Locksmithing etc. Dec. 2012

Lockitron Lock Technology Lockitron is a manufacturer of keyless entry using your phone. Their product is mounted over the thumbturn, having a larger turn knob in the center. The Lockitron connects to the residence’s Wifi and can be operated using a...

The two-pack pinning kit contains Ford and GM ignition and door wafer tumblers and springs (100 each). In addition, there are levers, buffers, fixing rings, clutches, drivers, torque springs, indexers, roll pins, shutters, gaskets and pin covers.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.


Kwikset, Baldwin and Weiser Bought

According to a number of news outlets on the Internet, Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., the consumer-products company, has purchased the Stanley Black & Decker HHI Unit, which consists of Kwikset, Baldwin, Weiser Lock and Price Pfister, a manufacturer of faucets. The reported price tag was $1.4 billion.


2013 Chevrolet Spark Codes

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark uses the M0001-M1200 code series (same code series used by the 2003 Daewoo Matiz). The key has eight cuts. Use the 1200CM code card CF302.

Spaces Cut-to-cut .0826"

1- .098"     2- .181"     3- .264"

4- .346"     5- .429"     6- .512"

7- .594"     8- .677"

Depths Increment .0236"

1- .315"     2- .291"

3- .268"     4- .244"

HATA has a non-transponder key blank, the HATADW47PH.

The original equipment key blank number is 20873621.

The B61 or X168 key blank or, in an emergency, the MIT8 can be used. However, this key blank is very thin.

Of the six available models, the 1LT and the 2LT have transponder-based theft-deterrent system as standard.


SANHE Showcase Locks

A locksmith is looking for a double-sided key blank that operates the SANHE showcase lock. If you know of a key blank, please share the key blank number with me.  I am also looking for information on Amma desk locks, Armstrong desk locks, and Evergood desk locks.


What's Wrong?

Can you tell me what is wrong in this photo?

Email at jerry.levine@cygnus.com


Door Conversion

GKL Products has a Bridge® Modification Kit for converting a deadbolt or deadlatch-equipped aluminum stile glass door to an exit device. The kit, part number B1A. includes three GKL Bridges, two faceplates and disks to cover the lock opening, and the two cross bore openings.

For more information contact your local locksmith distributor or GKL Products, P.O. Box 533,  Herald, CA 95638. Telephone: 888-446-4337. Web Site: www.gklproducts.com.


Car Opening Techniques: 2006-12 Honda Civic

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2006-12 Honda Civic. The 2006-12 Honda Civic is equipped with bicycle style cables, eliminating any in the door opening method. Depending upon the car-opening tool manufacturer, methods of entry include the front and rear passenger doors.

These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the trim panel. Warning: Failure to remove the wedges before bring the opening tool into the passenger compartment can result in breaking the window glass.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2006-12 Honda Civic:


Use the High Tech Tools Small Inside Access Tool #65 to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism.  Separate the glass from the weather strip by positioning a wedge rearward of the inside door handle lock button. Insert the car-opening tool with the working end pointing towards the front. Lower the tool until the "V" shaped portion is beneath the glass. Raise the tool until the tip of the "V" shaped portion is visible on the inside of the vehicle. Remove the wedge. Rotate the tool until the tip is positioned in front of the door lock button. Pull on the tool to slide the door lock button towards the interior of the vehicle to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull the outside handle to open the door. Carefully remove the tool according to manufacturer’s instructions.


Use the Pro-Lok AO-35 “MCOT-Wide Tool” car-opening tool and an inflatable wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge 20 inches from the front edge of the glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the AO-35 tool into the passenger compartment 16 inches from the front edge of the glass with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door cavity 13 inchdes in order to be beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the AO-35 tool to slide the tool into the passenger compartment. Deflate and remove the wedge. Carefully lift gradually, slowly working the tip of the tool into the passenger compartment. Once the tip is visible, manipulate the tool to the front of the inside lock-unlock button. Use the tip of the tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull the outside handle to open the door. Carefully remove the tool according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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