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Airtow Safe Hauling Trailer Has 10K Capacity

The Model UT12-10 Airtow safe and vault movers trailer from Rock Line Products has a 12-foot by 75-inch deck and a 10,000 pound load capacity. The deck remains level as it raises and lowers hydraulically completely to the ground in less than 15 seconds, eliminating the need for a ramp. Constructed of heavy thickness deck plates plus critical placement of chassis members to eliminate floor dishing when carrying safes, the trailer has optional 36- or 48-inch extended e-rails around the perimeter to accommodate tie-down straps at 2-inch increments. Axles are mounted with large tapered roller bearings, eliminating all bushings, shackles, bolts and wear items ensuring better alignment and tire wear. The trailer has full air suspension which automatically adjusts for the loaded weight and any side-to-side weight differences. The Airtow line consists of trailers from 8- to 16-feet long and 3,200- to 12,000-pound load capacities. Trailers are available in flatbeds, utility enclosed and gooseneck models. www.airtow.com.

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Ilco Updates TKO Guide

An updated 2015 TKO Guide is now available for download from Kaba Ilco at www.ilco.us under Automotive Key Tools and Equipment, Programming, TKO, Documents The TKO Guide is one of the numerous references, guides, and support materials offered by Kaba Ilco Corp.

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Adrian Unveils Interior for RAM

Adrian Steel’s locksmith interior for the RAM includes a drawer cabinet module which combines the convenience of drawers and cabinets into one installment. With Adrian Steel’s exclusive Lock ‘n Latch system for drawers, customers have a choice of keeping drawers open, retained, or in a locked position. Drawers are made of an engineered composite material for durability with all new heavy-duty drawer glides for support and smoother drawer operation. Cabinets come with locking recessed tee-handles for secure storage and receive a durable gray powder coat finish. The MD506 drawer cabinet module measures 42"W, 46-1/2"H, 14"D and includes a #9 four drawer shallow, two #12 shelf cabinet open side units, a #19 two drawer medium, a #40 wheelwell cover cabinet, and a #43 three shelf catalog file. For streetside storage, the upfit features the #MD608 workbench module 84”, a workbench that allows locksmiths to actually work in the van. It features a key machine base, so it elevates the key machine up to a comfortable position to cut the keys. The MD608 workbench module features 84" of worktop surface, and includes a KMB36 key machine base, two #54 workbenches, two #9 four drawer shallows, two #19 two drawer mediums, #40 base and #14 stool. When it comes to partitions, customers can choose from solid or perforated top panels made from 18-gauge steel for strength and finished in a tough powder coat paint. Center M panels can be fixed or hinged with a key-locking door. Partitions are sold as panel kits and wing kits. www.adriansteel.com.

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560 Page Auto High Security Manual

Hands On High Security is a 560-page, searchable digital automotive manual written by Jason Frank. It covers 95% of high security vehicles on the road in North America including the 2014 Silverado, 2015 Transit Van and Honda spring clip door removal. Now in its fifth edition, the manual includes all the information from the print Volumes 1-4 beginning with the Infiniti Q45 systems and continuing through the 2015 Ford and GM systems. It shows cutaway step-by-step assembly and disassembly/removal methods, complete with zoomable photos for detail. The manual is digitally created and signatured for authenticity and can be opened on any Windows or Mac compatible device with a current version of Adobe that has a USB port. It is available through major distributors. Email: safescrackedforyou@juno.com.

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Kaba Ilco Deadlatch Handing Can Change Without Disassembly

The Ilco 452 Series Heavy Duty Deadlatch is a retrofit for the Ilco 451 Series Deadlatch and the 185 Series Deadbolts. Features of this new deadlatch include the ability to change hands without disassembling the latchbolt or the springs. The faceplate can be used for either a left or right hand bevel by simply adjusting the bevel tabs on the front of the deadlatch. In addition, depth adjusting tube spacers allow for a quick and precise installation without the use of mounting tabs. The 452 Series is available as lock only, lock with one or two faceplates and/or with strikes. www.ilco.us

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Mul-T-Lock Debuts Electronic Standalone Key Management System

The Traka 21 from Mul-T-Lock is a standalone plug and play electronic automated key management system developed to better manage and track access to valuable assets. Combining RFID technology and a robust design, the system secures, monitors and creates permission-based access for keys, automatically controlling and recording when a key is used and by whom . Information can easily be viewed on the cabinet’s built-in screen or exported to a USB drive Traka 21 creates new levels of transparency and accountability by locking every key, or keyset, into place with securely attached iFobs that cannot be released without an authorized PIN code. The Traka 21 cabinet not only houses keys and keysets, but restricts access, records user actions, sets key-return curfews and more. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/Traka21 or call 1-800-MULTLOCK

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Ilco Intros Look-Alike Shells

The introductory line of Ilco® Look-Alike® Key Shells for North American applications consists of 25 different automotive key profiles. This line offers a wide range of vehicle keys with a key head that is designed to closely resemble the OEM original key. The Ilco Look Alike Key Shell Line is designed with a removable carrier that houses the transponder within the key. This carrier is designed to accommodate the Ilco GTI transponder as well as other popular transponders available in the market today. The Ilco® GTI transponder is sold separately. www.ilco.us

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Jet Hardware Has Everest

Nickel silver Schlage Everest 6-pin key blanks and control keys (SC123-NS and SC123-CTL-NS) are now available from Jet Hardware.

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Belflower Joines Keyline USA

Frank Belflower has joined Keyline USA as business development manager. With over 37 yeasrs of experience in the key and security business, Belflower said he is extremely excited to join a family owned business with a passion for producing high quality innovative products and a mission to provide great customer service. Belflower’s focus will be growth and strategic development in the North American market.

