Locksmithing etc., June 2013

DORMA Low Powered Prox Access Control System DORMA has introduced the patent pending Low Powered Prox (LPP), a battery powered, standalone access control system. This single door system contains a proximity card reader, controller and an electric...

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Stack-On Safes Key Blank

Key operated Stack-On safes are using a double-sided key that can be inserted into the lock in only one direction. The code number can be stamped into the face of the lock. This lock uses an "I" code series. The aftermarket key blank number is an Ilco 1042A, Borkey 44, ESP IL510, Jet IL510, Illinois 510 and JMA ILL-5.

A cut key can be obtained from Stack-On. They require proof of ownership and a second form of identification.

For more information, contact Stack-On at 800-323-9601


E-Digital EPRO Touch

LockeyUSA has introduced the EPRO Touch, a touchscreen operated electronic keypad lever lock. The EPRO Touch is remote compatible and allows for up to six unique User Codes, as well as a single disposable User Code. This new lock incorporates a keypad activation code to prevent tampering. 

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Lockey Digital Systems, Inc., Web Site: http://lockeyusa.com.


Leveling Keys for Duplication

Duplicating double-sided keys can be a problem. Consider the General Motors "Z" keyway keys. You have the choice of placing the blade on top of the vise jaw using the offset as a guide. The alternative is to place most of the blade within the vise jaw and set the area to be cut by eye.

A better alternative is to obtain pieces of material that is placed under the blade's offset. This keeps the blade level once one side has been cut.

Most of the automotive blade offsets are 0.060", 0.070" or 0.080". Use a piece of easy to cut metal and make two of each of the three sizes. One of these sizes will work for just about every double sided key.

When duplicating a double sided key, place a piece of the cut metal into each of the vise jaws and position the keys onto the side where the blade's offset will be above the metal.

This keeps the key blades perpendicular when duplicating the key. The three sizes fill the void created by the cuts on the first side and insures the key blank being cut is level with the top of the vise jaw.


Hands-Free Door Opener

Tidy Tug has come up with an alternative to the pull handle on the interior of a bathroom door. The Tidy Tug is a foot-contoured handle mounted at the floor of the interior side of the bathroom door. A person uses his or her foot to initially open the door.


Advanced Diagnostics AD35

New vehicles are beginning to use different frequency remote controls making it more difficult to identify the exact model. To help resolve this problem, Advanced Diagnostics AD35 Remote Control Tester determines the frequency of Infrared (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF) remote controls. In addition, the AD35 will tell you if the remote is sending out a signal.

To test a remote, place it below the AD35 LCD screen and press the remote's button. The numeric frequency will display.

For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Advanced Diagnostics at Web Site: www.adus.com.


PEMKO Double -Swing Hinge with Emergency Release Stop

PEMKO has introduced their Double Swing Hinge with Emergency Release Stop. This double swing continuous geared hinge has a one hundred degree swing in either direction. An emergency release stop, located on the strike edge of the door allows the door to be opened in the opposite direction. The hinge is manufactured of 6063-T6 Aluminum alloy and meets the ANSI/BHMA requirements for A156.1 for Continuous Geared Hinges.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or PEMKO at

Telephone 800-283-9988 CA 800-824-3018 TN Web Site: www.pemko.com


Wireless Remote Release

Wireless remote release is becoming quite popular for companies that want a person to control who gains access. Wireless remote release has two definite advantages; no wires that have to be run and the transmitter is not in a fixed location.

To install, the receiver (controller) is wired into the system within range of the transmitter's location, for example a desk in view of the entry door or a counter.

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