Locksmithing etc. Jan. 2014

Jan. 2, 2014

Detex EAX-300 Series Exit Alarm

Detex EAX-300 Series door prop alarms are designed to notify the end user when someone has opened or kept open an alarmed door or gate too long. The door open time is field-selectable and ranges from one second to four minutes. Default is 15 seconds. The EAX-300 is activated or de-activated with a mortise cylinder. Note: A seven-pin interchangeable core can be used; however a collar is required.

The EAX-300 has an intelligent circuit that senses the external magnet. When the door is opened beyond the alarm time, the 100dB alarm or chimes sound. A 9VDC battery provides power. Closing and latching the door automatically rearms the Exit Alarm.

This door prop alarm is 7.7" tall by 2.1" wide by 2.4" deep. For security purposes, a separate cover lock secures the cover onto the back plate. The Detex EAX-300 Series Exit Alarm comes with limited three-year manufacturer's warranty.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Detex Corporation, Telephone 800-729-3839. Web Site: www.detex.com.

Door Numbering

In a commercial facility, it is a great idea to number the doors. With the capability of bar coding and the information that can be stored, a door number can provide all the information to properly maintain the door and hardware.

Soss UltraLatch

The Soss UltraLatch is a passage or privacy cylindrical lock mechanism whose handle tilts in or out from the door face only one-half inch to fully retract the latch. The handle has a rounded top that can easily be grasped, making it ADA compliant. The non-handed UltraLatch is designed to fit a 2-1/8" cross bore opening at a backset of 2-3/8" or 2-3/4". The UltraLatch is also available as a closet stationary handle.

For more information, contact Soss Door Hardware at Web Site: www.soss.com.

Saflok MT Series Mortise Lock Template

The Major Manufacturing HIT-66–266 template is designed to prep wood or hollow metal doors to accept Saflok MT Series Mortise Locks. The templates are machined from aluminum and anodized. For greater longevity, hardened drill bushings are installed into all of the templates openings. The larger holes will accept hole saws. All drill guide holes are identified for trouble-free drilling.

The Saflok MT Series Mortise Lock template HIT-66–266 requires the HIT-66 Clamp System that includes the HIT-4509 mortise alignment plate (clamp system sold separately). This template set includes both inside and outside templates. The HIT-66 clamp system door range is 1-1/4” to 2-7/8”.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Mfg., Telephone 714-772-5202 .Web Site: www.majormfg.com.

Allegion, Ingersoll Rand's Security Spin-off

By the time you read this column, Ingersoll Rand will have spun off their commercial and residential security businesses into a new company called Allegion. Allegion's portfolio includes strategic brands CISA, Interflex, LCN, Schlage and Von Duprin; and other brands including aptiQ, Briton, Bricard, Dalco, Dexter by Schlage, Falcon, Fusion Hardware Group, Glynn-Johnson, ITO Kilit, Ives, Kryptonite, Legge, Martin Roberts, Normbau, Randi, Steelcraft, XceedID. Allegion will be solely be involved with commercial and residential mechanical and electronic security. The spin-off has been on track for completion early December. Allegion is nowlisted on the New York Stock Exchange, using the ticker symbol ALLE.

Speed Manual Key Machine

Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced the Speed dual lever, manual key machine for duplicating cylindrical keys. The 30-pound Speed key machine has four-position vise jaws with wide spacing between jaws to accommodate long blades and large bow keys.

To ensure a high degree of accuracy, the tracer point is connected to a micrometer dial equipped mechanism that is adjustable to 0.01 millimeter. To remove burrs, the Speed Duplicator has a nylon brush. Dimensions are 15.7” Wide x 18.1” Deep x 11.8” Tall.

Note: For those locksmiths who run an inverter in their service vehicle, the one-quarter horsepower motor that powers the Speed machine requires approximately 500 watts continuous power to operate.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp., at 400 Jeffreys Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Telephone: 800-334-1381. Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com.

Business Bank Account Warning

Unlike personal checking and savings accounts, business accounts are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for Cyber Theft (hackers). If you have a business bank account, and you have Internet access to the account, take extra care regarding the password and ID.

According to different resources, the threat of cyber attacks is more than 50 percent.

To help prevent wire fraud, use a dedicated computer for financial transactions. This computer cannot be used for any purpose other than banking - no social networks, no email.

Contact your bank and requires dual authentication on any transaction requiring wire transfer with the second authorization being in person before any moneys can be transferred.

To protect against fraud, contact your insurance company and consider purchasing fraud insurance.

To illustrate the scope of the problem, a recent transfer of $15 million affected accounts in major banks including Chase and Citigroup. The criminal group gained access to login credentials of ADP customers.

