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• The National Locksmith •
Vol. 67, No. 8
DEPAR TMENTS
F E A T U R E S
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Medeco Interchangeable
Core Locks
Vindicator's MicroLock™ 10
Increased security with
key and combination.
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Procedures, Part II
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Modern Safe Locks
Tech Bulletin
Stuv key lock.
Strikes, Doors And
Adjusting Your Jaw
A perfect fit doesn't mean perfect
operation, but strikes with adjustable
jaws make it that much closer.
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COMMENTARY
MANGO'S MESSAGE
LETTERS
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BEGINNER'S CORNER
BUSINESS BRIEFS
TECHNITIPS
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for. The 1996 update for the AutoSmart manual is now available. This massive
new update has been a long time in the making, but it is now ready for
shipment. It takes a bit of time to prepare updates for this book but I believe
you will find this year's update to be well worth waiting for.
The update is quite large again this year, with a ton of new information
added. When you purchase the 1996 AutoSmart Update, you will be
receiving, in effect, a whole new book. You'll simply put your update into your
binder, using the new cover sheet we will provide you. You may save your
1995 version as a spare. But you will find so much added information in the
1996 update that you won't want to be without it.
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O
n another note, I want to make my thinking clear about locksmith
legislation and licensing. Boy, is this a sticky area. It is impossible for me to
endorse one side or another without offending somebody! But they say you
can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Be aware that I agree there is room for more than one opinion on this
subject. If you disagree with me, I will respect your position. And if you do
agree with my position, please understand that in the interests of fairness, I
am obliged to offer space in the form of Letters to the Editor and the
occasional article to those people who have the opposite view.
That being said, I am strongly in favor of licensing for locksmiths. I did not
used to hold that opinion, but as you know I have revised my stand. The
reason for my about-face has been caused by the amount of legislation being
passed in various states by the alarm industry.
If we do not want to be legislated out of business, then we must get
licensed by the 50 states in a way that does not kill the little guy, and in a
manner that allows us to have some control over the requirements. I do not
want to see us become licensed without helping to create the procedures.
Locksmith
licensing...the
time is now!
B
oth ALOA and the NLSA have been tracking a large number of laws
which will, if passed, hurt the locksmith. If we were licensed, these groups
would have a much easier time fighting our battle for us. It's time to support
ALOA and the NLSA in this effort.
Locksmiths are an independent bunch and we do not like being told what
to do. We don't like to give anyone power over us, not even our own
associations. That is why I think that many locksmiths are not even
association members.
But now is the time to support our associations as they seek to help us
become licensed, big shops and little shops alike, and on equal footing. If we
don't get involved in the process, we will suffer more as time goes on.
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Mango's Message
Only the Strong Survive
Greg Mango
Managing Editor
Last month I told you this industry is under siege and shared with you the
very serious events that are unfolding in the state of Texas, with the enforcement
of Article 4413 (29bb) V.A.C.S. under House Bill 713. This bill is being imposed by
the Texas Board Of Private Investigators And Private Security Agencies,
requiring anyone (including locksmiths) to possess an Alarm license to service
or install any electronic locks or mechanical push button locks, even if the unit
in question is not tied into an alarm system. The potential impact of this bill is
staggering, with implications much farther reaching than just Texas.
This month, let’s talk about who the real supporter of House Bill 713 is and why it was
enacted, as well as what measures can be taken to counteract it. I’ll also briefly touch upon what this
industry is doing to combat this intrusive invasion by the alarm industry and what can be done to
prevent any future surprise attacks.
Who’s Responsible For HB 713?
The driving force behind House Bill 713, which Article 4413 (29bb) V.A.C.S. falls under, is the
National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA). The NBFAA is the nation’s oldest and largest
organization representing the professional alarm industry. Founded in 1948, the association
represents more than 3,500 member companies and over 30,000 employees in 40 Chartered State
Associations. The Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act under House Bill 713, was
passed by the Texas Legislature as a consumer protection law. The purpose of this law was to license
and regulate the Private Security and Private Investigators profession, and provide a penalty for those
who practice without a license. It also mandates that a minimum number of hours for continuing
education courses be taken to maintain a license.
In the original version of House Bill 713, the inclusion of Section 33 which defined a “Detection
Device” was not in the bill. Revisions and amendments to House Bill 713 was introduced to the Senate
committee and House of Representatives for approval in May of 1995. The bill was passed with the
new revisions — including Section 33 — designated to take effect September 1, 1995. This all
encompassing definition of a “Detection Device” is what has ignited this conflicting controversy. Prior
to its inclusion in House Bill 713, this industry as well as several other industries (we are not the only
ones affected by this) were not restrained from performing such services.
What Was The Intent Of HB 713?
There is no doubt that a partial underlining intent to add Section 33 into House Bill 713 was to
eliminate competition in the electronic security market. The NBFAA has been in a bitter battle with
the telephone companies trying to prevent the phone companies from offering alarm monitoring
services. The NBFAA’s argument is that the phone companies are a monopoly engaging in unfair
business practices. It appears however, that the NBFAA has lost its argument. Some phone
companies are now providing alarm monitoring services.
You can imagine the impact the phone companies will have on the alarm monitoring industry. I
believe the inclusion of Section 33 into House Bill 713 was an attempt on the part of the alarm industry
to recover a portion of the business it knew it would ultimately lose to the telephone companies. That
is however, only speculative.
What Can Be Done?
Currently, the only defensive measures those affected by this bill can take to combat such
enforcement is to acquire an alarm license. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but at present,
there is no alternative. Until an amendment can be passed to include locksmiths in this bill rather
than exclude them, the only option you have which will legally allow you to continue servicing
electronic locks or mechanical push button locks is to get an alarm license. Knowing that, let’s talk
about the requirements to acquire an alarm license.
The requirements to obtain an alarm license is rather rigid, invasive and restrictive. Not everyone
will qualify. A brief overview of the requirements follows.
License Requirements
There are three types of licenses available, a Class A, Class B and Class C. For locksmiths
providing any type of electronic lock service, which is classified as an “Alarm Systems Company”
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under Article 4413 (29bb) V.A.C.S., a Class B license is required. To qualify, you must have two (2) years consecutive
experience for each category for which the application is being made prior to application. Experience must be
documented in the form of signed and notarized affidavits. (At this time, the Texas Board Of Private Investigators And
Private Security Agencies is allowing companies and individuals to show that if it has been installing access control
devices on a regular basis for the last two years, this would be accepted in lieu of the two year apprenticeship
requirement. Others would not qualify). Fees for a Class B license is $225.00, with an annual renewal requirement of
$225.00. There is also a $25.00 original application fee.
A Class A, Class B and Class C license must also have what is termed a “qualified manager.” A qualified manager must
be 18 years of age; Be a Texas resident; Pass a written examination (there is no fee for the first examination, however,
each additional test costs $100.00 and the examination is given by invitation only and will not be
scheduled until the application has been approved); and be registered as the qualified manager. Fees
for a qualified manager is $25.00 for the original application, with an annual renewal requirement of
$25.00.
If you are an Owner, Officer, Partner of Shareholder of a company, you must register as such; and
submit a police and sheriff letter from the city and county of residence (this is a letter of character
containing any objection or recommendation as to the application). Fees for registration is $25.00 for
original application and a $25.00 renewal fee every two (2) years.
In addition to the above, if you are the system or electronic lock installer, you must have an Alarm
System Installers license. The fee for this is $25.00 with an annual renewal fee of $25.00. If you are
responsible for the sales of such a system or device, you must possess a Security Sales license. The fee for this is $25.00
with an annual renewal fee of $25.00. If you are the sole proprietor of a business who not only sells electronic locking
devices or access control systems, but also installs the system as well, you must possess both the Security Sales license
and the Alarm System Installers license, in addition to all the previous requirements.
Background Checks
Every applicant in Texas must also submit to two kinds of criminal history checks, one by the Department of Public
Safety and one by the F.B.I. There is a $25.00 fee for the F.B.I. criminal history check as well as a $25.00 original
application fee. Along with the original application and two criminal history checks, two (2) F.B.I. fingerprint cards must
also be submitted. There is a $25.00 fee for the F.B.I. fingerprint cards and the Texas Board Of Private Investigators And
Private Security Agencies will only accept F.B.I. fingerprint cards which have been purchased through its office.
Personal Profile
Other applicant qualifications are:
1. You must not have been convicted in any jurisdiction of any felony (unless a full pardon has been granted). 2. You
must not have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude during the seven year
period preceding the date of application (unless a full pardon has been granted) 3. You must not have been declared
incompetent by reason of mental defect. 4. You must not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics
addiction. 5. You must not have been discharged from the armed services of the U.S. under conditions other than
honorable.
Insurance Requirements
To obtain any class of license described above, you must also submit evidence of a policy of general liability insurance
on a form prescribed by the Texas Board Of Private Investigators And Private Security Agencies. The insurance policy
must contain a minimum limit of $100,000.00 per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage, and $50,000.00 per
occurrence personal injury, with a minimum total aggregate amount of $200,000.00 for all occurrences.
Just The Beginning
As I said previously, this is just a brief overview of the Alarm license requirements. (And you thought
a Locksmith license would be rigid, invasive and restrictive!) If you are going to embark on the alarm
license journey, I suggest that you dot all your “I’s” cross all your “T’s” read every direction and
instruction thoroughly — following it to the letter — and be sure to get every form you fill out notarized.
Any minor mistake, oversight, or careless action on your part can be grounds for a rejection. License
application forms can be obtained from the Texas Board Of Private Investigators And Private Security
Agencies, P.O. Box 13509, Austin, Texas 78711. If you have specific questions concerning licensing
requirements, address your questions in writing to Clema D. Sanders, Executive Director, at the
same address. To hear a recorded version of the license requirements call (512) 463-5545.
Industry Objective
The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and members of the National Locksmiths
Suppliers of America (NLSA) have gathered together to discuss future strategies to thwart the all encompassing
restrictions of House Bill 713, and monitor more closely the future tactical moves made by the NBFAA. Through
enhanced monitoring and industry awareness, this pesky problem may be able to be resolved. Texas is the testing ground
for House Bill 713. If this industry can stop, or at the very least, modify the enforcement of House Bill 713 upon this
industry, this would prevent this same enforcement from coming to a neighborhood near you. Lets not turn our back on
this issue. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Diligence and persistence will prevail. Let’s cut the cancer before it’s too
late.
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Thumbs Up for
Righteousness
Trade Secrets
Greg, I salute you for your story
on “Righteousness,” (June 1996
Mango’s Message) and for your taste
in authors, no doubt your also a
“Chicken Soup” fan. It took several eye
wipes to get through “The Story Of
Ping,” but it did ring true. I am also
passing a copy along to my wife and
her friend as they too are instrumental
in teaching Sunday schoolers.
I also applaud you for allowing
yourself to be transparent. All to
often we feel we have to protect
ourselves in how others view us
rather than letting them see us for
who we are. We get so wrapped up in
business competition and associations,
and feeling that we have to put on airs,
that we forget why we are here; “To
help others,” and honestly and really,
“To do the best we can.”
Now what do you have for stories
about Common Sense???
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Regarding trade secrets, not all
locksmiths are as “secretive” as we
would hope. A local locksmith in
Perrysburg, Ohio just this week told
a reporter (to be printed in the local
newspaper) that to prevent a lockout
of your car, tape a key on the back of
the license plate. I am sure all
potential car thieves appreciated this
service information, so they will
know just where to look for
someone’s “hidden key” to their car.
Can anyone say “Duh”?
Astraes
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Legislation Blues
I do not see why everyone is
praising the Illinois License law.
They pressed the State to pass it,
which they did, but did not see it to
it’s end. Since the associations and
the campaigns stopped, the state
tagged this new law into the Private
Detective, Private Alarm, Private
Security Act of 1993. Instead of
making a new law with its own fees,
they are using fees already in force.
As for The National Locksmith
magazine, what can I say, it is the
best one I have seen. Mr. Mango is a
great addition and the new look is
terrific!!!
Rodger Long
Illinois
I am not against the law, we need
it. What I am against is the lack of
responsibility these northern
associations have as far as trying to
get a law passed without making it
illegal to sell picks, by-pass tools, and
books over-the-counter to anyone
and everyone who has the money. At
a local gun show I could have bought
Majestic lock pick sets and pick guns,
also a very good copy of HPC’s Basic
Picking. “Fortunately” the person
selling these items is from the state of
Missouri and did not have any
business cards. There were several
people selling stunguns also, which
are illegal to carry in Illinois, but that
is a different story.
No! No! No! Not This Time
P.S. About Mango’s Message in the
May issue. I carry two sets of keys
with me now that the same thing
happened to me.
I’ve lost count the number of
times I’ve read one of Greg Mango’s
editorials (and I’ve read every
Mango’s Message since the first one
published in Reed’s Security
Reporter) and thought: “This is
really great! I’m going to let Greg
know how impressed I am.” Well,
you know how it is... Meant well...
Intended to as soon as I finished...
Whatever. But, as I said, “Not this
time!” Your story about Ping, (June
1996 Mango’s Message) in my opinion,
is exactly what we need to be
reminded of from time to time. Your
commentary at the end of the piece
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(Ping’s are an endangered species)
is unfortunately all too true. And
therefore, surrounded by a majority
of “not so Ping like” individuals, it’s
all too easy to forget.
I’d just like you to know, that the
day after I read your editorial, I was
confronted with not one, but in fact,
several situations where I had to
decide between doing what would
have been acceptable, or what was
really the right thing to do. In each
case, I choose the latter. Needless to
say, I felt much better about myself.
And for that, the credit must go to
you. Oh, and to your wife as well.
Ginger Talasco
New York
Sued By AAA
I just wanted to commend Greg
Mango on his Mango’s Message
editorial in the March 1996 issue of
The National Locksmith, about the
American Automobile Association
(AAA). You did your research pretty
well on the things that you wrote
about. I thought that since I had been
in a lawsuit with AAA, you might
want to add some information if
someone calls you for advice.
First, I might point out that AAA
requested the trademark back in
1902 not 1965. I point this out only
because it could be misleading for
someone who started their business
before this date, which could give
them first right by law, and would
have the right to the name AAA.
Also, where you state and I quote
“Should the business have been
AAA Roofing, or AAA Carpet, or
AAA Florist, goods or services AAA
does not provide, AAA would not,
and could not have taken this
action” you are wrong in this
statement. On the “Principal
Register Service Mark” it list only
the letters AAA, and it is these 3
letters that is registered as the
trademark and is not to be used. It
does not matter what words follow
after the letters AAA, nor the
service you provide.
I would say however, your
advice to change the company name
from AAA Locksmith is very good
advice. The only way to beat AAA
in court is to prove AAA knew your
company was in business for over 7
years and did not take action
against you. That is almost
impossible for one to do unless one
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has a receipt and canceled check
with a number from AAA.
In my case, I found that no-one,
and I mean no-one, will help you to
fight against AAA, and that includes
any of the associations. I was lucky I
had insurance that paid my legal fees
to the tune of 40 some thousand
dollars.
Robert Thompson
Colorado
Editors Note: Mr. Thompson is correct.
The American Automobile Association did
make a trademark request for the AAA
designation back in 1902, however, the
trademark was not granted and awarded
until 1965. Also, if any company uses the
sacred “AAA” designation in their name,
no matter what services it provides, it can
be sued for trademark infringement.
Recently, the American Automobile
Association sued “AAA Legal Services”, a
law firm in Washington, DC, for trademark
infringement and won. I can’t impress
upon you enough that if your company
name includes AAA, you are positioning
yourself in the crosshairs of a high
powered rifle. If the American Automobile
Association decides to pull the trigger,
you’re going to lose. —Greg Mango,
Managing Editor
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S
Tri-Star’s Door
Armor®
Door Armor, by Tri-Star
Products, is a new security
product that provides
protection to doorknobs
from
vandalism
and
wrenching. Mounting to the
face of the door, it
completely covers the knob
leaving only the front
exposed to insert the key.
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Best®,
Falcon®
and
Arrow® style locks. It’s
called
KeyMark™
by
Medeco®.
KeyMark
features a new technology
that fights the unauthorized
duplication of keys with a
utility patented Security
Leg™ keyway and key
blanks. If you have Best
style interchangeable cores,
upgrade to KeyMark and
get all the benefits of an I/C
system
PLUS
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the company that defined
key control. KeyMark is
more than interchangeable
cores, however. KeyMark is
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keys. When choosing a key,
move the selector to
position 1 through 7 and
press the release button.
The fun to use, springloaded mechanism snaps
the key out of the gadget
while the remaining six keys
are locked in place.
Keedex’s Spin Out
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stubborn cam screws from
mortise cylinders. The Spin
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with an oversized handle for
extra torque. Comes with
four sizes of interchangeable screwdriver bits — two
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This product is designed
primarily for store room
function locks that require a
key each time the door is
opened as commonly found
on commercial, industrial
and apartment building.
Door Armor consists of a 14
gauge structural steel tube
welded to a steel based
plate and is packaged with
installation instructions and
mounting fasteners. The
finish is electrostatically
applied, silver powder paint.
Sales displays are also
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New, Patented Key
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From Medeco® To
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Interchangeable
Cores
There is a new line of
patented key control interchangeable cores from
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mortise and knob cylinders
that operate on the same
key as the interchangeable
cores. This means one key
can operate all of the locks
in your facility, you no
longer need to carry
separate keys for your
Best® system and other
conventional
systems.
KeyMark does it all.
KeyMark cylinders will
retrofit the most popular
hardware on the market
and gives you affordable
key control.
The Turbo
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Selector
How many times have
you searched for your keys
to open a door, but it was
dark, you had your hands
full, or you needed to open
the lock in a hurry? The
turbo
automatic
key
selector was invented to
eliminate all these problems
while being fun to use. The
Turbo-key was designed to
quickly and easily access
your keys while using only
one hand. In less than a
second, you can select, and
press the release button to
use your key. Just like a
cowboy quick draw gun
show-down. The turbo
automatic selector fits in the
palm of your hand. The
current model holds seven
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slotted and two Phillips.
Includes stand, with bronze
bearing, to prevent the
screwdriver from slipping.
The Spin Out allows you to
provide constant, even
pressure to the screws.
Key-Carabiners by
DRK Specialties
“KEY-CARABINERS” are
inspired by the mountain
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designed specially for
commercial vans that carry
valuable cargo. Tradesmen
climbers’ rope tool, the
carabiner. These are key
rings for today’s market,
attractive, lightweight, and
easy to use. Strong enough
to support a mountain of
keys yet able to release a
single key with a gentle
push lever action. Available
in two sizes, two shapes
and four bright anodized
aluminum colors: red,
purple, blue and green. Initial
orders are shipped in 48 or
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The New MicroTalk
99 Channel Radio
MicroTalk is a 5 watt
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their valuable tools and
equipment. Cargolock provides a better and much
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by using remote control
deadbolt locks installed
inside the rear and side
doors of the van. The doors
can’t be opened from
outside the vehicle. The
system is tailored individually for Chevrolet, Ford or
Dodge vans, and is
designed for simple, quick
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cargo area of a
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doors, but does not require
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The series is designed for
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These kits include the
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have a black finish that
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paint to match black
interiors. There is one very
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vehicles and three additional collars that fit Van or
Telescopic applications.
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10-Year Finish
Warranty
WestlockNational, Inc.
has announced a 10-year
finish warranty
on their 640
Keyed Lockset
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and 680 Deadbolt, in addition
to all solid or die cast brass
entry handlesets. Entry
handlesets included in the
warranty are the 1800,
1600, 1300 Plus, 1300 and
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tarnishing, flaking, pitting
and discoloration. A power
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to each handleset to cure
the lustrous finish to a
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to set the finish. A 10-year
warranty sticker on the
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A new locking key ring
for vending, laundry,
amusement and other
operations requiring close
monitoring of keys. The
stainless steel shackle is
secured into the solid
aluminum body. The lock
is recessed into the other
end. This creates a
tamper-evident system
ideal for those who are
responsible for a large
number of keys. Available
in three different lengths,
and with three different
levels of lock, Ace, Duo
and Medeco. The Key
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tools to control the keys.
The stainless steel shackle
prevents the unauthorized
removal of restricted
codes and the possibility
of subsequent abuse. This
provides you with an easy
way to organize your keys
as needed, yet maintain a
tamper-evident system to
manage and supervise
your key to security and
profits.
This micro-controller based
drill sharpener with LCD
display is designed to
increase production and
reduce operator fatigue.
The AP5000 automatically
aligns the drill and turns the
chuck. Hands-free
operation allows you to stay
productive
while
the
AP5000 sharpens drills. The
LCD panel displays status
as the operator sets or
changes relief and material
removal. This Darex sharpener sharpens drills from
1/16 to 1 inch in diameter,
and splits the drill point for
self-centering. Designed for
simplicity of use, the Darex
AP/5000 is perfect for use
by people of all skills who
demand consistent accuracy. In addition to the
AP/5000, Darex manufactures a broad range of
other affordable precision
cutting tool sharpeners
including drill, end mill, tap,
reamer, and countersink
sharpeners.
H.E.S. Introduces
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Strikes
H.E.S. is introducing the
most advanced electric
strikes manufactured today.
The new model 7501 (ANSI
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4-7/8”) and model 7505 (9”)
heavy duty electric strikes,
is U.L. listed for 3 hour fire
door applications. These
units are user friendly,
designed with the solenoid
internally mounted for
compactness and ease of
installation. In addition, the
7500 series is capable of
releasing under excessive
door loading conditions
(approximately 30 lbs.) and
are easily field reversible
from fail secure to fail safe
(U.L. listed for fail secure
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constructed entirely of
stainless steel, for strength
and durability making them
ideal for all high usage
applications.
