Locksmithing etc.

Wireless Remote Releases

Alarm Lock has introduced wireless remote releases (transmitters) for their Networx locks in a single button desk mount design and a four button keyfob design. They are also introducing the Trilogy Universal Wireless Remote Release, the RR-TRILOGYKIT. The receiving unit is small enough to be mounted into the battery compartment of a Trilogy lock. The kit includes a single button desk mount transmitter and a receiver. In addition to selling the kit, the transmitters and receiver are available separately.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Alarm Lock at Systems, Inc., at 345 Bayview Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701 Telephone 800-252-5625 Web Site: www.alarmlock.com.

 

Adams Rite Motor Driven Latch Retraction

The Adams Rite SE option for electrifying their 3000 and 8000 Series Exit Devices and The RITE Door® meets ANSI/BHMA A156.3 Grade 1 and is UL Listed. When electrified, the touchpad retracts and the locking mechanism releases with up to 100+ pounds of preload. The self-calibrating 24VDC motor drive is rated for intermittent and continuous duty. The motor draws 0.4 Amp operating current and 0.2 Amp hold current providing electric dogging.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Adams Rite, 260 Santa Fe Street, Pomona, CA 91767. Telephone: 800-872-3267. Web Site: WWW.adamsrite.com

 

TownSteel Ligature Resistant Locks

TownSteel offers a complete line of ADA compliant ligature resistant mortise and cylindrical locks and a retrofit trim for most brands of mortise locks. The ligature resistant mortise and cylindrical locks are available with anti-ligature lever and knobs.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or TownSteel, 707 N. Barranca Ave. Bldg. #6, Covina, CA 91723 Telephone 877-858-0888. Web Site: www.townsteel.com.

 

Pingi ™ Rechargeable Dehumidifiers

Pingi sells a variety of dehumidifier products including bags, egg-shaped and special application humidifiers. For safe owners, a dehumidifier can eliminate mold and moisture damage especially in area of high humidity. A 250-400 gram sachel can dehumidify a space up to 200 cubic feet, more than sufficient for most safes. The moisture absorption material can be recharged in a microwave or plug-in keep a safe dry for many years.

For more information, contact Whole Product Solutions, Web Site: www.Pingi.com.

 

Dust Shutter Cam Lock

CompX Fort has introduced their Dust Shutter Cam Lock for exterior applications that are exposed to weather.  The stainless steel face cap has the RoHS compliant X33 finish. These five disc tumbler cam locks are available in two lengths, 5/8" and 7/8". For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or CompX Fort at 864-297-6655 or Web Site: http://compx.com/fort.html.

 

Jet Hardware Key Blank Update

Jet Hardware has introduced 10 key automotive blanks, shown in our chart.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware at Web Site: www.jetkeys.com.

 

IMBAC Rolling Gate Kiosk Keys

Aftermarket key blank numbers for an IMBAC movable kiosks with roll down gates are Ilco PR91C and JMA PR7.

 

Knaack Tool Box Key

The Knaack Tool Box (Weather Guard) lock code series K700-K800. The spaces and depths are: Cut-to-Cut .0985"

Spaces: Shoulder stop shoulder to first cut: 0.224"    2- .323"     3- .421"     4- .520"          5- .618"

Depths: Increment .0315"

1- .276"     2- .244"     3- .213"

The lock comes with a key that has grooves. The lock does not have millings and will accommodate key blanks such as older Toyota (and Chevrolet Nova) including the Bianchi MT2S, Ilco EZ TR33, Jet TR33-NP JMA TOYO-12, Ilco EZ B56, Jet B56-NP and JMA GM-46D.

Note: The blade is too long and should be shortened.