Smart Car Fortwo

The Smart Fortwo model was introduced for the 2008 model year. The ignition and door lock are mechanical locks with the ignition system equipped with a transponder based engine immobilizer system using the Philips 46 encrypted transponder chip.

Door and ignition locks have six tumblers using the 93,000-95,999 code series containing numbers only or numbers and letters. Example: H3746Q. There are four depths of cut. There are six spaces. The blade of the key blank is .287" wide. The spacing starts from the tip.

01- .730"   02- .626"   03- .522"

04- .417"   05- .313"   06- .209"

Originating a key is complicated.

Available aftermarket key blanks include the Keyline (Bianchi) PG33UTK100 (or TK60), the JMA USA SMR-1.PTPX4 and the Ilco/Silca VA6MH.

The door locking mechanism is a Mercedes sealed cable system.

Tech-Train does not recommend using the Jiffy Jack, a long reach car -opening tool. They recommend using a high security Mercedes Benz two track pick.

New Norton Door Closer Arm

Norton has introduced the CloserPlus Ramp Arm (CLP-R) for the 7500, 7700 and 8000 Series Door Closers. This new heavy duty, dead stop arm incorporates a patent pending ramp and plunger mechanism that reduces wear on the arm. The mechanism is designed to provide longer operational life in applications where the door is to be held open for long periods of time.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Norton Door Controls at Web Site: www.nortondoorcontrols.com.

M Collection Decorative Levers

Schlage and Von Duprin have introduced the M Collection, decorative levers for Schlage L-Series Mortise Locks and LT-Series Tubular Locks, and the exterior trim for Von Duprin 98/99 Exit Devices, 33A/35A Exit Devices and the 94/95 Recessed Exit Devices.

These solid brass or stainless steel levers are available in 15 designs and 10 finish options.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Schlage Lock Company or Von Duprin. For a .PDF of the M Collection go to Web Site: http://w3.securitytechnologies.com/IRSTDocs/Brochure/109894.pdf

Cartell GateMate

The GateMate (Cp-3) Free Exit System opens an automatic gate permitting free egress. There’s no need for fobs, remotes or enter a code into a keypad. The universal AC or DC voltage GateMate is designed to draw only 150 micro-amps, an important consideration when working with a solar powered gate operating mechanism. The GateMate is designed to operate with all gate operators.

For more information, contact Cartell Vehicle Detection at Web Site: http://cartell.com.

Car Opening Techniques: 2003-14 Volvo XC90

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2003-14 Volvo XC90. These four-door luxury SUVs are equipped with a vertical locking button in the rear door.

CAUTION: These vehicles are equipped with multilayer weather stripping that fits very tightly. Forcing a wedge or car-opening tool into the opening can result in tearing the weather stripping. A thin piece of plastic or a plastic putty knife can be carefully used to enlarge the opening. Using a small amount of diluted dish detergent can help.

Be very careful when you contact the lock buttons. Too much force can result in scratching or marring the button.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2003-14 Volvo XC90:

Use the High Tech Double Bend 88 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge between the window glass and the weather stripping along the front edge of the outside door handle. Insert the Double Bend 88 car-opening tool with the 20-degree bend tip facing forward into the front passenger door. Once the tool is partially into the door cavity, tilt the tool so the shank is parallel to the window frame. Continue to lower the tool until it is beneath the outside door handle. Rotate the tip of the tool until the tip is beneath the vertical linkage rod. Carefully lift the car-opening tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Mercedes Strip™ and a slim wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the slim wedge above the midline of the rear edge of the front passenger door window frame. Insert the knotted end of the Mercedes Strip between the wedge and the base of the window into the passenger compartment. Use the string to guide the tip towards the vertical lock button. Capture the lock button between the tip and the string. Slowly and carefully, pull up on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” with the BigEasy Loop and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting a wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool with the Loop attachment into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the loop over the vertical locking button. Bind the locking button. Carefully lift the car opening tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle and open the door.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1022 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism, which is located near the back of the door. Insert a wedge five inches forward of the rear door main window track. Carefully insert the long straight end (Cadillac) of the TT-1022 car-opening tool into the opening created by the wedge with the tip towards the rear of the vehicle. As the tool is lowered guide it towards the base of the vertical locking button linkage, positioning the TT-1022 on the inboard side of the window track. As the car-opening tool contact the vertical linkage, the locking button will move. Lower the tool until it is beneath the bell crank. Pull up on the car opening tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the 2003-14 Volvo XC90 driver's door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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 305-635-1011. Fax 305-635-1015 .Website: www. AccessToolsUSA.com

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

Steck Manufacturing, Telephone: 800-227-8325 Web site: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc., at 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].