Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced Everest 29 as its new patent-protected key system. 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. 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.
The new undercut design of Everest 29 keys is patent-protected through 2029. It is also backwards compatible with current Everest cylinders. 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.