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A new patented key system for Industrial locking applications offering high-security locking solutions to meet the needs of Professional End-Users and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

This is the first high security key system specifically designed to meet the needs of industrial locking environments – suitable applications include the electricity, water, gas and telecoms industries, vending and gaming machines, parking meters, post office boxes, display cabinets and much more.

  • Bump proof mechanism
  • Smoother, more reliable operation
  • 365 million different combinations combinations and master keying possibilities
  • AWS - Anti Wear System - Smoother, extremely reliable operation in adverse conditions
  • A large symmetrical double sided key makes for easy key entry and operation
  • Patent  in the UK and Ireland on the mechanism and key until 2027 ensures against the unauthorised copying of keys.
  • Can be keyed alike or master keyed - but not with door locks which require two way key action (See Novel or Protec2 below)
  • Available in the complete  range of cabinet locks, switch locks and padlocks (Not door cylinders)

ABLOY NOVEL is a high security cylinder system from Abloy featuring a patent-protected rotating disc mechanism, designed especially for use door cylinders (where padlocks and industrial locks are not required onto the same key).

Incorporating a wide range of cylinders to suit all door types ABLOY NOVEL is a  patent-protected cylinder mechanism designed to provide cost effective security - whilst maintaining Abloy's reputation for strength and quality.

In addition, the unique Abloy anti-wear system (AWS) means that these high security rotating detainer discs, provide both durability and long-term performance in demanding environments.   With ABLOY NOVEL, locks can also be keyed alike or master keyed so that just one key can open several locks if needed.  Replication of keys and key cutting is strictly controlled, as they can only be created with a related keycard at an authorised Abloy Centre.

  • Patented cylinder and key structure in the UK and Ireland until 2027
  • Bump proof mechanism
  • Patented feature is AWS, Anti-Wear- System. AWS is an arrangement in the cylinder and key, which minimises the effect of wear to the cylinder operation
  • Strictly-controlled key duplication
  • Millions of possible key combinations (differs)
  • Reinforced lightweight plastic key bow with new design
  • Range includes all common door cylinders


Abloy's first choice flagship two way action  platform provides maximum security and flexibility to satisfy any individual bespoke security requirement. 

This is possible due to the vast number of key combinations available, enabling locking systems to include thousands of locks and employees. The principle advantage of  over Sentry platform is the patented two-way mechanism (lock and unlock) which covers the complete product range of high-security door lock cylinders, industrial locks, electric locks, cabinet/cam locks and padlocks. One key can fit all when included in a keyed alike system, or extensive multi-level master key ability.

  • Bump proof mechanism
  • Patented cylinder and key structure in the UK and Ireland until 2031
  • Exceptionally smooth key entry and operation
  • Thinner keys than the Sentry and Novel platforms, but still with incredible strength
  • Can be master keyed and keyed alike with door locks which require two way action - cam, furniture and electric as well as padlocks.
  • Strictly controlled key duplication - ensuring against the unauthorised copying of keys
  • 1.97 billion key combinations available - Extensive master keying capabilities
  • Available in a compressive range of cylinders, cabinet locks and padlocks.