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YALE 8800 SERIES MORTISE LOCKS

The Yale 8800 Series mortise lock has a reinforced steel case, a one-inch throw deadbolt with two hardened steel roller armor pins and a two-piece stainless steel anti-friction camming action latch bolt. 8800 Series locks are certified ANSI/BHMA A156.13, Series 1000, operational Grade 1. These mortise locks are UL listed for use on fire doors having a rating up to and including three hours.

The 8800 Series is available as mechanical and electrified mortise locks. The electrified mortise lock can be ordered Fail Safe or Fail Secure. The monitoring options include Request-To-Exit (REX), Latchbolt Monitoring (LBM), Deadbolt Monitoring (DBM) and two multiple monitoring options; ITS and SDM. The ITS (Integrated Total Security) monitoring option provides REX, LBM, concealed door position status (DPS) and Cylinder Monitoring (CX). Cylinder Monitoring identifies the difference between when the electronic lock is mechanically overridden and when a door is forced.

The 8800 series electrified mortise locks have a two-year warranty.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Yale Commercial Locks and Hardware Web Site: www.yalecommercial.com

 

CAR-OPENING TECHNIQUES: 2005-10 Dodge Dakota

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2005-10 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. This vehicle is equipped with vertical locking rods. The lower portion of the linkage rod is not protected. These methods are designed to operate the front passenger door locks.

This vehicle is equipped with tight weather stripping. Care must be taken when inserting, manipulating and removing car-opening tools. Improper procedures can damage or break the window glass.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2005-10 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

Use the High Tech Tools ‘S’ Tool #47 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the #47 car-opening tool into the front passenger compartment with the tip pointing towards the rear of the vehicle. Slide the tool towards the rear edge of the door cavity with the tool on the inside of the vertical rod. Once past the vertical rod, turn the tool until it contacts the vertical rod. The button will move slightly when the linkage rod is contacted. Continue to slowly slide the tool towards the front of the vehicle. The hooked tip will capture the vertical rod. Continue to pull the tool forward and lift up to unlock the door lock mechanism.

Use the HPC CO-39 opening tool, a wedge and an inspection light to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge at approximately the middle of the weather stripping. Insert the inspection light into the door cavity directly above the out side door handle. Identify the vertical linkage rod. Carefully slide the CO-39 car-opening tool into the door cavity. Position the tip of the tool against the lower portion of the bend in the vertical linkage rod. The button will move slightly when the linkage rod is contacted. When the rod is captured, bind the linkage rod and lift up to unlock the door lock mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-38 car-opening tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge six inches from the rear edge of the window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light and identify the vertical linkage rod. Insert the small hooked end of the AO-38 car opening tool into the door cavity at five inches from the rear edge of the window glass. Lower the tool about ten inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool counter clockwise about three-quarters of a turn. Lift the tool one inch to contact the vertical linkage rod. The button will move slightly when the linkage rod is contacted. Capture the vertical rod and lift up to unlock the door lock mechanism.

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