Ilco Decorative Key Blanks
Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced three lines of residential key blanks: College Key Blanks, PVC Molded Head Key Blanks and the United States Armed Forces Key Blanks.
Fifty-three college and university logos are available on a KW or SC1 bladed PVC key blank. The KW blade will accommodate the KW1 and KW10 applications.
Choices for the style of the key blank include a round headed key blank with the school logo, and a basketball, football, baseball or hockey style. For example, a football PVC key blank will have a helmet shape in the school colors and the insignia.
PVC Molded Head Key Blanks offer a design choice that is the general shape of a butterfly, baseball glove or hamburger, or a round shape design that can include four Aces, Green Frog or skull. These PVC key blanks are available with KW or SC1 blades.
According to Ilco, these three-dimensional design key blanks come with an attached key chain. All PVC key blanks are ordered five per keyway per design combination.
United States Armed Forces Key Blanks have an oversized bow to display the military branch of service or the waving American Flag. On the thumb side of the key blanks is the name Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy. On the finger side, there is a saying. For example, Air Force has “AIM HIGH…FLY, Fight, WIN” with stars and a jet in the background.
Armed Forces key blanks are ordered five per keyway and design, fifty per box or as an assortment of five each of the six designs in both keyways. The assortment includes an acrylic merchandiser.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp. , web site www.kaba-ilco.com/key-systems, then clikc on Literature and select applicable pdf downloads.
New Visual Status Indicator
Von Duprin has introduced the visual lock/unlock status indicator for the 98/99 Series Rim Exit Devices. The status indicator built into the center case provides visual verification indicating the condition of the exterior trim. The trim can be locked or unlocked from the interior. The visual status indicator is available as an option on new exit devices and as a retrofit kit. It is available as keyed or thumb-turn inside.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.
Kawasaki Vulcan 900
Starting in 2005, The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 (VN900) began using the G8001-G9000 code Series. Unlike previous models using this "G" code series, the key blank and the first cut locations are different.
The VN900 uses the Barnes KA-19, Bianchi KAW15P, Ilco KW15BP, Jet KA30NP and JMA KAW-7P. This shoulder stop key as the first cut at .315". The cut-to-cut spacing is .0985".
The other models, including the Kawasaki KLR650 and the Nomad, use the Barnes KA-18, Ilco X259, Jet KA29-NP and JMA KAW-2I key blanks and the .217" spacing to the first cut.
Major Mfg. HIT-41AR3
Major Mfg has introduced the HIT-41AR3 router template for Adams Rite 7130 and 7430 Series Electric Strikes. The HIT-41AR3 is designed for use in a center hung 4” or 4-1/2” wide frame.
These Adams Rite Electric Strikes have a larger 1-1/4” x 6-7/8” faceplate. They are designed to replace an Adams Rite deadbolt lock when converting to a deadlatch lock. The 7130 and 7430 Series Electric Strikes have a longer 6-7/8” faceplate that will cover the deadbolt strike opening.
The HIT-41AR3 template is secured to the frame by the use of Tec point drill screws. When the screws are removed, the holes created for the template screws are used to locate the factory mounting brackets.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Mfg., 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.
Advanced Diagnostics Key Look-up Guide
Advanced Diagnostics USA has released the 2013 Look-up Guide for the T-CODE PRO and the MVP PRO. This 160-page guide provides information necessary to program keys for most vehicles equipped with an engine immobilizer. Information is divided by make and model year; type of ignition lock; mechanical key or proximity; key blank numbers and PIN requirements.