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  • Kaba Ilco TKO/SDD Software Updates Available

    Transponder programming software updates cover Chrysler Fobik Gen 4, Fiat 500, Ford Key Pad Code Read and Ford 2012 Fiesta/Focus

    News • October 8th, 2012

  • Why Buy STRATTEC Security Corp. Locks and Keys?

    Are Original Equipment Products a little more pricey? Sometimes (licensing is certainly not free). Are Original Equipment products backed by warranty and design? Absolutely!

    Article • May 2nd, 2012

  • Clonable Key Basics

    The clonable transponder is designed to have a new value duplicated onto the chip using an existing compatible transponder.

    Article • May 2nd, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Servicing the 2001 VW Cabrio

    When a customer has the misfortune of losing the keys to a car, he or she often calls on the services of the locksmith to help out. For the modern automotive locksmith, this process often involves not only fabricating the mechanical part of the key but...

    Article • July 18th, 2011

  • Sidewinders Go Mainstream

    Believe it or not, Sidewinder locks first made their debut on some Mercedes vehicles back in 1979. Mercedes had the sidewinder concession to themselves until 1986 when Saab 9000 models added sidewinder keys. Volvo began using sidewinder locks in 1987...

    Article • July 14th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    RYTAN POWER INVERTER Rytan has introduced their RY192 Power Inverter to change DC power to 110 volt AC at 60Hz. The 1000 watt, with 3000 watt surge power inverter has an over 90 percent efficiency rate with alarm and thermal shutdown. There are two AC...

    Article • June 29th, 2011

  • Re-Using Transponders: Ilco Chipless Head

    Ilco has introduced the EH3C Chipless Head for their modular key system. The Chipless Head has the same shape as the two styles of Electronic Cloneable Key Heads, the EH3 (Texas Instruments) and the EH3P (Philips 2nd generation Crypto). These three...

    Article • June 29th, 2011

  • K2 Forge

    KeylessRide's new K2 Forge system generates "rolling code" remotes on demand for hundreds of car models. The unique FLIP-mode operation allows the user to operate keyless entry functions on two vehicles. The system is easy -- simply select vehicle year...

    Product • June 23rd, 2011

  • Tibbe Locks Live On

    In 1988 the four-door Mercur Scorpio was introduced by Ford through Lincoln-Mercury dealers. This was a model designed primarily for European markets and the most interesting feature for locksmiths was that it used a new locking system. Very early 1988...

    Article • June 3rd, 2011

  • Transitioning Into Electronics

    Haddon Locksmith ( owner Jim Sundstrond started working as a locksmith in 1988, back when the job mainly involved cutting keys and installing deadbolts. Today, he estimates that electronics accounts for at least 40 percent of his...

    Article • May 4th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    SDC 474U Touchless Exit Switch The SDC no-touch wall mounted switch has up to a four-inch read range. The infrared sensor has no moving parts, eliminating the need for physical contact with the sensor in order to activate the switch. Simply waving a...

    Article • May 4th, 2011

  • 2011 Automotive Guide

    The new 2011 Bianchi Automotive Guide is now available to locksmiths and automotive security professionals. The guide features information on Bianchi transponder keys, cloneable keys, 884 cloning tool, on-board programming procedures and key/vehicle...

    Product • May 3rd, 2011

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