Locksmithing etc. Jan 2013

Jan. 2, 2013

New Emtek Locks and Finish

Emtek has introduced mortise and tubular entrysets and locksets for residential applications in a number of configurations and finishes. Mortise entrance locksets are available with knobs or levers. These new locks match design styles of existing Emtek products.

White Bronze is a new finished material available in sandcast bronze locks and entrysets.

For further information, contact Emtek at Web Site: www.emtek.com.

Three New Ilco IC Cores

Ilco, a member of the Kaba Group, has added three interchangeable core keyways; the WA, WB and WC. These solid brass plug and housing cores are available in six or seven pin. Each uses individual chamber caps. Cores can be ordered combinated or uncombinated. According to Ilco, the WG and TB keyways will be introduced soon.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

No More Suzuki Cars

According to numerous news sources, as of Monday night, November 5th, American Suzuki Motor Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it will cease selling automobiles in the United States. It will continue to sell motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and outboard motors. They plan to retain the American Suzuki Motor name for the remaining businesses and automotive service operation.

Listed Armor Plates

Don-Jo has introduced Warnock Hersey Listed Armor Plates for three hour fire rated hollow metal doors. The Listed armor plates are available up to 48" by 48". Specify prefix "WH" before the dimensions. There is an additional per plate charge. Screw mount only.

For more information, contact Don-Jo, Telephone: 800-628-8389. Web Site: www.don-jo.com.

2013 Chevrolet Spark Revisited

There is a new aftermarket key blank with the transponder, the Ilco DWO4CT6 for the Chevrolet Spark.


Door closers are not required on hospital patient room doors.

Cruciform Key Blanks

Cruciform (Cross) key lock mechanisms are used on some utility locks including showcase, cabinet, padlocks, light commercial locks, safe locks and aftermarket automotive locks, such as "The Club." Due to the costs, size and bulkiness of cruciform locks and keys, they are not a common choice for master keying.

Note: For safe locks, they are normally recessed within the container increasing the manipulation resistance.

Cruciform keys have four channels (blades), normally 90 degrees apart. For most cruciform keys, of the four channels comprising the keyway, the key locating channel is usually wider than the others. In some locks, there are no pins in the key locating channel. Additionally some key locating channels are shortened to be the stop.

Three or four of the cruciform key channels are cut to the bitting configuration(s). If the lock has pins in only three of the channels or there are different bitting configurations, the key must be inserted in a specific position. The bitting is asymmetric.

There are three common shank diameters of the cruciform keys; 6.5mm, 6.7mm and 7.0mm.

Some lock manufacturers use the same bitting in four of the channels. The bitting is symmetric. With this configuration, the channels can be of the same width as no matter what position the key is inserted, it will operate the lock.

Lock manufacturers usually have four pins that are operated by each key channel. Locks are normally bitted on three or four sides. Because the pin chambers are on each side of the plug, there is significantly less room for springs and pins. As a result, the pin travel is minimal. The lessened pin travel can make it easier to manipulate the pin tumblers.

Weapons Control

Key Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of key safes and asset control devices, has introduced a line of weapons control enclosures. These 16 gauge steel enclosures are controlled individually or setup to operate with Security Asset Manager™. Weapons control enclosures can be integrated into existing systems.

For more information, contact Key Systems, Inc., Telephone: 585-924-7830. Web Site: www.keystorage.com.

eff eff Strike Lock

There are electric strikes and electric strike locks. Electric strike locks come with their own latch lock mechanisms. eff eff Strike Lock Model 8037 and 8037R is a retrofit solution for securing glass doors. This UL-listed locking solution can be incorporated into an existing access control system.

These strike locks are failsafe electric strikes with a latch lock. The latch lock is a spring loaded latching mechanism, no knob or lever. As the door swings closed, the latch retracts, slides over the keeper and extends entering the electric strike keeper and securing the door. To open the door, the electric strike keeper is released, permitting the extended latch to slide out of the electric strike as the door swings open. The latch lock and electric strike can be installed along the top or side of the interior or exterior side of an outswing door.

The 12 or 24VDC Strike Lock’s holding force of 670 lb. ft. These eff eff Strike Locks is POE ready, standard monitoring, and the latch mechanism is adjustable.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or effeff, Web Site: http://www.assaabloy.de/en/local/de/.

