Locksmithing etc. March 2013

March 4, 2013

Notes From the Detroit Auto Show

2014 GM Sierra and Silverado pickups will have the HU100 keyway ignition lock in a CSS type of steering column. This 2-Track high security key is used by General Motors on the late model Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, LaCrosse, Regal and Terrain.

The 2014 Ford Transit and Transit Connect are equipped with the same ignition locks as used on the 2011 and 2012 Ford Focus.

The 2014 Kia Cadenza has a hidden door lock and a high security lock mechanism with pushbutton start as standard equipment. More later.

Norton 6000 Series Door Operator

Norton has introduced the 6000 Series electro-hydraulic low energy door operator for medium to high traffic applications. An electro-hydraulic door operator has a built-in door closer mechanism that closes the door if power is removed from the unit while the door is in an open position. This operation is required if the operator is installed onto a fire rated opening. The 6000 Series has a clutching mechanism that permits the operator to function as door closer.

Features of the Norton 6000 Series Door Operator include Push and Go, obstruction detection, vestibule delay, motor start delay, hold open delay and a presence detector input.

The 120VAC power requirement provides an auxiliary output of 24VDC @1.3A.

This new door operator has an LCD screen that displays the operator settings. It is non-handed and can be installed on the push or pull side of the door. 

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Norton Door Controls, 3000 Highway 74, East Monroe, NC 28112. Telephone: 877-974-2255. Web Site: www.nortondoorcontrols.com.

Alarm Lock Trilogy Upgrade Kits

Alarm Lock upgrade kits enable standard Trilogy cylindrical and mortise lock models to become network-capable locks. Cylindrical locks can be upgraded to either the DL6100 or the PDL6100. Mortise locks can be upgraded to either the DL6500 or the PDL6500.

DL6100/DL6500 locks are PIN wireless access control Trilogy Networx Locks. PDL6100/PDL6500 locks are PIN/proximity wireless access control Trilogy Networx Locks.

The upgrade kits are designed to replace the existing outside and inside housings and the battery pack. The kit reuses the existing levers, lock cylinder, lock body and strike plate.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Alarm Lock, web site: www. alarmlock.com/networxupgradekits.html.

Bianchi USA 2013 Automotive Guide

Bianchi USA has released its 2013 Automotive Guide. The guide features information on Bianchi products including transponder keys, clonable keys, key kits, 884 cloning tool, on-board programming procedures and key machines. The Automotive Guide includes a vehicle application chart.

To request a copy of the 2013 Bianchi Automotive Guide, call 800-891-2118 or e-mail: [email protected].

Using Your Fingers

Have you ever needed to remove a screw or bolt that you cannot see? Place your fingerprint area of your finger over the screw and press against the head for about 20 seconds. The pressure will create a pattern of the shape. Look at your finger and determine if the tool required is a Phillips head, straight slot, Torx or any high security. For small bolts, the shape created can help determine the size.

Illuminated Push Plate Kit

Camden Door Controls’ new Aura LED illuminated push plate kits are designed to provide maximum visibility. These flame and impact resistant push plates are available with a continuous blue light or field selectable colors blue and red or green and red. Colors can be changed at the push plate or remotely. Power requirement is selectable 12/24 volts AC/DC.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Camden, Web Site: www.camdencontrols.com.

Multiple Use Remote

The 2013 Dodge Dart is available with two ignition methods: keyless or Fobik. Depending upon equipment, the Dart can have a four- or five-button remote. The four buttons are lock, unlock, trunk and panic. The fifth button is remote start. If the Dart is equipped with keyless ignition, the remote has the new tombstone shape.

These four remotes have the same part numbers as equally equipped 2011-up Dodge Chargers.

New Lishi Tools and Complete User Guide

Lishi has introduced the B107 Direct Reader, the B110 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder and The Complete Genuine Lishi User Guide & Training Manual.

The guide covers the Lishi 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder, Direct Readers, sequence picking and lock information. Lishi kits include the tool, the Complete Genuine Lishi DVD and a Genuine Lishi Bookmark.

Lishi has instituted training schools for their products.

For more information, visit the Lishi web Site: www.Lishitools.com.

Car Opening Techniques:1996+ Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 1996 and newer Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full size vans. Different method for opening these vans are provided by the car-opening tool manufacturers.

These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the trim panel. Use liquid dish soap to lubricate the weather stripping before inserting a tool. Dish soap will dissipate with water, where a lubricant can stain the door trim panel or the surrounding area.

Note: Some of these vans have barricades behind the front seats. Find out where the keys are. Occasionally the keys will be locked in the rear of the van, especially if the child safety is activated.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 1996 and newer Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full size vans:

Use the High Tech Tools Downward Hook 91 Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a wedge just forward of the outside door handle. Insert the 91 Tool through the opening created along the center of the weather stripping. Lower the tool into the door cavity just below and to the rear of the inside door release. Slide the tool into the opening in the doorframe and contact the lower diagonal linkage rod Trap the linkage rod in the hook of the car-opening tool, bind and manipulate forward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-38 “Honda Tool” car-opening tool, inspection light and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge 13 inches from the rear edge of the glass. Insert the "small hook" end of the AO-38 tool nine inches from the rear edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool 14 inches. Rotate the tip of the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise. Lift the tip of the tool up under the lower horizontal linkage at the diagonal. Capture the rod within the tip. Bind and slide the tool forward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ car-opening tool, a wedge and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge along the upper portion of the doorframe to relieve gasket pressure. Insert the inflatable wedge along the center of the forward edge of the door. Inflate the wedge. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment above the wedge. Slide the tool in carefully to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip behind the inside door handle. Pull on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Pull on the handle a second time to open the door.

The Tech-Train Productions method is to remove the light that is mounted directly above the license plate in the rear cargo door. Use a 7 or 8MM socket. The horizontal linage rod is directly above the light. On 1996-97 models, you can use your finger to unlock the bell crank. On the 1998 models, General Motors installed a sheet metal guard. The linkage end can still be accessed using a finger; however, it may be easier to use a TT-1000 car-opening tool to push the base of the bell crank to your right. In 2003, GM installed a plastic shield. Use the TT-1006 car-opening tool to unlock the rear cargo door.

The direction to rotate the door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise for 1996-2002. For 2003 and up, the driver's door lock rotation is counterclockwise.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following 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.

Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web Site: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 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. contactJerry LevineC/O Locksmith Ledger,3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: [email protected].