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Jet Hardware is pleased
to announce the immediate
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automotive keys, B88-NP
to fit the Saturn and DA34NP to fit Nissan Automobiles. In addition to the
automotive releases, Jet
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They are packaged in poly
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your Jet distributor or write
Jet Hardware Mfg. Corp.,
800 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn,
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MK1 is a simple, easyto-use master keying
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KRM records the information on doors and key
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KCD-KEY CONTROL
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CUSTOM SOFTWARE:
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GENERAL SECURITY
Test Article #130
Medeco
Interchangeable
Core Locks
edeco is known for its high
security locks with rotating
chisel pointed pins, sidebar and
angled cut keys. It makes a wide
variety of lock cylinders, and included
among its product line are three
different types of interchangeable core
locks. The main IC lock is the 32series High Security Interchangeable
Core cylinder. They also make the 31series I-Core which is designed to fit
into Yale style IC housings. Their
most recent introduction is called
KeyMark, which is a patented key
control Best-style IC system.
M
This article will be limited to the
discussion of Medeco’s 32-series ICore. The 31-series I-Core will be
briefly discussed in a future article
about Yale’s interchangeable core
system.
separate shear line that runs the
length of the core. A Best control key
will have different cut depths in each
tumbler position than an operating
key, and the core will use build-up
pins to allow both control and
operating keys to serve their
functions.
Schlage I-Cores have a core
retaining pin at the back end of the
core. An operating key and control
key will be nearly identical to each
other, except for the fact that the
control key will be longer. The
extended tip of the control key helps
to actuate the core retaining pin.
1. An example of a Medeco core
and housing.
3. The Medeco 32-series I-Core
requires counterclockwise rotation of the control key to draw
in the locking lug for insertion or
removal of an I-Core.
in the center of the core. Specifically,
they are the third and fourth pin
chambers from the front end of the
core.
The Medeco 32-Series I-Core
The mechanical operation of
Medeco’s 32-series I-Core is
considerably different than Best-style
and Schlage I-Cores (both previously
profiled in this article series). Beststyle cores have a second completely
by
Sal Dulcamero,
CML
2. The control key has been
rotated counterclockwise in to
draw in the locking lug.
Medeco’s 32-series I-Core doesn’t
follow either of those principles. An
example of a Medeco core and
housing is shown in Photograph 1. The
core retaining, or locking lug, can be
seen extending out from the right side
of the core. The locking lug is part of
the control sleeve, but unlike Best, the
control sleeve does not extend the full
length of the core. Instead it covers
the span of two pin chambers roughly
The control key has been rotated
counterclockwise in Photograph 2, to
draw in the locking lug. In this
position, a Medeco core can be
inserted into or removed from a
compatible housing. There is a clear
view inside the “figure 8” shaped
cavity of the Medeco IC housing in
Photograph 2. Looking inside the
cavity on the right side, you can barely
see the cutout that accepts the locking
lug of the Medeco I-Core which keeps
it retained inside the housing.
The Medeco 32-series I-Core
requires counterclockwise rotation of
the control key to draw in the locking
lug for insertion or removal of an ICore (Photograph 3). Virtually every
other type of interchangeable core
lock system requires clockwise
rotation to draw in the locking lug (or
core retainer).
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shoulder, the other three cuts are
the same on both keys. The key cuts
for the control key are as follows:
34123. The cuts for the operating key
are: 34453. Although it will be more
obvious later, the cut angles on both
keys must always match. The view of
the keys does not reveal the cut
angles, but they just happen to be
LRCRC. That applies to both control
and operating keys.
4. Below the assembled core
and housing, is a control key and
an operating key.
The Control Key
In P h o t o g r a p h 4 , below the
assembled core and housing, is a
control key and an operating key.
The control key is on top. This
Medeco I-Core has six pin chambers,
but the last (sixth) pin chamber is
empty. That is why both keys have
only five cuts each. Compare the
control key with the operating key.
You may notice that, except for the
third and fourth cuts from the
In a Best-style core, the control
sleeve which creates a second shear
line runs the full length of the core.
Because of that, a Best control key
will not normally share cuts in
common with an operating key.
Since Medeco cores have the control
sleeve in line with only the third and
fourth pin chambers, only those two
cut positions will have different cut
depths than the operating key (or
TMK if master keyed). All the other
cuts are common to both keys. A five
cut key will have cuts common in
positions 1, 2 and 5 (bow to tip). A
six cut key will have common cuts in
positions 1, 2, 5 and 6.
The Control Sleeve
Illustration 1, shows a front view
of the Medeco IC cylinder control
sleeve. At the top right of the control
sleeve is where the locking lug is
located. That is what keeps a
Medeco I-Core from coming out of a
housing, unles, of course, a control
key is used. The space at the top of
the control sleeve (identified by the
arrows) is the thickness of three
standard Medeco depth increments.
An original Medeco with six depths
has an increment of .030” between
Illustration 1. A front view of the
Medeco IC cylinder control
sleeve.
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each size. Three depths would make
the space at the top of the control
sleeve .090”.
What appears from this front view
to be a slightly raised surface at the
top left of the control sleeve, would
actually be two slightly raised surfaces
if viewed from the top. The two raised
spots are located to the left of each of
the two pin chambers contained
within the control sleeve. Those
features did not exist on the original
version of the control sleeve for the
Medeco I-Core, but were added in a
design change in early 1992. The
original version had some problems
with cores that had #1 size master
pins in the chambers contained within
the control sleeve.
As the lock and the pins started to
wear over time, the gap between the
shell and the control sleeve would
sometimes allow thin #1 master pins
to slip out or jam. The raised surfaces
in the redesigned control sleeve were
made to keep those thin pins from
slipping through. If you ever run into
any pre-1992 Medeco I-Cores with that
works. On the top is the core with an
operating key. All the pins are lined
up at the operating shear line, which
allows the plug to rotate and operate
whatever lock mechanism to which
the core and housing assembly is
attached.
The illustration on the bottom is a
core with a control key inserted into
it. The control key cuts are the same
as the operating key in all positions
except for the third and fourth. The
third and fourth position cuts are
exactly three depths shallower on the
control key than on the operating
key. That causes the top surfaces of
those two pins to be raised three
depths higher. I’ve already indicated
that the thickness at the top of the
control sleeve is also the equivalent
of three depths thick. This effectively
creates a two tiered shear line. The
two pins at the front and the two pins
at the back of the core are at the
normal shear line, while the two
center pins are at a separate higher
shear line.
When the control key is rotated
counterclockwise, those middle pins
pick up the control sleeve and cause
it to rotate with the plug. That motion
is self limiting. It will only rotate far
enough to pull in the locking lug on
the control sleeve.
The Rule of Three
Because of the control sleeve
design, there will always be a three
depth differential between the control
key and the operating key in the third
and fourth pin positions. If you do
some subtraction, you will see that
the control and operating keys that
were shown in Photograph 4, also
followed that rule.
Illustration 2. A side cutaway
views of the Medeco I-Core to
illustrate how the control sleeve
works.
problem, you can order just the
control sleeve and salvage the rest of
the existing core. If you are not using
any #1 master pins in those two
chambers, the problem shouldn’t
occur. In that case you don’t
necessarily need to replace the old
control sleeve.
Illustration 2, shows side cutaway
views of the Medeco I-Core to
illustrate how the control sleeve
I had identified the control key
cuts as: 34123, and the operating key
as: 34453. If you subtract three from
the third and fourth cuts on an
operating key for a Medeco I-Core,
you will know what the control key
cuts should be in those same
positions. For our example, four
minus three (third cut) gives us one,
which is the control key cut in that
position. For the fourth cut, five
minus three gives us two, which is
the fourth cut on the control key.
This is very useful information for
the locksmith who needs to service a
Medeco I-Core cylinder. If the
customer has lost or misplaced the
control key, you can use the
operating key to determine the
proper cuts and create a new control
key.
Consequences to the Rule of
Three
There are certain unavoidable
consequences to the design of the
control sleeve and its rule of three.
First of all, certain cut combinations
cannot be used in the third and
fourth pin chambers. Because the
control key cuts must be three
depths shallower to engage and
operate the control sleeve, there is a
limit to how shallow a cut can be
which is used in those two pin
positions on the operating key.
Let’s test the limits. We will see
what happens when we attempt to go
beyond the recommended boundaries for keying and pinning the
Medeco interchangeable core. This
will apply only to the pin chambers
contained within the control sleeve.
For your operating key, I’ll suppose
that you want to make a #3 cut in the
third position and a #2 cut in the
fourth position. I’ll apply the rule of
three and subtract three from both
numbers. When I subtract three from
three (third cut) I end up with zero,
and subtracting three from two
(fourth cut) leaves negative one. We
know that the shallowest cut on a
Medeco key is a #1 cut. It seems that
it is physically impossible to make a
control key to work with a Medeco ICore coded in such a way.
Here are the numbers that you
must remember when picking key
cuts in the third and fourth positions
for operating or control keys. The
operating key cuts can be: 4, 5 or 6. If
you subtract three from any of those
numbers, you will always come up
with a useable Medeco depth. For the
control key, the cuts in the third and
fourth positions will be: 1, 2, or 3.
When master pinning in those pin
chambers, you’ve got a few other
things to watch out for. Although
change keys can have depths
shallower than #4 in those two
positions, the top master key (TMK)
must follow the same rule as an
operating key for a non-master keyed
cylinder. The reason is that the
control key will be based on the TMK
cuts, since the TMK should operate
all cores in the master key system.
There are a few other important
restrictions. Normally with a master
key system, you always avoid using
any of the master key cuts on a
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change key. You will still do that, but
you will also want to avoid using any
control key cuts on a change key.
Because of the three depth
thickness of the control sleeve, you
should avoid like the plague, having
#3 master pins in both those pin
chambers. You would be asking for a
serious lock malfunction. You would
have two operational shear lines at
the same time. The pins would split
at the plug and the control sleeve
simultaneously. Needless to say, just
don’t do it.
length, and a six pin core likewise.
Compatibility is based on core length,
not whether it is original Medeco or
Biaxial.
There are physical differences
between original Medeco cores and
Biaxial, but they are not the external
dimensions. The difference involves
an internal dimension related to the
control sleeve. Photograph 7, shows a
Biaxial control key drawing in the
locking lug, which would allow
insertion or removal of the I-Core.
Medeco Biaxial
When Medeco introduced the
Biaxial high security cylinders, they
made a Biaxial version of virtually
every product they made in original
Medeco. Likewise, there is a 32series interchangeable core in
Biaxial. Photograph 5, shows a front
view of a Biaxial I-Core. The external
dimensions are identical to original
Medeco. Photograph 6, shows a side
view of the same I-Core. You may
notice that this core is shorter than
6. A side view of the Biaxial ICore.
7. A Biaxial control key drawing
in the locking lug, which would
allow insertion or removal of the
I-Core.
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5. A 32-series interchangeable
core in Biaxial shows a front
view of the core.
the one shown in earlier photographs
of this article. That’s because this is a
five pin core. Although the other one
had five cuts on the keys, it was a six
pin core.
A Biaxial core will fit into a
housing designed for original
Medeco cores, but only with the
proper length. A five pin core must
use a housing designed for that
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8. The six pin regular Medeco style core and housing
are on the left, and the five pin Biaxial core and
housing are on the right.
10. A mortise Biaxial cylinder with what is known as
a dome face plug.
9. These cores are not interchangeable between
the two different housings, but it is core length
not Biaxial or original Medeco which causes
incompatibility.
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The Biaxial control key has cuts in
the third and fourth positions which
are exactly three depths shallower
than the operating key. That seems to
sound exactly like original Medeco.
Well it is and it isn’t.
Medeco Biaxial has a .025” increment, while original Medeco has a
.030” increment. When it comes to the
rule of three, both versions are
computed in the same way. The
dimension of the thickness at the top
of the control sleeve is different.
Three times .030” made the original
Medeco control sleeve .090” thick.
Three times .025” makes the Biaxial
control sleeve .075” thick. There is a
.015” variation in thickness between
the two different control sleeves.
In Photograph 8, the six pin
regular Medeco style core and
housing is on the left, and the five
pin Biaxial core and housing is on
the right. These cores are not
interchangeable between the two
different housings, but it is core
length not Biaxial or original
Medeco which causes
incompatibility. The side view of the
loose cores shown in Photograph 9,
makes that obvious.
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Photograph 10, shows a mortise
Biaxial cylinder with what is known
as a dome face plug. This is not an
IC cylinder, but some 6 pin I-Cores
are available with this style plug
face. It is not available for 5 pin
cores.
The purpose of the dome face
plug is to reduce the likelihood of
key breakage, by placing most of
the stress during key rotation on the
key shoulder rather than the key
blade. Photograph 11, shows the key
shoulder engaged in that slot in the
face of the plug.
producer of automotive
locks and keys.
The dome face plug is
recommended for cylinders used in
detention facilities and other
applications where accidental key
breakage may put the key user at
some risk. It is available for a
variety of Medeco lock cylinders,
including the 6 pin interchangeable
cores.
Best Interchangeable CoreCorrections
Earlier in the year, Best-style IC
was explained in a three part series
of articles. In part 2 (April 1996) the
first paragraph incorrectly identifies
the pin diameter. It was listed as
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calculation to
determine
the control
key cuts.
When I have
taught this
subject in a
class, I have
emphasized
that the formula only
works when
the core has
been coded
correctly and
according to
the rules. I did
11. The purpose of the dome face plug is to reduce the
likelihood of key breakage, by placing most of the stress not stress that
sufficiently in
during key rotation on the key shoulder rather than the
the article. It
key blade.
is possible to
.110”, but it should have been .108”.
use an improper size top pin in a
This will not affect most locksmiths,
chamber and not affect the operation
since you don’t manufacture your
of the lock. This is sometimes done
own pins. This dimension has been
accidentally, but also is done
used in other articles, that’s why I
intentionally to deceive someone
originally thought it was correct and
attempting to decode the control key.
it’s best to catch this stuff early
If you run across such a core, you
before it is presumed to be fact.
can still decode the control key. It
I also made reference to a
accomplish the task. You must
measure all the other pins except
the top pin and determine the stack
height. Subtract that number from
what should have been the correct
stack height if a correct top pin was
used, and that will tell you what
should have been the top pin size.
All you have to do is subtract that
number instead of the size of the
actually used top pin and you will
have the correct control key cut.
The other item has to do with the
graphic representations which
showed how to determine the pin
sizes. For A-2, A-3 and A-4 they
looked like a stack of pins with the
required computations printed
inside. The original source for those
graphic depiction’s was not
identified by me in the article. They
were originally created by A. J.
Hoffman (formerly with Corbin
Russwin). He also pointed out the
errors (to me) mentioned above. My
thanks to A.J. for correcting those
errors, and my sincere apologies to
him for not identifying him as the
source for the graphics.
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AUTOMOTIVE SECURITY
Test Article #131
by Michael
Hyde
LS400 Service
Procedures,
Part 2
Continued from February 1996
Door Lock
1
3
The door lock and handle are part of one assembly
and can only be removed from the inside after
removing the door panel.
2
To remove the panel remove the four screws on the
very bottom of the panel, the two screws under the
arm rest, the screw located near the latch assembly
and the screw located in the heater vent tunnel.
Next, remove the trim piece on the inside release
lever. Use a small screw driver to gently pry the
trim out from the top and bottom pin retainer.
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4
Pry
Screw
Then, gently pry up the electric window controls, to gain access to the one hidden screw located in this
cavity.
5
6
Photograph five is a view of the driver’s door with
the panel removed.
10 mm. bolt
Use a 10mm socket to remove the lock from of the
door handle.
7
The lock is connected to the cars computer system and the switch just snaps off, providing a view of the
code stamped on the lock.
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9
8
To disassemble the lock you must snap off the black
plastic trim cap.
Next remove the reusable face cap and the E-clip that
holds the tailpiece on. Slide out the cylinder plug.
10
The door cylinder contains tumblers in positions 1 through 7. The first four tumblers are solid and the next three
are split.
11
Photograph 11
shows where
the trunk lock
is located on
the car. With
the exception
of the ES250,
which requires
tail-light
assembly
removal, all
Lexus trunk
locks can be
removed from
the back.
Trunk Lock
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There is an access hole in
the deck lid liner where
the lock can be seen. It is
best to partially remove
the liner as not to damage
it.
13
15
To remove the lock, unsnap the electrical switch
on the back of the lock, remove the linkage rod,
and then remove the two 10mm bolts that hold it
in place.
14
There is a retainer in the back of the
cylinder housing that keeps the plug
from being forcibly removed. Drill to the
side of the retainer and pry it out.
To disassemble the lock remove the re-usable face
cap off the lock.
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The plug can now be removed from the
shell. The trunk cylinder contains
tumblers in positions 1 through 8. The
first four tumblers are solid, the next
three are split and the last one is a solid
tumbler.
Glovebox Lock
17
18
Photograph 17 is a view of the glove box lock.
Open the glove box and remove the back cover to
gain access to the lock.
Remove the two screws that hold the lock in
place and disconnect the small linkage rod to
remove the lock.
19
Remove the plastic cap on the
front and the linkage rod.
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Lexus Deck Lid
Release Notes
to pass down in the keyway of the
lock. (and visa-versa).
• E S 2 5 0 — Manual
release lever near left side
of drivers seat.
Method #1. If possible remove
trunk lock and disassemble and
decode, otherwise remove the valet
lock-out cylinder and disassemble and
decode.
• E S 3 0 0 — Push in
button on drivers door
panel, on-off switch
located in glove box.
•GS300, LS400,
SC300 & SC400 —
Flip-button and valet key
lock-out switch located on
left lower side of dash
panel. By lowering the
panel you can reset the
valet lock by pushing in
on the detent on the side
of the lock housing, this
detent may be hidden
under a large wire clip
that encircles the housing
of the lock.
Depress the spring tumbler retainer and slide
out the plug. The glove box uses all solid
tumblers in positions 3 through 8.
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Making First Key
Cutting
and/or
generating a Lexus key
requires a high security
key machine and code
attachment.
Before cutting a key,
remember these facts
about the Lexus keying
system:
1. All tumblers are
numbered, but are reverse
of normal depths, a
number 5 is a shallow cut
and a number 1 depth is
the deepest cut.
2. Tumbler position 8R
is always a number 4
depth for the master key,
and a number 2 depth for
a valet key. This is the
only difference between a
master and a valet key.
3. Tumblers 4L and 8L
are not used in any locks,
but must follow MACS
(So the key works
smoothly). To make
cutting easy, cut these to
a 3 depth.
The Auto-Security Products pinning kit #A-30110 contains all the tumblers used in the
locks. The tumblers are stamped with a depth
number. A number 5 depth is a shallow depth
and a number 1 is the deepest depth.
4. Because of the
tolerances of the center
groove you cannot have a
number 5 depth on the
left track opposite a
number 4 or 5 depth.
Doing so doesn't allow
enough room for the key
Impression remaining positions 1L,
2L, and 3L in the ignition. (It helps to
use a lighted 10x magnifying glass.)
Method #2. If possible remove
trunk lock and disassemble and
decode, otherwise remove valet lockout cylinder and disassemble and
decode.
Create a MACS chart and
progression cuts 1L, 2L, & 3L in the
ignition.
Trouble-Shooting
Keys Locked In Trunk
You unlock the car, but the ValetLockout cylinder is locked. You will
have to get to the back of the Valetlockout cylinder by lowering the
bottom portion of the drivers side
dash. On the back side of the cylinder
is a wire clip that partially wraps
around the cylinder. Remove the clip
and depress the plastic retainer, the
cylinder will then pop-out to the
unlocked position.
The Valet-Lockout Cylinder Is
Unlocked But The Trunk Does
Not Open
The reason for this is the factory
alarm system has shut down certain
operations of the on-board computer.
If you close both doors, the alarm will
re-lock them. To turn the computer
back on, you will have to reset the
alarm. To do this, remove either door
panel, follow the two or three wires off
of the door cylinder to where they
meet at the snap-connector. Unsnap
the connector and jump the leads until
the alarm resets. Usually you cannot
hear when the alarm resets. Now you
will be able to activate the electric
trunk release switch.
Tumbler Positions
LEFT
Tip
RIGHT
X
8
T G
T
D
7
I
D T
G
T
D
6
I
D T
G
T
D
5
I
D T
G
X
4
I
D T
G
I
3
I
D T
G
I
2
I
D T
I
1
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ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Test Article #132
Strikes, Doors And
Adjusting Your
Jaws
he electric strike
installation is perfect!
There are no ghastly
gaps between the frame
cutout and the strike
body or faceplate. The faceplate sits
flush with the frame. The wire run was
easily accomplished and the
termination was neat and clean. The
door swings shut, and ... oh, darn!
T
This, unfortunately, is not an
unusual scenario for an electric strike
installation. Despite making an
extraordinary installation, the unit
does not work properly when the door
is shut. Some of the common
problems include a binding strike that
does not release the latch, a strike that
does not catch and secure the latch,
and a closed door whose latch is easily
probed because the deadlatch is not
properly positioned.
In a properly latched door, the
latch of the knob or lever set extends
fully behind the jaw or keeper of the
strike. Little or no pressure is applied
against the jaw by the latch. The
deadlatch, on the other hand, rides or
sits on top of the jaw and remains
depressed. While there may be some
play between the latch and jaw, there
should never be enough to allow the
deadlatch to fall into the keeper area.
(See illustration 1.)
The strike binding and not
releasing the latch occurs as pressure
is applied to the strike’s jaw or keeper
by the latch when the door is in the
closed position. The pressure against
the jaw binds the release mechanism.
Consequently, the solenoid or coil is
not strong enough to retract the
release mechanism, therefore, not
releasing the jaw and the door latch.
lock and hold the latch. (See
illustration 2.)
Finally, a jaw that allows the
deadlatch of a knob or lever set to fall
into the keeper occurs when the jaw is
not positioned correctly. (See
illustration 3.)
