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Industry News, Events and Announcements
The Smart Aerial from Advanced Diagnostics is able to pre-code Fiat® and VAG® transponders from the electronic pre-coding stored in the vehicle and then write the pre-code data onto a blank transponder. Transponder pre-coding simplifies, streamlines and reduces the overall time for programming keys by minimizing the use of additional pre-coding tools. Ready to use, Smart Aerial automatically configures with Advanced Diagnostics’ Smart Dongle and programming devices.
Data is seamlessly read and automatically written onto a blank transponder by connecting the Smart Aerial to a Smart Dongle that is used with an Advanced Diagnostics programming device, and inserting the key into the dedicated key slot to begin the process. Smart Aerial can pre-code data onto ID48 and ID46 transponders found within various automotive keys. The PIN code reading software (ADS185 and ADS219) must be installed on the programming device before pre-coding these transponders. www.ilco.us, 800-334-1381 (option 1)
ICLS Launches Improved Key Retainer Device
A new key retainer device which is intended for applications where stricter guidance and notification is required, such as at many colleges, universities, hospitals and government offices, has been unveiled by ICLS. With the KRD-2-KR an employee can insert their release key into the key retainer device allowing approved duties to be done in a secure area, but if duties are more restricted or require added notification to superiors, the employee cannot return the retained key until a designated person is contacted to put in a special reset key. This new function tightens security by eliminating an employee's free reign for perhaps hours on end with no accountability to superiors. www.ICLSglobal.com, (313) 884-9800
Officially licensed Realtree® designs have been added to the Personali-Keys® line of keyblanks from Kaba Ilco. Realtree is the most popular camouflage brand in the outdoor sporting market and will make the keys baring these designs a popular choice among consumers.
The official licensed Realtree line consists of two head styles (standard and big).
Designs include RealTree Xtra® line; Camo, Sea Glass, Paradise Pink, and Blaze Orange, and RealTree Max-5®. Keys are available in KW, SC1, WR and M1, with M1 available only in Blaze Orange and Xtra Camo. www.ilco.us, 800-334-1381
Lucky Line Unveils Designer Lanyards
Crafted from lightweight, yet strong material, Lucky Lines Designer Lanyards are a functional accessory that many people have come to enjoy. It’s more commonly used to carry an ID badge or key but it makes carrying items like a USB drive for students, whistle for coaches or compass at youth camps more convenient. Each lanyard was designed for those who want to express their unique style. With Lucky Line’s reputation of providing exceptional service and producing quality products, they offer everything for your keys. www.luckyline.com, 800-654-6409.
PDQ Upgrades Cylindrical Locks
PDQ’s SD Series Grade 2 cylindrical lock has been upgraded and is available in five designs and three finishes. It is offered with both conventional cylinder and BEST-compatible small format interchangeable cores, keyed different or keyed into a master key system. Locks are available in Boston, Memphis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia designs with bright brass, oil rubbed bronze or satin chromium plated finishes. www.pdqlocks.com, 800-441-9692
STI Creates Custom Wire Guards
STI’s highly durable 9-gauge steel wire guards, coated with corrosion resistant polyester or stainless steel, offer excellent protection for vulnerable devices against vandalism, accidental damage and theft. If a wire guard for a specific need is not found in STI’s extensive Stopper® Line of products, the company will manufacture a custom wire cage to a client’s specifications. Among the custom designs created are cages for windows, dome cameras, speakers, projectors, projector screens and LED light fixtures. The guards help assure continued operation of important devices, decrease maintenance costs, reduce time spent replacing broken or stolen units and waiting for parts to arrive. Installation is fast and easy with all screws and anchors provided. www.sti-usa.com, 800-888-4784.