FYI: Fire Rated Doors
A fire rated door equipped with surface or concealed vertical rods at the top and bottom cannot be converted to "less bottom rod." The hardware originally specified for the opening must remain on the opening.
Ives 157XY Continuous Hinge
Ives has introduced the heavy duty 157XY Adjustable Full Surface Continuous Hinge. This patented aluminum geared continuous hinge is laterally and vertically adjustable after the hinge is installed onto the door and frame. This continuous hinge is designed for door up to 48" wide and a maximum weight of 550 pounds. The standard lengths for the 157XY are 83", 95" or 119" and are available in Clear (CL) or Dark Bronze (DB) finishes.
The Ives 157XY continuous hinge is compatible with hollow metal and narrow stile doors. They can be installed onto minimum reveal and narrow faced frames.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Ives Architectural Hardware Products , Telephone : 877.613.8766. Web Site: www.ives.ingersollrand.com.
Collegiate Vehicle Hackers
VW wants to stop an academic paper's publication that reveals how to bypass and hack late model vehicles' anti-theft systems. The University of Birmingham in England wrote a paper that outlines how the electronic keys' (immobilizer code) algorithm can be defeated (reverse-engineered) with the right equipment and knowledge.
Restroom Dispenser Keys
A locksmith was out on a job and needed to provide the customer with a key to a paper towel dispenser. The lock securing the dispenser had two wafers in positions two and three. The cuts were what appeared to be a number two and a number three depth. The keyway according to the locksmith looked like it would accommodate an Ilco 1096EN. However, this key blank is not wide enough for the ward in the lock.
We recommended using the pre-cut E114 key, which is designed for dispensers. They are made by the Wind Lock Company. A substitute is the Ilco 1054UN key blank. You can order precut keys to operate these locks from Blue Dog The Key Company in Florida. Web Site: www.bluedogkeys.com.
GKL Over Boring Jig
GKL Products has introduced Over Boring Jigs for enlarging cross bore openings. GKL Products’ kit contains four diameter guides: 5/8", ¾", 7/8" and 1-1/2". The most common over boring job is to enlarge a 1-1/2" diameter opening to a 2-1/8" diameter cross bore opening. The guides are placed within the desired diameter holesaw.
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
Combi-Cam E-Series Electronic Cabinet Lock
FJM Security Products has introduced the Combi-Cam E-Series Electronic Cabinet Lock. This 12 pushbutton (1-0/*/#) electronic lock mounts using into a standard cam lock 5/8" to ¾" diameter cutout or a 15MM or 25MM deadbolt door prep. The lock can be mounted for left or right hand applications.
This battery operated electronic cabinet lock has a master, manager and one-time use code. According to FJM Security, the Combi-Cam E-Series Electronic Cabinet Lock has up to a ten year battery life.
For more information, contact FJM Security Products at Web Site: www.fjmsecurity.com.
CompX eLock 300 Series eLocks
CompX eLock 300 Series eLocks are keyless, electronic access control locks for cabinetry or temperature controlled environments including refrigerators, freezers and incubators. For temperature controlled environments, temperature monitoring is an available option. The 300 Series eLocks use a motor-driven latch mechanism that provides automatic relocking.
The network ready, keyless 300 Series eLocks can be operated by up to 3,000 unique ID Codes. The audit trial maintains the last 15,000 access attempts by tracking date, time and user name that can be viewed using the LockView 4 software.
The 300 Series eLocks are available in two configurations: the cabinet version, which is made up of three separate components and the refrigerator/freezer version that has the three components build into a housing. This housing is designed to mount onto the appliance door.
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