One of the most famous clubs in the world, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, has had a security make-over with a new suite of Vitesse cylinders from ABUS installed by local locksmith Lock and Key Master Limited, t/a LKM Security Systems.
Every lock at the club – from the front doors, display cabinets, pub, restaurant, offices and back of house facilities – are now all part of a fully master keyed system using ABUS’s Vitess. It combines reliable protection against cylinder and key tampering and can be extended at any time, giving locksmiths the flexibility to make changes at a later stage. The Vitess cylinder is suitable for projects with single-differ locks to complex master key systems. Its multiple paracentric 3D curved profile and coded profile rib with profile control pin is patent protected until 2034, with unlimited trademark protection.
“We use and trust ABUS cylinders for their high security specification and long patent protection,” says James Jardine from LKM Security Systems. “The key system at the Cavern Club were beginning to show signs of wear and tear and had been changed and refurbished on an ad hoc basis over the years. We fitted escutcheons where necessary and built six differs into the system to increase the scheme’s safety.”
The Cavern Club opened in 1957 in Liverpool as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960s. The club became synonymous with Merseybeat and regularly played host to the Beatles in their early years. Today the Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top tourist attractions. With up to 800,000 visitors a year and many different key holders the security and access control of offices and backstage areas are of vital importance.