Hager 8400 Power Operator
STA Neuter Bow Embossed Key Blanks
CyberLock PowerPort charger
Major Mfg. Lock Indicator Sign, lefthand turn
Major Mfg. Lock Indicator Sign, righthand turn
2012 Toyota Prius
Hager 8400 Power Operator
Hager Companies introduces the 8400 Series Low Energy Power Operator designed for the pull or push side of a 36" to 48" wide door weighing up to 350 pounds. The handed 8400 Series auxiliary output voltage is 500mA @ 24VDC having a Form "C" SPDT relay rated at 5.0A @ 28VDC. Features for this power operator include fire alarm input, obstacle recognition, onboard power supply and selectable "boost on close." The Hager 8400 Series Low Energy Power Operator operates as a mechanical door closer if power is lost.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Hager Companies. Web Site: www.hagerco.com
CuVerro® by Trimco
CuVerro is an all natural, antimicrobial copper-based alloy that can be manufactured into critical door hardware products such as push/pull bars and plates, edge guards, flush pulls, Cremone and surface bolts. Products are available in two finish colors: Trimco Rose (Sterose) and Trimco Silver (Steralloy).
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Trimco Triangle Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc., 3528 Emery Street, Los Angeles, CA90023. Telephone 323-262-4191. Web Site: www.trimcobbw.com.
Fire Door Solutions
Fire Door Solutions offer passive fire protection products for fire door and life safety code compliance. These products include Fire Door Caulk, Fire Door Gap Gauges, Fire Door Thru-Bolts and Fire Door Shims.
Fire Door Caulk is filler material for filling voids and through penetrations in fire-rated wood doors rated up to 90 minutes. The caulk fills holes or through penetrations up to 3/4″.
Fire Door Caulk has been tested and is acceptable by the following standards; NFPA 252 (2008), UL 10C (2009), UL 10B (2009), CAN/ULC S104 (2010), CAN4/S104 (1985) and is NFPA 80 Compliant.
For more information, visit the Fire Door Solutions Web Site: www.firedoorsolutions.com/products-page
STA Neuter Bow Embossed Key Blanks
Secure-T Agency Inc. offers embossed neuter bow key blanks for common residential and commercial lock and utility lock applications. The key blanks have a secondary hole for a colored grommet used as an identifier.
Some of the more popular key blank includes the Dominion 6 pin, Schlage (C, E, F), Sargent LA, Weiser/Falcon, Yale 999 and Titan/Kwikset. Utility locks include Viro, Chicago, ESP, Hudson, Master, Pundra, Illinois/Timberline and Metal Rousseau.
For more information, contact, STA, 575 Robertson, St. Laurent, QCCanadaH4L 1X4. Telephone: 514-447-1023. Web Site: www.secure-t.ca
Securitech QID Instant Deadbolt Classroom Lock
Securitech has introduced the QID Intruder Classroom function mortise lock with lock cylinder on both the exterior and the interior. On the interior side of the door, depressing the red button beneath the lever extends the one-inch throw stainless steel deadbolt. A visual indicator above the interior lever notifies when the deadbolt is extended. When locked, pressing the inside lever retracts the latch and the deadbolt. When locked, pressing on the exterior lever disengages the vandal resistant clutch mechanism.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Securitech, Web Site: www.securitech.com.
CyberLock Powerport Charger
CyberLock, Inc. introduces the CyberKey PowerPort™, a USB port charger for use with all rechargeable CyberKey smart keys. The PowerPort fits into the tip of a CyberKey. The other end of the PowerPort fits into most USB ports on desktops or laptops as well as standard USB wall and car chargers.
For more information, contact CyberLock, 1105 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR97330. Telephone: 541-738-5500. Web Site: www.cyberlock.com.
Vehicle Programming Tips
According to Advanced Diagnostics, the 2014 Ford F150 can be programmed using the TCODE PRO or the MVP PRO by choosing the 2011 Ford F150.
Major Mfg. Lock Indicator Sign
For classroom function mortise locks equipped with a mortise cylinder on the interior that can lock or unlock the exterior, Major Mfg. has introduced an indicator sign that is installed behind the interior mortise cylinder. The red plastic indicator sign is about 2-1/2” outside diameter with a 1-5/32” hole that fits over a standard mortise cylinder. The lettering and directional arrows are white. Each sign has double sided tape for securing the indicator sign.
The Lock Indicator Sign comes in two versions, with arrows pointing clockwise (LIS-100-R) and counterclockwise (LIS-100-L).
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Manufacturing. Telephone 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.
STRATTEC has discontinued the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury logo IPATS 40 Bit plastic head transponder-equipped key blanks. Replacement 80 Bit transponder-equipped key blanks operate vehicles designed to operate using 40 Bit transponder-equipped keys.