Not catching and securing the latch
occurs when the horizontal alignment
of the jaw does not let the latch to
properly enter and latch behind the
keeper. Also, under such conditions, if
the door slams or is closed hard
enough for the latch to fall behind the
keeper before the release mechanism
relocks the jaw, the latch may raise
the jaw to a position where it cannot
1. A properly adjusted strike
allows the latch to fully enter the
keeper while the deadlatch is
positioned on top.
2. Doors that are not operating
correctly often do not allow the
latch to correctly or fully enter
the keeper. The result is the jaw
being held open or the door not
latching at all.
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3. On the other end of the
spectrum, a jaw that allows the
hole latch and deadlatch to
enter the keeper makes this lock
easy prey to probing.
Despite the variety of problems we
just listed, there is typically one cause
— an incorrectly hung or operating
door and frame. Using a standard
strike plate, door problems are often
hidden or ignored. If the door
suffers from hinge bind or hinge
sag, has a badly adjusted door closer,
rubs against a threshold or frame, is
not in the same plane as the frame,
etc., the door can still be closed,
latched and locked. Subsequently,
4. Rutherford’s Series 7 (left) and Series 2 offer a great degree of
lateral jaw movement to help offset the effects of a badly operating
door system.
they are not recognized as problems.
That is, until an electric strike is
installed. It’s at this point that a correctly
working and aligned door is critical to
the operation of that door system.
Unfortunately, many installation
problems are either diagnosed too late
(after the strike has been installed) or
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5. The Series 2 is broken down into three
components: faceplate, lip bracket, and coil unit.
cannot be solved without a great deal
of added expense to the customer.
Neither of these are ideal conditions
for a locksmith or for the customer.
The fortunate side to the electric
strike coin, however, is electric strikes
6. Loosening the two screws allows the jaw to slide
horizontally, allowing up to 1/8” in adjustment.
with an adjustable jaw. These units,
although limited in the past, are now
produced by various manufacturers
for a variety of applications. It should
be noted, however, that in some cases
there is a trade-off. In many cases, in
order to provide for an adjustable jaw,
some strength to the jaw is sacrificed.
As this is not true of all styles or
models, make sure and match the
requirements of the door system
you’re working on with the strike
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7. The Series 2 strike components: lip/faceplate
assembly, coil unit, and shims.
offering the correct specifications.
To get a better idea of what the
adjustable jaw strike offers, let’s look
at a couple of strikes manufactured by
Eff, a German exporter of electric
strikes and locks, and currently
distributed to North America by
Rutherford Controls.
8. Two shims and a split pivot shim allow for up to a
3/8” lateral slide on this jaw.
The models we will briefly cover
included the 7 Series for standard
cylindrical style knob and lever sets,
and the 2 Series for mortise locks and
mis-aligned cylindrical locksets. It
should be noted that the 2 Series was
not designed specifically for allowing
lateral movement to the jaw, but
rather for fitting a wider variety of
hardware applications. However, due
to its design, there is enough lateral
jaw adjustment for it to be considered.
(See photograph 4.)
The Series 7 strike we will look at
is the model 7104. This unit comes
broken down into three distinct
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the jaw to the coil unit. Slide the jaw
into the desired position and tighten
the screws. There is approximately a
1/8” lateral slide available for adjustment, suitable for most trouble
installations. Vòila, it’s done. Check
the door and latch for proper
operation. (See photograph 6.)
9. Removing the split pivot shim
from the jaw to make the
necessary adjustment.
components: faceplate, lip bracket,
and coil unit. (See photograph 5.) The
adjustability of this unit is integrated
into the jaw and coil unit. To adjust,
simply loosen the two screws holding
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The Series 2 strike we will look at
is the model 2134LH. Like the Series
7 strikes, the Series 2 is broken down
into several components: lip/
faceplate assembly, coil unit, and
shims. (See photograph 7.) Unlike
the Series 7, the Series 2 does not
provide lateral jaw movement via an
adjustable jaw. Instead, adjustment is
accomplished through the addition/
removal of a “split pivot shim,” a
piece of metal attached to the jaw,
and the placement of the coil unit
and the two shim plates. Total lateral
movement on this unit is approximately 3/8”. (See photograph 8.)
How you adjust this unit is
dependent on many factors including
lock type and how much lateral
movement is required. If removing/
attaching the split pivot shim, it must
be done before the coil unit is
attached to the lip/faceplate assembly.
(See photograph 9.) Or, using the two
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10. Using the shims to effect the
lateral movement of the jaw.
shims, the coil unit can be adjusted
into one of three positions. (See
photograph 10.)
While it’s always best to correct
door/frame problems before installing
an electric strike, as locksmiths, we
know that this is not always possible.
And, as seen, these two Rutherford
strikes, as well as others, can provide
the locksmith with some latitude in
handling a strike installation where
the door/frame are not operating
exactly perfect.
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BEGINNER’S CORNER
by
Jim
Langston
Servicing the Schlage
A53 PD Entry Lock
Schlage A53PD is a very common
entry lock. To rekey the lock is
actually quite simple. First take the
key that operates the lock and insert it
into the cylinder (Photograph 1.) Turn
the key clockwise, and with a small
piece of wire, push the retainer on the
side of the knob inward (Photograph
2.) With the wire pushed in, pull out
on the knob to release it from the
housing. Once the knob has been
removed, take the back cover plate off
the knob and remove the cylinder.
A
Using the same piece of wire used
to depress the knob retainer, depress
the retainer pin on the back of the
lock plug (Photograph 3.) Unscrew
the cylinder cap from the lock plug
and remove it. Now, with the
operating key in the cylinder and
turned, place a following tool on the
back of the plug and push the plug out
of the cylinder (Photograph 4.) Rekey
the plug to a new combination bitting
then reverse the order used to
disassemble the cylinder to reassemble it.
1. First take the key that operates the lock and insert it into the
cylinder.
f you do not have a key for this knob
and you can’t pick it open or
impression a key for it, you can
disassemble the lock to remove the
lock cylinder and then make a key or
rekey it. To do so, first remove the
cotter keys from both sides of the
locks mechanism housing cover
(Photograph 5.) Then remove the
housing cover by sliding it off
(Photograph 6.)
I
With the housing cover removed,
bend the frame retainer post out
slightly to remove the back of the
inner knob shaft (Photograph 7.) To
remove the inner knob shaft, place
your finger on the latch slide
mechanism and push it in. Then grab
the inner knob shaft and pry it out
(Photograph 8.) The inner return
springs will also pull with the inner
knob shaft (Photograph 9.) With the
inner knob shaft removed you can
then remove the cam inside the
spindle (Photograph 10.) All the
2. Turn key and with a
small piece of
wire, push the
retainer on the
side of the knob
3. Depress the retainer pin on
the back of the lock plug.
4. Place a
following tool
on the back of
the plug and
push the plug
out of the
cylinder.
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5. First remove the cotter keys
from both sides of the locks
mechanism housing cover.
6. Remove the housing cover by sliding off.
7. Bend the frame retainer post out slightly to
remove the back of the inner knob shaft.
9. The inner return springs will
also pull with the inner knob
shaft.
components that were disassembled
can be seen in Photograph 11.
At this point you can see the knob
retainer and tailpiece of the lock
through the spindle opening. To
remove the knob and lock cylinder,
you must first turn the rigid tailpiece
one quarter turn counter-clockwise.
The knob retainer can not be
depressed to remove the knob without
8. Grab the inner knob shaft and pry it out.
the
tail-piece
counter-clockwise
using a pair of
needle nose pliers
(Photograph 12.)
With turning pressure being applied
to the tailpiece,
remove the wire
from the retainer
pin. The tailpiece
should then turn,
allowing enough
clearance for the
knob retainer to be
depressed, and the
10. With the inner knob shaft removed you can then knob and cylinder
removed to serremove the cam inside the spindle.
vice. With the cylinder out, you can
turning the tailpiece first.
now
shim
it
and
rekey
the lock.
To turn the tailpiece, use a thin
piece of stiff wire approximately three
inches long and place it on the
retainer pin at the back of the lock
cylinder plug. Depress the retainer pin
with the wire then reach in and turn
To reassemble the lock, first insert
the cam back in the spindle opening
and install the latch slide with springs
back in the lock body. To put the
inner knob plunger back in the lock,
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you will need to
depress the latch
slide mechanism
to properly seat
the
plunger.
With that much
assembled, replace the back
plate and straighten up the
housing retainers. Next install
the housing cover and cotter
pins to secure
the assembly.
The lock mechanism should
now be reassembled. You
can now replace
the knob and
lock cylinder by
sliding it on as 11. All the components that were disassembled can
far as it will go. be seen.
Insert the operThe Schlage A53PD is an entry
ating key into the cylinder, turn
lock set you will frequently encounter.
clockwise, depress the knob retainer
It will be to your benefit if you
and push the knob until it is comthoroughly understand the design and
pletely seated and the retainer snaps
service procedures of this unit. At first
in place. The job is now complete and
it may seem complicated, but after a
the knob reassembled(Photograph 13.)
12. Depress the retainer pin with
the wire then reach in and turn
the tail-piece counter-clockwise
using a pair of needle nose
pliers.
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13. The job is now complete
and the knob reassembled.
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by Dale Libby
A
bout a year ago, we at The National Locksmith
mounted and attacked deadbolts with our feet and a
fork lift. The results told us a lot about door and
strike security. This year we will kidnap some poor
unsuspecting deadbolts, and carry them kicking and
screaming into our Locksmith Torture Test Lab to attack the
locks themselves within a few narrow protocols.
The attack sequence used on the deadbolts included in
this article is a compilation of attack methods
commonly used to try and defeat such locks. They
include picking, punching, probing, and drilling. I
will mention some more cogent techniques at the
end of the article.
Here are the guidelines used when working
on the following locks:
1. Picking includes 10 minutes of professional
picking. If I cannot pick a lock in that time, I go
on to more advanced and destructive methods
to open the deadbolt.
2. Punching is done
with a sharp pick type
hammer. One end was
used to bash the deadbolt, and the pick side is used to knock
off the cover of the deadbolt which will expose the ends of
the mounting screws.
3. Drilling is done with a fully charged Makita 3/8 inch
battery operated drill and a sharp 1/4 and 5/16 inch drill
bits. Drilling can be done either at the shear line of the
cylinder where appropriate, or on the ends of the mounting
screws to loosen the lock or to drill out/off the mounting
screws. Drilling can also be used to open a hole above the
deadbolt to expose the bolt mechanism.
4. Probing is the use of an ice pick to try and flip the
inside deadbolt to the open position. Drilling above the
deadbolt will expose the “Crescent of Opportunity” by
loosening the deadbolt from the door.
Deadbolt Theory
The purpose of a deadbolt, like a safe or money chest is to
buy the customer time. It is not to provide impregnability. If
someone wants in a door bad enough, they WILL get in
eventually. If time and noise is of no importance, then the
door or deadbolt will eventually be defeated.
Let us go on to the actual attacks. I am not stupid. If I
know an attack will fail, I will NOT proceed with it. I do not
get my jollies by futile effort. I learned a lot when I started
working on these units. You will see that High Security
means a lot more than just NOT being able to get the keys
duplicated, although that is part of the system too.
Defiant Deadbolt
The first unit is a low cost lock made in Malaysia with
many options. Called the Defiant, it is easily set for either
2-3/8” or 2-3/4” backset. It is easy to rekey and uses the
standard .115 size pins. It has a 1 inch throw and is
easily installed. It also offers NO security from any of
my attacks.
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T
he Picking attack was incredible. About three
seconds. The lock comes with tapered top and
bottom pins which offer no resistance to a
picking attack. Put the tension tool in, rake twice, and
the lock opened.
The punching attack was easy too. With three or four
hits of the pointed hammer, the outer cover fell off
exposing the two screw ends (see Photograph 1).
The next attack consisted of penetrating the ends of
the exposed mounting screws with a Makita drill. This
serves two purposes. You can either drill out the screws
to let the front cylinder fall out of the housing, or you
can use the drill to unscrew the screws holding the lock
(see Photograph 2).
As I drilled, the inside mounting screw began
unscrewing. Once both sides of the lock are loose, it is
possible to insert an ice pick in the “Crescent of
Opportunity” (deadbolt actuator) as shown in
Photograph 3. An ice pick can be inserted into the top of
the deadbolt to withdraw the bolt. A hole could be
drilled above the lock to let the ice pick in as well.
Every one of my methods to defeat the Defiant lock
worked easily, too easily as it turned out. This lock is
sold at home centers, and as our Torture Tests revealed,
the lock is worth about as much as we paid for it, about
eight bucks. Of course, the danger to the consumer is
that the Defiant looks just as shiny and new in its blister
packaging as does a high quality lock costing much
more. This is certainly a case of you get what you pay
for. We must educate the customer as to what
constitutes a good or a poor deadbolt.
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1. (Above) The Defiant cover plate easily pops off
with a few hits of a pointed hammer exposing the
ends of the mounting screws.
2. (Below) Drilling out the exposed mounting
screws on the Defiant with a cordless drill.
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3. An ice pick can be inserted into the “Crescent of
Opportunity” (Deadbolt actuator) to probe the bolt into
the open position.
4. ASSA deadbolt prior to installation. Note probe
cover over the bolt actuator and 1/4 inch mounting
screws.
T
end of the bolt, there are two ball bearings that pop out when
the bolt is extended. This has the function of interlocking
the bolt with the high security armored strike. This, in
theory keeps the door from being pried open with a pry tool.
he next two deadbolts covered are made in Europe
and Israel. Both use a common type of mounting
system and the same exact deadbolt bolt, with minor
modifications; the tailpiece brackets are a little different. One
of the bolts was stamped with the name Abloy. It was the
same as the other.
ASSA Deadbolt Test
The ASSA deadbolt is shown in Photograph 4. There is a
probe guard to defeat the ice pick. The lock is held together
with two 1/4 inch high tensile strength black steel bolt cap
screws. These are installed with an allen wrench and
torqued tight.
There was no use drilling for the end of the bolts, for as
we will see, the ends of the bolts are protected by hardened
steel ball bearings. In fact, the rest of the deadbolts in this
article are covered and protected by ball bearings. Some
them you have to install yourself, and others, like in the
ASSA are pre-installed in
the lock by the factory.
If, by some reason,
you could get the ball
bearing out, it would
be very hard to drill
the mounting cap
screws with a battery
operated drill. After
some pounding and
hammering, the
lock was only
slightly marred,
but was not
compromised in
any way. (See
Photograph 5). In
the end, I was
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In Photograph 7, we again see anti-probe shields and the
1/4 inch mounting bolts. Since this is a double cylinder lock,
there are a couple of interesting refinements. First, there is a
plug for the end of the cap screw. This is like a shear head
plug. You drive the plug into the screw after installing the
lock and hit down on it. The head of the plug then breaks off
leaving the top flush with the screw.
In this same photograph can be seen the cylinder with
three hardened pins inserted to keep from drilling the shear
line and opening the lock. Off to the right of the cylinder are
two ball bearings that are installed at the base of the cap
screw holes.
All my attacks, including picking, were thus defeated
before I began.
Again, I will not try an opening with only a battery
operated drill if it is doomed to failure without special tools.
At this point, I decided that it was only fair for me to hammer
on the Mul-T-Lock, but I am ashamed to admit that despite
my best efforts in the Test Lab, I could only slightly mark
the finish (see Photograph 8). Blows which totally destroyed
the Defiant glanced off this lock.
6. The Mul-T-Lock incorporates a few unique features
such as a dimple key to operate and ball bearings in
the end of bolt that interlock with the strike to keep
door from being pried open when bolt is thrown.
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Mul-T-Lock Attack
The Mul-T-Lock deadbolt is similar to the others with a
few interesting adaptations which can be seen in Photograph
6. First is the high security dimple key. The second is at the
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Photograph 10, shows
the lock with the operating
key installed. It also lets
you see one mounting
screw hole and a large
ball bearing that protects
the end of the other cap
screw.
7. Shear head cap screws, ball bearings and
hardened pin inserts at the shear line are standard
features on the Mul-T-Lock Deadbolt.
MIWA Deadbolt
The MIWA deadbolt has a couple of interesting features,
and is lacking one important high security characteristic. I
installed the MIWA deadbolt in my “PROBING MOUNT.”
This is just a mount that had a lever lockset mounted
correctly on it. I just enlarged the holes at 12:00 and 6:00 to
allow for easy probing of the mounted deadbolt.
Photograph 9, shows the special tool (bent paper clip) that
is incorporated to remove the front cover of the lock. Just
inset this clip and push down the spring loaded pin and the
front cover pops off. This is for installing the lock and for
removing the lock.
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With this double
cylinder deadbolt, a
mounting screw is
installed from either
side of the lock,
reminiscent of older
type deadbolts in the
United States. One
screw is installed from
each side of the lock
to hold it in position.
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guard. That is why I installed it in the probing fixture.
Photograph 11, shows the bolt being pulled back with an ice
pick. This lock is supposed to be installed in a 1-1/2 inch
hole, so in real life, you could use your drill to penetrate to
the bolt cavity and pry it back that way.
MIWA has an interesting concept for master keying. It is
done on the key and not in the cylinder. The keyway has no
inner moving parts, so it is resistant to super glue attacks.
An anti-picking guard should be included. Most lower priced
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9. The MIWA magnetic key operated deadbolt installed
on a probing fixture.
deadbolts now use this innovative
piece of equipment to protect against
probing.
I did not use the smash attack on
the MIWA lock, but it would have
resisted the attack.
10. To masterkey a MIWA lock, it is accomplished on
the key, not in the lock.
11. A successful probing opening
was accomplished on the MIWA
lock because the deadbolt
actuator is not protected by a
guard.
Medeco Maxum
Deadbolt Attack
The Medeco Maxum with Key
Keeper incorporates all the previous
High Security features with
additional hardened steel inserts to
thwart drilling and ball bearings to
protect the ends of the cap screws.
Photograph 12, shows the deadbolt
before installation. Note the antiprobing features on the outside
cylinder at the right of the picture.
Photograph 13, shows the key
keeper with the cut down key with
the slot in the bottom. With this
deadbolt, it can be either a single
cylinder or a double cylinder model.
When the key thumb turn is inserted,
the unit is locked into the inside
cylinder and cannot be removed without turning the outside
cylinder a quarter turn either to the right or left. A very good
concept.
After installing the Medeco, two small
chrome ball bearings are pounded into the
back of the lock just prior to putting on the
inside trim plate. How does one get the ball
bearings out? I have no good idea, but they
protect the screws from being backed out.
By this point, I felt like I had to uphold
the honor of The National Locksmith
Torture Test Lab by working the Medeco
over with a hammer (See Photograph 14).
As you can see, although I put my weight
into the job, I failed to compromise the
unit. A little marking is to be expected, but
blows which caved in the Defiant, left the
Medeco unscathed.
Conclusions:
All the locks, except the Defiant, were
impossible to pick. When all the locks and
their appropriate strikes are installed
correctly, using the extra long screws,
they will withstand a moderate kicking
attack. Using the tools that I usually
employ to open locked deadbolts, the
locks were safe. Was this a fair test? I
think so.
When the Medeco lock was assembled and installed on
the probing mount, the deadbolt bolt is protected from ice
pick probing and the mounting screws are covered with ball
bearings to prevent a drill attack.
There is a place for High Security Locks, but there is also
a hefty price to pay. Most customers for deadbolts still like
to get the most they can for as little as possible. It is our job,
as security professionals to balance the level of protection
needed with what the customer can afford. With commercial
accounts, the best is the best and is the most expensive. Sell
the best.
12. Components of the Medeco key keeper deadbolt.
Note the anti-pry metal shroud at the rear of the
outside cylinder housing.
13. Picture of the key keeper cylinder key with notch
at bottom of key. Once inserted, this key can only be
removed with outside key.
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H
ow did I
get
through
the occasional
High Security
deadbolt where
there is no other
option or other
door to go
through? I use
heavy duty tools
including a die
grinder with
cut off wheel, a
high speed
electric drill with
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the unit
Tool. With the above tools, the ball
bearings that protect the cap screws can be defeated
(eventually) and the shear lines, or the cylinders themselves
can be drilled out.
I treat an opening like this as a safe opening. Time, tools,
and knowledge will defeat anything. When it comes to high
security deadbolts, you will need a little more time, a few
more tools and a greater knowledge of the product design to
overcome. High security deadbolts do what they were
designed to do, they buy time.
As for me, I am not sure I wasn’t set up for a fall by the
ultra-secret team in charge of setting up the Locksmith
Torture Test Lab procedures. After all, they suckered me in
with one easy lock, and the rest proved to be Libby-resistant.
Now, where does Marc keep those forklift keys? Wait! Let
me get my picks!
Sell and Install deadbolts and PROSPER!!!
It’s not safe unless
it’s Schwab Safe.
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Manuals &
Videos
Educational material in a
format of your choice.
E
ducational material is currently available in a
variety of formats. Some say the most
comprehensive is still a good old fashion book.
The most entertaining however, is sure to be a
VHS video. The following is a small sample of
service manuals and instructional videos that
are currently available.
Ser vice Manuals
High Tech Tools 4 Volume Auto
Encyclopedia
The all new 4 volume 1,700 page encyclopedia includes a
new Information Volume; Two new Field Volumes (domestic
& imported); and a Service Volume, with every car opening
covered by professional illustrations and instructions for
quick, trouble
free access. The
Information
Volume gives
complete lock
specs for each
vehicle, including
key blank
numbers and
space and depth
information. The
Service Volume
offers step by
step instruction
for rapid
High Tech Tools 4 Volume Auto
disassembly and
Encyclopedia
re-assembly of
steering columns, including those equipped with air bags.
Contact High Tech Tools at: 1-800-323-8324 for more
information.
