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  • Servicing Guide: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

    The 2011 Hyundai Sonata uses the new Hyundai high-security four-track lock system. All Hyundai high-security lock systems are based on the older Lexus system. The Hyundai system has 12 cuts, with six cuts located on each side of the key. All of the...

    Article • March 2nd, 2012

  • Heavy Duty Key Retractors

    With dozens of key reels available, Lucky Line Products is your key retractor source! And now we’re introducing six new heavy duty retractors.  Choose mid-size or standard size, with Dyneema® or stainless steel pulls, length of 24”, 36” or...

    Product • March 1st, 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

  • Bianchi USA Adds To Management Team

    Bianchi USA Inc. recently promoted Chad Winland to deputy general manager of its operations in North Olmsted, Ohio. Winland brings more than 12 years of experience in product management, logistics and business development and has been with Bianchi USA...

    Press Release • February 10th, 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

  • Keyless Ride Keyless Entry Remotes: One K2 Forge Remote Can Control Two Vehicles

    We program remotes for a 2003 Honda Civic and a 2002 Honda CR-V. The customer liked the idea of only carrying one remote that operates both vehicles.

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Back Page, February 2012

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Milt Wolferseder explained the Mosler insulated record container safes.  Ledger reported on the sale of Precision Safe Products to Ilco Unican in February of 1991. U.S. Lock opened a new distribution facility in Louisville, Ky. Pam...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Continuing Education

    Throughout the year, manufacturers of locks and door hardware make it easy for locksmiths to upgrade their skills and / or learn something new to help their locksmithing businesses prosper. Locksmith distributors are another excellent source for...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Working Hand In Hand

    A public relations firm sent me an E-mail which had a link to a YouTube site. I am not usually gullible enough to open unknown website pages, but since it was from a known source, I went to the designated YouTube web page. The YouTube video showed someone...

    Blog • February 1st, 2012

  • North American Auto/Truck Key Blank Reference

    Tthe 30th Annual Edition of Kaba Ilco Corp.'s North American Auto/Truck Key Blank Reference is now available. This free reference is designed to assist those cutting keys with an organized and easy-to-use reference. Printed copies will be available in...

    Product • January 23rd, 2012

  • KSP Introduces Cam Kit

    KSP is proud to announce that we now offer a Cam Kit.  The part number is K7CAMKIT.  It includes the following screw on cams:  K700 (Standard),  K701 (Adams Rite), K702 (Clover), K702S (Sargent), & K702L (Schlage).  It also includes 100 each of the...

    Product • January 4th, 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 Jan 2012

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Doug Selby, Slide Lock Tools, lamented the changes in Japanese auto locks which made car opening more difficult. Jerry Levine returned after a car wreck caused him some major health problems.  Charles Cole answered a reader question...

    Article • January 3rd, 2012