CodeLocks CL6000 Series
CodeLocks has introduced the CL6000 Series, a standalone battery power electronic lockset equipped with a 12-button keypad. The CL6000 meets or exceeds the ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2003 and A156.25-2007 Grade 1 standards. ANSI/BMHA A156.2 is the American National Standard for Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches. ANSI/BMHA A156.25 is the Standard for Electrified Locking Systems.
CL6000 locks are programmed at the door, having up to 80 four- to six-digit User Codes and up to 10 one-time User Codes. According to CodeLocks, the CL6000 Series will have over 200,000 operations on a set of four AA batteries.
The CL6000 Series are equipped with non-handed, ADA compliant levers. This electronic lockset is UL / ULC Listed having a 3 hour fire rating.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or CodeLocks Inc., 2930-B College Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Telephone: 714-979-2900. Website: www.codelocks.us.
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Major Mfg HIT-66 Update
Major Manufacturing has introduced five templates for their HIT-66 clamp system using the HIT-4509 mortise alignment plate. Each template set includes outside and inside templates have hardened drill bushings. There is drill information machined into the anodized aluminum.
The five templates and their applications are:
HIT-66-240 Template: Falcon MA Series Mortise Locks
HIT-66-250 Template: Kaba E-Plex 5000 Series Mortise Locks
HIT-66-251 Template: Kaba 660/760/770/790 Series Mortise Locks
HIT-66-263 Template: Onity CT Series Mortise Locks
HIT-66-264 Template: Onity HT Series Mortise Locks
The HIT-66 clamp system is designed for wood and steel doors 1-1/4” to 2-7/8” thick.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Manufacturing, 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806 Telephone 714-772-5202 Web Site: www.majormfg.com
Car-Opening Techniques: 2006-up Volkswagen Passat
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2006-up Volkswagen Passat. The door locking mechanism is a hybrid electronic, there is no inside mechanical linkage in these vehicles.
Warning: This vehicle is equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the base of the windows. The windows are extremely tight. Use extreme care as the slightest scrape may result in the window glass breaking.
Warning: Failure to remove the wedges at the time when the tool manufacturers recommend can cause window glass to break.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the Volkswagen Passat:
Use the High Tech Tools Long Inside Access 89 Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Separate the glass from the weather strip by positioning a wedge at the rear edge of the inside lock control handle. Insert the Inside Access Tool with the working end pointing towards the front. Reposition the wedge to allow lowering the tool into the door until the shaped portion of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool clockwise until the shaped portion of the tool is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Carefully lift the tool until the working end is within the passenger compartment. Position the working end of the tool in front of the door lock button. Manipulate the door lock button towards the front of the vehicle to unlock the locking mechanism. See car opening instructions for removal of the tool.
Use the Pro-Lok AO35 “MCOT-Wide” tool and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear 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.