Rumored Reality

Some manufacturers are being to consider changing their discount schedule and limit the discounted prices

Hyundai Santa Fe Codes & Keys

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe uses a new code series C1001-C3500 and sidewinder blade in a flip style remote. The code series has eight cuts and five depths. The spaces and depths are the same as the T1001-T3500. However, the cuts are originated on the other side of the key blank.

The flip blade is the reverse of the Ilco HY18-P, Jet HY18-PH and the original Hyundai flip key blade part number is 81996-2W000. The key blade is secured to the remote by a roll pin.

S & G Titan D-Drive

Sargent and Greenleaf has introduced the Titan™ Direct Drive™ Electronic Safe Lock with a UL Type 1 Listing. The Titan has a motor controlled blocking mechanism removing the possible problems that can be associated with magnetic bypass. The keypad has a firm grip, molded wave pattern at three and nine o'clock. Once the proper code has been entered, rotating the keypad retracts the bolt. The S&G Titan withstands up to 225 lbs. of bolt end and side load pressure.

The Titan locks have the standard mounting pattern and can to most lock applications including direct drive and pivot bolt.

The Titan D-Drive Electronic Safe Lock can be programmed for single users, employee/manager, multiple users and dual control.

For a complete listing of features, see the Sargent and Greenleaf Web Site: www.sargentandgreenleaf.com.

Ford/Mazda Parameter Reset 2012

Advanced Diagnostics has released the 2012 parameter reset software for models of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Mazda vehicles. This parameter reset software rematches the Passive Anti-Theft System when PATS components have been replaced in order to program transponder keys.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics at Web Site: www.adusa.us

Car-Opening Techniques: 2007-09 Taurus, Taurus X, Sable

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2007-09 Ford Taurus, Taurus X and Mercury Sable, and the 2005-07 Ford 500 and Freestyle, and the Mercury Montego. Some manufacturers offer different opening techniques for the above vehicles, so check with your car-opening tool manufacturer. These six vehicle models are equipped with power door locks with a vertical locking button on the front and rear doors. 

Depending upon the car opening tool manufacturer, methods of entry include the front and rear passenger doors.

These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the trim panel.

Use the following opening methods to unlock the 2007-09 Ford Taurus, Taurus X and Mercury Sable, 2005-07 Ford 500 and Freestyle, and Mercury Montego vehicles.

Use the High Tech Tools The "S" Tool #47, a strip saver and wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Separate the glass from the weather strip by positioning a wedge forward of the inside vertical locking button. Insert the car-opening tool through the strip saver with the working end pointing towards the rear. Lower the car opening tool into the door cavity and rotate the tool to contact the bent portion of the vertical linkage rod. Twist the car opening tool to bind the linkage rod and lift to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-39 “Double Slide Tool” car-opening tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge six inches from the rear edge of the glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the inspection light four inches from the rear edge of the window glass and identify the horizontal linkage rod. Insert the short end of the AO-39 tool into the passenger compartment one inch from the rear edge of the glass with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door cavity nine inches. Rotate the AO-39 90 degrees counterclockwise. Lower the tool one inch to position the tip over the horizontal linkage rod. Twist the tool to bind the linkage rod and slide forward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Inverted Z-Tool car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the rear edge of the window opening at a distance that will accommodate the car opening tool. Carefully insert the Inverted Z-Tool one inch beyond the vertical lock button with the tip pointing forward. Lower the tool approximately six to eight inches and rotate one quarter revolution counterclockwise. The car-opening tool will be directly beneath the bent vertical linkage rod. Carefully lift the car opening tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1003 car-opening tool to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a wedge forward of the outside door handle, having sufficient room to insert and manipulate the car opening tool. An inspection light can be inserted into the door cavity to illuminate the location of the horizontal linkage rod. Carefully insert the short end of the TT-1003 into the door cavity with the tip facing forward at a slight angle towards the rear of the vehicle. When the tip of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass, rotate the tool towards the far side of the vehicle. Lower the tool until you contact the horizontal linkage rod. This linkage rod is at approximately the centerline of the outside door handle assembly. Manipulate the TT-1003 to trap the linkage rod in the hooked tip of the car opening tool. Bind the linkage rod and slide the tool forward to unlock the locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counter clockwise.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Website: www.hightechtools.com.

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812 Website: www.z-tool.com.

Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car opening tool manufacturers. To have your instructions published, contact Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger, 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: [email protected].