HPC’s Car
Opening
Authority™
Manual
HPC’s Car Opening
Authority™ is a user
friendly reference manual
that includes every known
type of professional vehicle
entry. This manual is fullyillustrated and easily
updateable. It comes in an
attractive, durable binder
with a clip on light to use
for those all too common
HPC's Car Opening
nighttime lockouts. The
Authority™ Manual
Car Opening Authority™ is
laid-out by opening style, this means that once you learn how
to perform each of the opening styles, you can then open any
vehicles that can be opened with each method and little tips
which will make any vehicle a breeze to open. The Car
Opening Authority™ is backed by HPC’s technical
department, which truly
makes this reference manual
the authority on car opening.
For more information contact
HPC Inc., at: 847-671-6280.
Lockmasters Safe
Deposit
Identification
Manual
This manual comes in a
hard-bound, three-ring binder
and contains blueprint-type
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dimensions for nearly 300 safe deposit locks, by using this
comprehensive volume, you will be able to instantly
determine the manufacturer and model number of locks
such as: Bates, Corbin, Eagle, Diebold, HHM, Mosler, S&G,
Yale, York and many more. Whether you’re currently
involved in safe deposit work, or would like to enter this
lucrative specialty field, you’ll appreciate this treasure-trove
of information at your fingertips! For more information call
Lockmasters at 1-800-654-0637.
Pro-Lok’s Automotive Lock
Servicing Encyclopedia
Pro-Lok's Automotive Lock Servicing
Encyclopedia
Would you like to be able to service practically any
foreign ignition, door, trunk, or glove box lock? You can do
all this and more with the Foreign Automotive Lock Serving
Series! Written by Pro-Lok’s own in-house experts, this
series is the most comprehensive series of auto lock serving
in books ever published. Each manual is classified by
manufacturer, with most major manufacturers supported.
That means that you will be able to find the solution to your
particular application quickly and easily, without having to
sort through a number of different books.
As of this printing, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda
Manuals are available. Check with your distributor
periodically to see which new manuals have been released.
For more information contact Pro-Lok at: (714)633-0681
Slide Lock Tool Offers
Technical Manual
Have you ever been to the job site, tools in hand, ready to
unlock that vehicle, only to open your instruction manual to
find that the model isn’t even listed! Or the instruction you
need is listed in volume one through three?
Slide Lock Tool
Company’s 8th
Edition Technical
Manual solves those
problems and more.
covering from the
1950s to 1996 models
in one complete
index, it’s compact
enough to fit in your
glove box. Clear and
concise instructions
and illustrations even the hand
placements are
Slide Lock Tool Company's 8th
Edition Technical Manual
accurate - perfect for the beginner and experienced lockout
technician alike. Call 1-800-336-8812 for more information.
Tech-Train Offers Complete Library
Offering a
complete library of
technical manuals
for the professional
locksmith, TechTrain carries such
books as: the
original Hank Spicer
books covering
foreign car lock
servicing and the
newest HANKMAN
series of auto service
manuals; the Gerry
Tech Train offers a complete
Finch technical
library.
books including
Masterkeying, I.C.
Lock Service, and his famous book on Lock Picking; Jerry
Levine’s American Car Lock Service Manuals, Air Bag
Steering Column Servicing; and his newest on the Ford 8Cut locks; Masterkeying By The Numbers written by Billy
Edwards as well as the popular Steve Young Quick Entry
Car Opening Manual are just a few of the books offered by
Tech-Train Productions. For more information on the above
books as well as others currently available, call: 800-356-0136.
The National Locksmith
Instructional Books
The National Locksmith offers a number of technical
books covering a wide variety of topics. Written by
experienced professional locksmiths, some of the more
popular books are:
AutoSmart by
Michael Hyde. This is a
comprehensive
automotive reference
manual which covers
over 400 vehicles.
Complete reference
information for both
foreign and domestic
cars as well as key blank
application and crossreference; code and
tumbler locations; space
and depth specification;
opening hints and key
generation are just a few
The National Locksmith's
valuable pieces of
AutoSmart
information provided in
this book for each
vehicle covered. A wealth of information is covered within
the covers of this 450 page encyclopedia. If you do
automotive lock service work, this is a must have reference
manual.
Penetration Party by Dave McOmie. The latest
publication by this well known safecracker and writer, the
book features four of McOmie’s more recent Penetration
Parties hosted in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia and
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Detroit. Every commonly used safecracking technique is
covered in this book, from drilling through the door at drop
in or punching the handle cam, to side and top drilling for
the change key hole and punching lockbolts and locking
bolts. The techniques are depicted in step-by-step detail, and
are performed on commonly seen safes. This is an excellent
addition to The National Locksmith Guide To Safe Opening
series of books.
Basic Masterkeying Correspondence Course. This
450 page course features 13 lessons on basic masterkeying,
12 self quizzes, 4 tests, I midterm exam and 1 final exam.
The course covers correct layout of a building floor plan;
selecting a proper Top Master Key; setting up a Key Bitting
The
National
Locksmith
presents
Dave McOmie's
Penetration Party
Volume 1
The National Locksmith's
Penetration Party by Dave
McOmie
If you are interested in any of these excellent books or
want information on a number of other fine manuals The
National Locksmith carries call: (630) 837-2044.
Instructional Videos
High Tech Tools Trouble Shooting
Car Opening Video Seminar.
The new 1996 Trouble Shooting Car Opening Video
Seminar is more complete than ever before. It covers the
most difficult openings in clearest detail. Special
photographic lighting techniques show the openings from
inside the doors. Alternate opening methods are often
shown. For more information contact High Tech Tools at: 1800-323-8324.

by Dave McOmie
Array for one and two step systems; and picking Master
Keys and assigning key numbers using the Standard Key
Coding System to name just a few. This book is designed for
the locksmith who wishes to become proficient in
masterkeying layout and design.
Lockmasters
Modular
Vault
Installation:
Manual and
Video
The National
Locksmith's Basic
Masterkeing
Correspondence Course
SRi and Tech Train
Productions are the
automotive specialists your best source for
automotive tools,
manuals, and videos.
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Modular vault
construction is the
way of the future!
Learn what it takes to
get started in the
installation of modular
vaults through
Lockmasters’
reference manual and
Lockmasters Modular Vault
video tape. The
Installation: Manual and Video
manual includes:
Banking and
government regulations that pertain to modular vaults.
Equipment lists for starting and installation business; Vault
panel comparisons' Vault product manufacturers guide and
U.L. specifications. The video includes: Actual footage of
modular vault construction with concrete panels. Call
Lockmasters at 1-800-654-0637 for more information.
Tech-Train Productions,
The Leader In Locksmith Videos
Commonly referred to as the video king of locksmithing,
Tech-Train offers a number of educational how-to videos.
Among the most affordable video titles are: Basic Car
Opening, Car Opening Updates #1 through #7, Basic
Locksmithing, Safe Deposit Lock Servicing, Ford, GM and
Chrysler Steering Column Series, GM, Ford and Chrysler
Locks, Door Panel Servicing, Air Bag Servicing, VATS,
Toyota Split Tumbler Locks and the most popular video on
how to master the art of impressioning. These are but a few
of the titles offered to the locksmith. For more information or
a free catalog, call: 800-356-0136.
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New York Conference Program Looks at Technology Issues and Business Strategies
The ISC EXPO/New York
1996, will feature nearly 60
seminars, workshops and
luncheon forums. Emerging
technologies, new applications,
industry issues and business
strategies will all be discussed
during the program which is
scheduled to run Monday,
August 26 through Wednesday,
August 28 at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center in New York
City.
“From the basics for those
just entering the field, to
updating skills and exploring
new business avenues for those
who are already immersed in the
industry, the ISC EXPO
Conference offers something for
everyone,”
said
Dennis
MacDonald, Sr. Vice President
of Association Expositions &
Services, the management
company for the event. “The
conference offers everything
from the nuts and bolts to the
details of new technology and
applications, as well as how to
position your business to
maximize its full potential.”
The program is arranged in
seven business and technology
tracks: Access Control Track,
Business Management Track,
Closed Circuit Television Track,
Communication & Transmission
Track, Home Automation Track,
Sales & Marketing Track and
Special Interest Track. Topics
offered are of special interest to
security dealers, installers and
end-users as well as others
allied to the field including:
architects, architectural engineers, distributors, electricians,
facilities managers, financial
managers, law enforcement
officials, loss prevention managers, manufacturers, plant
managers, public safety officials, retailers, safety managers,
security managers, security
consultants, security guard
services, systems specifiers.
for the 21st Century”. Within the
past 10 years, more than 1,000
colleges and universities have
adopted some form of an “AIICampus Card”. With new
campus priorities, vendor
partnerships, emerging technologies and eventual investments
by schools of nearly $1,000,000
in their “All-Campus Card”
programs, institutions are
changing how they conduct
business and what types of
vendors they will utilize in the
future.
College campus security and
“Six Essential ‘How-Tos’ for
applications for the All-Campus Success in Electronic Home
Card will be explored in “The Systems,” sponsored by SDM
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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
CONFERENCE - EAST
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Booth #
A & S Security..................................349
A.D.D.M. International Inc. ..............154
ABM Data Systems .........................543
ADI .................................................613
ADT ................................................775
AES Corporation ...........................1240
AIT Corporation ..............................758
AMCO Engineering Co. .................1059
AMSECO ........................................645
ASC-Ademco Sensor Co. ...............513
AW CCTV Corp. .............................121
Access Control Magazine .............1035
Access Denied, Inc. ......................1051
Ace Lock & Security Supply Co. .....149
Active Imaging ................................872
Ademco ..........................................701
Adrian Steel ....................................675
Advanced Information Group ..........243
Advanta Leasing Corp. ...................534
Affiliated Central Station ..................114
Aiphone Communication Systems 1159
Air Taser Inc. ...................................151
Alarm Central, Inc. ........................1122
Alarm Industry Products .................249
Alarm Technology Worldwide ........1060
Aleph International ..........................267
Allied Central Services ....................563
Alpha Communication Inc. ..............140
Alpha Systems Labs .....................1405
Altronix Corporation ........................631
Amcest Corporation ........................225
Ameba Technology .........................780
American Alarm Supply ...................318
American Fibertek Inc. ....................424
American Monitoring .......................754
American NetLink .........................1052
American Sensors, Inc. ...................943
American Video Equipment .............442
Anicom Inc. ....................................551
Antares ...........................................467
Applied Silicon, Inc. ........................669
Appro Technology, Inc. ...................350
Architectural Control Systems .........141
Atlas Wire & Cable ........................1454
Automation & Security Magazine ....266
B & B Battery ..................................969
BSCC .............................................965
Battery Outlet Inc. ...........................877
Belden Wire & Cable .....................1260
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile ...........1301
Bell Detection Mirrors ......................118
Best Lock Corporation ..................1145
Bi-Tronics Inc. ................................466
Bradley Data Management Group .1225
Brittany Group Inc. ..........................865
Butterworth Heinemann ..................867
C & K Systems ...............................719
C.O.P.S. Monitoring ........................139
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. ...................963
CADDX-CADDi Controls Inc. ...........413
CCTMA ..........................................333
CCTMA ........................................1432
CCTV Corporation ..........................319
Canadian Flexi Drills ........................245
Canon U.S.A. Inc. ...........................377
Capricorn Electronics Inc. ...............959
Cardkey Systems, Inc. ....................124
Carol Products Co. .........................519
Casio Phonemate, Inc. ....................859
Cellular Alarm Products ..................524
Central Monitoring Systems ............147
Central One Monitoring ...................463
Channelplus/Multiplex Tech ..........1118
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. .............1300
Chinon Amenca Inc. .....................1005
Chugai Boyeki (America) Corp. .......325
Clark Security Products ..................666
Clifford of Vermont Inc. .................1154
Clover Electronics .........................1246
Coherent Communications, Inc. ......676
Computerized Security Syst. .........1152
Corby Industries, Inc. ......................831
Company Name
Booth #
Courtaulds Performance Films ......1234
Crest Electronics .............................177
Crow Electronics Eng. Inc. ............1201
Custom Newsletter Concepts .........577
D/B Cameras-Microcheck ..............155
DCX Systems, Inc. ..........................759
DLS Int’l ..........................................667
DOLPHIN COMPONENTS
CORPORATION ..............................158
DSX Access System .......................260
Dealers Monitoring Acceptance ......950
Dedicated Micros Ltd. ...................1101
Delta Controls ................................1l55
Delta Designs ...............................1161
Deltavision ......................................372
Detection Systems, Inc. ................1019
Detex Corporation ..........................130
Dice Corp. ......................................559
Digi-Spec Corp. ..............................449
Digital Monitoring Products ...........1337
Digital Security Controls Ltd. ...........301
Ditek Inc. ........................................277
Doorking Inc. ..................................567
Dorado Systems Corp. ...................322
Dortronics Systems Inc. ................1076
DynaLock Corp. ..............................254
Dynamo Dresden Inc. .....................668
Eastman Wire & Cable ....................128
Elbex America Inc. ..........................425
Electronic House .............................944
Electronic Monitoring ......................760
Electronics Line ..............................248
Elite Access Systems ....................1065
Elk Products, Inc. ............................231
Elmo Mfg. Corp. .............................330
Emergency 24 ................................159
Energy Electric Cable ....................1176
Erotoe ...........................................1166
Euro Security News ........................l068
Europlex Technologies USA Inc. .....268
Evax Systems .................................978
FM Systems, Inc. ............................237
Falcon Electronics Inc. ....................955
Fame USA Products, Inc. ...............949
Family Safety Products Inc. ...........1140
Faraday Inc. ....................................766
Fiber Options Inc. ...........................440
Financial Security Services ..............144
Fire Burglary Instruments ................801
Fire Lite Alarms ...............................813
Flair Electronics, Inc. .....................1236
Ford Motor Co. ...............................931
GMF Insurance Agency ...................472
GRI Telemark Corporation ..............134
GS Battery USA, Inc. ....................1411
GYYR .............................................331
Gaffoo Inc. ......................................465
Galaxy Control Systems ..................540
Garrett Metal Detectors ................1042
Gentex Corporation ........................756
Georal Door Service Corporatio ......646
Go Video ......................................1250
Golden State Instruments ...............146
Greyfox Systems ............................946
Hanchett Entry Systems ...............1134
Haverkamp Security Technologie ....776
Hayden Manufacturing ....................951
Hirsch Electronics Corp. .................419
Holmes Protection ..........................751
Home Automation Association ......1046
I Star ...............................................558
ID Systems .....................................553
IDC ...............................................1319
IMI Services USA, Inc. .....................871
ISO/Rainbow ..................................336
Ideal Industries Inc. .........................544
Identicator Corp. .............................654
Idesco ............................................852
Ikegami Electronics (USA), Inc. ......1213
Ilco Unicam Simplex Access .........1031
InVision Technology, Inc. ................452
Inabata America Corporation ..........650
Infographic Systems Corp. ..............568
Innovative Business Software ..........564
Inovonics Corp. ............................1230
Integrated Security Technology .......659
Intelligent Controls ..........................655
Company Name
Booth #
Inter Page Limited Partnership ......1069
Interactive Technologies .................113
Interactive Technologies ...............1041
International Electronics Inc. ...........844
International Fiber Systems .............251
Interstate Battery ............................967
IsoTec .............................................163
J.C. Gury Co. ..................................178
JJ Communications ........................370
JLMWholesaleInc. ...........................142
JVC Professional Products Co. .......351
Javelin Systems ..............................518
KP Electronic Systems Ltd ............1420
Kalatel, Inc. .....................................354
Kantech Systems Inc. .....................401
Key Systems Inc. ..........................1064
Keystone Wire & Cable Co. .............152
King Central Inc. .............................600
KingAlarm .......................................501
Konica USA Inc. ..............................672
Kowa Optimed, Inc. ........................456
L.R.C. Electronics Company ...........455
LG-Honeywell Co., Ltd ...................359
Labor Saving Devices .....................476
Lease Acceptance Corp. ................876
Leasecomm Corp. ..........................662
Lee Dan Communications Inc. ........942
Les-Loss Security Products ............271
Lindsay Manufacturing ..................1054
Linear Corp. ....................................201
Litton Poly-Scientific .......................531
Locknetics Security Engineer ..........537
Louroe Electronics ..........................554
MCDI ............................................1165
MCS Communications Inc. .............954
MER Communication Systems .......443
MOD-TAP .......................................168
Macurco .........................................166
Marlee Electronics ........................1160
Marshall Electronics ........................275
Math Associates, Inc........................337
Maxwell Alarm Screen Mfg. .............219
May Advertising ..............................462
Mayflower Sales Co. Inc. ................264
Micro Key Software, Inc. .................477
Miller Dial Corp .............................1248
Mircom Technologies Ltd ..............1419
Monaco Lock Company, Inc. ..........542
Monital Signal Corporation ..............100
Monitoring Automation Systems ...1001
Monitronics International, Inc. .........160
Morse Watchmans, Inc. ..................162
Multi-Media Communications .......1063
NBFAA - National Burglar & Fire Alarm
Assoc. ..........................................1259
Napco Security Systems, Inc. .........601
The National Locksmith ....1135
Ness Security .................................320
Network Video Technologies ..........470
New Line USA, Inc. .........................618
Northern Computers .......................525
NuTone Inc. ..................................1231
OSI Security Devices ....................1131
Optex (USA) Inc. .............................623
Osborne-Hoffman Inc. ....................165
Outdoor Protection Systems ...........873
PXDistributors ...............................1048
Pach & Company ............................171
PanaVise Products, Inc. ..................453
Panasonic .......................................901
Paradox ..........................................637
Partner By Sur-Gard .......................670
Pelco ..............................................101
Pentax Corporation .........................106
Philips Electronics .........................1219
Phoenix Contact .............................566
Polestar INC. ..................................341
Power-Sonic Corp. .........................765
Presearch Incorporated ..................110
Prism Video ....................................345
Progressive Electronics Inc. ............664
Protech/Protection Tech .................424
Pulnix America, Inc. ........................261
Quartermaster ................................866
RIAElectronic, Inc. .........................1023
Radionics ........................................313
Ramtech Corp. ...............................273
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Ranger Security Detectors Inc. .......458
Remee Products Corp. ...................269
Reproduction Technologies ............379
Richardson Electronics Ltd ..............851
Rokonet Industries ..........................418
RuMe Corp./Sound Threshold Sys .750
Rutherford Controls ........................376
SDM and Security Magazines .........755
SPECO/EMCO/CSI/Pro-Video ........131
STAT Resources .............................548
Safe Defense Company ..................671
Safety Technology Int’l ....................730
Samsung Opto-Electronics ...........1415
Sanyo Fisher USA Corp. .................437
Scantronic (USA), Inc. .....................913
Secura Key .....................................547
Securitech Group, Inc. ..................1130
Securitron Magnalock Corp. ...........213
Security Central ..............................274
Security Dealer ...............................665
Security Door Controls ....................120
Security Industry Association ........1336
Security Information Systems ..........850
Security Lock Dist. ..........................749
Security Sales Magazine .................369
Security Technology & Design .........357
Security Link from Ameritech ........1058
Select Engineered Systems ............258
SenTech Corporation ....................1066
Sensor Engineering Company .......1013
The Sensormatic Security ...............731
Sentex Systems Inc. ........................858
Sentrol, Inc. ....................................713
Signal Cable Co. ...........................1124
Signal Communication ....................771
Silent Knight Security Systems ........841
Silent Witness Enterprises Ltd. ......1252
Sims ...............................................536
Specialized Products Inc. ..............1413
Sprint/North Supply ........................923
Star Micronics Co., Ltd. ..................363
Stellar Security Products Inc. ........1244
Sungard Mailing Services ..............1070
Sure Action .....................................940
Synergistics ....................................855
System Sensor ...............................821
TVX, Inc. .........................................576
Talk-A-Phone ..................................265
Tamron Industries, Inc. ...................358
Tane Alarm Products ......................255
Telesite USA Inc. ............................459
Telular-Adcor Security Product .......324
Terra Publishing Inc. .......................767
Terra Publishing Inc. .......................769
Texecom Inc. ................................1205
Tiscor ...........................................1153
Tomsed ........................................1137
Toshiba Video Systems ................1243
Trine Products Company ................976
Ultrak, Inc. ....................................1113
Underwriter’s Laboratories ..............964
Union Battery Corp. ........................565
Unisen EAS Corporation ...............1077
United Defense Equipment Corp. ....962
United Marine .................................373
United Security Products ..............1025
Vicon Industries Inc. ........................343
Video Products Repair, Inc. ............436
Videolarm .......................................469
Videotronic Uwe Bischke Ltd. .........431
Vision Research Co. .......................346
Visions Televideo ............................435
Visonic Inc. ...................................1313
Visual Methods, Inc. ........................446
Watec America Corp. ...................1237
Webb Company ...........................1409
Wheelock, Inc. ................................259
Wing Enterprises Inc. ......................364
Winland Electronics ........................864
Winsted Corporation .......................247
Wren Associates .............................450
X-lO Pro ........................................1331
Xantech ..........................................947
Xetron Corporation .........................520
Yuasa-Exide, Inc. ............................847
Zero/EMI .........................................430
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MICROMAX Announces
The New Multimaxpower
Power Supply For The
CCTV/ALARM Industry
Never before has it been so easy
to power your CCTV cameras,
motion detectors, and alarm
accessories from one supply.
MICROMAX developed the
Multimaxpower a product that saves
you time and money. No more need
to search for (or have installed) many
available outlets. No need for
separate supplies for your 24VAC,
9VDC, and 12VDC (or any other DC
voltage) needs. All units have output
currents of over 6 amps, 6 foot power
cords and 20 sets of easy connect
screw terminals. All units carry a
lifetime limited warranty.
