ILLINOIS LOCKSMITH LAW UPDATE
The Illinois Locksmith Law has been updated. For those of you who do or do not have a state locksmith law, the existing Illinois Locksmith Law and the changes make interesting reading and something to think about. The underlined language was added.
CELL PHONE NUMBERS ARE PUBLIC
Since cell phone numbers are public, telemarketers have access to your number. Unlike most landlines, the cell phone number owner will be charged for the minutes. If the message is saved on your phone, you will be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
There is a National DO NOT CALL Registry. The registry is for landlines and cell phones. The web Site is Web Site: https://www.donotcall.gov
According to the National Do Not Call Registry, your registration will not expire.
FORD KEY DESIGN STRATEGY
Accord to Ford resources, the Ford Motor Company is converting to a global key design; the side milled high security key. Ford has begun the change with the 2011 Fiesta. It appears that Ford and Lincoln vehicles will migrate to the side milled key over the course of the “next few years”.
SPECIAL MACHINE SCREWS
Major Manufacturing has introduced Special Machine Screws for hinges and strikes installed onto steel doors and frames. These special machine screws are designed to replace stripped-out hinge and strike screws installed onto aluminum and metal doors and frames. The hardened screws have a standard #10 under cut head that accommodates a Phillips head screwdriver. However, the threads are a special 12-24 with a special #1 thread cutting point for ease of installation. Note: The standard #10 screws have a 10-24 threads that is smaller than 12-24 threads.
The Special Machine Screws are available in a 7/8” length, black oxide (LS-29) or nickel (LS-28) finish in quantities of 25 or 100.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Major Manufacturing, Inc., 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806 Telephone 714-772-5202 Fax 714-772-2302 Web Site: http://www.majormfg.com
ADJUSTABLE UNLOCK TIME
Most battery powered electromechanical locks have the ability to adjust the unlock time. The time once the credential has been accepted, the lock is unlocked in order to gain access. Many locks off unlock times from a few seconds to more than one minute.
It is important to be aware that for most of these battery operated locks, the longer the unlock time, the more power that is required. This will shorten the overall battery life.
Dodge Ram pickups
This month we will offer recommended car opening techniques for the late model two and four door Dodge Ram pickups. These full-sized pickups are equipped with inside vertical linkage buttons on the doors.
Important: These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping that fits very tight.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2002-08 Dodge Ram.
Use the High Tech Tools “S” Tool #47 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the outside door handle assembly. Insert the #47 car-opening tool carefully into the door cavity with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door cavity. Rotate the tool until it contacts the vertical linkage rod. The locking button should move when the linkage rod is contacted. Bind the linkage rod and lift to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the HPC CO-76 opening tool, a wedge and an inspection light to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge just forward of the vertical locking button of the front passenger door. Insert the inspection light to determine the location of the lazy pawl. Insert the CO-76 car opening tool into the door cavity. Position the tip of the tool beneath the lazy pawl and pull up to unlock the door locking mechanism.