Arrow Lock Company has introduced the Revolution standalone, touch screen electromechanical lock. This ANSI/BHMA A156.2, Series 4000, Grade 2, can be ordered UL Listed for use on fire doors, equipped with ADA compliant levers and is weather resistant. This non-handed lock is installed into standard 161 prep with an additional ½” cross bore for the electrical components. When locked, the vandalism resistant Revolution lock’s overdrive freewheeling exterior lever disengages.
For standalone operation, the Arrow Lock Revolution is powered using four AA batteries. Programming is accomplished through the interactive, voice guided commands using the keypad. The touch screen provides a visual verification of the User Codes insuring accurate programming. The User Codes are from four to twelve digits. There are two operational modes, the EZ Mode that has up to nine users and the Advanced Mode that has up to one thousand users. There is an optional key override mechanism that uses standard Arrow cylinders available in AR and CS keyways.
The Revolution has the basic operational modes including lockout, passage and auto re-lock. Designed to provide traffic control and access control, the Revolution can lockout individual users as well as user groups. There is a Request to Enter (REX) input enabling remote access capability. In addition, during a security concern, a quick lockout option can secure the opening.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Arrow Lock, P.O. Box 3075, Salem, VA 24153. Telephone: 800-839-3157. Fax: 800-421-6615. Web Site: www.arrowlock.com.
STRATTEC, an original equipment supplier for General Motors, offers two key options and three lock repair kits for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The four-button remote flip key is part number 5912543. The five-button remote flip key is part number 5912545.
The 2010 Camaro is equipped with a side mill lock mechanism operated by an eight-cut internal sidewinder key. The ignition and the aftermarket door locks contain eight tumblers. The IP lock has four tumblers in positions 5-8.
The Ignition repair kit is part number 7012918, the Door F/W* repair kit is part number 7012919 and the IP repair kit is part number 7012921.
The repair kits contain the necessary components to key the lock with any factory original key code. In addition to the tumblers, all necessary springs, lubricant and parts are included.
Note: To simplify the tumbler loading process, use a small amount of lubricant in each tumbler slot in the lock cylinder prior to loading to help retain the tumblers in place.
F/W* indicates Free Wheeling locks. F/W or clutch locks may be the only aftermarket door locks available. Some Camaros may be equipped with non-free wheeling locks and have only six tumblers in positions 3-8.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC Security Corporation, 3333 W. Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53209. Web Site: www.strattec.com.
MARRAY PROXIMITY DOOR LOCK
The Marray Prox Lock is based on a cylindrical lever lockset that operates electronically using a proprietary proximity card or fob to gain access. These light commercial/residential locksets are designed to retrofit into 1-3/8” to 2-1/8” thick doors having a 2-1/8” cross bore opening with a 1-1/8” edge bore opening. The latch bolt is designed to accommodate 2-3/8” and 2-3/4” backsets.
These standalone proximity locks are programmed at the lock with up to 120 individual user card/fobs. There are Master and User badges and/or key fobs. The two Masters have administrative rights so that they can add or erase users in addition to gaining access through the door. Each Master can add up to 59 users.
Each lock comes with one preprogrammed Master badge and four preprogrammed User Badges.
The Marray Prox Lock is designed to operate on one set of four AA alkaline batteries for up to 4,000 operations. When the batteries begin to run low, a red light flashes and a beep occurs after a Master or User Code is presented. The four batteries must be changed at the same time. For the requirements of the users, the unlock time is three, five or ten seconds.
For more information, contact Marray at 800-500-1449 or www.marray.com
TRANSPONDER-EQUIPPED VESPA MOTORCYCLES
Late model Vespa scooters have RF (radio frequency) transponder equipped keys. To operate the engine, a properly cut key is required and a preprogrammed transponder must be is read by the scooter.
To program additional keys or any keys, all keys must be properly cut and must be available to the “scooter” as it will “forget” the already programmed transponder-equipped keys.
To program transponder-equipped keys, the brown/red key that came with your scooter is required. If this key is not available, transponder equipped keys cannot be programmed at this time. The only option is to replace the CDI unit of the scooter. The brown/red key cannot be replaced. The plastic card with a key code on it is worthless.
If the brown/red key is available, then have all of the operating (blue) keys available in order to program them. Timing is important. This procedure needs to be completed in about 10 seconds.
Insert the brown/red key in ignition, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position and remove the key within 3 seconds.