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a plug-in item. The MLC-1 also has
terminals for connecting to a fire
alarm system for immediate or
delayed release, and an alarm output
for tie-in to the local alarm system.
section which provides superior
performance over super-regenerative
type receivers. The 1514 receiver is a
complete access control system
designed for outdoor applications
Litton’s Access Control
and Security Monitoring
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Domino Engineering has
introduced a new cost-efficient
Magnetic Lock Controller (MLC-1,
“MAGGIE”) which provides all timing
and control features for virtually any
magnetic lock installation. With this
Controller you need only a simple
mag lock, a power supply, and an
exit bar switch to complete a
delayed-egress installation. Add a
jamb switch and a speaker, and you
can have exit alarm, door-blockedopen timing/alarm, and door-forcedopen alarm. Add a simple button
and/or keyswitch for authorized exit.
A 20-code keypad is also available as
Litton’s SuperVision XL Security
Monitoring and Access Control
system utilizes the latest computer
technology designed specifically to
meet the needs of the security
industry. SuperVision XL includes
windowing architecture for ease of
operation in this truly integrated
system. Icons provide quick and easy
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access to programs Windowing
architecture, providing user-friendly
graphics utilizing pull-down and popup menus for presentation of alarm
points, remotes and other functions.
Accessible via mouse, keypad,
and/or touch screen. Operates under
a variety of operating systems
including VMS. Uses SQl command
language, the industry standard. Can
communicate on multiple formats
simultaneously - poll and select, dialup, RS-232, RS-485, fiber optics,
SNA/SDLC, and others.
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and can be used as a stand alone
device, or programmed to output in
wiegand format. The receiver will
store up to 16,000 unique transmitter
codes, and up to 10 facility codes.
The two internal relays can be
programmed to respond to different
transmitter buttons or different
transmitter or entry codes. The 1514
also features a block coding program,
which allows easy programming of all
transmitters in a single short
programming sequence.
Security Door Controls
Helps Prevent Vandalism
Using Emlock
The Security Door Controls
(SDC) Facilities Locking System
is an access
control
system
that
SuperHet RF Access
Line by DoorKing
DoorKing Inc. now offers a
complete line of RF access
control products to meet almost
any job requirement. The complete
line of RF products uses
Superhetrodyne circuitry in the RF
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safely allows facilities to be secured
with zero expense for lock
maintenance and personnel who
manually lock and unlock facilities at
public parks, malls, stadiums,
colleges, universities, transportation
centers, and residential community
recreation areas. The Facility Locking
System uses the electromagnetic
EmLock in its access control system
with a timer, allowing restroom
facilities, for example, to be secured
at a specified hour each evening. The
doors automatically unlock every
morning. Panic bars on the inside of
the door prevent a person from being
locked in over night. Upon exiting, the
door automatically locks. The
EmLock is powerful, weather
resistant and maintenance free
because it has no moving parts to
bind or wear out.
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ITI Security Pro
Systems 4-Button
Keychain Touchpad
ITI's new wireless 4-Button
Keychain Touchpad provides
convenient options for Security Pro
2000 and 4000 users. Users can arm
or disarm their systems, activate
police or auxiliary panic, and turn
lights on or off from 500 feet away.
When used with the Security Pro
4000, the Keychain Touchpad can
also turn the Energy Saver Module on
or off, make lights flash on and off,
and operate a garage door opener.
The convenient new touchpad makes
the easy SecurityPro systems even
easier to use. Designed to fit on a
keychain, in a pocket, or a purse, the
4-Button Keychain Touchpad is
learned either as a sensor or as a
wireless touchpad by the control
panel in a few simple steps.
Securitron Introduces
New Electromagnetic
Lock
Securitron Magnalock
Corporation, World Leader in
Electromagnetic Locking
Technology®, with over 25 years of
experience in manufacturing of
electromagnetic locks, introduces its
new addition to it Magnalock® family;
the Model 82 Magnalock®. The
Model 82 is designed for high security
uses such as securing steel reenforced doors, large industrial gates
or double doors to name a few. The
Model 82 provides for a holding force
greater than 1800 lbs. and is housed
in a weather and vandal proof
stainless steel case. All metal parts
are plated to prevent rusting making it
at home indoors or outdoors.
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The Model 82 incorporates the
newest technology in electromagnetic
locking devices. They include an
efficient design consuming only four
watts of power (170mA @ 24 VDC,
320 mA @ 12 VDC), a new patented
solid state instant release/noise
suppression circuit (no external
electronics needed for access
control/alarm equipment).
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Guards To Protect
Clocks, Bells, Etc.
Announced By STI
Sentex Low Cost
Keychain Transmitters
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Recent additions to the STI
Stopper® Line are the STI Clock/Bell
Damage Stoppers® that are
designed to protect clocks, bells and
similar instruments from vandalism
and accidental damage. These units
that come in multiple sizes are
Sentex is pleased to announce the
introduction of its new Keychain
Transmitters for its radio controlled
access systems. These new Keychain
transmitters are competitively priced
with the standard “visor” size
transmitters, and are small enough to
fit comfortably in your pocket or
purse. Even though they are very
affordable, these transmitters are
sequentially encoded and individually
labeled so that they may be used
without AutoKey Systems (which
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constructed of coated 9-gauge steel
wire. Their octagon shape also help
the covers take hard knocks in stride.
This and other STI protective covers
are designed for areas where abuse
is severe, such as correctional
facilities, educational facilities, etc. STI
is best know for its unique and
patented Stopper®II device that
helps stop false fire alarms without
restricting legitimate alarms.
Don’t panic!
We have
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Technology and
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provide low cost, stand-alone radio
access control) as well as with
ClikCard receivers ( which have a
weigand output and can be
connected to almost any car access
system). Sentex’s Keychain
Transmitters are available in 1- and 2button versions.
Tele Entry 5000 Wireless
Universal Entry Security
System
The new Tele Entry 5000 series
system from Amtel screens residents,
visitors, postman, emergency service
personnel and even salesmen for
secure entry through the lobby or a
gate. The compact unit, about 10” X
12” X 5” has a scrolling directory that
shows the names of all residents who
so they can talk to the visitor by
phone and allow entry by pressing ‘9’
on the phone. It can also have a
hidden CCTV camera so the resident
can see the visitor on his TV; a private
entry code or a card reader for use by
the residents; a postal lock switch for
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use by the Police, Fire, Ambulance,
Couriers, garbage man and, even the
newspaper delivery boy. The unit is
also available in a “one Touch” key
model where the visitor simply
presses the key with the resident’s
name on it.
Lockmasters has a
44 year history of
training security
professionals.
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Vindicator's
groove. The shaft and cable pass
through the spindle hole and the
cable plugs into the lock housing. A
battery box mounts to the inside of
the door and also plugs into the lock
housing. Once the battery is
connected you’re ready to go. Typical
installation time is about 20 minutes.
Locksmith
Programmable
Combo-key Adds Security & Ease of Use to
Vindicator’s New MicroLock™ 10!
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he Vindicator MicroLock 10 is a
general purpose combo-key safe
lock. Combo-key locks use both
a combination and an electronic key
to verify access. It is fast and easy to
operate. Furthermore, it is a direct
replacement for most mechanical
combination locks making retrofits a
breeze. It supports one or two users
and the combinations are easily userchangeable without tools. The
MicroLock 10 provides optional time
delay for enhanced robbery
protection. The optional alarm
interface triggers a silent hold-up
alarm.
Vindicator’s combo-key locks
provide increased security because a
user must both: know a 6-digit
combination and possess a unique
electronic MicroKey™. Traditional
safe locks are opened by either a
physical key, which may be stolen or
duplicated, or with a combination,
which may be shared or otherwise
discovered. The combo-key
approach makes it substantially more
difficult for a thief to gain entry into a
safe. A spy-proof dial is unnecessary
since knowledge of the combination
is worthless without the matching
MicroKey.
Easy to Use
Using the lock is even easier. The
combination is entered by pressing
the buttons for a 6-digit combination
and inserting an electronic MicroKey.
A correct combination and a valid key
permits rotation of the dial. This
rotation draws the bolt back and
unlocks the lock. This is an
improvement over other electronic
lock technologies that use either a
solenoid or a motor to move the lock
bolt. The mechanical movement of
the bolt in the MicroLock 10 prevents
problems associated with side or end
pressure on the lock bolt. Users can
change their own combinations and
replacement keys may be purchased
from their locksmith.
Easy Installation
Installing a MicroLock 10 is easy.
Once the original lock is removed, the
only tools required are a screwdriver
and a hacksaw. A six-inch long
square spindle (provided with the
MicroLock 10) requires trimming to
the thickness of the safe door. The
new dial ring screws into the existing
dial ring holes and the lock housing
screws to the inside of the safe door
using existing screw holes. A small
cable lays in the spindle shaft’s
A special Mode Key (available only
to locksmiths) is used to set the
programmable features of the
MicroLock 10. The MicroLock 10 can
be programmed to several modes,
including manager mode, time
delayed access, and dual custody
mode.
The Vindicator MicroLock 10 is
available through major locksmith
distributors throughout the United
States and in 22 countries worldwide.
Since 1973, US government
agencies charged with national
security and protecting the nation’s
most critical assets have trusted
Vindicator’s security technologies. In
1992, Vindicator took this technology
to the commercial marketplace where
it was embraced by a host of
America’s most successful
companies such as Taco Bell
Corporation, Tiffany’s, KFC,
Starbuck’s Coffee, and Service
Merchandise. Now Vindicator is
bringing those benefits to you in a
family of electric locks that provide
the highest standards of security,
ease-of-use, and affordability. The
MicroLock 10 is the first of such
products.
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For more information on
the MicroLock 10 contact:
Vindicator
3001 Bee Caves Road
Austin TX 78746-5561.
Phone: (512) 314-1200
E-mail: lock@vind.com.
STUV
MODEL:
Key lock
DESCRIPTION:
Eight lever, key-operated, changeable safe lock.
Non-key retaining.
RATINGS:
None
FACTORY
COMBINATION:
Thought to be set to random factory keys.
OPENING
PROCEDURES:
a. Insert operating key.
b. Turn key right to stop (1/2 turn).
c. Remove key.
TO LOCK:
a. Insert operating key.
b. Turn key left to stop.
c. Remove key.
CHANGING
PROCEDURE:
WITH THE SAFE DOOR OPEN…
a. Open the lock (steps a through c under "Opening
Procedures").
b. Insert new operating key in lock.
c. Turn new key left to stop and remove it.
d. Test new key (steps a through c under "Opening
Procedures").
TOOLS NEEDED:
Operating key, new operating key.
NOTES:
Usually used as an auxiliary lock. In the United States the Stuv
lock is most frequently found on Tann safes.
MODERN SAFE LOCKS TECH BULLETIN
This material was excerpted from
the Mark Bates book titled Modern
Safe Locks. The book covers
combination operating and changing
procedures for virtually every
combination lock both mechanical
and electronic, that you will
encounter on a daily basis. Modern
Safe Locks is available for purchase
through The National Locksmith.
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and Home Systems Installer will offer a
panel discussion providing useful and
practical information focused on
succeeding in the growing market for
electronic home systems. Alan Kruglak,
President of ARK Solutions will present
“How to Develop, Package and
Implement Service Programs,” which
looks at how to design, package and
implement a service program for firms
catering to the commercial market,
based on 16 years of experience.
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Is a Self-Portrait
Of the Person
Who Did It.
Autograph Your
Work with
Excellence.
The Special Interest Track offers
several exciting programs including,
“lnternet 101: How to Utilize the Internet
to Your Advantage,”: The second annual
“Security Industry Power Lunch” cosponsored by SDM magazine, Security
magazine and Butterworth-Heinemann;
“New and Emerging Technologies and
Applications: Moving into the 21st
Century,” and the “Secrets of False
Alarm Prevention: Improving Your
Bottom Line.”
As an added bonus, books at ISC
EXPO will be offered at a 10 percent
discount through ButterworthHeinemann’s Books-At-The-Show Club.
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358 Alarm Monitoring Services............
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359 Architectural Control Systems......
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360 Architectural Control Systems......
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361 R.A. Graham Company ............p.8
362 R.A. Graham Company ............p.8
363 Hanchett Entry Systems ..........p.9
364 Locksoft....................................p.3
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366 Morse Watchman...................p.14
367 OSI Security Devices .............p.15
368 Rofu International...................p.14
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370 Securitron .................................p.2
371 Securitron/Martco ..................p.10
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As a special bonus, “Full Event”
conferees will receive a $20
discount coupon and “All
Seminars” conferees will
receive a $10 discount coupon.
All other ISC EXPO preregistrants will receive a $5
discount coupon.
The exhibits, held in
conjunction with the conference, open one day later and
run through Thursday. More
than 400 exhibitors will
participate displaying the
newest in security technology
products and services . Over 80
of those exhibitors are new to
the Show. Four pavilions will be
featured: Biometric, CCTV,
Home Systems and Security
Hardware.
ISC EXPO events are
sponsored by the Security
Industry Association (SIA) and
the National Burglar & Fire
Alarm Association (NBFAA),
and endorsed by the Closed
Circuit Television Manufacturers Association (CCTMA),
Home Automation Association
(HAA), Security and SDM
Magazines.
Reed Exhibition Companies
is the world’s leading organizer
of trade and public shows with
a current portfolio of 310
events servicing 50 industry
sectors. In total 96,000
exhibiting companies take
advantage of Reed’s marketing
opportunities which attract
nearly 9 million buyers globally.
ISC EXPO/New York and ISC
EXPO/Las Vegas are both Reed
events in the security industry.
Reed Exhibition Companies is
part of Reed Elsevier plc group,
one of the world’s leading
publishing and information
businesses. For information on
attending or exhibiting at ISC
EXPO, contact ISC EXPO
Customer Service at 203-8405602, or write Association
Expositions & Services, 383
Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT
06851, or send email to
isc@reedexpo.com>.
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Ingenuity....
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National Auto Lock
Service, Inc. offers a
wide range of equipment and services for
the Automotive
Locksmith. From tools
and hard to find key
blanks to transponder
programming, we can
take the mystery out
of car service. We
accept credit card
orders, and can ship
COD. Contact us for
the latest in automotive technology.
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lectronic locksmithing runs the gamut from the simple sale and installation of
an electronic strike, all the way up to complex installations of multi-door access
control systems. One of the most important factors to a locksmith when
contemplating such jobs is where to purchase the needed materials and products.
In this section, you will find a listing of locksmith distributors who stock
electronic security equipment. As you are deciding the question of where to
purchase, be sure to speak to the sales staff to find out if they are ready, willing and
able to answer your questions and advise you on your installation needs and plans.
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stock, and can even put you in touch with the manufacturer if needed to solve
complicated issues. In this industry, we are fortunate to have a vast selection not
only of products, but also of electronic locksmith distributors.
Remember that your distributor can serve you as a resource for information as
well as for products. By making a well considered decision, you can form a working
partnership with your wholesaler that will benefit you and your customer.
A.T. Jones & Son
1456 Broadway
Detroit, MI, 48226
Phone: 800-735-4570, 313-965-1455
Fax: 313-965-1093
American Lock & Key Co.
2110 Spencer Rd.
Richmond, VA, 23230
Phone: 800-995-6247, 804-282-6060
Fax: 804-282-1007
Access Safe & Supply Ltd.
5035 N. Service Rd. D15
Burlington Ont., Canada, L7L 5V2
Phone: 800-268-9033, 905-319-0355
Fax: 905-319-0366
American Lock & Supply Inc.
4411 E. LaPalma Ave.
Anaheim, CA, 92807
Phone: 800-854-8775, 714-996-8882
Fax: 714-579-7554
Accredited Lock Supply Co.
P.O. Box 1442
Secaucus, NJ, 07096-1442
Phone: 800-652-2835, 201-865-5015
Fax: 201-865-5031
Anderson Lock Co.
1801 Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL, 60018
Phone: 708-296-1157
Fax: 708-296-9259
Ace Lock & Security Supply
565 Rahway Ave.
Union, NJ, 07083
Phone: 800-223-5625, 908-688-7666
Fax: 908-688-2442
Apex Security Hardware Corp.
1201 36th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11218
Phone: 800-232-1117, 718-438-2115
Fax: 718-438-3327, 800-951-7000
Acme Security Systems
1922 Republic Ave.
San Leandro, CA, 94577
Phone: 800-348-2263, 510-483-5000
Fax: 800-435-8233
Armstrong’s Lock & Supply Inc.
1440 Dutch Valley Place NE
Atlanta, GA, 30324
Phone: 800-726-3332, 404-875-0136
Fax: 404-888-0834
Agences W. Pelletier (1980) Inc.
440 Beaumont
Montreal Quebec,
Canada, H3N 1T7
Phone: 800-363-6700, 514-276-6700
Fax: 514-276-9413
Am. Access Supply LA Div.
8335 S. Hindry
Los Angeles, CA, 90045-3293
Phone: 800-858-1726, 310-568-9885
Fax: 310-568-1507
American Access Supply
4304 S. 131st Pl
Seattle, WA, 98168
Phone: 800-559-9634, 206-244-7269
Fax: 800-243-3049
Associated Lock & Supply
2526 Davies Ave.
Port Coquitlam BC,
Canada, V3C 4T7
Phone: 800-373-5754, 604-942-5625
Fax: 604-942-3761
Automatic Gate Wholesalers
3900 Pelandale #420 Ste. 350
Modesto, CA, 95356
Phone: 800-238-2301
Fax: 800-438-2301
Autotech Accessories Inc.
150 - 77th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11209
Phone: 718-680-8901
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Bell’s Security Sales
411 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ, 07003
Phone: 800-772-2266, 201-743-3709
Fax: 201-743-6357
Boyle & Chase Inc.
P.O. Box 72
Accord, MA, 02043
Phone: 800-325-2530, 800-462-6240
Fax: 617-335-5342
Caola & Co.
2 Crossroads Dr.
Trenton, NJ, 08691
Phone: 800-257-9469, 609-890-7331
Fax: 609-588-5247
Blaydes Lock Co. Inc.
2335 18th St. NE
Washington, DC, 20018
Phone: 800-424-2650, 202-832-7100
Fax: 202-832-1359
Brook’s Lock & Key Inc.
411 6th Street SE
Decatur, AL, 35601
Phone: 800-292-5008, 205-353-2596
Fax: 205-353-8260
Citizens Defensive Products
2206 Monterey Dr.
St. Joseph, MO, 64507
Phone: 816-233-1512
Fax: 816-233-3092
Boston Lock & Safe Co. Inc.
30 Lincoln St.
Brighton, MA, 02135
Phone: 800-252-5757, 617-787-3400
Fax: 617-787-3425
Brooks Supply Inc.
321 Scott St.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73115-1095
Phone: 800-347-4477, 405-677-0504
Fax: 405-672-7575
City Intercoms Inc.
15 Eldridge St.
New York, NY, 10002-0565
Phone: 800-248-9468
Fax: 800-598-2865
Clark Security Products
7140 Engineer Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92111-1491
Phone: 800-854-2088, 619-565-7140
Fax: 619-565-4605
Closed Circuit Designs
20316 NE 16 Pl.
N. Miami Beach, FL, 33179
Phone: 800-228-8321, 305-652-8567
Fax: 305-652-3471
Colonial Lock Supply Co. Inc.
7000-G Newington Rd.
P.O. Box 1417
Newington, VA, 22122
Phone: 800-732-9117, 703-550-8558
Fax: 703-550-8857
Commonwealth Lock Co.
1853 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02140
Phone: 800-442-7009, 617-876-3301
Fax: 617-661-3168
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Craftmaster Hardware Co. Inc.
134 Liberty St.
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Phone: 800-221-3212, 201-646-9355
Fax: 201-646-0181
Cypress Security Products Ltd.
5A 4101 19 Street NE
Calgary AB, Canada, T2E 6X8
Phone: 800-561-1967, 403-250-1967
Fax: 403-250-1969
Dealer Connection Inc.
512 W. 5th St.
Naperville, IL, 60563
Phone: 800-500-4500, 708-717-2800
Fax: 708-717-2805
Doyle Lock Supply Inc.
2211 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Phone: 800-333-6953, 612-521-6226
Fax: 612-521-0166
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9251 Orco Parkway
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Phone: 800-325-1595, 909-360-0222
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Dugmore and Duncan of Florida
3629 Reynolds Rd.
Lakeland, FL, 33803
Phone: 800-232-1595, 813-667-0866
Fax: 813-666-5226
Dugmore and Duncan Inc.
30 Pond Park Rd.
Hingham, MA, 02043
Phone: 800-225-1595, 617-740-1101
Fax: 617-740-4043
E.L. Reinhardt
3250 Fanum Rd.
Vadnais Heights, MN, 55110-5219
Phone: 800-328-1311, 612-481-0566
Fax: 612-481-0166
Fortress Safe & Lock
336 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH, 45246
Phone: 800-562-0295, 513-772-4392
Fax: 513-772-5276
Gamalski Building Specialties
3851 Auburn Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
Phone: 810-852-7050
Fax: 810-852-8390
Fradon Lock Co. Inc.
467 Burnet Ave.
Syracuse, NY, 13203
Phone: 800-447-0591, 315-472-6988
Fax: 315-472-0958
Great Lakes Lock Distributors
2310 State St.
Erie, PA, 16503
Phone: 800-543-8837, 814-459-0546
Fax: 814-456-1542
Fried Bros. Inc.
467 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Phone: 800-523-2924, 215-627-3205
Fax: 215-592-1255
H.E. Mitchell Co.
118 SE 8th Ave.
Portland, OR, 97214
Phone: 800-626-5625, 503-236-9444
Fax: 503-238-5715
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Edw. Saucedo & Son Co. Inc.
709-711 N. Copia St.
