Locksmithing etc., October 2014

Oct. 2, 2014


The Emtek LISCIO E6000 Series combines the features of an electronic keypad with the clean lines of a leverset. The five-button keypad built discreetly into the exterior lever eliminates the gadget look.

The LISCIO installs in standard door prep in doors 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" thick. It is equipped with an override lock cylinder. The latch is adjustable for a 2-3/8” or 2-3/4” backset. Two preprogrammed User Codes come with the lock.

Additional User Codes are added by Bluetooth programming.  Up to 20 User Codes can be programmed using the Apple or Android free app via smart phone. The Apple app is for the iPad 3rd Gen or the iPhone 4S and later using iOS 6.1 and newer. The Android app is for phones and tablets using OS 4.3 or newer. One smart phone can communicate with multiple locks.

An activity logo within the app enables the phone’s owner to see when a User has accessed the lock.

For more information, go to http://emtek.com/Electronic-Locks/liscio

Surge Protection for Access Control Systems

Surge protection devices, also known as transient voltage surge suppressors, should be installed for all access control systems to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. Surge protection devices attempt to limit the voltage supplied to the electric circuitry, in an effort to prevent damage to electronic devices.  Voltage spikes can be caused by near lightning strikes, power outages short circuits, etc.

Dual-Lens Magna-Scope

The IDS Incorporated dual-lens Magna-Scope comes with three cones to concentrate light. A 1.5" pin depressor enables locksmiths to manipulate wafer tumblers in order to determine the depths of cuts. The two "C" cell handle powers an extra bright light bulb. The Magna-Scope comes with a carrying/storage case. The dual-lens Magna-Scope comes with a lifetime guarantee.

For more information, contact IDS Incorporated, Telephone: 813-230-7038. Web Site: www.ids-usa.biz.

Create Your Own Groovy Keys

Jet Hardware is offering locksmiths the ability to create their own Groovy Keys. Begin with a KW1/11 or SC1 key blank with either a standard or larger head shape. Add a pattern or image you would like on both sides of the key bow. The minimum order is 1000 pieces. Promote your company, city or a special event.

Contact Jet Hardware at 855-COOL-KEY (855-266-5539) for more information.

PDQ Exit Device Trim Standalone Electronic Lock

PDQ has introduced their Exit Device Trim E629 Series Standalone Electronic Lock with key override designed for the PDQ6200 Series rim and surface vertical rod exit devices. This battery-operated keypad trim has a 3 Hour UL Fire Rating.

The E629 Series has three electronically selectable functions including standard Relock Mode, Toggle Mode and Emergency Mode. The Toggle or Passage Mode is designed to unlock the trim until another valid credential is entered which relocks the lock. Only the Master Code can be used to disable all User Codes. Up to 100 User Codes and one Master Code can be programmed at the lock. The USB model provides an audit trail with up to 3,000 records that can be downloaded on an optional 7" tablet.

Power requirements for the E629 Series are 12-24VDC having up to 300mA current draw. Battery life expectancy is up to 100,000 cycles on a set of four (4) AA alkaline batteries.

The PDQ Exit Device Trim E629 Series has a 24-month warranty.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or PDQ Customer Service, telephone 800-441-9692. Web Site: www.pdqlocks.com.

Anixter To Acquire Tri-Ed Distribution

Anixter International Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-Ed, a leading independent distributor of security and low-voltage technology.

Lilin FD2452 360° Panorama HD IP Camera

The Day & Night 360-degree panoramic wide angle view of the Lilin FD2452 Camera with quad view enables up to four independent distortion corrected view angles that can be monitored and recorded at the same time. This fixed dome network camera has a five megapixel CMOS sensor that can electronically pan, tilt and zoom to provide different video modes including 180-degreedouble table/broad view or 360-degree source image view. The up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels videos are delivered via multi-streaming H.264 and Motion JPEG.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Merit Li-Lin USA Corporation 11836 Clark St, Arcadia, CA 91006. Telephone: 626-930-1000. Web Site: www. www.meritlilin.com.

Hudson Lock & HPC

On July 22, 2014, HPC merged with Hudson Lock LLC & ESP Products, a subsidiary of Waveland Investment, LLC of Highland Park, IL.

Identifying Users When Master Keying

Whenever I set up a Master Key System, I always use the job title, not the employee name, as the identifier. This is because employees change positions and companies, whereas the job Title does not. For example, the accompanying photo is for office door for the Sr. Vice President Financial Affairs and most likely will remain the same for many years.

Schlage Commercial Lubrication

Beginning April 2, 2014, Schlage began applying Fin Lube TF from Interflon to lubricate all Schlage cylinders produced. Fin Lube TF is dry-film lubricant fortified with MicPol®. Goes on wet, displacing moisture and cleanses the surfaces creating a non-staining dry film.