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Kaba, Dorma Merge

Kaba Holding AG and family-owned Dorma Holding GmbH + Co. KGaA are merging to become the dorma+kaba group according to a transaction agreement signed by the two companies. According to company statistics, the combined group will have pro-forma sales of over 2 billion Swiss Francs (approximately $2.13 billion US Dollars), around 16,000 staff and locations in 53 countries. The company says it will move into the global top 3 of what it considers a highly fragmented market for security and access solutions. “By merging our two globally established companies, we will significantly strengthen our market position. Not only do we share over one hundred years of entrepreneurial tradition and the same values, but our strategies also largely correspond with one another,” said Dr. Hans Gummert, chairman of Dorma.” The new dorma+kaba group will have production facilities in all of the industry’s key markets and will accelerate global expansion through its strengthened presence in particular in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Ulrich Graf, Chairman of Kaba, will chair the Board of Directors of the combined company. The CEO of Kaba, Riet Cadonau, has been nominated CEO. Bernd Brinker, who is CFO of Dorma, is the designated CFO. Representation on the group’s management bodies is to be as balanced as possible.

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Airtow Trailers Opens Ohio Manufacturing Facility

Airtow Trailers has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The plant, which is Airtow's second manufacturing site, is part of the company's plans to drive the continued growth of its trailer business and expand further into central and eastern United States. "Our successful growth has fueled the need for additional manufacturing capacity. The Ohio manufacturing facility will allow us to dramatically increase our production efficiencies and enable us to continue to serve our customers better than ever before from the leading market position that we hold today,” said Travis Townsend, Sales & Marketing Manager. “The new location will facilitate and expedite our ability to respond proactively to customer needs.” www.airtow.com .

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Keyline USA Debuts 2 Ford Remote Head Key Versions

Two versions of aftermarket Ford/Lincoln/Mercury remote head keys are available from Keyline USA. The RFD80 is a transponder key for 40- and 80-bit vehicles and the RFD100 is a clonable version for 40-bit vehicles and works exclusively with the 884 Decryptor Ultegra cloning tool. Both key versions are available in the three Ford keyways; edge-cut (21), high security (40) and Tibbe (3) and feature four remote buttons, which can be on-board programmed and work in perfect synchronization with the original remote. www.keyline-usa.com. .

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Stanley Exec Named Midwest Wholesale CEO

Chris Casazza has been named Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Wholesale Hardware, effective April 21. With more than a decade of experience in the door hardware industry comprising commercial, residential and international lines, Casazza most recently was President, Security Products, at Stanley Security Solutions. Prior to Stanley, he held many leadership roles at Ingersoll-rand, including President of Safety Systems and President of Security Technologies – Residential Americas. .

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PDQ Names Managers, Reps

Mike Messner has been named PDQ technical services manager and Steve Snyder will assume a new role focusing full time on enhancing and improving PDQ's internal order entry/manufacturing data systems. For the past 14 years, Messner was technical services manager and key systems manager for DORMA. In addition, Tom Biondi of BCS Sales has been appointed PDQ representative for Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and parts of eastern New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. .

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ILA Schedules National Conference

The Institutional Locksmiths’ Association 2015 Education Conference will be held Oct. 7-11 at the Doubletree Hotel in Greensboro, NC. Registration, materials, class schedules, certification and further information is available at www.ilanational.org. .

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Help Wanted

The National Locksmith is looking for an automotive specialist that has the equipment and ability to service most vehicle make and models, focusing primarily on the newer transponder equipped vehicles. Potential candidate needs to poses the ability to service all mechanical locks, produce duplicate keys of all types, program transponders, show vehicle opening procedures and have photography and writing ability to document and produce technical step-by-step articles

If interested send an e-mail inquiry with a phone number to us at TNLAutoSpecialist@gmail.com and we will get back with you to discuss further as well as monetary compensation.

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New Look for Mini-Mite

The latest addition to Kaba Ilco’s key machine lineup is the Model 008B Mini-Mite. While the new model has the same features as the previous 008A model, it has a new look. The machine has a soft touch nylon deburring brush, ergonomic vise jaw wing nuts and a light grey base to increase work space visibility The 008B is also available in a 12V-DC model and an optional 27X accessory pack is available for duplicating flat steel/safe deposit style keys. www.ilco.us.

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Futura Software Works With InstaCode, Kreate-A-Key

A new optional software for Kaba Ilco’s Futura key machine allows the Futura to interface with both Instacode™ and Kreate-A-Key™ code programs. Many owners already own these code programs. The software allows locksmiths to bypass the search screens in the “Silca APP” and send jobs directly to the Futura using Instacode and/or Kreate-A-Key software. When using the software to create master keying applications, the information is sent directly to the Futura from the code avoiding the need to again input cut information When the “Cut Key” command is issued from the code software, the cutting job is sent to the “Queue of Jobs” file in the Futura software. The operator can then go to the job queue on the Futura tablet to activate the cutting job. When the cutting job is activated the Futura software will walk the user through the process of loading and cutting the key. Owners should contact their Ilco distributor for additional information and pricing.

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Intermountain Expos

Three IML Security Expos remain in 2015. Each Expo will have two days of classes followed by a one-day trade show. The events will be held at Sheraton Denver West and Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO, June 17-19; Sheraton Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, Sep. 23-25; and Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 3-5. The IML Expos bring thousands of customers each year along with over 100 manufacturers promoting current and new products. The events will have hands-on demonstrations, special pricing, training, food, prizes and more. Pre-registration opens two months prior to each individual event. Information: imlss.com.

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