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RoxProx Proximity Reader

Essex Electronics has introduced the RoxProx™, the proximity reader built for tough environments both outdoors and indoors. The RoxProx reads HID 125kHz proximity cards and fobs (up to 91 bits) with up to a two-inch read range. The stainless steel construction RoxProx is a weatherproof (IP66 Rated) and vandal resistant reader having the electronics encapsulated in epoxy. The RoxProx are available with mullion mount and single gang versions for flush or surface mount installations.

For more information, contact Essex Electronics, 1130 Mark Ave., Carpinteria, Calif. 93013. Phone: 805-684-7601 or 800-KEYLESS (539-5377). Fax 805-684-0232. Web Site: www.keyless.com


Salsbury Mail Boxes

The Salsbury pin tumbler mailbox locks have a key code series in the 20,000+ range. These locks have been around for more than five years. Key blanks or cut keys are not available.  

Salsbury has introduced a new series of pin tumbler mailbox locks using the same key code series range. However, the bittings, key blank and depths and spaces are different. The code number is stamped onto the tailpiece of both code series locks.

The usable spaces and depths determined from a sampling of locks are:


 1- .138”    2- .252”     3- .366”

4- .480”     5- .594”


 1- .260”    2- .244”     3- .228”

4- .213”     5- .197”     6- .181”

Shoulder stop key:

Cut-to-cut .114”        Increment .0157”

Key Blanks:

The original mailbox locks use the following key blanks:

Axxess #84

Curtis XL-7


Ilco 1180S

Ilco EZ XL7

Jet XL7


The new mailbox locks using the following key blanks:

Axxess #107

Curtis NA-14

Ilco 1069L

Ilco EZ NA14



New BHMA Standards

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.23 - 2010 American National Standard for Electromagnetic Locks and ANSI/BHMA A156.36 - 2010 American National Standard for Auxiliary Locks.

ANSI/BHMA Electromagnetic Locks A156.23 - 2010 standard establishes requirements for electromagnetic locks and includes cyclical, dynamic, operational, strength and finish tests. This is a revision of the 2004 standard.

The ANSI/BHMA Auxiliary Locks A156.36 – 2010 standard is now a standalone for auxiliary locks. Auxiliary locks were previously part of ANSI/BHMA A.156.5. The new standard establishes requirements for auxiliary locks including commercial and residential deadbolts and includes five classifications of tests: operational, cycle, strength, security and finishes plus dimensional criteria.

For more information, contact BHMA at 800-699-9277 or Web Site: www.buildershardware.com. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.


STRATTEC 2011 Catalog

STRATTEC has introduced the PDF version of their 2011 Comprehensive Catalog. This downloadable, 80-page resource contains a listing of automotive parts by manufacturer. Most of the key blanks, locks and components are illustrated, which is helpful when looking for an unknown part. Locks with cases are exploded out showing the keyway and the tumbler position. Most key blank photos include the logo, keyway description and if transponder equipped. For example, there are 42 General Motors key blank part numbers. The illustrations display the logo, keyway, transponder, remote head and emergency key blank. The eight GM wafer tumbler photos clarify the shape and simplify determining the necessary parts.

In addition to Chrysler, Ford and GM, STRATTEC has key blanks for Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Nissan. A new products section includes key blanks and Lock Repair Kits now available from STRATTEC. A Lock Repair Kit contains the necessary components and wafer tumblers to key and assemble a replacement lock coded to the custome’s key.

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