Locksmithing Etc.

BAUER RV SERIES Bauer Products has the RV Code Series, which is RV301-RV370. This code series uses the Bauer RV key blank or newly introduced Ilco 1676 (EZ BAU3). We are looking for the key codes and if you have collected any we would appreciate knowing...


BAUER RV SERIES

Bauer Products has the RV Code Series, which is RV301-RV370. This code series uses the Bauer RV key blank or newly introduced Ilco 1676 (EZ BAU3). We are looking for the key codes and if you have collected any we would appreciate knowing them. Email jerry.levine@cygnuspub.com

 

2010 KIA SOUL

Over the last week or so, I have received three telephone calls from locksmiths having problems originating keys for a 2010 Kia Soul. They have received the key code and were unable to determine the cuts.

The problem is the key codes were incomplete. The Kia Soul code series is WC1001-WC3500. These locksmiths were given codes having only the “C”, no “W”. Aftermarket, non-transponder keys blanks are the Ilco KK8-P and Jet KK8-NP and KK8-PH.

 

MAGNETIC STRIPE CARDS

A number of state driver’s licenses make use of magnetic stripe technology. It is amazing the amount of information that is contained, so much so that several states have passed laws restricting driver’s licenses being swiped under certain circumstances.

When you travel to some hotels, they swipe your credit card and your driver’s license. This information is transferred to the magnetic stripe card that is your room key. When you check out, many people give back their “mag” stripe cards. The cards do get erased when a new person checks in. However, your card could be swiped by some unauthorized person, in order to gain your personal information as well as your credit card number. Maybe it is not such a good idea to return the magstripe cards that contain personal information.

 

2010 AUTO SHOW STANDOUT

At the 2010 Auto Show, Fiat introduced the 500, a two-door hatchback. Throughout the 2011 and 2012 model years, Fiat, the owner of Chrysler and Dodge, will reportedly introduce four additional vehicles including a convertible and electric model.

 

GATEHOUSE DEADBOLT LOCKS

GATEHOUSE Deadbolt Locks are sold through Lowe’s and probably other hardware chain stores. These deadbolt locks are ANSI Grade 3, rated residential grade locks. According to the packaging, they are manufactured in China and distributed by Kwikset. The GATEHOUSE deadbolts use the Kwikset keyway with a solid head. The spaces and depths are compatible with five pin tumbler Kwikset. The bottom pins are double-ended with the wide flat bottom on each end.

 

JET STAT KEYS

Jet Hardware’s STAT brass and nickel silver key blanks are coated in durable and long-lasting finish in both blue for electric applications and red for emergency keys, according to the manufacturer.  STAT key blanks are available in Best, Corbin Russwin, Sargent, Schlage and Yale.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware Manufacturing Corp., 800 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, NY 11207. Web Site: www.jetkeys.com.

 

JUST A SUGGESTION

Occasionally a hinge adjustment can go a little too exuberant. To bring the hinge back towards the neutral position, place a relatively small (about 3/8”) hex wrench between the two leafs near the hinge pin. With very little force, begin closing the door. As the leafs contact the hex wrench and a bit more closing pressure is applied, there is a good likelihood the hinge will begin to reshape itself towards the neutral position.

 

EVA-Dry Dehumidifiers 

Just about every safe can have moisture build up because there is humidity in the air. Opening the safe door permits moisture to enter the safe. Closing the door traps the moisture and can result in the development of mold in carpet and corrosion or metal objects. A dehumidifier is designed to remove the moisture within a safe.

EVA-Dry Dehumidifiers offers two wireless dehumidifiers, designed to remove moisture without requiring batteries or access to house current. They are equipped with refined silica gel package that absorbs the moisture in your safe. The dehumidifier is placed into the safe, no electrical power required. The unit collects the moisture. As the unit collects moisture, a three color (blue purple pink) indicator lets your customer know the dehumidifier is working (blue and purple) and when silica gel package needs refreshing (pink). To refresh the silica gel, remove the package from the rear of the unit and fold down the plug on the back of the unit and plug it in any electrical outlet for 8-10 hrs. Unit will renew and dry out the moisture as shown by the indicator turning back to blue.

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