Locksmithing etc. May 2014

Plastic Head Transponder Key

How many years do you think until the plastic head transponder key is no longer sold with new vehicles?

 

TL-15 Gun Safe

Hollon Safe has introduced their EMP-633, a TL-15 Gun Safe with a 20-gun tru-fit capacity. This 2,300 + pound safe has internal dimensions of 58’’(H) x 26’’(W) x 18.5”(D). This composite safe uses 2,200 PSI, Highly Compressed Proprietary Concrete Mixture.

The gun safe has a Securam dual Electronic Combination lock and a mechanical combination lock that provides mechanical override in the case of electromagnetic pulse. Additional protection includes a glass relocker, hardplate and bolt down hole.

According to Hollon Safe, "this TL-15 Gun Safe has passed a factory rating two hour internal temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit while the external temperature reaches up to degrees Fahrenheit."

The standard color is Battleship Grey, with select colors available.

For more information, contact Hollon Safe at Web Site: www.hollonsafe.com

 

Goji Smart Deadbolt Locks

According to their web site, Goji is interested in working with locksmiths. If you email them, they will provide product releases and information on becoming a certified member of the Goji Locksmith Network. As a member, locksmiths can purchase Goji Lock at discounted prices. Goji may also provide referrals of those who want their Goji lock installed. Send an email to locksmith@gojiaccess.com with your name and contact information or visit www.gojiaccess.com for more information.

 

Codelocks CL5210AT

Codelocks has introduced the audit trail function for the CL5210 Series Tubular Dead Latch Electronic Lock. The Codelocks CL5210AT pushbutton lock incorporates the ability to monitor the door to determine what user code and what time someone either attempted to gain access or gained electronic access. The audit trail function does not record if access is gained using the key override. The audit trail will record up to 2,000 events. The audit trail is downloaded onto the stick drive and managed on a personal computer using the Codelocks Data Management Software.

These ANSI A156.2/A156.25 Grade 2 locks can have up to 80 4-, 5- or 6-digit User Codes and up to 10 One-Time User Codes. The keypad is a standard 12-button telephone design. The CL5210AT is powered by four AA Alkaline batteries. Keying options include conventional lock cylinder and optional interchangeable core.

The audit trail function can be purchased as part of a complete product or purchased as a kit for upgrading an existing CL5000 lock. The Kit includes a USB stick with software, USB connector, a circuit board and a data transfer cable.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Codelocks Inc., 1929 Main St., Suite 104, Irvine, CA 92614 .Telephone: 714-979-2900. Web Site: www.codelocks.us.

 

New Jet Hardware Key Blanks

Jet Hardware has two key blanks, a Kawasaki Motorcycle and a Medeco G3 Biaxial Level key blank.

The KAWASAKI key blank operates Kawasaki motorcycle models with KM12 ignition. These include the Kawasaki Z1000 2010-up, Ninja 1000, Ninja ZX-10R 2011-up, Ninja 650, Ninja ZX-14R 2012-up and the Ninja ZX-6R 2013-up.

The new Kawasaki blank is Jet KA34-NP. The new Medeco blank is Jet G3-6-NS.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware at Web Site: www.jetkeys.com.

 

Steck Super Easy Wedge

According to Steck, "Many of today’s new vehicles may require additional pressure and surface area to spread the force along the door when performing unlocks.  New vehicles are being built with sturdier window frames that may require additional pressure when unlocking the vehicle.  Larger vehicles have larger doors, which also may require additional pressure when performing unlocks."

To resolve this situation, Steck has introduced the "Made in the U.S.A." inflatable, Super Easy Wedge, part number 32923, which is a larger version of the Easy Wedge. This new 7 x 9” wedge is made of ballistic nylon, which prevents slippage in extreme weather. The Super Easy Wedge has a taffeta print on the exterior with a 30 gauge polypropylene insert for stiffness. The bulb has been increased by 50 percent, allowing fewer compressions to fill the wedge. The Super Easy Wedge is designed to be used with the Steck BigEasy Lockout kits.

For more information, contact Steck Manufacturing Company, at Telephone 800-227-8325 Web Site: www.steckmfg.com

 

Office Furniture Pre-Cut Key

Pre-cut keys are offered for inexpensive office furniture. This type of furniture lock provides protection against honest people. A well known  company that uses pre-cut keys is Sauder Furniture. The manufacturer will often use their 001 pre-cut key with the 001 coined (not stamped into the head) for drawer and cabinet locks. The aftermarket key blank number is Y11 for Ilco EZ, Jet Hardware and Barnes. The JMA key blank number is YA-11D. The cuts are 1,3,1,2,4. The 1200CM card number is C55. When you come across a piece of furniture that is locked, this key will work the majority of the time.

 

Hager Companies One Key

Hager is introducing a new keyway that will support conventional cylinders, small format interchangeable cores and European profile cylinders.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Hager Companies at Web Site: www.hagerco.com.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 1999-2014 Audi TT

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 1999-2014 Audi TT. The Audi TT is equipped with bicycle style cables within the door.

Warning: The Audi TT uses multi-layer weather stripping at the base of the window. Use a diluted mixture of dishwashing liquid and water to enable the car-opening tools to slide into the opening.

Be very careful when you contact the lock buttons or the inside release handle. Too much force can result in scratching or marring the button or handle. Placing electrical tape over the tip of the tool can help protect the plastic controls.

 

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 1999-2014 Audi TT:

 

Use the High Tech Long Reach Tool #78SG and a glass wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Carefully wedge out the front passenger door at the top rear corner. Insert the #78SG car-opening tool into the passenger until the tip can hook the door release handle. Carefully pull on the handle to unlock the locking mechanism.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-35 “MCOT-Wide Tool” tool and an inflatable wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 14 inches from the front edge of the passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Insert the AO-35 tool five inches from the front edge of the window glass with the tip facing forwards. Lower the tool into the door cavity until the tip is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool until the tip is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Deflate and remove the wedge. Carefully raise the tool until the tool enters the passenger compartment. Rotate and manipulate the tool until the tip is behind the inside pull handle. Pull out on the handle to unlock the locking mechanism.

 

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ with the inside door handle extension and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Begin by inserting the wedge at the top rear corner of the window frame. Carefully insert the Frameless Window Tool with the inside door handle extension into the opening below the wedge. Slide the tool into the passenger compartment to avoid scratching the surrounding area when sliding the coupler through. Carefully manipulate the tool to having the tip behind the inside door handle. Carefully pull on the tool. The first pull is to unlock the locking mechanism. The second pull opens the passenger door.

 

Use the Steck Manufacturing  BigEasy “Glo”  and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting 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 TT-1015 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge near the inside door handle. Carefully insert the TT-1015 car-opening tool into the door cavity with the tool pointing forward.

Carefully lower the tool until the bend in the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool counterclockwise until the bend is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Carefully raise the tool until the bend is just visible. Immediately remove the wedge. Continue to raise the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Carefully lever the tool until the top is between the inside handle and the handle trim. Lever the handle out as far as possible. Allow the handle to almost return to the rest position. This action unlocks the door locking mechanism. Without letting the handle move into position, lever the handle out as far as possible and lift up on the outside door 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 your local locksmith distributor or the following manufacturers of car-opening tools:

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone : 305-635-1011. Fax : 305-635-1015. Website: www. AccessToolsUSA.com

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com

Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web Site: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356.  Telephone: 800-654-0637.  Fax: 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. Contact Jerry Levine, C/O Locksmith Ledger, 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail:jerry.levine@cygnus.com.

 

 

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