Adams Rite 4600 Series Lever Trim
Adams Rite has introduced the patent pending 4600 Series Lever Trim for the Adams Rite 4300, 4500 and 4900 latches and the Dual Force 2190 and 2290 interconnected locksets with either upward or downward motion. A feature of the 4600 is the patented adjustable drive mechanism that allows the escutcheon to be set back from the door edge to provide additional clearance. The Adams Rite 4600 Series Lever Trim is available in seven finishes and 11 lever styles.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Adams Rite at www.adamsrite.com
Electronic Keys Stop Working
According to a bunch of news outlets, the Marriott Hotel in Denver, Colo., locked the guests out of their rooms upon the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Disaster resulted during those three hours. According to management, no other Marriotts reported problems. No other hotels reported similar problems. Is this an argument for key override?
Vehicle Door Lock Shells
The 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS, and the 2013 Ford Fusion have a shell that covers the driver’s door lock. To remove, there is a slot along the bottom of the shell. The tip of the key is inserted into the slot and the shell pops off in order to gain access into the passenger compartment in case of dead battery, etc. Once the door has been unlocked, the shell snaps back onto the door handle.
Olympus Lock T-Knob Cylinder
Olympus Lock as introduced the T54C T-Knob Replacement Cylinder Kit for CompX/National T-Knob lock models C8154 and C8155. The US26D finish, solid brass cylinder can replace existing cylinders without having to replace the handle. The uncombinated Olympus T54C can be keyed to existing 4-pin or 5-pin systems. Key-retaining or non-key-retaining function is determined by the configuration of the T-knob lock.
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.
AHS App for Locksmiths
Access Hardware Supply (AHS) has introduced an electronic hardware retrofit app for the Apple iPad. The app provides one place to include the necessary information about the opening, including a photo if desired. Once completed, the information can be downloaded directly to AHS, who in turn provides recommendations for the hardware along with costs.
For more information, go to the AHS Web Site: http://www.accesshardware.com/ and click on “Find out about our new retrofit installation iPad app.”
STRATTEC GM Remotes
STRATTEC has introduced 12 General Motors original equipment remotes. These remotes have between three and six buttons. For example, STRATTEC Part # 5922377 GM remote is designed to operate 2007-2012 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon models equipped with the five-button remote. The 5922032 is designed to operate the 2006-2012 Chevrolet Impala models equipped with the four-button remote. The 5922373 is designed to operate the 2008-2011 Buick Enclave, 2009-2011 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2007-2012 GMC Acadia models equipped with the four-button remote.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC Security Corporation, Web Site: http://aftermarket.strattec.com/
Schlage Alarmed Lock
Schlage has taken door security to a new level. An ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Security residential alarmed lock that can detect a range of actions including access and egress, tampering to the lock and forced action against the door. The lock will notify each type of action to alert the homeowner. According to Schlage, the Alarmed Locks will launch in 2012.
Toyota Emergency Keys
Here are four photos of a Toyota emergency key, showing what the key looks like. The blade is .065” thick, approximately two-thirds the thickness of the regular key. The emergency key has cuts on only one side and is specifically designed to operate only the mechanical lock of those vehicles with passive entry/passive start.