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Standalone Proximity Card Access Control Units Secura Key Radio Key ® RK-65K and RK-65KS standalone proximity card access control units can manage up to 65,000 individual users with sequentially numbered proximity cards or tags. Cards and tags are...


Standalone Proximity Card Access Control Units

Secura Key Radio Key® RK-65K and RK-65KS standalone proximity card access control units can manage up to 65,000 individual users with sequentially numbered proximity cards or tags. Cards and tags are added and deleted using the RK-HHP handheld programmer. The device is capable of programming additional features.

These compact, weather-resistant surface mounted units have patented Dynascan® technology that automatically tunes the reader to its environment to obtain the maximum read range that has been tested to six inches. When an issued proximity card or key tag is detected, the solid-state relay initiates a long green LED and audible beep. A Wiegand output enables the reader unit to connect to a multi-door access control or telephone entry system. A Remote Open input is provided to allow activation remotely via pushbutton.

The RK-65K is designed for doorjamb or mullion mounting. The RK-65KS is the size of an electrical switch plate.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Secura Key, 20301 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA  91311. Telephone: 800-891-0020. Web Site: www.securakey.com.

 

Reading Key Codes

Reading the correct key code on a lock or key can become more difficult with time, location and use. Code can become harder to read and numbers begin to appear as letters and letters as numbers.

An example is a locksmith called looking for the bittings, thinking the code was for a Chicago lock with the key code of 1L490. Chicago key codes only extend to 1L450.

However, a somewhat similar variation of this code is 1L49C. This key code is used on Diebold equipment. There is a Diebold series 1L01C to 1L99C.

Was it possible that the last digit is not a “0 but really a “C”?  It was and the 1L49C cuts are 1731. The correct key blank to use is the KP1 or 1041Y. To originate the key on the 1200CM, use code card C6.

 

Bad Installation

The door closer is installed onto a fire rated stairwell door on the main floor of a Chicago hotel adjacent to the check-in desk. The photo shows the door partially open. This door is often used by people who do not want to wait for the elevators. The hinge is on the right side of the door closer, which means the closer was mounted upside down. The door closer does, however, close the door.

In this position, the door closer was mounted too close to the hinge side. To ease the initial installation problem, the door arm was mounted towards the hinge. This put both arms in an almost parallel situation. This resulted in the door being really hard to open the first three or four inches. I guess the installer does not believe in reading installation instructions.

Something else to think about: since this is a fire rated opening, there are holes in the door face. Would you leave the holes untouched?

 

Clearing Interchangeable Core Burrs

Having trouble inserting tumbler pins into the interchangeable core? The problem could have been caused by the previous person securing the cap using too much pressure. Take a #34 (0.111" diameter) drill bit. Secure the solid end of the bit into a pair of locking pliers.

Carefully insert the tip into the pin chamber and slowly rotate the drill bit. The interchangeable core pin chambers are designed to accommodate a .108" diameter pin. The #34 drill bit is a slightly smaller than the pin chamber allowing the drill bit to move about within. The drill bit should be able to remove any obstructions without creating any new problems.

 

Key Pricing Revisited

I received information from a locksmith on how he prices his duplicate cylindrical keys. He determines the prices his competitors, K-Mart and any similar store, charge for standard keys. The choices have to do with their difficulty cutting working keys. He used their price for his standard key blanks, adding $1 for double-sided keys.

The example given was Kwikset and Schlage five-pin.

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