Olympus Lock SFIC Housing
Olympus Lock has introduced the 724VR small format interchangeable core housing for file cabinets and medical carts. The Olympus 724VR is a direct retrofit for the Best part number 2P73. The housing will accept the standard cores. Machine into the body of the housing is a red caution flag that is visible when the Olympus 724VR is in the unlocked position. The 724VR is available in US26D finish.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Olympus Lock, 18424 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037. Telephone: 206-362-3290. Web Site: www.olympus-lock.com.
Door Chain Security
Chain Reaction™ is a door chain mechanism designed to provide added protection, including a high decibel alarm and a mechanism that sprays an invisible DNA trace that is detectable using ultraviolet light.
The basic door chain has been installed into countless motel/hotel rooms as well as residences. The concept is to prevent someone from gaining entrance. The chain is extended from the jamb to the door using a slide mounted onto the door. For the chain to be connected to the door, the door must be just about closed. As the door is opened, the chain moves along to the end of the slide, stopping further opening. The chain cannot be removed from the slide when the door is open.
For more information, contact STRATDNA, Web Site: www.strandna.co.uk/
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New Jet Key Blanks
Jet Hardware has introduced two of the most common keyway key blanks having a non-manufacturer identifying head shape. The Kwikset KW1-USL and the Schlage SC1-USL key blanks are available coined or incised. The Lexus/Hyundai LXP90H-PH is a plastic head high security key blank that can be used to operate non-transponder-equipped vehicles or as a test mechanical key blank for transponder-equipped vehicles. The non-transponder vehicle applications include 1990-96 Lexus and 1997 models including ES, GS, LX and SC. The 1995-2002 Mazda Millenia, Hyundai 2009-on Elantra Touring, 2010-on Tucson and 2011 Sonata GLS, and the Kia Optima, 2010-on Rio and 2011 Sorento.
The Weiser key blank is a cross for the Smart Key having the five pin tumbler KW1 keyway. And Jet has released 10 nickel silver “Duplication Prohibited” Best brand key blanks.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware Manufacturing Corp., 800 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, NY 11207. Web Site: www.jetkeys.com.
I recently toured a college and came upon an arched opening separating a classrooms corridor and a driveway. On the corridor side of the arch, there was a track on each vertical side and a metal box that was powered by an electric motor. Sticking out of the box along the bottom was what appeared to be a type of metal overhead door. I was told this is a fire shutter, a solid based fire safety curtain.
The solenoid release is linked to the fire alarm system and operates with a controlled release to block the opening. When closed, it provides a fire rated barrier between the building and the driveway.
These are similar to the fire curtains installed in larger theatres to separate the stage behind the opening and the audience. However, many of the theatre fire curtains are made of fabric.
The weight of a door is determined by its height, width, thickness and the composition. The composition of a door is usually wood, hollow metal or aluminum/glass (storefront). Hollow metal is actually a misnomer as most hollow metal doors are not hollow. The gauge of the metal, reinforcements and the core material, determine the weight of a hollow metal door.
Some examples of core material within a hollow metal door are polystyrene, steel-stiffened, honeycomb, temperature resistant, polyurethane, bullet resistant and sound proof.
Hollow core wood doors can have lattice or other forms of corrugated cardboard to provide a rigid face. Solid core wood doors can have particleboard, compressed saw dust or a foam material filling the space within the door.