Labeling Locks and Keys
Have a bunch of the same locks to install? It does not matter if the locks are utility, rim, mortise or key-in-knob. Want to simplify your life in the long run? Label the lock and stamp the keys. It does not matter what letters and/or numbers you choose to use, but use them. This way, when someone needs a duplicate key you have a record of the key blank, lock type and bitting. By labeling the lock, when the lock is serviced, you know the history without having to disassemble and decode.
Interesting But Not Quite Legit
I was at a commercial build and saw this door lock. The lever handle is mounted vertically down. The inside handle is also vertical down. The handles are rigid on both the exterior and the interior. There is a buzzer button on the jamb. The latch bolt is always extended. An electric strike secures the latch bolt. When someone wants access or egress, someone has to activate the electric strike to release the latch bolt.
2013 Chevrolet Spark
Of the six available models, only the 1LT and the 2LT automatic and manual transmission models have transponder-based theft-deterrent system as standard. The base models do not.
Ryadon Key Blanks
Ryadon sells a variety of specialty lock cylinders. A number of these lock cylinders keys are not available through aftermarket key blank manufacturers. For example, the Ryadon L-937 double-sided desk lock key blank is not available. The key blank number is 937. The source for Ryadon key blanks is Southern California Security Centers, Inc., telephone 800-523-7804, Web Site: www.scscincus.com.
STRATTEC has introduced three codable compartment locks for 2011-2013 Ford Super Duty pickups. They are the center console lock, under front seat lock and under rear seat lock. The Strattec part numbers are:
Center Console Lock: 7010621
Under Front Seat Lock: 7012571
Under Rear Seat Lock: 7013812
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC Security Corporation, 3333 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209. Web Site: http://aftermarket.strattec.com
Name the Door Closer
For this first two people that correctly name the brand of door closer in the photo below, I will send out a prize. Next month I will include a photo of the door closer with the cover removed. Email you answer and mailing address to email@example.com.
Steck BigEasy Loop
Steck has introduced the BigEasy Loop, part number 32903. The BigEasy Loop snaps on to any BigEasy Lockout Tool in order to provide the ability to entrap the window crank handle, door release handle or a vertical locking button. The loop snaps on the end of the BigEasy.
The BigEasy Loop is made from high density polyethylene, a strong but flexible tool. The BigEasy Loop will ‘Glo’ after absorbing sun light making it easier to see during night time or restricted vision lockouts.
For more information, contact Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web Site: www.steckmfg.com.
Bianchi Falcon Key Origination Machine
Bianchi has introduced the Falcon Tibbe style key origination machine. The Falcon originates six- and eight-cut Ford, Jaguar Abus and Abloy keys using the available jaws. This manual key origination machine integrated adaptor enables 360 degree key rotation to contact the 80mm High Speed Steel cutter. Once the key has been originated, the soft de-burring brush cleans the key.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Bianchi USA, Inc., 31336 Industrial Parkway, Suites 3 & 4, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Telephone: 800-891-2118. Web Site: www.bianchi1770usa.com.
DORMA ED900 Power Operator
DORMA has introduced the electromechanical drive ED900 Low Energy Swing Door Operator. The ED900 has microprocessor motion control, advanced power assist, blow-open feature for smoke ventilation (per NFPA code 92B) and permanent hold-open. To eliminate the need for a secondary power supply, the ED900 has an onboard power supply delivering 1.5 amps @ 24-volt DC. This low energy operator has twelve programmable options to meet the end-users requirements.