Automotive Locksmithing

  • Back Page, July 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Gerry Finch started a series on the "Language of Masterkeying." Jerry Levine warned against buying low cost "open anything" car lock tools sold by slick telephone salesmen. Harrison Electronics guided us through car alarm...

    Article • June 14th, 2011

  • Distributor Q&A: U.S. Lock

    Long Island, NY-based locksmith distributor U.S. Lock offers 10,000+ products by more than 100 manufacturers, plus exclusive brands like U.S. Lock®, Legend® and Patton Security Products®. This distributor serves a national market, with counter...

    Article • June 3rd, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    Detex ECL-230X Series Panic Device Detex Corporation has introduced the heavy-duty, single and multi-point deadbolt-equipped panic devices, the ECL-230 Series for protection against back door break-ins. The non-handed Detex ECL-230X Series devices are...

    Article • June 3rd, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    2012 Ram Cargo Vans According to a number of sources, Chrysler has renamed the Dodge Grand Caravan as the Ram cargo van or Ram C/V. The 2012 Ram C/V has a 1,800-lb. cargo payload and up to 3,600 pounds in towing capability. Power is supplied by a 3.6...

    Article • June 3rd, 2011

  • Twin Air Jack

    Miami-based Access Tools introduces the Twin Air Jack tm , a natural evolution of the standard single bladder air wedges. The Twin Air Jack tm comes with two separate smaller bladders connected by dual tubing to a single pump. This effective...

    Product • June 2nd, 2011

  • Jacket Auto Remote Cover™

    Kaba Ilco Corp. introduces a line of auto remote fob jackets. The Jacket Auto Remote Cover™ provides protection against breaks and scratches. Jackets are constructed of lightweight silicone, much like protective cell phone covers. Simply slide the...

    Product • May 24th, 2011

  • Ziptide June 2011

    VISIT OUR ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS Got a technical question for our Locksmith Ledger editors or a tip to share with your fellow locksmiths? Check out online discussion forums at www.locksmithledger.com . At our Ask the Experts forum, post a question...

    Article • May 16th, 2011

  • The Key To Higher Profits

    Logic America has been in business since 1997 offering a complete line of specialized locksmith supplies, key blanks, tools and equipment. In addition to their wide line of locksmith supplies, they now offer a line of low-cost Wenxing key cutting...

    Article • May 5th, 2011

  • Transitioning Into Electronics

    Haddon Locksmith (www.haddonlock.com) 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

  • New Uses For An A-1 Pak-A-Punch

    “Unequalled precision & versatility” is the way A-1 describes the model 3T Pak-A-Punch. Proper key originating depends on cutting keys according to the individual cutter angles specified by each lock manufacturer and using the correct depth and spaces...

    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

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    Adams Rite Steel Hawk 4300 The patented Adams Rite Steel Hawk 4300 is a non-handed, electrified deadlatch designed for aluminum glass storefront doors. The Steel Hawk 4300 is a direct replacement for the AR 4500, 4700 and 4900 deadlatches, as it...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Servicing the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

    Last year, the Chrysler Corporation exhibits at the Detroit Auto Show were just plain sad. There were no new product offerings, and the only “Concept Vehicle” didn’t even have a name. The whole thing reminded me of a funeral. This year’s show...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • 2011 “Most Popular” Automotive Key Blanks

    More and more vehicle manufacturers are using transponder-equipped mechanical keys and keyless fobs to operate their new vehicles. There is also an increase in the number of vehicles equipped with higher security mechanical lock mechanisms including Tibbe...

    Article • April 4th, 2011