Locksmithing etc. Nov. 2012

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...

The solid brass 1599 replacement lock cylinders are available in 32 keyways in the 04 or 26D finishes.

Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced their Key Machine Cutter Reference and Replacement Guide. This document is only available for download from the Kaba Ilco web site: http://coremedia.kaba-ilco.com/key-systems/literature_grid/key_download.aspx?File=Key_Machine_Cutter_Guide.pdf&Attachment=True.


Originating Ford Keys

When originating a Ford 10-cut key using a 1200CM, the blade bottoms out in the vise jaw. This is because the height of the blade from the edge to the start of the offset is .144". The height of jaw "A" is .137". This leaves .007" above the top of the vise jaw.

However, when originating a Ford 8-cut key, the height of the blade from the edge to the start of the offset is .116". The height of jaw "A" is .137". This means that .021" of the blade offset is beneath the top of the vise jaw when the key blank bottoms out.

The 1200CM has the Ford 8-cut key blank sitting on top of the vise jaw. To compensate for this Card CX101 cuts are higher by .021" for the raised position.

If you make a card using only the depths of cuts, you must add .021" to each depth to have the cut at the proper depths of cuts.


HIT-66-210 and -248 Templates

Major Manufacturing has introduced templates for installing the Alarm Lock DL3500 (part number HIT-66-210) and the Hager 3800 series (part number HIT-66-248) mortise locks. When operated with the HIT-66 clamp system and the HIT-4509 mortise alignment plates, these templates are designed to accurately locate all of the required holes for new installation or retrofit.

Each template set includes both inside and outside template guides. To insure accuracy, all drill guide holes are identified. The HIT-66 clamp system door range is from 1-1/4” to 2-7/8” thickness. These templates are designed for most types of doors.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Manufacturing, Inc., 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.


Quick Reference Automotive Manual

Lockmasters® has introduced Steve Young’s Quick Reference Automotive Manual that covers vehicle entry and key generation information on vehicles sold in North America from 2000 through 2013 including the new Dodge Dart and Cadillac ATS. Information for each vehicle includes car opening procedures, air bag information, key code and key blank information, lock bitting, methods of key generation and transponder information. A special “Data Section” includes information on relocking systems, re-flashing, on-board programming procedures and VATS.

For more information, contact Lockmasters, telephone 800-6540637. Web Site: www.lockmasters.com.



I received an email from Timothy Perra, communications director for Stanley Black & Decker. He corrected the vignette in my August 2012 column, stating that K2 Commercial is not part of the potential divestiture of the Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) unit.


Car-Opening Techniques: 2002-07  Buick Rendezvous

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2002-07 Buick Rendezvous. The Buick Rendezvous is equipped with horizontal linkage rods on the front and rear doors. Depending upon the car-opening tool manufacturer, methods of entry include the front and rear passenger doors.


The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2002-07 Buick Rendezvous:


Use the High Tech Tools Horizontal Linkage Tool #23 to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Separate the glass from the weather strip by positioning a wedge forward of the outside door handle assembly. Insert a strip saver forward of the wedge and insert the Horizontal Linkage Tool with the working end pointing towards the front. Lower the tool and rotate the handle away from the vehicle. Continue to lower the tool until it contacts the upper horizontal linkage rod. Bind the horizontal linkage rod and slide the Horizontal Linkage Tool #23 forward to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull the outside handle to open the door.

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