The lock you see in the picture at right can be found in thousands of locations: hotels, banks, casinos, office buildings, airports. And, according to a class action lawsuit, it isn't safe at all. Kaba-Ilco, the maker of the ubiquitous Simplex series of push-button locks, is being sued for selling a defective product that can be broken into in seconds by an unskilled person wielding only a powerful magnet. Virtually all of these locks, with the exception of Kaba's Series 5000 model, are vulnerable, according to the complaint filed by the plaintiffs in this case. Kaba is one of the largest lock companies in the world and has likely sold millions of these incredibly popular Simplex mechanical push-button locks during the past thirty-five years. They sell for $300 to $400 each.
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The Kaba Group is one of the world’s leading players in the security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs around 8,000 staff in more than 60 countries. KABA provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites as well as solutions for staff and enterprise data collection which meet client’s needs for security, organization and convenience. The company is a key expert and technology leader for a range of security solutions. KABA can look back on more than 150 years of tradition.