Locksmithing etc. August 2014

PDQ Electronic Lock Exit Device Trim

PDQ has introduced the weather resistant E629 Series Exit Device Trim Standalone Electronic Lock. This 3 hour UL10C Fire Rated exit device trim is equipped with a telephone-style keypad and mechanical lock override. The Master code controls up to 100 user codes.

Current input is 12-24 VAC/VDC at 300mA. The E629 Series Trim is powered by four AA alkaline batteries with an expected 100,000 cycles battery life.

Electronic locking functions include standard relock mode, passage mode and emergency mode. Emergency mode is activated by the Master Code. Once entered, the lock unlocks for the configured time and re-locks, locking out all User Codes.

Two models are available: the basic model and the USB 1 model. The USB1 model has the capability of a 3,000-event audit trail, date and time, and displays information including firmware, cycle count, days in service and serial number. The USB 1 model requires the PDQ 7" PC tablet for audit trail retrieval, which is sold separately.

PDQ E629 Series Exit Device Trim can accommodate conventional, interchangeable core and large format lock cylinders from 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" lengths. Finish choices include Oil Rubbed Bronze US10B and Satin Chrome US26D.

The E629 is compatible with the PDQ 6200 Series rim and surface vertical rod exit devices and other manufacturers’ exit devices using the same bolt pattern. Contact factory for details.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or PDQ , Telephone: 800-441-9692. Web Site: www.pdqlocks.com.

 

Red Key, Black Key

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with Hellcat comes standard with a red key fob and a black key fob. The red key fob unlocks the full horsepower and torque potential, while the black key fob reduces engine output. The valet mode enables additional control including transmission and other power and speeding reductions. Valet Mode can be activate or deactivate with a four-digit PIN code.

 

Safe Lock FYI

If an electronic safe lock-equipped safe has a key override lock cylinder, the safe just about always uses a solenoid for the locking mechanism. The reason is the key lock energizes the solenoid to permit the boltwork to be retracted.

 

Keyline Ford Remote Head Blanks

Keyline has introduced the RFD80 and RFD100 Ford four-button, remote head key blanks. RFD80 and RFD100 key blanks are available in three key blades -- FD3 (Tibbe), FD21 (8-Cut) and FD40 (Sidewinder).

The RFD80 is equipped with a Texas Instruments 80 bit integrated transponder chip. This OEM chip can be programmed using a diagnostic tool or on-board programmed. The remote functions are programmed using a diagnostic tool. An on-board replaceable battery powers the remote functions.

In place of the TI 80 Bit chip, the RFD100 has a Keyline integrated TK100 universal electronic head permitting the cloning of TI 80 bit chip using the Keyline 884 Decryptor Ultegra. In addition to programming the transponder, the 884 can program the remote functions.

Important: To program these remote head key blanks, the 884 Decryptor Ultegra must be updated.

For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Keyline, web site: www.keyline.it. Move your cursor to the top right corner and press the Italian flag. On the drop down window, click the EN flag for English.

 

Key Rotation Indicator Rose

Arrow Lock has introduced the Key Rotation Indicator Rose for use on the QL97 Series Classroom Intruder Lockset. The Key Rotation Indicator Rose provides clear direction for turning the key in order to lock the door in an emergency and indicate that the door is locked. The Key Rotation Indicator Rose is a standalone component that retrofits on to the Arrow QL97 Lockset.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Arrow Lock, Web Site: www.arrowlock.com.

 

Silca T33 Transponder

Silca has introduced the T33 rewritable (clonable) Megamos Crypto transponder. The ID48-A and ID48-K transponder is compatible with specific Chevrolet-Daewoo, Kia and Pontiac models. North American vehicle models include:

  • 2006-11 Chevrolet Aveo
  • 2002-04 Daewoo Lanos
  • 2000-08 Daewoo Leganza
  • 2000-08 Daewoo Nubira
  • 1999-2000 Kia Sedona
  • 1999-2001 Kia Sportage
  • 2006-11Pontiac G3 (Wave)

These glass ampoule transponders are approximately 1/8" diameter by about ½", able to fit most key blanks that have accessible transponder slots.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Silca, Web Site: www.silca.biz.

