SARGENT Degree Key System

The Right Degree of Protection. The patented Degree system from SARGENT provides the right level of security for each opening in your facility with three levels of ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 protection, from patented keyway to UL437 certified. A common key for all three levels of security enhances key control and simplifies administrative procedures. Key blanks are controlled through authorized distribution and geographical protection is available. Available for mortise, rim, component and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC) cylinders, SARGENT offers the right Degree of protection for every door in your facility.


  • Utility patented keys and cylinders through 2027
  • Three levels of utility-patented security: 
    - DG1: Key blanks available to authorized SARGENT distributors; bump resistant with patented keys 
    - DG2: Geographically exclusive by end user; bump and pick resistant 
    - DG3: Geographically exclusive by end user; UL437 certified; bump and pick resistant
  • Keys can be common between security levels
  • New keyway families for all levels
  • Construction master keying available
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified
  • Available uncombinated, master keyed or grandmaster keyed
  • Bump resistant standard

Available as

  • Mortise Fixed and Interchangeable Cylinders 
  • Rim Fixed and Interchangeable Cylinders 
  • Component 
  • LFIC


  • Patented protection from unauthorized key duplication through 2027
  • New keyway family protects system integrity from legacy systems
  • Keys are significantly stronger than competitive systems
  • User-friendly design with minimal components provides easy field service
  • Availability in all existing SARGENT cylinder types provides cost-effective upgrade for SARGENT facilities
  • Bump resistance for added protection

Ideally Suited For

  • Any facility that requires several levels of security from one key system

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