Key Blanks

  • Technology On The Move: Ford 80-Bit Key Blanks

    Ford Motor Company is upgrading its transponder-based engine immobilizer systems to the 80 Bit Texas Instrument technology, beginning with 2011 model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The Ford 80 bit technology expands security features as well as...

    Article • April 4th, 2011

  • It’s A Miracle: New Miracle-A5 Key Machine From Keyless Ride

    The Miracle-A5 key machine, distributed by Keyless Ride, can either originate a new automotive key by known cuts or decode cuts and originate from an existing key. One of interesting features of the Miracle-A5 is the capability of originating most types...

    Article • April 1st, 2011

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    Article • April 1st, 2011

  • New Products From CCL

    CCL has been a manufacturer of specialty lock products since 1882. The company originally featured a quality line of pin tumbler utility locks. Later, the CCL name became synonymous with Sesamee combination padlocks. CCL is now offering several new...

    Article • March 31st, 2011

  • Bianchi TK100

    The Bianchi TK100 chip combines the TK24, TK40 and TK60 into one universal chip that services 1,500+ vehicle applications and over 90 percent of transponder vehicles on the road today. The battery-less TK100 is reprogrammable and allows 884 owners to...

    Product • March 31st, 2011

  • The Back Page, April 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Jerry Finch explained the system used to masterkey Corbin-Russwin master ring cylinders. Bill Reed commented on key blank numbering systems. T.C. Mickley wrote an article on Cutler Mailboxes. Cutler was later acquired by...

    Article • March 4th, 2011

  • Back Page March 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Milt Wolferseder opened a Meilink class B safe. Allen Kutchins answered some tax questions. Jerry Levine suggested carrying golf tees in your toolbox to solve strikeplate loose screw problems. Access control was a featured topic with...

    Article • February 3rd, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    BAUER RV SERIES Bauer Products has the RV Code Series, which is RV301-RV370. This code series uses the Bauer RV key blank or newly introduced Ilco 1676 (EZ BAU3). We are looking for the key codes and if you have collected any we would appreciate knowing...

    Article • January 7th, 2011

  • 2010 Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index

    This reference is issued as a continuation of the annual Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index. The listings cover the material that was published in the Locksmith Ledger during 2010. The purpose of this section, as well as previous supplements, is to...

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    AN ARGUMENT AGAINST VAN SIGNS Many locksmiths have some form of signage on their service vehicles. It has been an excellent way to attract attention and gain new business. Unfortunately signs can also attract unwanted attention. Driving an unmarked...

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    AN ARGUMENT AGAINST VAN SIGNS Many locksmiths have some form of signage on their service vehicles. It has been an excellent way to attract attention and gain new business. Unfortunately signs can also attract unwanted attention. Driving an unmarked...

    Article • December 7th, 2010

  • Patented, Proprietary and Restricted Key Blanks and Related Lock Mechanisms

    To preface this article, I am not an attorney and the following information is intended to provide a general understanding of the terms higher and high security, key control, patented, restricted, proprietary and other terms used by lock manufacturers and...

    Article • December 6th, 2010

  • Bianchi 884 Decryptor Ultegra: Cloning Transponders at the Vehicle

    How to clone Philips Second Generation Crypto Transponders for the 2009 Jeep Compass

    Article • December 3rd, 2010

  • JMA Automotive Key Blank Numbering System

    JMA manufactures more than 30,000 different key blanks, requiring a large and efficient key numbering system.

    Article • December 3rd, 2010

  • Marshall Best Security Corporation

    Company • November 3rd, 2010