Key Machines

  • Bianchi Laser 994 Update: New Edge Cut ‘F’ Jaw

    Cutting a standard automotive key by code just got easier with the recent introduction of the ‘F’ Jaw for the Laser 994. Since its introduction to the locksmith market in 2006, the Laser 994 has long been considered the most advanced high security key...

    Article • May 2nd, 2012

  • Kaba Hits The Road, Offers Customers Hands-on Demonstrations

    See the latest technology -- including key machines and the E-Plex Wireless System --when the Kaba Traveling Road Show visits your area.

    News • March 30th, 2012

  • Diversity Counts

    An automated key duplicator, installed at Bog box stores, allows the public to make their own duplicate keys.

    Blog • February 21st, 2012

  • Bianchi USA Releases 2012 Automotive Guide

    Bianchi USA announces the release of its new 2012 Bianchi Automotive Guide which is now available to locksmiths and automotive security professionals. The guide features information on Bianchi transponder keys, clonable keys, key kits, 884 cloning tool...

    News • February 13th, 2012

  • Locksmithing etc. Feb 2012

    New BEA Electric Strikes BEA has introduced three 12-24V AC/DC electric strike models that are UL/ULC listed for up to 1,500 pounds of static strength. The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical electric strikes feature field-selectable Fail Safe...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Locksmithing etc. Jan. 2012

    RSA Laboratories FAQ on RFID Is it possible to destroy an RFID tag in a microwave oven? Yes. This is an effective approach, but a dangerous one. RFID tags can purportedly catch fire in microwave ovens. For more information, contact...

    Article • January 3rd, 2012

  • Ilco: Ready For The Next Generation of Transponders

    I recently had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mount, N.C., to be part of an automotive lock and key training. I’ve been selling to the locksmith community for 18 years now and have always been a little frustrated about not knowing as much as I should...

    Article • January 3rd, 2012

  • Back Page, December 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Key machines were featured in the December, 1991 Locksmith Ledger. Dimark International explained their line of Borkey key machines (now sold by MBA USA).  Ilco showed three unique machines including their 030 machine which can cut two...

    Article • December 2nd, 2011

  • Back Page, November 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Locksmith Ledger tried to define what a 1991 locksmith was. "A Locksmith is an individual who has the ability to rekey a lock, install a lock, repair a lock and bypass/neutralize a lock." Does this definition still fit today? The care...

    Article • November 2nd, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    Check and Question Every Bill In tough times, every penny counts. A great way to control those little expenses which in good times you seem to forget, is to check and question every bill. Checking and questioning every bill will help remind you of why...

    Article • October 12th, 2011

  • Ilco 057 HS Key Machine Gets The Job Done

    With a label marked “Proudly Made in USA,” Kaba Ilco Corp. is putting its reputation on the line with a new 057 HS manual key duplicator for high security automotive keys. After our thorough testing of the new 057 machine, Kaba Ilco has good reason to...

    Article • October 7th, 2011

  • Back Page. September 2011

    10 Years Ago Exit Alarms were on the cover of the September 2001 issue of Locksmith Ledger. Dick Zunkel wrote about the Evolution and Applications for Exit Alarms. Tim O’Leary addresses building codes and legal issues regarding exit devices and...

    Article • August 15th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    Gates, Fencing and Related Products TS Distributors offers a variety of fencing including fabricated walk (42” wide) and drive gates (6’ wide single and double) in four-, five- and six-foot heights. They also sell gate operators and other components...

    Article • August 2nd, 2011

  • Sargent Key Cutting By Locksmith Unlimited

    Ted Gula is a locksmith in Wilmington, Delaware, who discovered a problem and set his sights on developing a solution. The problem in this case involved origination of Sargent sectional keys. Sargent uses a special 78-degree angle of cut. In order to...

    Article • July 11th, 2011

  • HG1-605C Carbide Cutter

    A-1 Security Mfg.'s compact, accurate and portable HG1-605C carbide cutter for 137 Standard, 137A & 137S tubular key blanks can handle brass, plated brass or plated steel blanks with ease. Tip: The HG1 is designed to cut keys leaving a wall...

    Product • July 1st, 2011