ABLOY – Mechanical Key System Technologies

The unique ABLOY cylinder mechanism

The Abloy story started in 1907, when Emil Henriksson, a young precision mechanic from Helsinki, noticed that the principle of rotating detainer discs inside cash register cylinders could also be applied to locks. The unique ABLOY cylinder mechanism, based on the use of rotating discs instead of the traditional springs and pins, is known widely by security professionals all over the world.  With ABLOY Key Systems your security is ensured today as well as in the future.


The ABLOY rotating disc cylinder construction offers numerous unsurpassed features such as:

  • Smooth and reliable function also in extreme environment
  • Durable and long lasting, maintenance free
  • Superior master keying features – tailored access rights


Durability and Reliability

ABLOY locks and cylinders are chosen worldwide for sensitive applications in the most exposed locations, continually defying the elements, on land and sea, in the coldest and the hottest of climates. ABLOY products are selected as the first choice of the professional in countless applications all around the world.


Master Keying Strengths

One of the strongest features of the Abloy lock is it’s extensive capabilities for master keyed systems.  The superior master keying features are based on the vast number of different key combinations available without compromising security. Expandable locking systems can be designed to cover large and extensive facilities.


The ABLOY PROTEC2 is the latest design in the development of the unique ABLOY rotating disc cylinder keying systems. ABLOY PROTEC2 is recommended for professional end users and high end projects. ABLOY PROTEC2 patents are valid worldwide until 2031.


The ABLOY SENTRY system is a patented cylinder design for industrial applications such as industrial end users and original equipment manufacturers. ABLOY SENTRY is ideal for industrial applications such as machines and devices. ABLOY SENTRY patents are valid worldwide until 2027.

ABLOY sentry key
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