RYTAN POWER INVERTER
Rytan has introduced their RY192 Power Inverter to change DC power to 110 volt AC at 60Hz. The 1000 watt, with 3000 watt surge power inverter has an over 90 percent efficiency rate with alarm and thermal shutdown. There are two AC output sockets.
The Rytan Inverter is 10-3/4” long by 5-1/2” wide by 2-1/4” tall. A safety circuit will automatically shut off the inverter if the batteries voltage drops to approximately 10.5 VDC. Rytan offers a 12-foot power cable to connect the battery to the inverter.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Rytan at www.rytan.com
HOME SECURITY UPDATE
Comcast Xfinity Home Security offers police and fire alarm protection systems that also include remote control of thermostats and lighting. Home monitoring is available with wireless cameras streaming video to data enabled cell phones. As of 06-07-2011, the service is available in Houston, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Portland. For more information, visit www.xfinity.com/homesecurity
HIGH SECURITY AUTOMOTIVE KEY
Ford appears to be going to a “high security” side mill key as the 2012 Ford Escape will be using the same key as the 2011 Ford Fiesta and the 2012 Ford Focus. The STRATTEC part number for the 2012 Ford Escape IKT key blank is 5921707. The side mill equipped vehicles appear to be either a new or significant updated models. These side milled keys do not appear to have “HA” or “SA” stamped into the blade.
If you are servicing a fire rated opening, you cannot make modifications to the lock. For example, if you are installing a storeroom function and do not have the stock lock, you are not permitted to modify a different function lock. It would be better to delay the installation until you have the proper function lock.
The photo accompanying this write-up is a Dutch (half) door having two lever locks. One lever lock secures the door from swing open. The second lever lock secures the upper half of the door to the lower half. This was an interesting choice of locks to secure the two halves.
WEB KEY BLANKS
There are many web sites that sell key blanks. The strange thing is usually people find products cheaper on the web than from a big box store. However, key blanks being sold on the web are often more expensive. And then add the cost and time of shipping the key blanks. It may be worth putting up a sign explaining the ups and downs of buying a key blank over the Internet.
JMA USA TPX4
JMA USA has introduced the TPX4 clonable transponder. This new transponder can be used to clone Phillips second generation encrypted transponders. This includes the (+) General Motors vehicles and the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles using the FOBIK Pod (Hybrid) transponder equipped key blank.
For a downloadable copy of the 2011 JMA North American Catalog, go to www.jmausa.com. Then go to download.
LCN 4040XP DOOR CLOSER
LCN has introduced the 4040XP, a redesigned door closer for today’s more demanding applications while keeping the same hole pattern as the standard 4040 closer. The 4040XP has a ¾” diameter bearing journal with ½” long bearings and gear teeth that provide an overall 44 percent increase in maximum load capacity. According to LCN the pinion V-Shield seal has 20 percent increased life. In addition, the 4040XP is compatible with all 4041 options and accessories.
The LCN 4040XP meets ADA requirements, UL & cUL Listed for self-closing doors without hold open, and certified under ANSI Standard A156.4, Grade one.
Packaging has been changed to reduce the time required to find parts, simplifying the installation process.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or LCN Closers, at 121 W. Railroad Ave., Princeton, IL 61356. Telephone: 800-526-2400. Web Site: www.lcn.ingersollrand.com.