Locksmithing etc. October 2012

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.

 

Compartment Locks

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 jerry.levine@cygnus.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.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or DORMA Americas at Dorma Drive, Drawer AC, Reamstown, PA 17567-0411. Telephone: 800-523-8483. Web Site: www.dorma-usa.com.

 

New to Me

According to parts persons at Chevrolet agencies in Illinois and Minnesota, these dealerships will no longer furnish coded lock cylinders unless you are the registered owner of the vehicle. Uncoded locks will be available.

 

New Haworth Key Blank

Haworth has a new desk lock key and code series. The code series is HW001-HW300. The key blank is a new double-sided. Original key blanks are available from Blue Dog. The part number is key BD714. Key codes are not available at this time.

When fitting keys to this lock, the plug can be removed when it is in the unlocked position. To remove the plug, insert a pick to the rear of the keyway and lift the retainer wafer. The plug will slide out of the housing.

The double sided key blank shoulders are offset. Use the short side shoulder for alignment. Align the short side shoulder against the code machine jaw on the bottom when making cuts on the long side. Reverse the position when originating the depths of cut on the short side.

Long side spacing is: 0.173" - 0.339" - 0.504".

Short side spacing is: 0.091"- 0.256" - 0.421".

Depths are: 1- 0.291"  3- 0.260"  5- 0.228".

For more information or to purchase they key blanks, contact Blue Dog at: sales@bluedogkeys.com.

 

Advanced Diagnostics AD900Pro Update

Advanced Diagnostics has introduced software for the AD900Pro cloning machine. The new software enables the AD900Pro to read the JMA TPX4 transponder equipped keys.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics at Web Site: www.adusa.us.

 

Miz Engineering & Evergood Locks

If you need keys or locks for Miz Engineering or Evergood, Delta Lock Company is the North American Service Center. Delta Lock is located at 180 Keyland Court, Bohemia, NY 11716. Telephone: 800-835-3580. Web Site: www.deltalock.biz.

 

IMBAC Rolling Gate Kiosk Keys

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

 

Installing a Lock Device

Sometimes 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.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2004-up Acura TSX

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturers' recommended techniques for opening the 2004-up Acura TSX. The 2004-up TSX is equipped with vertical locking buttons on the front and rear doors. The linkages within the door are completely shielded.

Note: some car-opening tool manufacturers have specific dates for their opening methods. Before attempting to unlock a vehicle, read and follow the manufacturers' instructions.

Warning: Remove wedges prior to bringing the car opening tool into the passenger compartment. If not, the pressure may result in a broken window.  This vehicle has extremely tight fitting multi-layer weather stripping.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2004-up Acura TSX:

Use the High Tech Tools Inside Access Button Lifter 81 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge near the door lock button. Insert the #81 car-opening tool into the door cavity with the tip facing rearward. Reposition the wedge to allow lowering of the tool until the hump is beneath the window glass. Rotate the tool until the hump 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 contacts the door lock button. Raise the tool, lifting the button to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull the outside handle to open the door. Follow manufacturers' instructions to remove the car-opening tool.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-45 “Loop-D-Loop Tool” and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge six inches from the rear edge of the split window divider. Inflate the wedge. Insert the long end of the AO-45 car-opening tool into the rear passenger door at four inches from the rear edge of the split window divider with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool into the door cavity until the angle is beneath the bottom of the window. Rotate until the tools' angle is on the passenger compartment side. Deflate the wedge. Carefully work the angle of the tool into the passenger compartment. Slide the tool rearward until the tool's loop can slide over the manual lock-unlock button. Twist the tool to bind the loop onto the button. With the loop bound, lift the tool 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 Mercedes Strip™ to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Attach either the cord through the hole in the front edge of the strip. Carefully wedge the window open to provide a slot for the Mercedes Strip. Insert the knotted end of the Mercedes Strip into the opening behind the rear edge of the front door. Slide the tool into the opening far enough to position the button between the strip and the cord. Carefully pull back to trap the button. Maintain pressure and carefully pull up on the tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle and open the door.

 

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” with the BigEasy Loop and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by first inserting a wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool with the Loop attachment into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the loop over the vertical locking button. Bind the locking button. Carefully lift the car opening tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle and open the door.

 

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1025 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting two wedges eight inches apart near the inside locking button and forward. Carefully insert the TT-1025 tool into the opening between the two wedges with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool until the bend is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool until the bend is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. 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 looped end of the tool adjacent to the vertical locking button. Entrap the locking button with the lasso. Lever the handle forward to bind the vertical locking button. Maintain binding pressure and lift the car opening tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle to open the door. Follow manufacturers' instructions to remove the car-opening tool.

The direction to rotate driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.

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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