SDC DELAYED EGRESS EXIT DEVICE
Security Door Controls (SDC) has introduced the S6000D Series delayed egress exit devices, designed to delay exiting for the programmed time of 15 or 30 seconds. During the delay time, an 85db tone and voice message alternately sounds. The wall mounted controller provides a digital countdown while providing instructions for persons without prior knowledge of door operation and personnel notification. A keypad on the controller provides reset and bypass control.
A wall mount controller incorporates all delayed egress logic for 15- or 30-second exit delay, alternating 85 db tone and voice message with a digital countdown display that provides clear and comprehensive instructions for persons without prior knowledge of door operation and personnel notification.
The SDC S6000D Series is available as rim, mortise and vertical rod, fire rated and non-fire rated delayed egress exit devices.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or SDC, 3480 Willow Lane, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Telephone: 805-494-0622. Web Site: www.SDCsecurity.com .
KEY CUTTING PROBLEMS
We as locksmiths must become aware of key duplicating and originating problems. An on and off problem that has been around for years is the steel key. Having a magnet next to the key machines easily solves this problem. If the key blank sticks to the magnet, don't cut the key.
However, a new problem is happening. Toyota (double-sided TR47 blade) and Honda (sidewinder) original equipment keys (bought at dealers) have a different metal alloy than in the past. The new keys are harder, making machining more difficult and can cause a problem with the cutter teeth clogging on automatic key machines. The problem can result with clogged cutters and/or the stepper motor(s) may become out of sequence. This results in the cuts not being in the correct positions. The machine may require major adjustments/repairs that can only be accomplished at the factory.
This problem is less severe with most manual machines as the speed of the cutter and the movement of the carriage (cutter feed) can be manually slowed as necessary for smooth cutting.
An additional problem is originating keys for Kia Soul and Forte. The new WC 1001-3500 and WD 1001-3500 code series space and depths use approximately a .020” drop and a .083 space cut-to-cut. Standard cutters for most code machines have too much of an angle for a MACS of three. This results in a .060” drop. Most automotive cutters have a 90-degree included angle and a flat of .040” or more. These cutters remove too much of the shallow cut flat on codes having a one and four or a two and five adjacent cuts. These cuts are used in a number of the key codes. A short term solution is to use a compatible Medeco™ type cutter whose dimensions are approximately 86-degree angle and a .015” flat.
When using a 1200CM, it will be necessary to be very accurate. You need to widen the cut slightly in each direction as Kia specifies a flat of .023” when adjacent cuts are a one-four or two-five, whereas the Medeco cutter will only create approximately a .015” flat on a plunge cut.
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I have received a number of code questions regarding the 2007-on Hyundai Elantra. The 2007-on Hyundai Elantra has the “T” prefix pre-printed onto the invoices. The key code series for these Elantras are actually M0001-M2500, a ten cut wafer tumbler lock mechanism. To obtain the correct key code, drop the “T” and use an “M” and the number to determine the depths of cut. Note: There is no HPC 1200CM or Ilco Universal II code card available at this time.
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