El Paso, TX, 79903
Phone: 800-248-3726, 915-566-7101
Fax: 915-566-8608
ElJay Express
P.O. Box 1388
Wheeling, Il, 60090
Phone: 800-432-1311, 708-480-1311
Fax: 708-480-1383
EMG Associates
645 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60611
Phone: 800-468-3558, 312-649-0662
Fax: 312-649-0787
Empire Security Supplies
4600 B Neconset Hwy.
Pt. Jefferson Station, NY, 11776
Phone: 516-928-1919
Fax: 516-928-4745
Ewert Wholesale Hardware Inc.
4709 W. 120th St.
Alsip, IL, 60658
Phone: 800-451-0200, 708-597-0059
Fax: 708-597-0881
Express Hardware
1203 S. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL, 60010
Phone: 800-323-7447, 708-381-9430
Fax: 708-381-7199
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Fairway Supply Inc.
4303 Dacoma
Houston, TX, 77092
Phone: 800-767-3247, 713-957-2160
Fax: 713-957-2122
Fastrack Hardware Inc.
3655 North 126th St.
Brookfield, WI, 53005
Phone: 800-458-8707
Fax: 800-667-8701
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H.S.& S. Wholesale Dist. of
Lock Hdwe.
12911 W. 8 Mile
Detroit, MI, 48235
Phone: 800-342-2202, 313-345-6777
Fax: 313-342-7580
Hans Johnsen Co.
8901 Chancellor Row
Dallas, TX, 75247
Phone: 800-678-1560
Fax: 800-967-4250
Hardware Agencies Ltd.
1220 Dundas St. East
Toronto Ont., Canada, M4M 1S3
Phone: 800-268-6741, 416-462-1919
Fax: 416-462-1922
Hardware Sales & Supply
35950 Industrial Rd.
Livonia, MI, 48151
Phone: 800-521-0955, 313-591-1150
Fax: 313-591-7289
Hardware Specialties Inc.
R.D. 2 Box 28A
Dubois, PA, 15801
Phone: 800-872-7893, 814-371-8694
Fax: 814-371-0590
Herbert Flake Co.
5005 I-45 South (Gulf Freeway)
Houston, TX, 77023
Phone: 800-231-4105, 713-926-3200
Fax: 713-926-3399
Howard Sales Co.
4625 Ripley Dr.
El Paso, TX, 79922
Phone: 800-456-4625, 915-833-7733
Fax: 915-833-7770
IDN-Acme Wholesale Dist.
P.O. Drawer 13748
New Orleans, LA, 70185
Phone: 800-788-2263, 504-837-7315
Fax: 504-837-7321
IDN-Canada Lock Products
70 Floral Pkwy.
Toronto Ont., Canada, M6L 2C1
Phone: 800-268-1306, 416-248-5625
Fax: 416-248-9945
IDN-H. Hoffman Co.
7330 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60634
Phone: 800-323-1918, 708-456-4300,
Fax: 708-456-0878
IDN-M. Taylor Inc.
5635-45 Tulip St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Phone: 800-233-3355, 215-288-5588
Fax: 215-288-2511
Independent Hardware Inc.
14 S. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Phone: 800-346-9464, 215-925-5306
Fax: 215-922-6552
Intermountain Lock & Supply
2300 W. 2nd Ave. Unit B
Denver, CO, 80223
Phone: 800-323-8046, 303-698-1898
Fax: 303-698-2094
Island Pacific Distributors Inc.
1668 King St.
Honolulu, HI, 96826
Phone: 808-955-1126
Fax: 808-946-6480
J. Nathan Hardware Specialties Inc.
161 Comfort St.
Rochester, NY, 14620
Phone: 800-634-2580, 716-325-3330
Fax: 716-325-7196
Jack Stearman Ltd.
338 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver B.C., Canada, V5Y 1K9
Phone: 604-872-8415
Fax: 604-875-9174
JLM Wholesale Inc.
3095 Mullins Ct.
Oxford, MI, 48371
Phone: 800-522-2940, 810-628-6440
Fax: 800-782-1160
Jo-Van Distributors
929 Warden Ave.
Scarborough Ont.,
Canada, M1L 4C6
Phone: 800-268-5731, 416-752-7210
Fax: 800-286-5010
Johansson Wholesale
12109 Glencliff Circle
Tampa, FL, 33626
Phone: 800-854-3320, 813-854-3320
Fax: 800-808-2281
K & K Supply Inc.
20 N. Central Ave.
Upland, CA, 91786
Phone: 800-233-7772, 909-920-0023
Fax: 909-920-0402
Kenco Supply Co.
2531 North 85th St.
Omaha, NE, 68134
Phone: 800-228-2266, 402-397-8291
Fax: 800-228-4175
313-931-7720
Fax: 313-931-7758
Keystone Safe Distributors
3015 Philmont Ave.
Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006
Phone: 800-755-2893, 215-947-6330
Fax: 215-627-6419
Kramer Boys Locksmith Supply
1602 E. State St.
Trenton, NJ, 08609
Phone: 800-222-2692, 609-586-0642
Fax: 609-586-0512
Lock Wise Security Products
2001 NW 167 St.
Miami, FL, 33056
Phone: 800-447-6616, 305-625-5525
Fax: 305-623-9564
Lockmasters Inc.
5085 Danville Rd.
Nicolasville, KY, 40356
Phone: 800-654-0637, 606-885-6041
Fax: 606-885-7093
Locks Co.
2050 NE 151 St.
N. Miami, FL, 33162
Phone: 800-288-0801, 305-949-0700
Fax: 305-949-3619
M. Shepse Co. Div.
American Bionics
21st and East Carson Sts.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
Phone: 800-666-6007, 412-381-4900
Fax: 412-381-5122
Major Lock Supply
2512 E. Fender Ave. Suite F
Fullerton, CA, 92631
Phone: 714-447-8363
Fax: 714-447-8393
Mayflower Sales Co. Inc.
614 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Phone: 800-224-2052, 718-622-8785
Fax: 718-789-8346
Maziuk & Co. Inc.
1251 W. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY, 13204
Phone: 800-777-5945, 315-474-3959
Fax: 315-472-3111
Key Hardware Company
3243 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA, 90065
Phone: 213-255-9873
Fax: 213-255-8457
McDonald Dash Locksmith
Supply Inc.
5767 E. Shelby Dr.
Memphis, TN, 38141-6804
Phone: 800-238-7541, 901-797-8000
Fax: 901-366-0005
Key Sales & Supply Co.
9950 Freeland Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48227
Phone: 800-445-KEYS (5397),
McManus Locksmith Supply Inc.
1309 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28205
Phone: NC800-432-6342/
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704-333-9112/ 704-333-0556
Fax: 704-332-8664
503-967-2749
Fax: 503-928-9338
Mid-South Locksmith Supply
4176 New Getwell Rd.
Memphis, TN, 38116
Phone: 800-238-6166, 901-795-6987
Fax: 901-795-3475
Midland Land Mobile Radio
1690 N. Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO, 64120
Phone: 800-MIDLAND x1690,
816-241-8500 x 1690
Fax: 816-920-1144
Midwest Wholesale Distributors
5121 Front St.
Kansas City, MO, 64120
Phone: 800-821-8527, 816-241-5663
Fax: 800-621-6581
Monaco Lock Company Inc.
339-345 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Phone: 800-526-6094
Fax: 800-845-LOCK
Northwest Lock & Supply Co.
2300 Ferry St. P.O. Box 1384
Albany, OR, 97321
Phone: 800-359-9425,
Omaha Wholesale Hdwe.
1201 Pacific St. P.O. Box 3628
Omaha, NE, 68103
Phone: 800-238-4566, 402-444-1673
Fax: 800-538-4566
Pasek Corp.
9 West Third St.
So. Boston, MA, 02127
Phone: 800-628-2822, 617-269-7110
Fax: 617-269-0547, 800-262-0547
Protection Group Inc.
29712 US Hwy. 19 North
Clearwater, FL, 34621
Phone: 813-785-0642
Fax: 813-784-9279
Richardson Electronics Ltd.
40W267 Keslinger Road
La Fox, IL, 60147
Phone: 800-348-5580,
708-208-2200
Fax: 708-208-2550
Rininger Lock & Supply
3468 Citrus St. Ste. C
Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
Phone: 619-463-0170
Fax: 619-697-2590
Robert Skeels & Company
19216 S. Laurel Park Rd.
Compton, CA, 90220
Phone: 800-734-4539, 310-639-7240
Fax: 310-639-7569S
S & J Products & Services
11 S 3rd St.
Yakima, WA, 98902
Phone: 800-735-1797, 509-575-1797
Fax: 509-575-1875
Safemasters
2700 Garfield Ave. Ste. 200
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Phone: 800-633-9977, 301-608-9000
Fax: 800-233-2454
Security Equipment Supply
4132 Shoreline Dr. Ste. E
Earth City, MO, 63045
Phone: 800-325-0221, 314-298-8930
Fax: 314-298-8962
Security House
Padlock Distributors
665 Milway Ave. Unit 48
Concord Ont.,
Canada, L4K 3T8
Phone: 800-567-5300
“Canada wide”, 905-669-5300
Fax: 905-660-6313
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Security Lock Distributors
59 Wexford St. P.O. Box 815
Needham Heights, MA, 02194
Phone: 800-847-5625, 617-444-1155
Fax: 800-878-6400
P.O. Box 1980
Pinellas Park, FL, 34664-1980
Phone: 800-282-2837, 813-541-5536
Fax: 800-447-2299
Security Plus
3612 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Phone: 800-426-0200, 602-234-3883
Fax: 602-234-3882
Standard Wholesale
Hardware Inc.
42 Ludlow St.
New York, NY, 10002
Phone: 800-543-5625, 212-353-0450
Fax: 212-420-9892
Sentinel Wholesale Hdwe.
Sen. Div. Ind.
2043 Wellwood Ave.
E. Farmingdale, NY, 11735-1283
Phone: 800-526-9000, 516-753-6000
Fax: 516-753-6004
Stone & Berg
Wholesale Locksmith Supply
99 Stafford St.
Worcester, MA, 01603
Phone: 800-225-7405, 508-753-3551
Fax: 800-535-5625
Serrubec Inc.
2073 Chartier Ave.
Montreal Dorval, Canada, H9P 1H3
Phone: 800-361-0243, 514-631-6791
Fax: 514-631-0494
Taylor Security &
Lock Co. Inc.
8585 Atlas Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD, 20877-4186
Phone: 800-676-7670, 301-948-7670
Fax: 301-948-1029
Shield Supply &
Services Ltd.
Unit 17-1391 St. James St.
Winnipeg Man., Canada, R3H 0Z1
Phone: 204-774-1921
Fax: 204-774-5627
Southern Lock & Supply Co.
10910 Endeavor Way
Timemasters
2604 SW 17th St.
Topeka, KS, 66604
Phone: 913-232-8705, 800-798-TIME
Transwest Hardware Sales
1315 Powell St.
Vancouver B.C., Canada, V5L 1G8
Phone: 800-567-1177, 604-253-0017
Fax: 604-253-5344
Tweeds Locksmith Inc.
Wholesale Supply
601 Elm Ave.
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
Phone: 800-544-4482, 804-399-2180
Fax: 804-399-1636
Wadsworth White Inc.
5873 New Peachtree Rd. Ste. 100
Atlanta, GA, 30340
Phone: 800-458-9449, 404-458-9449
Fax: 404-458-2253
Wholesale 4 Inc.
706 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR, 97214
Phone: 800-547-0921, 503-238-8605
Fax: 503-235-5636
Wilco Supply
5960 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA, 94609
Phone: 800-745-5450, 510-652-8522
Fax: 510-653-5397
Zipf Lock Co.
830 Harmon Ave.
Colombus, OH, 43223
Phone: 800-848-1577, 614-228-3507
Fax: 800-228-6320
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True Back Door Security With
BY JAKE JAKUBUSKI
ecurity and Life Safety Codes are
not, by virtue of their individual
definitions, the most compatible of
concepts. Particularly when it comes
to back door security. In fact, until
recently, the accepted presumption
was that the two principles could form,
at best, only an uneasy alliance.
S
If you examine some of the
hardware that is — and has been —
offered in the market-place that is
touted to “comply with Life Safety
Codes” you’ll see that it is often
cumbersome and at least in my
opinion, often incapable of meeting
NFPA’s “One Motion Egress”
mandate. I’m not suggesting there are
no products available to accomplish
both physical security and Life Safety
compliance I just feel that until
recently, there were truly few
products that could deliver what the
promotional literature promised.
Well! Let this ol’ boy tell you the
good news. Sargent & Greenleaf has
developed, and is marketing a product
that will not only lock a problem door
down tight enough to discourage most
bad guys and gals from trying to pry it
open it will also make the local fire
marshal smile! It’s called: “Arm - A Dor”.
Arm - A - Dor offers the security of
a solid steel drop bar that holds the
door firmly shut by locking behind the
inside of the jamb (see Photograph 1)
while complying with Life Safety
Codes by meeting that all important
provision of “One Motion Egress”.
You got it! A panic device that uses
solid square bars to
hold the door shut
by locking it to the
inside of the frame.
Believe me, these
are heavy-duty, one
and a quarter inch
square steel locking
bolts, that easily
release with a push
on the pressure bar
— just like a normal
panic exit device.
However, they lock
behind the frame 1. Arm - A - Dor offers the security of a solid steel
with a TWO INCH drop bar that holds the door firmly shut by locking
BOLT PROJEC- behind the inside of the jamb.
TION! Now that’s
really heavy duty.
he Arm-A-Dor is mounted to the
door with Grade 5 carriage bolts
(3/8” x 2-1/2”) with exterior washers
that surround the bolt head and
provides a great deal of tamper
resistant security from the outside
(see Photograph 2). To prevent the
door (in the case of hollow metal or
foam filled metal doors) from
collapsing when these bolts are
tightened, S&G provides internal door
support sleeves (Also shown in
Photograph 2) with each unit to help
ensure the rigidity of the door’s skin.
2. Grade 5 carriage bolts with
exterior washers that surround
the bolt head and provides a
great deal of tamper resistant
security from the outside.
As long as the door itself is in good
shape, Arm-A-Dor panic hardware
provides excellent forced-entry
resistance and meets the Standard for
Safety UL 305 (Listed 3F43 Panic
Hardware) from Underwriter’s
Laboratories. The Arm-A-Door also
meets NFPA-101 Life Safety Code
mandates, the Universal Building
Code, the BOCA and ANSI Standard
156.3: Exit Device criteria. In other
words: “It’s one tough piece of
equipment that covers it all!”
T
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2
1
3
4
A. Measure the door frame, door jamb depth and
door stop depth.
5
3. This brand-new door, on a brand-new building,
required a Full Surface Pivot Hinge to correct a
sagging problem.
oth the A101 and the A102 series
come with or without an alarm
feature. the A101 series has an
automatic relocking feature that
extends the locking bolt automatically
when the door is closed. The A102
series is a manual version and the
device has to be locked by hand when
the door is closed. For doors with a
frame greater then 6-3/4” (up to 123/4”) S & G offers a “Low Profile”
installation kit (Part number A104001) which will accommodate all the
Arm-A-Dor models. Each lock carries
a five year limited warranty.
B
Now, why do you think this ol’ boy
is so excited over the Arm-A-Dor?
Because I just installed one on a fastfood outlet belonging to one of my
regular customers and I want you to
know I was impressed with the overall
installation, the quality of the product
and the protection it will obviously
offer my customer. If you’ll bear with
me, I’ll show you
how easy these
units install, where
they can be sold
and, in general, give
you enough information on Arm-ADor for you to seri- 4. Cut the tailpiece and extension rod as refer to
ously increase your the Table 1 in the installation instructions.
shekel intake over
Preparation:
the next few years or so.
Part of the preparation is making
Aside from the sale itself, there are
sure that the door you want to install
five considerations to be taken into
an Arm-A-Dor on is in good shape.
account by the installer. They are:
Make sure the door closes properly
Preparation, Marking and Drilling,
and is not sagging or binding in any
Mounting the Assembly, and the
way. Check to make sure the door is
Operation of the Product. In addition
rigid. That is that the door does not
to a solid instruction manual, S&G has
“flex” because of broken stiles, rails or
produced an installation video that is
headers. If the door is not in prime
an excellent aid for the first-time Armcondition, you’re going to have trouble
A-Dor installer. You can obtain that
getting your Arm-A-Dor to deliver its
video through your local distributor
full potential as a security device.
when you order your first Arm-A-Dor.
As you can see in Photograph 3, this
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5. The extension rod screws on the actuator rod.
6. The tailpiece slips over the rod.
7. The Emergency Label just slides into the push bar.
bottom of the door
is clearing the
threshold and not
dragging.
4. The extension rod screws on the
actuator rod as shown in Photograph 5,
and the tailpiece slips over the rod as
seen in Photograph 6.
The tools and
supplies you’ll need
are nothing more
then you would
normally have in
your tool box. However, if you are installing an alarm
model, you’ll need
two 9-volt batteries
and a 1-1/8” mortise cylinder. If you
are installing a Low
Profile Kit, you’ll
need a 3-1/4” hole
saw and a 3/8” nut
driver, which you
may not have in
your tool box.
Photograph 7, shows the
Emergency Label installed (it just
slides in) and the installed mortise
cylinder can be seen in Photograph 8.
The batteries are hooked up and
installed in the end cap and the end
cap is re-attached to the panic device
as shown in Photograph 9.
Marking and Drilling:
Next you need to
measure the door frame, door jamb
depth and door stop depth (see
Illustration A).
First determine the installation
height (between 30” and 44” from the
floor.) Mark that measurement on the
door and use a two-foot level to carry
the line across the door. Now fold the
large drill template on the appropriate
lines (determined by your
measurements), place the “hinge
side” of the template to the hinge side
of the door and align the center line of
the template with the line you mark on
the door. Tape into place and center
punch where indicated on the
template.
Cut the tailpiece and extension rod
(refer to the Table 1 in the installation
instructions) as shown in Photograph
Drill 1/4” holes completely
through the door where indicated.
Enlarge the inside hole to 3/8”. Use a
9. The batteries are hooked up and installed in the
end cap and the end cap is re-attached to the panic
device.
brand-new door, on a brand-new
building, required a Full Surface Pivot
Hinge to correct a sagging problem
(see arrow 1). Arrows number 2, 3 and
4 direct your attention to the clearance
of the door in the frame and arrow 5 is
to remind you to make sure the
8. The installed mortise cylinder is complete.
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10. Install the bolts and brackets being sure to
leave them loose enough to adjust when you hang
the panic bar assembly on.
B. The two variations in the mounting positions of
the assembly are shown.
hole saw or a high-speed 5/8” bit to
enlarge the outside hole to 5’/8”. Be
sure to cut only through the outside
skin of the door. Now install the bolts
and brackets (see Photograph 10)
being sure to leave them loose enough
to adjust when you hang the panic bar
assembly on.
Mounting the Assembly:
Illustration B, shows the two
variations in the mounting positions of
the assembly. You will note that when
the opening is more than 40” wide,
you must use the “Extension Collar”
shown in the illustration.
Now mount the assembly to the
mounting brackets and manually
adjust the position of the panic device
so that it complies with the recommended clearances in the installation
instructions. The roller on the end of
the bolt should clear the door jamb by
no more than 1/8”. When you are
certain you have the Arm-A-Dor in its
proper position, “snug” the bolts
down, but don’t tighten them
completely yet.
Photograph 11, shows the
mounting configuration of the release
bracket (on the hinged side of the
door) and the strike plate. Both of
these items are positioned and mount-
ed after you have
mounted the ArmA-Dor.
Next, the extension collar has four
1/8” holes drilled
into it. Using a 1/8”
drill bit, drill at
those holes into the
tailpiece and secure
the tailpiece to the
extension bracket
with the rollpins (
S&G is currently
using four thread
forming
screws
instead of the roll
pins.)
That completes
the installation with
the exception of
checking the door
and pulling the nuts
11. The mounting configuration of the release bracket
down tight on the
on the hinged side of the door and the strike plate.
brackets and mounting bars. Photoreleases when the bar is pushed (it
graph 12, is the completely assembled
should take no more than fifteen
Arm-A-Dor shown from the inside.
pounds of push pressure to unlock).
Operations:
Make sure that the tailpiece and the
With the alarm in the unarmed
bolt all clear the door jamb and noting
position, check the operation of the
on the door or the Arm-A-Dor hangs,
Arm-A-Dor. Make sure the bolt
binds or catches.
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Check to make sure that when the
door closes (if you installed the A101
Automatic) that the bolts release and
lock behind the jamb properly. Now
try it with the alarm armed to be
certain that the alarm functions
properly.
12. That
completes the
installation with
the exception of
checking the
door and pulling
the nuts down
tight on the
brackets and
mounting bars.
When everything is working to
your satisfaction, finish tightening the
bolts, give the unit one more trial run,
show the customer how the device
works, collect your money and go
home.
The Arm-A-Dor is designed to
provide reliable back door security in
restaurants, fast-food establishments,
commercial and industrial applications
and wherever there’s a need to keep
the thugs from using a heavy duty
screwdriver or crowbar to defeat the
average panic device or back door
lock. I think it will do that very well.
The Arm-A-Dor (A101-002) that I
installed retails for $695.00, plus sales
tax and installation. If you were to use
that retail as a starting point, add in
your installation charges (two to three
hours worth) and service call; and
then deduct your cost of the unit from
your favorite supplier and you’ll come
up with a pretty good gross profit for a
one unit installation.
Of course that figure does not take
into account any ancillary work you do
like installing a pivot hinge or
reworking the door so the Arm-A-Dor
will be as truly effective as it can be.
And before I forget, the Arm-A-Dor
can be interfaced with existing alarm,
door open or fire alarm warning
systems.
