Tools

  • Lock Picks Overview

    When there is no key available, picking is a non-destructive method for providing access. Once a lock has been picked, the tumblers can be read in order to originate a key if all keys were no longer available. The lock can be disassembled and serviced...

    Article • January 8th, 2010

  • Opening New Doors To Business Opportunities

    The goal of the ADA EZ low energy door operator is to open up door automation to more end users by eliminating the need for electrical power.

    Article • January 8th, 2010

  • New Kawasaki Ninja 250R Key System

    No aftermarket key blank manufacturer is making a key blank for the Ninja 250R. The best usable blank found to date is the Ilco X52/SAA1 which is made for Saab cars.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Editorial: Following The Bouncing Ball

    As a young boy growing up in the family locksmith business, I was overwhelmed at first by the large amount of lock companies there were in existence. It took a long time to be able to discern the subtle differences between keyways, but it was an...

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • NAPCO Introduces Indoor/Outdoor BioReader Keypad

    The BioReader is easy to program, and functions as a mean and lean biometric access controller when deployed as a standalone, or an element in a powerful security management device when integrated with a GEM or other alarm panel.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Cloning the Previously Unclonable with the Bianchi Decryptor

    The Philips Crypto 46 transponder chip is second generation transponder used by many of the world’s vehicle manufacturers

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Auto Remotes Are On The Move

    During the last five years, an increasing amount of passenger vehicles have eliminated the use of mechanical keys altogether.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    News You Can Use

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Electronic Scopes: More Than Toys

    Wafer lock reading is one of the jobs made easier by electronic scopes.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • GM Flip Key Replacement Blades

    STRATTEC offers replacement blades and pins for its line of GM flip keys for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox, 2010 GMC Terrain and 2010 Buick LaCrosse. There are 7 blades and 5 pins in each bag. The part number is 5915037.

    Product • November 23rd, 2009

  • GM High Security Flip Keys

    STRATTEC Security Corporation now offers the GM High Security Flip Keys for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox, 2010 GMC Terrain and 2010 Buick LaCrosse. These side mill keys come in 4 button and 5 button configurations. Part numbers, descriptions...

    Product • November 23rd, 2009

  • Codeable Padlock

    STRATTEC is now offering the Codeable Padlock, the world's first one-key padlock. It operates with your vehicle key. Part numbers, descriptions and applications are as follows: Part # 7013126, 75 groove, GM-A. Part # 7013127, 93 groove, GM-B. Part...

    Product • November 23rd, 2009

  • A Wake-Up Call for the Locksmith Industry

    The terms, “asleep at the switch” and “asleep at the wheel” arose from 19th-century American railroading, when it was the trainman’s duty to switch cars from one track to another by means of manually operated levers. If he should fail...

    Article • November 1st, 2009

  • Maximize the Value of Your Impulse Sales

    Recognize that placement and merchandising drive impulse sales. Bright colors and eye-catching displays are imperative. Having the product within reach is critically important.

    Article • November 1st, 2009

  • Fighting the Scammer Locksmiths

    A successful, established New Jersey locksmith finds that his competition is not another local businessman, but an out-of-state phone bank using a name too close for comfort to his company’s name.

    Article • November 1st, 2009