 

GM Recall Vehicle Keys

As a professional locksmith, it is a good idea to sell only the new General Motors key blank with the small diameter hole for the recalled vehicles.

 

Reese Weatherstrips & Thresholds

Reese Enterprises is a manufacturer of thresholds, weatherstrips, door accessories, ramps and transition edges. Reese products are available to meet or exceed fire rating, ADA compliance and positive pressure edge seal tests. Products are available in aluminum and bronze extrusions, and stainless steel. The aluminum is alloy 6063-T5 and the bronze is alloy 385 architectural bronze having a mill finish similar to US10B.

For more information, contact Reese Enterprises, Telephone 800-328-0953. Web Site: www.reeseusa.com.

 

Smart Lock FYI

Smart Locks are becoming a very important. For many, the Smart Lock has become "a cannot live without necessity". Some of the Smart Lock manufacturers and their web sites include:

  • August Smart Lock : www.august.com
  • Danalock, a Poly-Control product: www.poly-control.com
  • Goji Lock: www.gojiaccess.com
  • Kwikset Kevo: www.kwikset.com/kevo
  • OKIDOKEYS Smart-Lock: www.okidokeys.com
  • RemoteLock: www.remotelock.com

 

GM V Code Series

General Motors has updated the V code series for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups to V0001-V5716. The original V code series we obtained was V0004-V5716. In addition increasing the overall code series, a number of the codes have been removed. The codes that have been removed might have presented a problem.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2007-2014 Mazda CX-7

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2007-2014 Mazda CX-7. The CX-7 is equipped with bicycle style cables inside the door.

Warning: Failure to remove the wedges before bringing the tool up on the inside of the door may result in breaking the window glass.

Important: 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 2007-2014 Mazda CX-7:

 

Use the High Tech #35 Inside Access Tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Carefully wedge out the front passenger door at the inside lock button. Carefully insert the #35 car-opening tool into the door cavity with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool until the tip's arch is beneath the bottom of the glass. Rotate the tool until the tip is on the passenger side of the glass. Carefully raise the car-opening tool until the curved tip starts to enter into the passenger compartment. Stop and remove the wedge. Raise the tool carefully into the passenger compartment. Rotate the tool until the tip is facing the inside manual door lock rocker. Carefully flip the rocker open using the car-opening tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Lift up on the outside door handle to open the passenger door.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-35 “MCOT-Wide Tool” and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Insert the inflatable wedge 10 inches from the front edge of the front passenger door window and inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the AO-35 tool 10 inches from the front edge of the window glass with the tip facing forwards. Lower the tool 14 inches into the door cavity. 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 the tool 45 degrees counterclockwise and the tip of the tool should align with the manual lock/unlock button. Rotate the manual lock/unlock button rearward to unlock the locking mechanism.

 

Use the Slide Lock Flush Mount Tool™ and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Insert the first wedge at the front edge of the window glass. Place the second wedge a few inches wider apart than the car-opening tool. Carefully insert the Flush Mount Tool with the curved tip facing rearward. Lower the tool on an angle towards the front of the vehicle until the loop is beneath the bottom of the glass. Rotate the tool until the tip is on the passenger side of the glass. Carefully raise the car-opening tool until the curved tip starts to raise above the weather stripping. Stop and remove the wedges. Slide the tool carefully into the passenger compartment. Carefully manipulate the tool to having the tip contact the manual lock/unlock rocker or the power switch in order to unlock the locking mechanism. Lift up on the outside door handle to open the front passenger door.

 

Use Steck Manufacturing’s 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-1025 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Begin by inserting two wedges eight inches apart near the inside door handle assembly. Carefully insert the TT-1025 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 wedges. Continue to raise the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Carefully angle the car-opening  tool until the rounded end of the tip is against the inside lock control rocker. Carefully use the tip to unlock the door locking mechanism. 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 car-opening tool manufacturers:

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

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Web: 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, 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325.  Web: www.steckmfg.com

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

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. Contact Jerry Levine, email jerry.levine@cygnus.com, Fax: 847-454-2759

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