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To help you sell Arm-A-Dor’s to
your customers or prospective
customers, Sargent and Greenleaf has
produced a sales presentation video
which answers questions and
highlights the security offered by, and
the durability of, the assembly. They
also have some right classy sales
brochures available to aid you in
developing your sales. These
materials should be available from the
distributor you buy Arm-A-Dor from.
If not call S &G for help.
Check with your favorite distributor for more information on the
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Greenleaf at: 606-885-9411.
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B U S I N E S S
B R I E F S
Lock Museum Board
SECURITY CORP. with a Dealers in many ways with
World Class Supplier Award. seminars, educational classes,
Representatives
On May 3, 1996, at the Master Lock and STRATTEC and innovative ideas to help the
24th Annual Membership began doing business in 1991. industry grow.
Meeting of The Lock Mus- Since then, the number of The Door And
Hardware Institute
eum of America located in Master Lock products
Hosts Annual
Terryville CT., a new slate
Convention Preof
Officers
were
Show Golf
elected. Charles F.
Stuttig III, CML., owner
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of Charles Stuttig
DHI will host its anLocksmith
Inc.
in
nual convention preGreenwich CT was
show golf tournament,
elected President. MarFriday, September 27, at
cus Muirhead CRL., Sales
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Representative with
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Administrator of Charles M h supplier award
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Stuttig Locksmith Inc., was w
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players in the morning
meeting specificelected secretary. Reggie
and 144 in the afternoon. The
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99
percent,
Murowski was elected Libmorning shotgun starts at
rarian. One new Board of according to Dan Strittmater, a 8:15 a.m. and the afternoon
Director was elected, Peter Master Lock vice presi- start is at 1:30 p.m. Golf
Leary a Sales Representative dent.Master Lock also cut awards will be distributed on
with Clark Security Products. production costs by $1 million Friday evening at a special
per year by greatly reducing
American Lock &
the need to fix or scrap reception at the Omni Hotel.
Supply Forms Parent
defective components and by Sponsorship opportunities
Company
trimming its own inspection may be arranged through
Sean DeForrest, President needs and resulting admin- Golf Chairman, Tom Barrett
at 513/779-9350. For inforand Chief Executive Officer istrative costs.
mation or a convention regisof American Lock & Supply, New Marketing &
tration and housing packet,
the nation’s leading distri- Sales Leader-Lock &
contact DHI at 703/222-2010;
butor of mechanical and Safe Industry
Fax: 703/222-2410. For inforelectronic security products
Steve Baker, President, mation on how to exhibit,
announced the recent formation of a parent company, Cannon Safe, Inc. is proud to contact Steve Greenspan,
American Security Distrib- announce the appointment of DHI Exhibit Sales at 703/
ution. American Security Larry McCall, Vice President, 312-9145; Fax: 703/528-1724.
Distribution will act as an Marketing/Sales, L.J. Secur- Master Lock Internet
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its existing divisions — sales agent for Cannon
Master Lock’s home page
American Lock & Supply, Security safes. Larry has has again been recognized by
American Access Supply, spent over 35 years in the an Internet review organAmerican Alarm Supply and industry. He has served ization. Main Street Earth, a
Multi Security Products in many companies over the library of thousands of topCanada — as well as future years; Lockmasters, Sargent reviewed sites and home to
& Greenleaf, Major Safe
acquisitions.
Company, Johnson Pacific/ many thousands of global net
Master Lock
Meilink, Dominion Lock and users, has acknowledged
Honors STRATTEC
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name just a few. In the last 10 ing positive contributions to
Supplier Award
years he was Vice President the world’s Internet commQuality counts. A couple of Marketing/Sales for U S unity. Master Lock’s home
top manufacturers in the Security Safe since it started. page features security tops,
security industry are proving The company was recently crime statistics, company and
it again. Master Lock, a glo- sold and Larry chose to join production information, and a
bal leader in the production of forces with us. Larry has spent security tips contest. The
padlocks and residential all of his years working closely company’s home page address
locks, is honoring STRATTEC with the Locksmiths & Safe is: http://www.masterlock.com
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LCN Earns Registration
To ISO 9002
LCN, a leading manufacturer of door control products
has earned registration to the
ISO 9002 International Standard from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). Registration to the ISO 9002 Series
Standards means that LCN’s
manufacturing facility passed
UL’s evaluation to one of the
international quality assurance standards of the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO).
To maintain the Registration process, LCN’s facility must successfully undergo at least two surveillance
visits annually, showing ongoing conformance to the
standards to which it is registered. LCN’s certificate number of registration to ISO
9002 is 2312.
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ere it is August already which
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H
Now here’s a tip from me to you,
that has the potential to make you
some serious shekels. As you’re
most likely aware, Life Safety Codes
and physical security on the back
doors of many businesses are often
at odds with each other. That’s no
longer true. Sargent and Greenleaf
All Lock Service Kit Winner
GM Capping Tool
Here’s a GM capping tool that I
made from some scrap wood, a piece
of rubber and an old Kwikset Cylinder
Removal Tool (part #1467).
Illustration 1, shows how to
assemble these easily obtainable parts
to make an effective and attractive
capping tool for GM, and with various
adopters a capping tool that will
accommodate other makes as well.
The two 1-1/8” diameter holes that
you see next to each other are drilled
about 1/2” deep and hold five chrome
has developed and introduced a
great new product called Arm-A-Dor
which, in my opinion, is the perfect
solution to back door security and
Life Safety Code mandates. Check
out the Arm-A-Dor in this issue of
The National Locksmith.
Finally, I want to say thanks to
each one of you that has sent me a
tip, trick or idea. By sending me
those letters, you make my job a lot
easier. Even if I may not use one of
your tips, I might use the next one
you send me. So, like the old radio
preacher used to say: “Keep them
cards and letters coming folks!” In
the meantime, let’s get on with this
month’s column and I’ll see y’all
next month: Y’all heah me, now?
and black GM caps each. The 1-1/8”
hole that is in the corner of the tool by
itself is drilled to a 1/4” depth and is
the hole that is used for capping.
To make this capping tool, find a
piece of lumber 1” x 3-1/2” x 5” in
diameter and drill two 1-1/8” holes to
a depth of 1/2” and one 1-1/8” hole to
a depth of 1/4” as shown. About 2 1/2” from the end of the board and
about 3/4” in from the edge, drill a
hole to accept a #8 stove bolt nut and
washer. Sand the board smooth and
shellac, lacquer or urethane as
desired.
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Next, bend a Kwikset Cylinder
Removal Tool as shown in the
illustration and when the base has
dried, attach the Kwikset tool to the
base with the #8 stove bolt. Make sure
to put a washer between the Kwikset
tool and the surface of the base which
will prevent the tool from scoring the
base.
Next glue the piece of rubber to the
bottom of the base. This will keep the
capping tool from sliding around on
the work bench or in the van. Finally,
cut a round piece of rubber to fit the
diameter of the 1-1/8” hole. This is to
give the face cap a mar resistant
surface to rest on as you bring the
capping “slide” across to bend the tabs
down on the cap.
By using various “adapters” like
key covers, and other readily available
materials, you can fit caps on both
foreign and domestic autos.
MODIFY KWIKSET
CYLINDER
REMOVAL TOOL
AS SHOWN
CAP STORAGE
Lee WhitefordCalifornia
[Editor’s Note: Lee sent me one of
his GM Capping Tools. It is simple in
design and easy to use. Best of all, it
really works. However, for those of you
who do not want to take the time to
make your own capping tool, Strattec
(formerly Briggs & Stratton) offers a
PLACE CAPPED
CYLINDER HERE
TO BEND TABS
WITH MODIFIED
KWIKSET TOOL
Illustration 1.
We have it all.
Quality, Value,
& Service.
GM capping tool with a plug holding
feature for about $50. Strattec also has
a capping tool for quickly replacing the
face caps on the new Ford 8-cut door
and truck locks. Thanks for the tip Lee.
Read on for another tip on a homemade tool for staking face caps.]
American Lock And Supply Winner
Alternative Capping Tool
Sometimes when staking face caps
on various automotive locks, I wish
that I had a third hand to hold the
cylinders still and the face cap in place
while I bent the tabs over to hold the
cap to the cylinder. Well, I came up
with an idea using a piece of wood 2” x
8”x 6” long. I use this large of a block
for stability.
First I covered the wood block with
a piece of terry cloth (you can use any
soft material to prevent the face caps
from getting scratched). Then using
three wood screws for each diameter
face cap I wanted to work with, I
placed the screws in the 9, 12 and 3
o’clock position (Illustration 2) and
tightened them down to the proper
height for each type of cylinder.
To keep the screws from
scratching the caps that they hold
down, I coated each screw with the
plastic coating that you can use to dip
tool handles in.
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Now all you have to do is slide your
partially assembled cylinder with the
face cap on it, face down between the
screws. The screws act as a vise to
hold the face cap in place while you
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FORD LOCK
by not turning all the way around to
it’s proper positioning to enable the
key to be removed.
MAZDA LOCK
To rectify this problem, first
remove the “C” clip which holds the
tail piece to the cylinder (Illustration
3). Remove the tailpiece and place it
on the edge of your work bench and
gently file the end until smooth.
TOYOTA LOCK
GM LOCK
WOOD
SCREWS
Illustration 2.
Reassemble the lock and check for
proper operation before re-installing
on the door.
Larry Kanzer
Pennsylvania
Sargent And Greenleaf Winner
Rapid Ford 8-cut Key Generation
Procedure
Here’s a tip for generating keys for
the new Ford 8-cut that has helped me
to quickly and easily produce a
working key for these cars with little
aggravation or strain.
When making a key for these
vehicles, before I do anything else, I
look into the ignition lock with a
scope. Starting in the front, I observe
the bottom side wafers. I have found
that the depths are stamped on the
wafers and that a spiral key extractor
works very well in pushing the wafers
down one by one to allow viewing the
use a screwdriver or other tool to
bend the tabs over.
With the terry cloth-covered base
and the plastic coated screws, you are
virtually guaranteed to be able to
replace face caps without scratching
or marring them.
As you can see from the diagram,
you can accommodate various automotive locks on the same board. I hope
you like this method as well as I do.
Bobby Brown
Florida
HPC Pistol Pick Winner
Solving Master Tailpiece Hang-Ups
When installing Master Lock
deadbolts, I have encountered a
problem with some of the tail pieces
binding after retracting the bolt. When
doing so, you try to remove the key
and find that the plug is not lined up
properly to release the key. Recently, I
installed six of these deadbolts and
four of them bound up on me when I
tried to make the half turn back to the
12 o’clock position after unlocking the
lock and trying to remove the key.
The problem apparently stems
from a rough projection on the tail
piece that is created during the
manufacturing process. This projection hangs up on the cylinder boss,
causing the lazy cam to malfunction
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depths without obstructing the view.
This will give me the 2nd, 4th, 6th
and 8th cuts. Having these depths
right off the bat makes getting a
completed key easier. Using these
cuts, I only have to impression cuts 1,
3 and 5 to have a key that will work
the doors and trunk. Then, I simply
progress the seventh cut to generate a
key that will work the ignition.
To make things even easier, I know
that these locks have a MACS of two.
That means, if my sixth cut is a four
and my eighth cut is a one, my
seventh cut can only be a two or a
three. I’m sure someone can figure out a
progression chart for these locks based
on the known cuts of the ignition.
If you try this and the numbers on
the bottom wafers are covered with
grease, just use a little spray lubricant
like WD-40 to wash the grease off the
wafers and clear up the numbers.
Joel T. Fitchner
Alabama
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Honda Trunk Release Bypass
I was called to retrieve the keys in a
Honda Accord LX. When I opened the
car, the keys were not in the pass-
enger compartment but in the trunk.
Unfortunately, the interior trunk
release lever was in the locked
position.
I have spent a lot of time in the
local junk yard tearing old car locks
apart for the parts and the experience.
I picked this idea up from working on
an older Honda.
With a small screwdriver, carefully
pry the plastic cover up over the trunk
release lever. Once the cover is
removed, you will see a small screw
toward the seat side of the
mechanism. Remove this screw.
Use the screw or a small
screwdriver under the edge of the
lock cylinder and gently pry upward,
working the screw around the edge.
You will be able to pry the cylinder up
about a quarter of an inch.
Now, rotate the lock cylinder
counter-clockwise (toward the front of
the car). This disengages the lock
from the lever and allows you to lift
the lever and open the trunk.
To put everything back together,
simply reverse the process and you’re
done.
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South Carolina
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Latchbolt Lockup
A customer called complaining that
she could turn the lock with her key,
but the lock would not unlock.
Suspecting a broken tail piece, I
headed out for the customer’s home.
By the time I had gotten there, she
had entered through another door,
removed the thumb turn on the
broken lock and literally destroyed the
bolt mechanism trying to force back
the bolt.
Examining the lock, I determined
that the tailpiece and retainer was, in
fact, operable which indicated another
problem with the lock. Closer
examination of the lock showed me
that the bolt was indeed withdrawn,
but the door would still not open.
The door was very tightly fitted to
the jamb and I used a small pry-bar
(like the ones painters use to pry open
painted shut windows, etc.) and
spread the door and jamb as far apart
as possible. What I saw was the two
screws which hold the latchbolt to the
door had loosened and was gouging
into the strike, effectively “locking”
the door.
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I pushed the screws back with an
ice pick and opened the door. After
filling the screw holes with little
wooden plugs that I carry — with
Locktite on them — I let them dry a
few minutes and replaced the
damaged bolt. The lock worked fine.
James Harding
Delaware
[Editor’s Note: As James’ tip proves,
the problem is not always the most
obvious one. For the newer locksmiths
out there and maybe some of the older
ones who might not have encountered a
similar situation, when a customer
calls to say that the lock is not working
check the lock first and if you don’t find
a problem with the lock, check for a
bind somewhere else on the door. That
includes checking for loose strike plates
and protruding or improperly installed
screws. It may even mean taking old
Mother Nature into account.]
Tech Train Video Winner
The Expanding Door Syndrome
I’m a new locksmith and don’t
know if this will help some of the guys
and gals that have been locksmithing
for a while, but it might help another
novice like myself.
The first big job I was involved in
was rekeying a new restaurant (still
under construction) and installing a
Simplex Unican L-1000 on the back
door of the kitchen. The door was
metal and this was the first and only
Simplex I had installed. Two days later
the customer called me to tell me the
contractor could not get the lock to
work and resorted to prying the door
open to get in (no key bypass on this
one). That, of course, ruined the latch.
I drove over to the next city and
picked up a latch from a supplier there
and installed it on the door. I tried the
combination and everything worked
fine. The next day, the customer
called and said they couldn’t get the
door open from the inside or the
outside. I asked them not to do
anything to the door until I got there
and headed to the restaurant.
Sure enough I could not get the
latch to retract after entering the
combination. And from what I could
see of the latch, it did not appear that
the anti-friction pin or deadlatch pin
had slipped into the hole in the strike.
I went inside and tried the inside
lever. No luck there either.
Inside, two things struck me. One,
when I walked towards the door, I was
nearly blinded by the sun coming
through the security window. And,
two, when I pushed against the door
to try to force it open, it was really hot!
You got it! The door faced due East
with nothing to protect it from the
morning sun. As the sun rose, it
heated the metal door causing it to
expand, which bound the latch. (It
was a tight door anyway.)
I went outside, used the customers
hose to spray cold water on the door,
entered the combination and opened
the door. The customer was
impressed and I haven’t had to go
back to service the Simplex since.
Now, as a matter of course, I tell
customers with East-facing metal
doors that they could have a binding
problem on hot, sunny days.
James Whitman
Kansas
Sieveking GM Wheel Puller Winner
Roll Pin Removal
I used to dread being sent to a job
where I had to remove a Nissan or
Ford Escort ignition for repair or key
generation. I just hated to try to
remove the roll pins to remove the
ignition cylinder.
I was taught to drill a 3/32” or
a1/8” hole along side of the roll pin
and then using a blunted ice pick or
scratch awl, to pry the pin up and out.
Not only was this difficult, I frequently
wound up with holes in my hands or
fingers when the ice pick slipped, or I
would often cut myself on a sliver of
metal when the ice pick slipped and
gouged the housing. At any rate,
removing these ignitions has been
aggravating for me.
release and she said that it did. As I
headed out to the job, I didn’t think
that it would be much of a problem to
retrieve the keys and get the customer
on her way.
I opened the door fairly easily and
pulled the trunk release lever.
Nothing happened. Apparently the
Lexus alarm system disables the trunk
release until the alarm is disarmed
with the key.
With her spare key three hours
away and the dealer promising a key
within three days, the customer was
desperate, so I decided to remove the
rear seat to see if I could access the
trunk that way. Not finding any holes I
told her I thought the only way would
be to drill the lock. She agreed. But
when I saw the location of the cylinder
in the tail light housing, I opted not to
drill the lock.
I realized that what I had to do was
fool the alarm into thinking the key
was turned in the lock. Here’s how I
did it.
I removed the door panel. This is
easy since there are only a few screws
holding it on. After peeling away the
water shield, I located the back of the
lock cylinder and followed the harness
coming off of it to the connection
closest to the bottom of the door
(Illustration 4). Then, I disconnected
the connector.
WINDOW
Now, I still drill the hole beside the
roll pin, but instead of using an ice
pick or scratch awl, I use a #10 or a
#15 Torx screwdriver! Usually, I can
get these pins out on the first try with
the Torx and I leave my fingers intact.
The Torx screwdrivers have turned
a normally thirty minute job into a ten
minute job for me. If you try this, I
think you’ll be surprised at how well
this works. Although I have not yet
broken a Torx driver, I do use the
ones that are guaranteed for life from
the company you buy them from - just
in case.
Robert Brown
Florida
Major Manufacturing Winner
Lexus Trunk Popping
A customer had locked her keys in
the trunk of her Lexus SC400. I asked
her if the car had an inside trunk
HINGE SIDE
OF DOOR
USE THIS SIDE.
(CONNECTOR SIMPLY UNPLUGS.)
Illustration 4.
Using the connector piece closest
to the hinge side of the door, I jumped
the connector and “unlocked” the
door locks. Once the doors were
unlocked, the alarm was shut down
and the trunk release lever could be
pulled to open the trunk.
If the trunk release lever is
manually locked you can use the
same “jump” method on the back of
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the trunk release lock. Just remove
the connector from the back of the
lock, jump between the proper
contacts and the trunk will pop
open.
It’s a gem of a book that every
shop, in my opinion, cannot afford to
be without.
This is a lot faster and easier then it
may seem and it sure beats drilling. I
have not tried this method yet on
other Lexus models but feel it should
work just as well.
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offers a free catalog of their publications
to anyone interested. Just drop them a
line at the above address and ask them
to send you one.]
Mortise Lock Opening
Alternative
When servicing a lockout on a full
mortise lock when the deadbolt is not
thrown, try removing the outside knob
and see if the spindle and inside knob
can be pushed inside the door. If it
can, you can fashion a tool from a
3/16” carriage bolt by squaring off the
end with a file or grinder, and bending
the bolt at a right angle about two
inches in from the end.
James W. Mortimer
Iowa
Drillers Hand-book
There’s a book available from a
company called Lindsey Publications (P. O. Box 538, Bradley, IL
60915-0538. Telephone 815-9355353) called “The Drillers Handbook”. This publication sells for
$3.95 and tells you everything you
ever wanted to know about grinding
and sharpening bits.
Jack Tom
New Jersey
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10
80
90
70
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The window will open about four
inches and then I reach in through the
window and unlock the door. Quick
and easy, don’t you think?
Bob Davidson
South Dakota
20
Larry Bennett
California
Jake’s Grab Bag Prize Winners
Astro Opening
I do a lot of vehicle lockout calls in
my area and the one vehicle I often
have trouble with is the 1989 Astro
Van. Even though I have an Astro tool,
I find it is easier to wedge the window
on the sliding door and reach in with a
Slim Jim and pop up the window lock
clamp in the front and then in the
back of the window.
Insert the tool in the spindle hole
and wedge the inner hub to retract the
latch. This works well when the
spindle can be removed and if the lock
has a particularly hard cylinder to
pick.
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So, check under those rubber headed
Nissan keys for the code numbers.
You’ll be surprised at how often you’ll
find what you’re looking for.
Obtain a 1/2” O.D. copper nipple
about 1-3/4” long. Insert it in the
union that is on the end of the
flashlight. You now have an adapter
that will work well with HPC’s
follower set (HPC part #SUT-14). The
.395” follower will slide inside of the
nipple and the .546” follower will slide
over the nipple giving you the
advantage of a lighted follower.
50
If the customer does not have the
original key, the code is, as most of
you know, frequently written on a
piece of paper and stuck to the wall
of the glove compartment. This
applies to older Nissan vehicles.
C. J. O’Donnell, RL
California
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Scott Aronson, Jr.
New Jersey
Sieveking Auto Key Guide Winner
Peel The Rubber
If you get called out for a broken
key in a Nissan door (or ignition) and
the car is locked and the customer has
the original rubber headed key, just
peel the rubber back from the
shoulder of the key to reveal the code
number stamped on it. Then you can
code cut a new key and unlock the
vehicle.
[Editor’s Note: Here’s another
application where I think the Snake
Pick from Mark Bates and Associates
(1-800-555-4471) is made -to-order.
The Snake Pick is capable of
manipulating either the deadbolt or the
latchbolt of mortise locks that do not
have a block at the end of the keyway.
Thanks for the tip, Jack!]
Lighted Follower Update
Thanks for printing the tip I sent
you regarding the use of a Mag
Silhouette flashlight with a 1/2”
copper union and an aluminum nipple
as a lighted follower. Here’s an
improvement on that idea.
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by
Sara
Probasco
Pop Art?
here I was, trying to prepare for an
audit by the State of Texas on our
Workman’s Comp figures (Nothing
personal, they said. They just reach
into a hat each month and pull out a
certain number of names to audit.) when
Don poked his head into my office.
