How Secure is Your Front Door?
Yes, there are four deadbolt locks, one hasp and one thumb turn lock on this door.
Camden Push Plates
Camden Door Controls has introduced the CM-54 Series Illuminated Push Plate Switches that change color upon activation. These push plates are ADA compliant and meets California building codes. The 4-1/2" square CM-54 Series is available with different activation colors. The CM-54B is blue; the CM-54BR is blue and red, and the CM-54GR is green and red. The CM-75 Series Column™ push plate switches have up to 94-square-inch activation area in an aluminum or dark bronze finish and a choice of four graphics. CM-75 Series push plate switches have dual 15 Amp internal contact switches can be wired or equipped with an optional wireless transmitter.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Camden Door Controls, Web Site: www.camdencontrols.com.
Cylinderless Electromechanical Lock
Yale has introduced their Yale Real Living™ Cylinderless Deadbolt Lock. This deadbolt lock can only be operated by the capacitive touchpad interface or web enabled devices. According to Yale, "The new lock provides a major upgrade in security by eliminating the most vulnerable element of the lock."
The door closer in the photo is an Emhart. See the photo with the cover removed. This door closer was built in Clarksdale Missi. This door closer was also sold by Corbin and Russwin.
Key Code Programs
When working with any key code program to obtain the depths of cuts, you must know details about the lock. Specifically, you need the exact code, making sure the letters and numbers are correct. A customer called a locksmith with a PM5000 key code. The actual code was TM500.
What makes life easier is if you have access to the lock itself. The reason is that more than one manufacturer's code series may be offered.
- What is the lock type? Utility, vehicle, etc.
- Do you know the lock manufacturer or the key blank number?
- Does the lock operate using a single or double-sided key?
- How many tumblers are in the lock?
If you do not know these answers, it is more difficult to determine which code, particularly when more than one code choice is offered. Remember, not every lock will be in the key code program.
Finally, there seem to be a number of new locks with new key code series. Some lock manufacturers are not releasing the key code series, so it will take some time to obtain enough examples to be helpful.
For example, Bauer has introduced a new ML code series having five tumblers.
Spacing is 102" 197" 291" 386" 480".
Depths are 1.) 283" 2.) 256" 3.) 228".
Cut keys from Bauer. Their telephone number is 616-245-4540.
All electrified but hinges are considered non-load bearing and should only be installed as the middle hinge on a three-hinge door.
Bianchi Toyota, Kia & Hyundai Kits
Bianchi is introducing keyless systems for the following vehicles:
- Hyundia Santa Fe 2011-12
- Hyundai Sonata 2011
- Kia Sorento 2010-12, Kia Sportage 2010-12
- Kia Soul 2011
- Toyota Prius 2004-09
These clonable keyless systems incorporate the Bianchi TK100 technology into a keyless fob. Each system comes with a compatible plastic head key blank to operate as the mechanical emergency key.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Bianchi USA, 31336 Industrial Parkway, Suites 3 & 4, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Telephone: 440-716-8006. Web Site: www.bianchi1770usa.com.
Ilco, a member of the Kaba Group has introduced three Small Format Interchangeable Cores. The keyways are WA, WB and WC. These solid brass, six- or seven-pin cores have individual chamber caps. They are available uncombinated or combinated.
The Ilco 1599 Key-In-Knob/Deadbolt six-pin tumbler lock cylinders can be used in the SimpliciKey® Remote Control Electronic Deadbolts and the Arrow Revolution entrance lock as the mechanical override. To use a 1599 lock cylinder in the Simplicikey, use the original tailpiece. No further modification is required. For the Revolution touchscreen lever lock, an Ilco 1599 lock cylinder and a 1599CL tailpiece are required. The 1599CL tailpiece is sold separately.