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Kaba penta cross

Safe is safe
High level copy protection

The Kaba penta cross key is extremely difficut to copy, even with the most modern copying technologies. 

Only if the active element in the key agrees with the pins in the respective cylinder, can the expert cross key open and lock the matching cylinder. 

Keys can only be ordered with legi-timisation (the security card or a copy thereof) from domakaba or from an authorised dealer.

  • Increases security against illegal key copies for users of large master key systems
  • Additional elements in the key (cross) and in the lock cylinder make unauthorized copying of keys even more difficult
  • The reversible key can inserted from either side
  • No sharp corners or edges (no tears in clothes and bags)

Product details

Kaba  penta cross is perfectly suitable for use in apartment buildlings and in all kind of buildings in which the key holders often change, and an overview of the key holders is easily lost. Kaba penta cross increases the security of lock cylinders and master key systems, as illegal copying of keys is made extremely difficult. Duplicate keys are only available from 
dormakaba and its authorised dealers against presentation of the security card which identifies you as the legitimate owner of the lock cylinder or master key system.

  • European patent EP 2890856 B1 valid until 2033 (key)
  • PCT application (cross) when granted valid until 2036
  • EN1303 Key Related Security Grade 6 and
    Attack Resistance Grade D (with security door hardware or optional steel reinforcement in the housing)
  • DIN 18242 Grade 82
  • VdS B, VdS BZ (optional)
  • FZG - freewheel cylinder for gear operated locks and panic locks 
  • Material - nickel silver, very wear resistant
  • Three key types available:
    SmartKey Curved Clip (CC)
    LargeKey Clip (LK)
    Armour bow (LR)
  • The symbol Mountain Peak is a registered brand of the dormakaba group 

Cylinder types:

  • Double-, single- and thumbturn cylinders in Europrofile, Swiss round profile, Scandinavian and Union oval profiles, French round profiles
  • Outside and inside cylinders for  surface mounted locks
  • Furniture cylinders
  • Furniture locks
  • Camlock cylinders
  • Key switch cylinders
  • Elevator control cylinders
  • Padlocks
  • Window handles and olives
  • Key deposit tubes
  • Key storage cabinets

Surface finishes

  • standard brass (MS)
  • polished brass (MP)
  • nickel plated (NI = Standard)
  • chrome plated (CR)
  • polished chrome plated (CRP)
  • light brown (BH)
  • medium brown (BM)
  • dark brown (BD)
  • chemically nickel plated (NIC, salt water resistant)


  • Key clips in up to 12 different colours, everyone is certain to find his or her favourite colour
  • The clip colours can be used for organisation
  • Can be used for many types of locks (mortise door locks, rim locks, mailboxes, padlocks, key switches, furniture locks and many more)
  • Easy to maintain - lubricate once a year with Kaba cleaner, available from authorised Kaba dealers

dormakaba cylinders can do more than just lock and unlock doors. With its special functions, Kaba cylinders can do more than you would think:

  • Thermally insulated cylinders for "passive" house construction
  • 3 different thumbturn knob shapes
  • Blind on one side
  • Cylinder with electrical contact
  • Priority (the key unlocks from the outside, if a key is in the cylinder on the inside)
  • Double key override allows opening regardless on which side a key is inserted in the lock cylinder
  • Emergency key (for rescue services)
  • Construction time changes the keyling with replacing the lock cylinder
  • Freewheel cam for emergency and gear operated locks
  • Cam with relative movement
  • Cogwheel cam with up to 18 teeth
  • Housing with steel reinforcement plates against pulling

Kaba Modular
The Kaba Modular System lets cylinders be rebuilt on site to other lengths or even other cylinder types with little effort. The keying remains unchanged.

Scope of supply

  • Lock cylinder
  • 2 to 5 keys (depending on type and country)
  • Security card
  • Installation and maintenance instructions
  • Cylinder fastening screw

  • Private homes
  • Large apartment complexes
  • Large business and industry
  • Office buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Educational facitilites
  • Large and complex master key systems