Automotive Locksmithing

  • 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

  • Locksmith etc. April 2012

    Major Mfg. HIT-66-281 Major Manufacturing has introduced thee Schlage CO Series mortise lock template, the HIT-66-281. This multi-part aluminum anodized template has hardened drill bushings and notated information adjacent to the bushings to insure...

    Article • April 2nd, 2012

  • Bianchi 884 Decryptor Ultegra Cloning Update

    BMW and cloning never seemed to fall into the same sentence together, until now. With the latest software update for the Bianchi 884 Decryptor Ultegra, users can now clone fobs for BMW Smart Key systems with push button start ignitions. The Bianchi...

    Article • March 2nd, 2012

  • Locksmithing etc. March 2012

    Adams Rite 4600 Series Lever Trim Adams Rite has introduced the patent pending 4600 Series Lever Trim for the Adams Rite 4300, 4500 and 4900 latches and the Dual Force 2190 and 2290 interconnected locksets with either upward or downward motion. A...

    Article • March 2nd, 2012

  • 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

  • Locksmiths Oppose Indiana Bill To Protect Emergency Personnel Providing Roadside Service

    "To me, it's a very bad idea because I've got 80 different tools I use to get into vehicles without damage," says locksmith Barry Campbell.

    News • February 22nd, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • High Cost of Locksmith Tools

    I was listening to a seasoned locksmith complain about the high cost of automotive tools. He went on for several minutes talking about the automotive tools “in the day”. A lock pick was under one dollar, car opening tools were not much more than a...

    Blog • December 19th, 2011