Locksmith etc. April 2012

Major Mfg. HIT-66-281 Major Manufacturing has introduced thee Schlage CO Series mortise lock template, the HIT-66-281. This multi-part aluminum anodized template has hardened drill bushings and notated information adjacent to the bushings to insure...

This 48- page guide covers Bianchi automotive key blanks including emergency keys and test blades, remote shells with blades, transponder keys, two styles of chipless shells, and electronic heads and horseshoe blades clonable keys and fobs. There is information on Bianchi cloning tools and on-board programming procedures. The key/vehicle application chart includes vehicle make, model and year information, along with cloning, transponder, keyway and code series information.

To obtain a copy of the 2012 Automotive Guide, call 800-891-2118 or e-mail: info@bianchi1770usa.com


Arrow Revolution V1 Lever

Arrow Lock has improved the Revolution V1 touch screen lever locks to meet BHMA/ANSI A156.2, Series 4000, Grade 1. They are UL/cUL Listed for use on up to 3 hour, A label doors. The locks are equipped with ADA compliant Sierra SR trim whose levers return to within one half inch of the door face.

Mechanical key override options include conventional lock cylinders, small format interchangeable cores or touchpad only; no mechanical key override. The weather resistant Revolution V1 lock body can be installed in a modified 161 door prep (with additional ½” diameter cross bore), into 1-3/8” to 1-3/4” thick door with the deadlatch accommodating a 2-3/4'” or 2-3/8” backset. The Revolution V1 is designed to operate for one year using four AA batteries.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Arrow Lock at www.arrowlock.com


Ilco Update

The 30th anniversary issue of the Ilco Auto Truck Key Blank Reference and the introductory issue of the Ilco Locks & Exit Device - Storefront Hardware Catalog are available.

The 136-page 2012 Ilco Auto Truck Key Blank Reference contains manufacturer, model and year information for key blanks and transponder equipped key blanks. There is information for on-board and device programming and cloning of transponder equipped key blanks. There is a TKO-SDD Quick Reference by manufacturer, an illustrated listing of key blanks and a Transponder Related Glossary.

The 20-page Ilco Locks & Exit Device - Storefront Hardware Catalog contains product information for exit devices, mortise locks, handles and paddles, cylinders, thresholds, and header and flush bolts. Door handing, glossary and warranty information are included.

These free references are available on the Ilco Web Site www.kaba-ilco.com/key_systems/index.aspx . For the Auto Truck Key Blank Reference go to Literature & Support, Key Blanks, Automotive Key Blanks, General Information Reference Guide, PDF. For the Locks & Exit Device – Storefront Hardware Catalog go to Literature & Support, Storefront Hardware Exit Devices, General Information, Brochures


Car-Opening Techniques: 2005-11 Cadillac DTS

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2005-11 Cadillac DTS. The DTS is equipped with linkage rods inside of the front and rear doors. The front and rear doors are equipped with vertical linkage rods with pin type lock buttons.

Note: Although the DTS can be equipped with supplemental air bags, they are in the seats, not in the doors.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2005-11 Cadillac DTS:

Use the High Tech Tools 47 Tool, strip saver and wedge to unlock the front passenger’s door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge just forward of the front edge of the outside door handle assembly. Insert the strip saver between the window glass and the weather stripping between the wedge and the vertical locking button. Insert the #47 car-opening tool into the passenger compartment through the strip saver with the tip pointing forward. Lower the tool until the tip is positioned behind the outside door handle. Rotate the tool clockwise to contact the vertical linkage rod. Once contacted, capture the vertical linkage rod in the tip of the car opening tool. Bind the linkage rod and carefully lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.


Use the Pro-Lok AO-39 Double Slide Tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger’s door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge ten inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light 6 inches from the rear edge of the window in order to identify the vertical linkage rod. Insert the AO-39 tool into the door cavity 8 inches from the rear edge of the window glass with the tip facing rearward. Lower the AO-39 122inches. Rotate the tool 45 degrees clockwise and lift the tool one inch to be positioned under the vertical rod. Lift the AO39 tool up to unlock the door locking mechanism.

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