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Keys & Cores



CORMAX is a premier patented key system that protects against unauthorized duplication of keys through 2027. Its unique patented key and side pin design strengthens the level of mechanical security throughout a facility. Plus, because the CORMAX M Series operates on CORMAX and Standard cores, it is an ideal hybrid solution for retrofit projects. Facilities can add CORMAX to the perimeter and other high value openings, while maintaining their existing key system.

Keys & Cores


Increased Security

Patented through 2027, CORMAX delivers a higher security key system. Unauthorized duplication of keys is prohibited.

Geographic Exclusivity

CORMAX offers several levels of geographic exclusivity, including national exclusivity, depending on customer needs. All geographic exclusivity levels are protected against unauthorized duplication and distribution.


CORMAX seamlessly fits into any manufacturer’s locking hardware requiring a small format interchangeable core (SFIC). CORMAX allows for customized master keying and quick core or key changes. CORMAX is also compatible with existing BEST service equipment including standard-issue key cutting equipment so there is no need to invest more money in a new key cutter or combination kit.

Hybrid Capabilities

The M Series keys operate both CORMAX and BEST Standard cores (backward compatibility) with J, K, L and M keyways, allowing for easier management of a hybrid keying solution. The M Series is designed to enable seamless, phase-in upgrades in large facilities and multi-building campuses.

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Use the CORMAX patented key system to strengthen mechanical lock security throughout a building or an entire campus without having to upgrade or retrofit every lock.

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Bright Brass Finish Swatch 605 605: Bright Brass
606: Satin Brass
Bright Bronze Finish Swatch 611 611: Bright Bronze
Satin Bronze Finish Swatch 612 612: Satin Bronze
Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish Swatch 613 613: Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Bright Chrome Finish Swatch 625 625: Bright Chrome
Satin Chrome Finish Swatch 626 626: Satin Chrome
Dark Bronze Coated Finish Swatch 690 690: Dark Bronze Coated

UltraShield™ antimicrobial coating available

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