New BEA Electric Strikes
BEA has introduced three 12-24V AC/DC electric strike models that are UL/ULC listed for up to 1,500 pounds of static strength. The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical electric strikes feature field-selectable Fail Safe or Fail Secure operation. The Universal Cylindrical electric strike is UL/ULC 1034, Burglary Resistant Listed.
The brushed stainless steel (32D) Rim Exit electric strike is surface mounted and compatible with most major rim exit devices using a standard Pullman style bolt. The No Cut Cylindrical Strike is designed to control access with cylindrical and tubular locks having a one-half inch latch projection. The No Cut electric strike body is less than one inch deep and fits into a standard ANSI dust box in the doorframe. The electric strike’s brushed stainless steel (32D) faceplate replaces the strike plate without modify the doorframe. The No Cut functions with most cylindrical and tubular locks whose latches have a ½” projection. The Universal Cylindrical Strike accepts a ½” or 5/8” latch projection with up to ¼” horizontal adjustment. This electric strike includes three faceplates for hollow metal, aluminum and wood doorframe applications.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or BEA Inc., 100 Enterprise Drive RIDC Park West, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. Telephone: 800-523-2462. Web site: www.beasensors.com.
STRATTEC Discontinuing VATS Interrogator Equipment
It appears that the Vehicle anti-Theft System (VATS) has just about run its course. STRATTEC is discontinuing its VATS Interrogator Units and adapter keys for both the single and double sided applications.
Cleaning Brass Key Blanks
Have any tarnished key blanks? Want them shiny new?
Pour some apple cider vinegar into a paper container and put in key blanks. Let soak for two hours. Rinse off with water, while wiping using a soft cloth or paper towel with dish soap. The discoloration will wipe off, leaving bright key blank.
Sentry® Home Defense Center
Sentry Safe has introduced the Home Defense Center corner gun safe. The HDC11E is approximately 54” tall by 11” wide by 12” deep, and has a 2.1 cubic foot capacity. Inside there is patent pending adjustable shelving/barrel containment to secure a shotgun or tactical weapon.
This safe is equipped with an electronic lock powered by four AA batteries. The zero audible feedback lock has illumination on the edges of the pushbuttons. A mechanical lock provides override.
The boltwork operates one inch corner bolts. The patent pending angled provides additional protection against prying. The 112-pound safe comes with a bolt down kit containing corner brackets to compensate for floor molding.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Sentry Safe, 900 Linden Avenue, Rochester, NY 14625-2784. Web Site: www.Sentrysafe.Com,
New Toyota Emergency Keys
The 2011 Toyota Sienna and the 2012 Toyota Camry models equipped with Smart Key have new emergency key blades as part of their remotes. The blades operate the driver’s door locks. The ignition is a pushbutton start. The 2011 Toyota Sienna and the 2012 Toyota Camry emergency keys are different, and not interchangeable.
They appear to be very similar to Lexus high security blanks with one side of the profile removed. These key blanks are much thinner, having the cuts on only one side, making them non-convenience keys. Lexus high security key blank blades will not fit into the keyway of the door lock.
Smart Key appears to be standard on V-6 equipped models and part of option packages on some of the other models.
The 2011 Toyota Sienna emergency key part number is 69515-08020. The 2012 Toyota Camry emergency key part number is 69515-33100.
Bianchi Electronic Key Heads
Bianchi Keyline electronic key heads are going batteryless. Starting Nov. 16, 2011, the TK24,TK40 and TK60 electronic key heads no longer contain batteries, eliminating the problems associated with them. Instead, the electronic heads operate only when a signal is received.