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Oct. 1, 2010

There has been a significant increase in questions and code requests for tool box lock keys. We have access to many of the tool box key codes; however, there are many new tool box locks being introduced. For example, Kobalt Tool Boxes are sold at Lowes. The key blank is not available at this time in the after market and we have only a few of the key codes. If you need parts or keys for Kobalt Tool Boxes, call Industrial Hardware Distributors at 330-762-8836.

If you decode any tool box locks, please send the information to the Locksmith Ledger so we can share it with others.


Securitron Magnalock Corp. has introduced the Concealed Electric Power Transfer (CEPT), designed to route the wiring between the jamb and the door in order to power an electromechanical lock mechanism. The Concealed Electric Power Transfer is normally installed into the door and jamb within the upper third of the opening. The all metal construction CEPT can provide a significantly greater amount of current and wires than an electrified butt hinge and provides a non-exposed environment unlike a surface mounted door loop. It is designed to function with standard butt hinges up to six inches. The CEPT is UL10C rated.

The CEPT is available in three configurations containing nine to 12 wires for ASSA Abloy’s ElectroLynx style connectors.

The CEPT is covered by Securitron’s MagnaCare Lifetime Replacement Warranty.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Securitron Magnalock Corp., 550 Vista Blvd., Sparks, NV., 89434, (775) 355-5625. Web Site


At the recent ALOA Convention, I stayed in a condominium that was part of a large resort. The included photo is of the door key. So much for security. I think the person who keyed up the door locks should have attended the convention to learn how to master key properly.


Calling a cell phone and having to wait to leave a message is really annoying. According to an e-mail I received, you can skip the message by pressing a button that varies depending upon the provider. If you call someone who uses AT&T or T-Mobile, press the “#” button to skip the message and go directly to the beep before being able to record your message. For Sprint users, press the “1” key, and for Verizon users, press the “*” key.


Camden Door Controls has introduced the inVision TAC telephone entry system with access control capabilities. This stainless steel enclosure telephone entry system has the capacity of up to 500 name listings. It can be configured with up to three slave panels for secondary applications including garages and parking access. There is a postal lock provision for mail carriers to gain access.

In addition to the telephone entry capabilities, the Camden inVision Tac can provide entry via built-in proximity reader and has Wiegand output for integration with an access control system. The inVision Tac can accommodate up to 3,000 User Codes, 4,000 audit trails, 20 time zones, holidays and eight access levels. Up to 12 CV-TAC4WC Wiegand controllers can be added for card readers or other Wiegand devices. The system is capable of elevator control.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Camden Door Controls, 5502 Timberlea Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T7. Telephone 877-226-3369 Web Site:


This set-your-own combination lock has a center knob that moves up, down, left or right returning to the center after each movement. This patented two inch wide body lock can be set to any number of movements in any sequence.

For more information contact your local locksmith distributor or Master Lock Company at Web Site


A1 has re-introduced its Premium Pinning Tray, part number WT2, a pin tumbler lock pin tray designed for up to seven pin lock cylinders. There are 28 square pockets, four for each chamber to accommodate top, build-up, master and bottom pins when keying interchangeable or removable cores. In addition, a large parts tray and a plug area with slots will accommodate a plug with key inserted.

For more information contact your local locksmith distributor or A1 Security Mfg., telephone 877-725-2121. Web Site