Insert the first blue key in the ignition, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position and remove the key within 3 seconds.
Repeat this step with all remaining blue keys.
Insert the brown/red key in ignition again, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position within three seconds. All of the blue keys that were inserted and operated should be programmed.
Check to make sure each key can start the scooter. If not, repeat the procedure. Again, timing is important. If it doesn’t work, too much time was used to perform the procedure.
Note: It’s been reported that the orientation of the key matters during the procedure. The keychain hole must be up on each key to program.
Major Manufacturing has introduced the LMB Lock Mounting Brackets, part number LMB-033, developed to install Adams Rite style locks into aluminum door stiles. One end is offset for use with radius stiles; the other end is flat for radius stiles with a weather strip channel down the center. The brackets are 1” wide and 2-1/2” long and are zinc plated to resist rust.
The bracket mounting holes are tapped 10-32. Two brackets per pack come with mounting screws and rubber spacers.
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. Website: www.majormfg.com.
Bianchi has introduced the Decryptor component designed to operate with the Bianchi Repli-Code 7 TX and the 30.01 or higher software to clone Philips® Crypto 2nd generation transponders. The Bianchi TK60 electronic chip is designed to mimic this Philips Crypto chip without requiring a battery.
Fourteen blades are designed to operate with the TK60 electronic chip. A sampling of the vehicle manufacturers and the keys include the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep FOBIK and the STRATTEC 692352 key, the GM circle + and the STRATTEC 692933 key, the Acura and Honda “V” chip, Infiniti and Nissan NI02 key.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Bianchi USA, Inc., 800-891-2118 or www.bianchi1770usa.com.
CAR-OPENING TECHNIQUES: 2003-UP EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2003-up Ford Expedition and 2003-up Lincoln Navigator. These vehicles are equipped with unprotected vertical lock control linkage that connects to the locking button.
Care must be taken when inserting, manipulating and removing car-opening tools. Improper procedures can result in damage or even breaking the window glass.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2003-up Ford Expedition and 2003-up Lincoln Navigator.
Use the High Tech Tools “S” Tool #47 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge between the weather stripping and the glass forward of the vertical locking button. Insert the #47 car opening between the wedge and the vertical locking button. Lower the tool into the door and rotate clockwise to contact the vertical rod. The locking button will move when contacted. Bind the vertical locking rod within the tool and lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the HPC CO-76 opening tool and a wedge and an inspection light to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the vertical locking button in the front passenger door. Insert the inspection light in order to identify the vertical locking rod. The CO-76 is factory bent at a curved 90-degree angle. This is the proper angle for attacking the vertical rod. Carefully insert the CO-76 into the door cavity. Lower the tool into the door to gain access to the vertical rod. Carefully push the two handles together extending the hooked end. Manipulate the car tool until the hooked end of the tool captures the vertical locking rod. The locking button should move when the vertical rod is contacted. With the vertical rod in the hooked end of the tool, pull the handles apart to bind the rod. Carefully raise it to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the Pro-Lok AO38 car-opening tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 10 inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light and identify the angled vertical locking rod. Insert the small end of the AO-38 tool into the door two inches from the rear edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool 11 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool 45 degrees clockwise and position the tip of the tool against the vertical locking rod. Capture the vertical locking rod with the tool. Bind the rod. Lift the tool to unlock the locking mechanism.
Use the large end of the Slide Lock Z-Tool™ car opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge to relieve gasket pressure. Slide the tool into the door cavity about five to six inches with the tip facing forward. Rotate the car-opening tool counterclockwise until it slides under the vertical linkage rod. Carefully lift the linkage rod to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge forward of the vertical locking button. Carefully insert the TT-1017 tool into the opening between the wedge and the locking button with the tip pointing towards the rear of the vehicle. Carefully lower the tool approximately four inches. In this position, rotate the tool clockwise until it contacts the vertical linkage rod. The locking button will move slightly when contacted. Twist the tool to bind the rod and lift to unlock the door locking mechanism.
The direction to rotate the 2003-up Expedition/Navigator driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise. There is no passenger door lock.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.
High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Website: www.hightechtools.com.
HPC Inc., 3999 N. 25th, Schiller Park, IL 60176/ Telephone: 847-671-6280. Fax: 847-671-6343. Website: www.hpcworld.com.
Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.
Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.
Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com.
To have your instructions published, send a contact name and telephone number to Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759.