Xtreme Key Machine

Framon Manufacturing and Laser Key Products have introduced the Xtreme Machine for originating and duplicating standard, high security and side milled keys. The computer -operated Extreme is equipped with two cutters, a rotary cutter for standard pin and wafer tumbler key blanks and a vertical cutter for high security and two and four track side milled key blanks.

The Xtreme is operated using the Genericode software from a laptop or desktop computer.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Framon Manufacturing Company, Inc., 909 West Washington Ave., Alpena, MI 49707. Telephone: 989-354-5623. Web Site: www.framon.com.

Ilco Key Blank Update

Ilco, a member of the Kaba Group has introduced one new automotive key blank and will be making a running change to another. Ilco has introduced the B119-PT, a General Motor two- track sidewinder key using the GM truck basic head shape. The B119-PT can be used for vehicles using the Z0001-Z6000 code series 8-cut lock mechanism and the V0001-V5573 code series ten-cut lock mechanism. These keys can be used to operate the late models of the Buick Regal and Verano, Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic, Silverado, GMC Sierra and Terrain.

The B111-PT key blank will have a running change to the new round chainhole. The part number will remain the same.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

Master Lock & Sentry Safe

On July 30, 2014, The Master Lock Company made a strategic acquisition of Sentry Safe.

car-opening Techniques: 2006-2014 Acura RDX

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2006-2014 Acura RDX. This sport utility vehicle is equipped with bicycle style cables inside the driver and front passenger door cavities.

Caution: This vehicle uses multi-layer weather stripping at the base of the windows. Failure to remove the wedges before raising the tool into the passenger compartment may result in breaking the window glass.

Important: When attacking the inside door release handle or the lock/unlock buttons, cover the tool's tip with tape to protect the vehicle from the metal tool.

Use the following opening methods to unlock the 2006-2014 Acura RDX:

Use the Access Tools #89 Long Inside Access Tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the area. Carefully wedge out the front passenger directly above the manual lock-unlock button. Carefully insert the #89 car-opening tool with the shaped portion above the wedge with the tip facing the front of the vehicle. Reposition the wedge. Continue to lower the tool into the door cavity until the shaped portion is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool until the shaped portion is beneath the interior side of the glass. Carefully raise the tool until it can just be seen through the weather stripping. Remove the wedge. Raise the tool to expose the tip. Angle the car-opening tool in order to manipulate the tip of the tool against the door lock-unlock button. Pull on the tool towards the front of the vehicle to unlock the locking mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-35 “MCOT-Wide” tool, the AO-33 MCOT- Separator and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 12 inches from the front edge of the passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Insert the AO-33 three inches from the front edge of the rear passenger door window with the tip facing rearward. Insert the AO-35 car-opening tool into the door eight inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool 14 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool until it is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Deflate the wedge. Carefully lift the AO-33 MCOT-Separator Tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Lift the AO-35 into the gap created. Rotate the AO-35 75 degrees counterclockwise and position the tip behind the manual lock-unlock button. Carefully rotate the button, unlocking the locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock AutoBuster III to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism and two wedges with the first wedge near the side view mirror. Lubricate the weather stripping. Insert the AutoBuster III down into the door cavity. Lower the car-opening tool until the loop is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Remove both wedges. Make a slight clockwise twist and lift the car-opening tool through the weather stripping and into the passenger compartment. Maneuver the tip of the tool into position for the manual lock button. Flip the button to the unlocked position.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1025 car-opening tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the two wedges eight inches apart just forward of the inside vertical locking button. Carefully insert the TT-1025 tool between the wedges into the door cavity with the upper bend pointing towards the rear of the vehicle. Lower the tool until the upper bend is beneath the bottom of the glass. Rotate the tool slightly having the bend on the interior side of the glass. Carefully raise the tool until it is just visible between the inside weather stripping and the glass. Stop immediately and remove the wedges.

After the wedges have been removed, raise the tool into the passenger compartment until the tip is visible. Manipulate the tool until the tip is against the manual lock-unlock button. With the tip pressed against the button, carefully manipulate the car-opening tool in order to flip it to the unlocked position, unlocking the door locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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

Access Tools: Telephone 800-323-8324 Website: www. AccessToolsUSA.com

Pro-Lok: Telephone: 714-633-0681. Website: www.pro-lok.com

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc.: Telephone: 800-336-8812 . Website:  www.z-tool.com

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train): Telephone 800-654-0637 Website:  www.lockmasters.com

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. Contact Jerry Levine, Telephone: 818-700-0640.  E-mail: [email protected]