Key Changes Made to the BiLock
When it comes to high-security keying systems, BiLock is rated as one of the best. Although this product is manufactured by Australian Lock Company, it is also available in North America through BiLock North America Company. According to company claims, this lock is resistant to drilling, bumping, and picking, making it extremely popular.
If you need a high-security lock for your home or business, you might consider the BiLock. Since first being developed, the BiLock has undergone a few changes, all proven to outperform the competition. Because of this, this lock is a trusted product used by hospital facilities, major casinos, universities, and even the U.S. government.
Information started circulating that several criminals had been able to pick the BiLock. When this information reached both companies, they took immediate action in the form of testing. After all, for over 30 years, this lock has had the best rating of all high-security locks, so it was important to prove the information was incorrect.
From what people were saying, BiLock had a number of design vulnerabilities. While some of the vulnerabilities were reported as being quite severe, others were minor. As these vulnerabilities were reported, both Australian Lock Company and BiLock North America released a joint statement on the company website saying that in-depth testing will lead to additional upgrades being implemented.
The companies said an improved certification version is being offered. In addition, it will be nearly impossible to pick the new BiLock, even by sophisticated criminals using the most advanced picking and decoding tools available.
With the First Generation BiLock, the design featured 12 pins arranged in two rows of six with two sidebars at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions in the plug that interfaced with a single row of pins. Rather than using driver pins, this edition was designed so each chamber had a single spring biased pin with holes on one side that worked together with the legs of the sidebars. When positioned correctly, all the holes lined up so the sidebar could retract and the plug rotate.
BiLock now offers a high-security master key system that boasts reengineering and innovative features. Known as New Generation, the overall design is fresh and the key twin-bladed. With this, the lock can operate a 12-pin program of tumbler pins, six on each side. There is also a moving element in the key and a sidebar blocking rod in the plug. The rod, which has a unique shape and is positioned horizontally, is built into the cylinder and used to activate a 13th locking dimension.
Innovation on this high-security lock is ongoing to include the development of the Quick Change Core, which makes rekeying much easier by withdrawing a plug and replacing it with another one in just seconds. The primary features of the new QCC changes to the BiLock include:
- Simple and minimum maintenance
- Fewer moving parts
- Stronger key
- Compatible with the New Generation
- Capable of producing as many as 17 million combinations
- Higher level of pick resistance
- Competitively priced
- Easy installation