ABUS Lock Company has introduced the Titalium series of padlocks. Titalium is an aluminum alloy that incorporates the element titanium. The resulting product is approximately 30 percent lighter than comparable brass padlocks featuring the same level of security.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or ABUS Lock Company USA, 23910 N. 19th Ave. #56 Phoenix, AZ 85085. Telephone 800-352-2287. Web Site: www.abuslock.com.
2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza models are equipped with a double-throw wafer lock mechanism and a transponder.
The code series for 2012 Subaru Impreza models is in the range of 38,000 and 39,000 from the example vehicles. This is a new code series as the old Subaru code series is 30001-38750. The new codes and the old codes had different cuts.
The Space and Depths for these tip stop keys are:
Spaces - Cut-to-Cut 0.055” in the two grouped (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10)
.0825” between groups (2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9)
1- 0.846” 2- 0.791” 3- 0.709”
4- 0.654” 5- 0.571” 6- 0.516”
7- 0.433” 8- 0.378” 9- 0.295”
Depths - Increment .0255”
1- .323” 2- .297”
3- .272” 4- .246”
The key blade appears to be the reverse of the TR47. This is the same blade used by the Chevrolet Colorado. Replacement test metal head key blank numbers include Ilco EZ B110, Jet B108 and JMA GM-38.
Key origination equipment includes the 1200CM card CF307 and the ITL number 419.
Major Mfg. Key Trap
Key control has been, is and will be one of the most important jobs for locksmiths. Enabling and limiting access is a balance that is not easily implemented. End-users need key control for one key to hundreds of keys for varying periods of time for operating different locks.
Major Manufacturing has introduced new Key Trap models, one of the basic forms of key control. A key trap offers key exchange without human interaction. The needed key is exchanged for a personally identifiable key. When the job is finished, the needed key can be exchanged for the personal key. A key is held captive at all times, ensuring the return of the key.
The Major Manufacturing Key Trap is based upon two 1-1/8” or longer mortise cylinders, enabling different keys to be used. Key Traps are available in one, two, three and four block gangs.
Note: The two Interchangeable Core mortise cylinders are not included.
For more information, contact Major Manufacturing Inc. , 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com
Ilco Key Blanks
Ilco has introduced the following four vehicle key blanks.
Kawasaki Motorcycle: Ilco X278, Ilco EZ KA33,Jet Hardware KA33-NP, Original 23008-0053
Ford TI Encrypted: Ilco H84-PT,HATA HAT9114, Jet Hardware H84-PHT, JMA TP20FO-30D, STRATTEC 599114
2012 Hyundai Accent & Veloster: Ilco HY18-D, Original 81996-1R000. Mazda CAN equipped: Ilco MAZ24RT17, Bianchi BMZ24TK14, JMA TP20VMAZ-11D.P
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.
Car-Opening Techniques: 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR. The HHR is equipped with inside vertical lock control linkage rods and lock buttons in the four doors. There are portions of the vertical locking rod that are unprotected, enabling in the door car opening tools to be used to unlock the door locking mechanism. The HHR was discontinued at the end of the 2011 model year.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR:
Use the High Tech Tools 47 Tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the front edge of the outside door handle assembly. Attach the rubber tip onto the 47 Tool. Insert the car-opening tool into the passenger door cavity with the tip pointing rearward. Lower the tool into the door cavity in between the inner door frame. Rotate the tool counterclockwise to contact the vertical linkage rod. When the tool contacts the vertical linkage rod, the lock button will move slightly. 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.
KeyWatcher® System protects and manages accountability of hospital’s master keys
Portable key machine uses exchangeable components to originate keys for numerous locks.
Technology allows drivers to reserve rooms while driving and open guestroom locks with car keys.