Discontinued Part Numbers and their replacements are as follows:
- Ford: 5913441replaces Discontinued 599114
- Mercury: 5913439 replaces 599179
- Lincoln: 5913437 replaces 691259
- Lincoln Valet: 5913437 replaces 69125
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC at Web Site: www.aftermarket.strattec.com
2013 Transponder Book
Auto & Bike Pros has introduced their 2013 transponder book for United States and Canadian applications. The spiral bound 8-12" by 11" manual as approximately 1-1/2" thick. Divided into nine sections beginning with an introduction to transponders and a short guide to using this book, all necessary information is available for originating, duplicating, and re-shelling transponder-equipped keys.
Section 2 contains the list of compatible model years vehicles. The information for each listing includes up to 15 key blank suppliers' part numbers, lock decoding tool manufacturer information, transponder code series, bittings and programming/servicing tool manufacturers. There is information on programming and valet keys.
Section 6 covers re-chipping, including information on key housings and transponders, key reusing, shell interchange and TI Crypto generator information.
The last three sections cover key cutting and VATS, Onboard Programming and ECU/ECM Flashing.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Auto & Bike Pros, 945 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117. Web Site: www.autoandbikepros.com.
Car-Opening Techniques: 2001-13 Toyota Prius
This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturers’ recommended techniques for opening the 2001-13 Toyota Prius. The Prius is equipped with bicycle-style cables in place of linkage rods. This eliminates using in-the-door car-opening tools. The factory alarm system will attempt to relock the vehicle as soon as it is unlocked. Sometimes a second person is a good idea.
Important: When using through-the-door tools, tape the end of the tool to prevent scratching the interior.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2001-13 Toyota Prius:
Use the High Tech Tools 65 tool to unlock 2001-03 models by attacking the rear passenger door and the 35 tool to unlock 2004-up models by attacking the front passenger door.
To unlock the 2001-03 models, insert a wedge directly above the inside door lock button. Insert the tool into the door cavity with the handle facing the rear of the vehicle. Reposition the wedge to allow the tool to be lowered. Once the arch of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass, rotate counterclockwise until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the glass. Raise the tool until the tip is visible. Move the tip of the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove the car-opening tool.
To unlock 2004-up models, insert a wedge directly above the inside door lock button. Insert the tool into the door cavity with the handle facing the rear of the vehicle. Reposition the wedge to allow the tool to be lowered. Once the arch of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass, rotate counterclockwise until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the glass. Raise the tool until the tip is visible. Move the tip of the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove the car-opening tool.
Use the Pro-Lok AO-36 “MCOT-Long Tool" and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the inflatable wedge 11 inches from the rear edge of the rear passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Insert the AO-36 car-opening tool into the door 11 inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool 14 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Deflate the wedge. Carefully lift the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Rotate the tool 45 degrees counterclockwise and manipulate the tip of the tool to the electric lock-unlock button. Carefully rotate the electric lock-unlock button rearward to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the car-opening tool.
Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge above the centerline on rear edge of the front passenger window frame to relieve gasket pressure. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment above the wedge. Slide the tool in beneath the inflatable wedge. Carefully slide the car-opening tool to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle twice to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.
Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the plastic wedge or inflatable wedge into the top of the door. Insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip against the lock release button or pull out on the inside handle to open the door.
Use the Tech-Train Productions Jiffy-Jak Vehicle Entry System, part number TT-1080, and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by levering the rear edge below the corner of the front passenger door outward slightly to accommodate an inflatable wedge. Once the inflatable wedge has been properly inserted and inflated, insert the Jiffy-Jak into the created opening into the passenger compartment.
For 2001-03 models, Tech-Train Productions recommends attacking the lock/unlock rocker. With the tip of the Jiffy-Jak, flip the rocker to unlocked position and pull out on the outside door handle at the same time. Important: If not completed very quickly, the door will relock.
For 2004-up models, attack the inside handle. Work the end of the Jiffy-Jak between the handle and the trim, being careful not to scratch the interior. Lower the Jiffy-Jak as far as it will go. Twist handle of tool counterclockwise so the tip presses against the door panel and levers the handle away from the door. Once the handle is moving out, the alarm will sound. Keep the Jiffy-Jak twisted to stop the relocker from relocking the lock. Pull on the outside handle to open the door.
The direction to rotate the driver's door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.
For more information, contact the following car-opening tool manufacturers or your local locksmith distributor.
High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax:305-635-1015. Web site: www.hightechtools.com.
Pro-Lok, 655 N. Hariton St., Orange, CA92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Web site: www.pro-lok.com.
Slide Lock Tool Co., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Web site: www.z-tool.com.
Steck Manufacturing. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web site: www.steckmfg.com
Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Web site: www.lockmasters.com.
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