New to the auto-locking world, the Matik Belay Device features Camp USA's innovative Anti-Panic system to beat the competition in climbing safety. Anti-Panic disengages the double-hinged lever and applies the assisted braking cam whenever climbing ropes move too quickly through the device. This increases safety whenever climbers lower one another, rappel, or belay themselves. Also unlike standard auto-locking devices, the Matik's assisted braking cam runs parallel with the rope instead of at an angle, thereby increasing contact and decreasing rope-ruining friction. The wide carabiner hole has a unique design that prevents clipping and unclipping while the device is closed. Camp USA crafted this revolutionary device out of hot-forged aluminum and precision-cast stainless steel for the critical components that come in contact with the rope.