patented key system, giving them more flexibility and time to upgrade.”

The new undercut design of Everest 29 keys is patent-protected through 2029. It is also backwards compatible with current Everest cylinders, providing users the convenience of time to implement a phased migration to the Everest 29 key system while maintaining key control during the transition. Everest 29 keyways will also be available with Primus and Primus XP features as well as provide a small format interchangeable core (SFIC) keyway option.           

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