New Emtek Locks and Finish
Emtek has introduced mortise and tubular entrysets and locksets for residential applications in a number of configurations and finishes. Mortise entrance locksets are available with knobs or levers. These new locks match design styles of existing Emtek products.
White Bronze is a new finished material available in sandcast bronze locks and entrysets.
For further information, contact Emtek at Web Site: www.emtek.com.
Three New Ilco IC Cores
Ilco, a member of the Kaba Group, has added three interchangeable core keyways; the WA, WB and WC. These solid brass plug and housing cores are available in six or seven pin. Each uses individual chamber caps. Cores can be ordered combinated or uncombinated. According to Ilco, the WG and TB keyways will be introduced soon.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.
No More Suzuki Cars
According to numerous news sources, as of Monday night, November 5th, American Suzuki Motor Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it will cease selling automobiles in the United States. It will continue to sell motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and outboard motors. They plan to retain the American Suzuki Motor name for the remaining businesses and automotive service operation.
Listed Armor Plates
Don-Jo has introduced Warnock Hersey Listed Armor Plates for three hour fire rated hollow metal doors. The Listed armor plates are available up to 48" by 48". Specify prefix "WH" before the dimensions. There is an additional per plate charge. Screw mount only.
For more information, contact Don-Jo, Telephone: 800-628-8389. Web Site: www.don-jo.com.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Revisited
There is a new aftermarket key blank with the transponder, the Ilco DWO4CT6 for the Chevrolet Spark.
Door closers are not required on hospital patient room doors.
Cruciform Key Blanks
Cruciform (Cross) key lock mechanisms are used on some utility locks including showcase, cabinet, padlocks, light commercial locks, safe locks and aftermarket automotive locks, such as "The Club." Due to the costs, size and bulkiness of cruciform locks and keys, they are not a common choice for master keying.
Note: For safe locks, they are normally recessed within the container increasing the manipulation resistance.
Cruciform keys have four channels (blades), normally 90 degrees apart. For most cruciform keys, of the four channels comprising the keyway, the key locating channel is usually wider than the others. In some locks, there are no pins in the key locating channel. Additionally some key locating channels are shortened to be the stop.
Three or four of the cruciform key channels are cut to the bitting configuration(s). If the lock has pins in only three of the channels or there are different bitting configurations, the key must be inserted in a specific position. The bitting is asymmetric.
There are three common shank diameters of the cruciform keys; 6.5mm, 6.7mm and 7.0mm.
Some lock manufacturers use the same bitting in four of the channels. The bitting is symmetric. With this configuration, the channels can be of the same width as no matter what position the key is inserted, it will operate the lock.
Lock manufacturers usually have four pins that are operated by each key channel. Locks are normally bitted on three or four sides. Because the pin chambers are on each side of the plug, there is significantly less room for springs and pins. As a result, the pin travel is minimal. The lessened pin travel can make it easier to manipulate the pin tumblers.
Key Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of key safes and asset control devices, has introduced a line of weapons control enclosures. These 16 gauge steel enclosures are controlled individually or setup to operate with Security Asset Manager™. Weapons control enclosures can be integrated into existing systems.
For more information, contact Key Systems, Inc., Telephone: 585-924-7830. Web Site: www.keystorage.com.