 

Ilco Key Blank Update

Ilco, a member of the Kaba Group has introduced 15 vehicle and utility key blanks, shown in our chart.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

 

Installing a Lock Device

Sometime you just cannot get the measurement perfect when installing a lock device such as a power door operator onto a hollow metal of aluminum doorjamb. If the lock device has an aluminum back plate, here is a possible solution. Sometimes one or two holes that do not exactly line up after a couple of screws have been installed. Take a correct size tap mounted into a drill motor. Slide the tap into the partial opening, and slowly thread the opening. The tap will remove some of the aluminum back plate and some of the doorjamb material providing a threaded opening that will accommodate the mounting screw.

 

FIAT 500 Spaces and Depths

The Fiat 500 uses an internal sidewinder lock mechanism.

The spacing is: .1023 cut-to-cut

1- .098"     2- .201"     3- .303"     4- .406"

5- .508"     6- .610"     7- .713"     8- .815"

The depths of cut are: Increment: .0315"

1- . 166"    2- .135"     3- .103"     4- .072"

The Fiat 500 uses a shoulder stop key.

The only key blank for the aftermarket at this time is Ilco SIP22EHP-SI and Bianchi FT22UTK100.

 

 

Correction

In the June 2012 issue on page 56, I inadvertently left out the Jet key blank number for the Mazda CAN-type key. The Jet key blank number is MZ34-PHT. I apologize for any issues this may have caused.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2000-08 Jaguar S-Type

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2000-08 Jaguar S-Type. The 2000 S-Type is equipped with bicycle style cable linkage on the front and rear doors. The front and rear doors are equipped with lock-unlock rocker buttons.

Warning: Remove wedges prior to bringing the car-opening tool into the passenger compartment. If not, the pressure may result in a broken window. Keep the car-opening tool forward of the outside door handle to avoid problems removing.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2000-08 Jaguar S-Type.

Use the High Tech Tools Inside Access Tool 35 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge directly above the lock-unlock rocker button. Insert the #35 car-opening tool into the door cavity with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool until the arch is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool until the arch on the passenger compartment side of the window. Carefully raise the tool, stopping when the arch is just visible. Remove the wedge. Raise the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. More the tool until the tip is next to the door lock button. Move the tool towards the rear to unlock the locking mechanism. Follow manufacturers' instructions to remove the car-opening tool.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-32 “MCOT-Wide Extra Long Tool” and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge five inches from the rear edge of the passenger door glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the AO-32 car-opening tool into the front passenger door at twelve inches from the rear edge of the glass with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door cavity 21" until the arc is beneath the bottom of the window. Rotate until the tools' arc is on the passenger compartment side. Deflate the wedge. Carefully work the tool into the passenger compartment until the tip is visible. Tilt the handle of the tool seven inches rearward and push the tip forward to position it in front of the lock unlock button. Rotate the lock-unlock button rearward to unlock the door locking mechanism. Pull the outside handle to open the door. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for warnings and removal of the tool.

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Tool and an air wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. When using the Frameless Tool, use the Inside Door Handle Extension for this opening. Insert the inflatable wedge at the top rear corner of the front passenger door to relieve gasket pressure. After the gap is created, use a wet plastic wedge to help entry through the complicated weather stripping. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment. Slide the tool in carefully to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle twice to unlock the door locking mechanism and open the door.

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by first inserting the wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the ninety degree bend tip behind the inside door handle. Carefully pull on the inside door handle to unlock the locking mechanism. With the handle in the release position, pull on the outside door handle and open the door.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1015 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting two wedges eight inches apart near the inside door handle assembly. Carefully insert the TT-1015 tool into the opening between the two wedges with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool until the bend is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool slightly and raise the tool until you can just see the bend within the weather stripping. Stop and remove the wedges. Raise the tool until the tip is within the passenger compartment. Position the tip of the tool against the inner edge of the handle. Lever the handle outward to unlock the door locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle to open the door. Follow manufacturers' instructions to remove the tool.

The direction to rotate 2000-08 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 St., 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.

Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web Site: www.steckmfg.com

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. To have your instructions published, enclose a contact name and telephone number. Write or fax to Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 Fax: 847-454-2759

 

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