T
“Busy?” he asked.
He had to stand on tiptoe to see
over the mound of paperwork that
surrounded me as I waded through a
year’s employee records. Not only was
I researching information to make
lists of various overtime payments,
contract labor, and the like, I also had
to fill in a stack of forms to take with
me to the audit.
“Wonder if you can give me a hand
back here,” Don continued without
waiting for me to respond. “We’re
trying to unload a safe, and I need you
to hold the door open.”
The safe in question was a new one
recently purchased by the local junior
high school. A few weeks back,
someone had broken into the school
and burglarized their light-duty fire
safe in the main office. After peeling
back the corners and opening the top,
they had stolen money from the top
area of the safe. However, they hadn’t
been able to reach a large quantity of
cash at the bottom, due to a shelf they
couldn’t get around.
Responding to a school official’s
call, Don ordered a BF 1716 AMSEC
safe for them, along with a couple of
other safes for our inventory. As the
junior high school lacked funding for
a heavy-duty burglary safe, this
seemed a good choice.
When TexPac delivered the safes
to our store, Don slipped the driver a
ten dollar bill to drop the school’s safe
at the school warehouse. Following
TexPac there, Don opened the carton,
checked the safe, and notified school
personnel that it was there, and they
moved it into the junior high school
office themselves, that afternoon.
The next night, someone broke
into the school office again. They tried
to peel this safe, too, but had no luck.
Then they banged up the dials, bolts,
and handle, obviously trying to get
into the safe that way, to no avail.
Apparently frustrated, they tore up the
office and left empty-handed.
The next morning Danny, one of
the school maintenance men, brought
beat-up entry door knobs and locks
into our store for repair and told us
what had happened.
safe before quoting a price,” Don told
him.
The electrician said he’d bring it
down to the store.
More than a week passed, but no
safe. Don called them again.
“Oh, they took it to maintenance,”
he was told. “They’re planning to take
a torch and pop it open.”
“They banged it up pretty bad, but
it doesn’t look like they got into it,”
Danny replied. “The thing is, nobody
can get it open, now, to see for sure.”
“What do you mean, ‘pop it open’?”
Don asked. “Look,” he said, trying to
calm down a bit, “anything you do now
is going to mess up the safe worse and
make it harder for me to work with.
That’s going to wind up costing you a
lot more, in the long run.”
“How are they trying to get into it?”
Don asked.
“They just want to see if they can
get it open.”
“I’m not sure,” Danny said.
“Maintenance is working on it.”
“Don’t! Bring it down here and I’ll
do it for you.”
“What about the safe?” Don asked.
“Tell them to call me, before they
really mess things up,” Don
suggested.
everal days passed, and no one
called Don for help. Finally, Don
contacted the school and asked to
speak to the man in
charge of getting
the safe open. He
was passed down
through the bureaucratic layers in the
maintenance department until he
was finally told the
man in question
was the school electrician, but he
wasn’t in just then.
They would tell him
to call Don when he
returned.
S
Another couple
of days passed
before the man
called to ask if Don
could get into the
safe and how much
he would charge.
“I’d have to see
the condition of the
“Okay, okay.”
Ten days passed. The telephone
rang. Don recognized the voice of the
school principal.
“Don, can you get this safe open for
us?”
“I showed you our entire stock of locks. If you
want something even less expensive may I
suggest this?”
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The Changing of the
L a G a r d
T h e
3 3 E
S e r i e s
E l e c t r o n i c
L o c k
by Dale W. Libby
aGard has introduced a new
type of combination lock with
the advent of the 33E Series. This
lock can either be set up as a
deadbolt or standard type lock,
the 33E-1, or a springbolt lock, the
33E-2 series. This article will
discuss aspects of the deadbolt
lock.
L
The 33E is a compilation of the
swingbolt electronic type lock and
a standard mechanical lock.
Photograph 1, shows the #3405
Digital programmer and the 33E
combination lock. We will talk
about the programmer later. To
operate the lock, just punch in the
working combination, the diode
lights, and the lock beeps. Now
the outer combination ring is
turned 90 degrees (1/4 turn) to
Photograph 1. On the left is
the #3045 hand held
programmer. On the right is
the 33E series deadbolt
combination lock.
Photograph 2. This shows the dial in the unlocked position, 1/4 turn
to the right.
the right to withdraw the combination lock bolt. If the wrong
combination is entered, the key
pad will not turn.
Photograph 2, shows the keypad
turned to the right and the bolt
retracted. Another interesting
feature about this lock is that
when the keypad is turned, the
wire connecting the keypad to the
lock also rotates 1/4 turn. The
lock has been engineered so that
the lock body is raised on 3
mounting
pads
above
the
mounting plate. This gives ample
space for the wire to move without
binding or kinking.
STANDARD FEATURES
This lock can be used to replace
most Group I or Group II
combination locks. This lock is
rated as a Group I lock by
Underwriters Laboratories. It
uses the same footprint as other
combination locks, but only
requires three mounting screws to
hold the lock case to the door. It
appears to be an easy retro fit.
Perhaps, this lock could also be
used in situations where there is a
blocking bolt attached to the end
of the combination lock bolt, as in
some Mosler or Diebold Cashgard
applications. I am not sure what
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Illustration A. The channel cut in the spindle is for the wire run between the dial and lock body.
the manufacturer would say about
this.
There are many more parts to
this lock than the standard
swingbolt type lock. As with
mechanical lock replacement, the
spindle must be cut to size. The
same is true with this lock ( s e e
Illustration A). There is a brass
spindle with a channel cut in it.
This channel is for the wire that
attaches the dial assembly to the
combination lock. This must be
cut and measured after the dial
ring mechanism is installed.
Photograph 3, shows the back of
the combination lock.
The
mounting screws also hold on the
cover of the lock and the lock is
taped shut. The two cover screws
on the lock are NOT to hold on
the cover, but for the attachment
of a relock plate. With a little
filing of the plate, both LaGard
and S&G relock covers and arms
can be easily attached using these
two cover screws.
Above the lock (in Photograph
3 ) is a small black battery box.
This holds one 9 volt battery
which powers
the electronics.
This is attached
to any convenient part on the
inside of the
safe door by
double
faced
tape or with one
included screw.
Optional battery
configurations
are
available
using C or D
batteries.
W h a t
happens if the
battery
goes
dead and the
safe is locked?
On the outside
of the dial ring,
next to numbers
6 and 9 on the
keypad are a couple of con-tacts
that mimic the ends of a 9 volt
battery. If the battery inside is
Photograph 3. A back view of the 33E lock, three
mounting screws, two fake screw covers, and the 9
volt battery box.
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dead, then just hold a fresh 9 volt
alkaline battery to the contacts,
enter the existing combination,
and turn the outer ring whilst
holding the battery in place.
If you place the battery in the
wrong polarity position, nothing
will happen. The keypad will not
register any input. The pad will
not beep and the diode will not
flash. Just reverse the battery and
the lock will open. These contacts
are labeled External Emergency
Power Terminals.
Another basic function includes
a wrong try penalty. If four wrong
combinations are tired, the lock
will shut down and not accept any
input through the key pad. The
diode will blink every 10 seconds
until the waiting period is over.
The combination can be
changed on this series of locks in
the standard way, the 0,1,2, or by
using the optional combo gard
programmer. These days, we
change combination, or reprogram
combination locks. Progress!
Item
#
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
2681
2624
2679
2880
2886
2307
2686
2694
41036
P/N
10
11
12
2756
2972
2684
Description
Qt.
Housing ...........................................1
Relock Spring, 33E ..........................1
Cam, (Square Shaft) .........................1
Bolt Spring.......................................1
Bolt..................................................1
Dowel Pin, (3/16 x 7/8)...................1
Block ...............................................1
Insert ...............................................1
Micro-switch,
(#311SX4-H391) (optional) ..............1
Insert (optional) ...............................1
Solenoid Assembly ..........................1
Plate ................................................1
Item P/N
#
13 50202
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Description
Qt.
Mounting Screw,
(6-32 x 1/2 Phillips Flat Head, Cap.) ...........1
49078 Populated Analog Lock Circuit Board..........1
2949
Mounting Screw
(3-48 x 3/16 Phillips/Slot, Pan head) .........2
2693-A Snap Connector ..........................................1
2749-A Label, (Yellow) .............................................1
2692
Cover...........................................................1
45008 Label,(Brady, #DAT. 97-673-10) ................1
2656
Label............................................................1
1977
UL Label, Group 1, Combination Lock ........1
2930
Mounting Screw,
(1/4-20 x 1-9/32 Phillips/Wafer Head) ......3
Illustration B. Exploded view of the LaGard 33 Series electronic lock.
The 0,1,2 changing procedure is
easy and simple to remember.
First enter 6 zeros, 0,0,0,0,0,0.
Then
enter
the
existing
combination once. When the pad
beeps, enter the NEW
combination
twice.
After each enter, there
are beeps. Now, try the
new combination and it
should work. If you
have messed up, the old
combination will be the
default combination.
ADVANCED
FUNCTIONS
The 33E series locks
can be further programmed with advanced
functions. TO do this,
however, a hand held
electronic programmer
is needed. LaGard Part
number is #3405 hand
held programmer. With
this optional unit, further features can be
incorporated into the
33E series locks. These
include:
1. Second user
Photograph 4. The arrow points to the tip
of the solenoid that blocks movement of
the combination bolt.
2. Time delay, 1 to
99 minutes, and an
opening
window of between 1 19 minutes.
3. Time delay override
-Emergency opening
4. Dual Combinations
5. Silent Signal Alarm
6. Remote override signal
I will not dwell on these
functions for a very basic reason.
The programmer costs about
$275.00, but before you can buy it,
you must receive training on how
to use it. The basic 33E series
lock costs $109.00 and can be used
to retrofit most combination locks
without prior instruction or use of
the programmer module.
INSIDE STUFF
I took the mounted lock apart to
see some of the inside functions. I
have included some of the
schematic (blown apart) picture of
the 33E series locks for
consideration (see Illustration B).
I found a couple of interesting
parts that I missed on the
diagrams. Photograph 4, shows
the inside of the lock with the
spindle cam marked with a magic
marker arrow. The arrow in this
picture is pointing to the solenoid
(similar to the one on the 3300
swing bolt series of locks) that
blocks the movement of the lock
bolt. This solenoid is larger than
the swing bolt unit and beefier.
Photograph 5, has the arrow
pointing to a relock spring
incorporated into the lock. If the
back cover is broken off, this
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spring will activate and fit into a
slot of the combination bolt. It
looks like a standard type LaGard
relock spring.
Another nice touch is the
inclusion of a dowel pin (3/16 by
3/8 inch). I saw this in the
diagram and could not figure out
what it was for, until I tried to
make a mark on it with a new file.
This pin is hard (REAL hard), and
rotates within the end of the
combination bolt. By its position,
it can only be to protect the end of
the solenoid from being drilled
off. This dowel hardened pin can
be seen in Photograph 6, near the
end of the internal bolt.
OPENING
PROCEDURES??
Since I have not met any of
these locks in the field, I have not
determined a good method of
opening these locks. If the lock
will NOT accept any input from
the keypad, and the use of an
Photograph 5. Now the arrow points
to the relock spring.
optional battery on the outside
does NOT fix the problem, then
drilling must be done, which also
means that a new lock will have to
be used.
It is possible to remove the dial
ring from the outside of the unit,
but not without damage to the
keypad. When installing the
keypad, the unit is placed so that
the #2 button is in the 11:00
o’clock position. This will allow
the dial ring pad and unit to fit
over the mounting screw cutout in
the back of the pad. The unit is
then turned to the 12:00 position,
and can be rotated to the 3:00
open position.
The pad is held in alignment by
the spindle when it and the lock
body
have
been
correctly
installed. This will not allow the
pad to be turned back to the 11:00
position. It can only be rotated
between 12:00 and 3:00.
By prying out the keypad cover
and other components, the
mounting screws can be reached
and removed, along with the
remaining pad parts and spindle,
thus making an under the dial
penetration possible.
The position of the spindle on a
right-hand mounted lock is
approximately 1 inch toward the
end of the combination lock bolt
and 1/8 inch down. Drilling at
this position will sever the end of
the solenoid.
The lock bolt
interior cam will have to be
turned. This unit has a square
shaft. I will let you know how this
works when I have to drill my first
unit. I am a little leery of that
rotating dowel pin.
Removing the dial key pad and
punching directly down the
spindle hole will accomplish
noting that I can see, except to set
off the relocker spring, and to
possibly disconnect the front of
the bolt from the rear of the bolt.
Open and install electronic locks
and PROSPER. I would like to
thank Lockmasters for sending
the Lucite mounted lock and
programmer for inspection.
Photograph 6.The 33E-1 deadbolt and extension. Notice the position
of the hardened dowel pin at base of bolt.
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KEY CODES
GM Code Series
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continued
AA00-A999
AV09
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Reed Report
I
have had many requests to report where the people are in
my “Scattershooting” segment. I hear from some, but not
always. I thought I would pass along all the Scattershooters I
have heard from to date: Steve Ziet is working for Home Depot
in Florida; Rex Parmelee is working for a promotional items
company that sells primarily to schools and colleges; Bob
Dickie is living in Vermont and has a VCR repair shop; Barbara
Bass is still working with Acme in New Orleans; J. Flynn is
doing well and living in Dallas; Len White is retired and
spending a lot of his time with his children, and I am sad to
report his beloved wife Arlene has passed away; Mike Miller
has left our industry and is now working in the roofing
industry; Joyce Laurie is doing well, living in Dallas, and is a
proud grandmother. In the future I will keep you up to date just
as soon as I find them.
Q. I just opened my own lock shop and, unfortunately, missed the
yellow page advertising. What do you suggest I do until the new
book comes out?
A. This happens all too often with locksmiths. I still think the
best form of advertising is face to face with your customer
prospects. Attend the different clubs in your community and
give brief talks on how you can better protect their property.
Every person is interested in better security and we are blessed
with being in the security industry. Use that to your advantage.
Also, don’t forget the police department. Get to know
them...work with them. They are still your best source for new
business. Finally, many cities have more than one phone book.
Check this out and see if you can get into another. Many times
they come out at different times.
Q. I want to get more involved in the motorcycle lock business,
but not real sure how to do it. Any suggestions?
A. If you are talking about repairing motorcycle locks, you
won’t have too much business since most locks will go back to
the dealer. The biggest money maker for motorcycles is
replacing lost keys. You can impression both the wafer locks as
well as the pin tumbler locks. You can also sight read the wafer
locks very easily. If you do need to rekey or repair the tumblers
in the lock, you can get a pinning kit from Auto Security
Products. Most wafer locks will have three or four depths.
There is a good book in print on these locks titled
Yours For Better Security,
Bill Reed
Scatter Shooting
while wondering
whatever happened to
. . . PAT HOLDER
“MOTORCYCLE LOCK SERVICE” and can be purchased from
Security Resources for $15.00. Simply call (904) 476-2799.
Q. What is a “Slide Chart”?
A. This was invented in the late 70’s by my good friend Gerry
Finch. This chart will help you determine the sizes of your
bottom, master, control, and driver pins in masterkeying. By
the way, if you ever need masterkeying help, there are a couple
men who have written on the subject and in my opinion, know
it all. Gerry Finch is one of these men and Billy Edwards is the
other. Both men have written EXCELLENT books on the
subject.
Q. What are Beta keys?
A. Beta keyways are designed by ASSA for exclusive use for
the locksmith. There are two types of Beta keyways, the
Regional and the National. Regional assigns each locksmith
one or more states as their boundaries. The coded key will not
be reassigned in that area. The National assigns each
locksmith one sidebar for the entire country.
Q. I have had trouble cutting the Chicago XF code series cam
lock. It seems to cut perfect, but won’t turn the lock. Any
suggestions?
A. Assuming you are cutting the key correctly, you might try
using Chicago key blank K101H instead of AM101. There is a
small spring loaded device that needs to be seated in the side of
the key before the cylinder will turn, and the K101H blank has
the dimple to take care of that. If you like to do everything the
hard way, you can Dremel your own dimple.
If you'd like to attend a Bill Reed seminar,
choose from the following. For more info,
contact Bill directly at (904) 476-2799.
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Sept. 15
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Salt Lake City, UT
Philadelphia, PA
Syracuse, NY
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THRU THE K EY HOLE
A Peek at
Movers & Shakers
in the Industry
all questions regarding products and
general information. Furthermore, its
engineering staff can be called upon to
custom design and layout a mailroom
to fit needs for now and for the future.
ATTENTION MANUFACTURERS
AND DISTRIBUTORS:
Would you like your company and
products to be profiled in Thru The
Keyhole? Please call Managing Editor,
Greg Mango, at (630) 837-2044.
For over 50 years, Salsbury has put
its reputation on the line. That
reputation has been built by providing
well designed products which can
provide a mailroom with the
efficiency, security and years of
trouble free service it requires.
Salsbury Industries, A
Leader In Mailboxes
Since 1936, Salsbury Industries has
been an industry leader in mailboxes
and mailroom equipment. Salsbury
has a full line of products including
brass and aluminum mailboxes, mail
carts, mail bags, stamp machines,
collection boxes, mail drops and
sorters. Systems can also be
customized for specific mail delivery
requirements.
The number one customer of
Salsbury Industries has been the
United States Post Office. Throughout
the years, Salsbury has been awarded
numerous postal contracts based on
its ability to manufacture the highest
quality products at the best possible
price. In fact, you have probably seen
Salsbury’s traditional brass or modern
aluminum P.O. boxes in your local
branch post office.
Salsbury presently works in
cooperation with many locksmiths
who resell their product line. The
products Salsbury offers are
institutional quality and are found in
mailrooms, apartments, businesses,
government agencies, private postal
centers, universities and homes.
Salsbury has a trained and
knowledgeable staff to assist dealers.
From selecting the proper equipment
to space saving ideas, they will guide
one every step of the way.
Experienced professionals will answer
For more information on reselling
mailboxes and mailroom equipment
please contact Salsbury Industries,
1010 East 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA
90001. Phone (800) 323-3003 (213)
232-6181. Fax: (213) 232-7021
Integrity.
Ingenuity....security
solutions.
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Taking Industry
Products for a Spin
Around the Block
ROTO ZIP SPIRACUT
In search of the ultimate tools for
the locksmith’s tool box, sometimes
we find tools only we should use,
other times we borrow from the other
trades. In some cases, we find a tool
which could almost be designed
exclusively for locksmiths, but isn’t,
but it’s too good to throw away.
The SpirAcut is one such tool. It is
used heavily in the construction
trades. Simply, it’s designed to cut
rough openings in drywall, ceiling tile,
ceramic tile, wood, and a number of
other materials found around new
construction. What it doesn’t really cut
is metal.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
SpirAcut by Roto Zip Tool
Corporation, Cross Plains, WI., is a
rotary tool designed for the tradesman
to provide an alternative to the saber
saw. Cabinet makers might use it to
cut a circular hole into a counter-top to
fit a sink bowl. Plumbers might use it
to cut a hole in the wall or ceramic tile
to fit pipes through a wall. Electricians
or locksmiths might use the tool to cut
a passageway through a ceiling, wall,
or tile to run wire or install a gang
box.
The tool looks like a big brother to
the hobby rotary tool which many
locksmiths use from Dremel. This tool
could almost be considered a cross
between a hobby tool and a router.
OPERATION: The machine operates
with 120VAC at a no load speed of
30,000 RPM. Roto Zip also makes an
assortment of specialty bits to cut
through plywood, paneling, chipcore,
waferboard, plastic, fiberglass,
cultured marble, vinyl and aluminum
siding, cement board, ceramic tile,
and plaster. The most common
diameter of bit is 1/8” but bits which
are rated for this machine can be
used up to 1/4” by switching the
collet. Model SCS01Type1 has a
handle for easy
two handed
operation, the
RTM02Type2 is virtually
the same machine without
the handle. The handle
not only gives additional
grip, but also serves as a
storage place for the
wrench, bits, and extra collet.
One way to make a hole is to trace
the design of the hole, choose and
install the proper bit, adjust the depth
guide so that the bit is about 1/8”
longer than the material to be cut,
turn on the machine, drill a hole with
the bit on the inside of the larger hole
to be cut, and trace with the cutter the
design of the hole in a clockwise
direction. Attempt to start and finish
your hole at the top so that the
“discard” piece will not fall into the
rotating bit and shoot out upon
completion. With a little practice, your
completed holes should be as good as
your freehand drawings.
The tool is designed to be used
with its own or compatible bits, which
to date, does not seem to include a bit
for aluminum as found in storefront
doors, or steel as found on steel
clad doors. Bit
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prove a slipping hazard, and are not to
be used in this machine. Also, any bit
used in this machine must be rated to
the machine’s capacity of 30,000 rpm.
COMMENTS: This tool will make life
a little easier for the locksmith while
executing a number of his or her daily
tasks. It’s excellent for rough
openings and proves to be a time
saver. The holes are easy to cut,
whether cutting ceramic tile or
drywall.
SUGGESTIONS AND CONCLUSION:
I don’t believe that the locksmith trade
was actually considered in the
designing of this tool, but that’s okay.
With a few minor design modifications
and/or options, this tool would be an
indispensable locksmith tool. Right
now the tool is obviously a virtual
necessity for carpenters, drywall
specialists, and electricians. While
locksmiths could benefit from this tool
as is, the addition of adjustable
templates, similar to the depth guide,
which could help us make a
“measured” straight line for strike
plate installation, and bits to cut metal
to aid in the installation of electric
strikes, locks in aluminum doors, or to
tweak a miscut deadbolt cross bore
hole in a steel clad door, would be a
godsend.
Suggested retail list price for the
Roto Zip SpirAcut is: $99.00. For more
information contact Roto Zip at: 1-800521-1817.
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