Locksmithing etc.

KeyWatcher Key Control System

Morse Watchmans has introduced the KeyWatcher® Touch and the KeyWatcher Illuminated key control systems. They feature the KeyAnywhere and KeyFind capabilities. KeyAnywhere allows the return of a key to any KeyWatcher Touch cabinet in the enterprise. The KeyFind feature enables administrators to either locate a specific key, in a specific cabinet or determine who has it out.

The KeyWatcher True Touch software package runs all programming, remote functions and reports for up to 10 KeyWatcher Touch locations. The software insures the synchronizations of transactions.

For more information, contact Morse Watchmans at Web Site: www.morsewatchmans.com

 

FJM High Security Cam Locks

FJM has introduced their high security Pagoda lock system cam locks with plunger-style operation. This cam locks optional straight or offset cams. They are available keyed alike or keyed different.

For more information, contact FJM Security Products,  18424 Hwy. 99, Lynnwood WA 98037. Telephone: 800-654-1786. Web Site: www.fjmsecurity.com.

 

Rytan Cutter Guard/Protector

The Rytan RY215 is a clear cutter guard and protector for the RY100 and RY200 Key Duplicating Machines. The guard protects the sides and the front of the cutter, leaving enough opening in order to duplicate key.

The guard is manufactured of polycarbonate. To install, remove the original guard and install the new guard using the same screws. Do not over tighten.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Rytan at Web Site: www.rytan.com

 

Car Meets Hotel

The VingCard Elsafe has entered into a partnership that enables BMW owners to use their NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled car key to gain access into their hotel room without having to register at the front desk. The user and payment information is securely transmitted by BMW-backed encryption. The person’s in-car navigation system informs the driver of the room number once the stay has been booked. The BMW key communicates with the NFC-enabled Elsafe hotel room lock for access.

For more information, visit the VingCard Web Site: www.vingcardelsafe.com.

 

Altronix NetWay

Altronix has introduced the NetWay, a high power PoE (Power over Ethernet) Midspan Injector. The single-port NetWay 1E eliminates the need for external power supply and its associated power cabling while providing safe and reliable means for powering higher power consuming Ethernet devices. This Midspan Injector is PoE, PoE+ and LTPoE++ compliant. The proprietary standard LTPoE++ increases PoE power specifications including 70W, 52.7W and 38.7W powered devices, while maintaining the benefits and the efficiencies of PoE.

For more information, Altronix at 888-258-7669 Web Site: www.altronix.com

 

Chevrolet Cruze PEPS Keys

STRATTEC has introduced two Chevrolet Cruze PEPS (Passive Entry/Passive Start) keys. The 5921872 is for the 2011-2012 Cruze with four buttons. The 5921873 is for the Cruze models using a five-button key.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

 

Arrow Lock Door Operator

The 7700 Series Low Energy Door Operator is designed for interior non-fire rated doors. The non-handed pull side mounted operator is ADA compliant and meets the requirements of ANSI/U.L. standard A117.1 and standard 325 for automatic closing doors.

Some of the 7700 Series Door Operator features include Obstruction Detection and electrically controlled backcheck, sweep and latch. This low power operator has Push & Go capability, powering the door open when movement is sensed. The hold open options are from 0 -30 seconds.

The 7700 Series has an on-board 24VDC 1.1 Amp power supply. It can be hardwired or installed using an optional AC power cord. Activation options include wired and wireless wall switch and devices.

The 7700 Series Low Energy Door Operator is available in an aluminum 689 or dark bronze 690 finish. The door operator has a one year limited warranty.

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

 

TITALIUM™ Padlocks

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”

10- 0.240”

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.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-07 Astro Tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge eight 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 hooked end of the AO-07 tool into the door cavity 2 inches from the rear edge of the window glass with the tip facing rearward. Lower the AO-07 8 inches. Rotate the tool 45 degrees counterclockwise and lift the tool 1 inch. This should position the tip of the tool directly in line with the vertical linkage rod. Twist the tool counterclockwise to capture and bind the rod. Lift the AO-07 tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Slide Lock Vertical-Z™ Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. With the tool perpendicular to the front passenger door, slide the box hook end into the door cavity until the vertical portion of the tool contact the window. Rotate the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise until the tool is pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Carefully lower the tool into the door cavity. When tool is approximately seven inches into the door cavity rotate the tool clockwise until the box end contacts the vertical linkage rod. Capture the linkage rod and lift to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1000 car opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. An inspection light is optional. Begin by inserting the wedge at approximately the middle of the outside door handle assembly. Carefully insert the short end of the TT-1000 into the door cavity with the shaft between the lock button and the rear edge of the window. Lower the tool into the door cavity approximately seven inches. Rotate the tool so the tip is pointed to the inside of the vehicle. Pull up on the tool while watching the inside lock button for movement. When the tool contacts the bend in the linkage rod, it will lift the lock button while unlocking the door locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 1-800-323-8324. Fax 305-635-1015 .Website: www.hightechtools.com.

Pro-Lok,  655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car opening tool manufacturers. To have your instructions published, contact Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger, 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.

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