Discover The Two New Abrites AVDI Special Functions
24 August 2018
New Abrites AVDI RR017 Key Programming For Renault Talisman/Megane IV/Scenic IV/Espace V
The RR017 is the latest key programming solution for Megane IV/Scenic IV/Talisman and Espace V vehicles. The function reads the PIN Code and programs a key both when an extra key is required and in ALL KEYS LOST situations. Please note that when you are adding a new key to the vehicle, you will need to prepare it using the PROTAG programmer.
A new Renault Key Package is also available offering a discount on the total of the separate functions it includes.
New Abrites AVDI HK008 Pin code reading and key programming for Kia/ Hyundai
The new HK008 special function replaces the HK006 licence and represents a breakthrough Abrites have been working towards for a few months as they believe that their new solution is much more efficient than the PIN by VIN solution that is currently on the market. The new special function HK008 extracts the PIN from all vehicles that have a smart key (including 2018+ and regardless if the PIN has been changed during a service program). It also includes key programming for mechanical keys for all vehicles with Delphi, Kefico and Bosch EDC15/EDC16 ECUs.
Abrites Diagnostics for VAG version 34.0
Abrites Diagnostics for Mercedes Online
Introduced simple and easy functions for coding such as:
Abrites Diagnostics for Renault version 31.5 (online)
Abrites Diagnostics for Nissan/ Infiniti version 31.5 (online)
Abrites Diagnostics for Fiat/ Alfa/ Lancia/ Chrysler/ FCA version 7.3
Abrites Diagnostics for Opel/ Vauxhall version 7.3
Abrites Diagnostics for Bikes version 2.0
Abrites Diagnostics for Ford/ Mazda version 7.4
Abrites Diagnostics for Volvo version 5.9
Abrites Diagnostics for Rolls Royce
Abrites Diagnostics for Subaru Online
In the new version of the Abrites diagnostics for Subaru we now have coverage for the latest Subaru BRZ:
The support covers the systems when a master key is present. All keys lost will be added in the next update.
Abrites Diagnostics for Jaguar and Land Rover version 2.4
New Airbag modules added for reading and writing to assist with the clearing of crash data:
Abrites Diagnostics for Peugeot/Citroën version 7.8
New Dimple Key Blanks Available Online
23 August 2018
With dimple key cylinders proving now more and more popular, we have added several new key references to our website as we keep expanding the range of dimple key blanks available to you.
From Cisa to Mul-T-Lock and Brisant, our range covers the most popular dimple cylinder systems in the UK.
We stock and provide high-quality dimple key blanks so that you will be able to offer five-star keys to your customers and stop wasting time and money on returns.
Be sure to check out the new key blanks by clicking here and to see the full range now available online.
Discover the new range of Ultim8 Tools Lock Picks
20 August 2018
The Ultim8 Tools range of lock picks is now available to you
We are thrilled to introduce the new range of Ultim8 Tools lock picks to you. With high-security cylinders on the rise, picking them and while safeguarding your customers’ investment will give you a clear edge over your competitors.
Click here to see the range. More information to follow...
Danalock V.3 is now available to you
01 August 2018
Danalock V.3: Smarter, Smaller, Safer
Smarten up your home
The Danalock V3 is the third generation of motorized smart lock based on the feedback from early adopters customers and the latest development in data security and smart home technology. Smaller, stronger and easier to install the Danalock V3 takes the lead in the smart lock market and is setting new standards for years to come.
With Danalock sharing access with relatives and friends is extremely easy, you can receive notification when the lock is used - and by whom - along with impressive features that eliminate the problems of mechanical keys. And in addition, Danalock senses your presence and knows just when to unlock or lock the door (which is similar to how modern vehicles operate).
Easy to install
Danalock’s installation is so simple, you can do-it-yourself in five minutes or less.
Subtle, yet secure
No need for flashing lights or visible moving parts to alert passersby that your house is protected by one of the most technologically-advanced electronic lock solutions on the market. The beauty of Danalock’s residential smart lock lies within. Danalock smart locks are simple in appearance but offer the security your home needs to protect what matters most.
Interoperability has always been a cornerstone in Danalock products
Z-wave and Zigbee integrations. Danalock offers different Z-Wave versions and also a Zigbee version.
Salto KS and Cameramanager: a winning duo
25 June 2018
Manage your security from one single account
SALTO Systems has launched KSconnect first integration: Video Surveillance With Cameramanager for Cloud-Based KS ‘Keys As A Service’
SALTO Systems, a leading global manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, launched KSconnect – an integration platform powered by SALTO’s KS Keys as a Service cloud-based access control – at IFSEC in London. The first KSconnect integration – with Eagle EyeCameramanager – offers SALTO KS end users a powerhouse security solution of access and video anywhere, anytime.
“One of the greatest things about the cloud is the ability to collaborate and when we developed our SALTO KS Keys as a Service cloud-based access control product, we prepared it to be integrated with many different cloud environments,” says Marc Handels. “We are excited about our first SALTO KS KSconnect integration with Panasonic Cameramanager video surveillance"
What is Salto KSConnect?
Knowing that cloud-based access control like SALTO KS is often just one part of an effective security solution, SALTO has developed KSconnect. SALTO KSconnect allows you to integrate your SALTO KS cloud-based access control with other security applications – like video surveillance – for a more comprehensive solution. Thanks to the integration with Salto KS, you will be able to manage your doors, locks, security credentials and video surveillance from one single account.
A new integration
The first integration is a partnership with Panasonic Cameramanager, a cloud-based video management product from one of the leading names in video surveillance. Cameramanager is the ideal video surveillance solution for small to medium-sized businesses, such as stores, hairdressers, cafes, and many more. Cameramanager users can view and manage cameras anywhere and anytime with the ability to watch stored HD footage via computer, smartphone, or tablet.
SALTO KS, with more than 2,000 systems, offers an innovative cloud-based access control solution, which is especially embraced for retail, co-working spaces and Rental properties with vastly better functionality and performance than is possible with a traditional solution.
Peterson Standard vs Slender Picks
06 June 2018
Thin or Thick: why choose slender or standard Peterson picks
Customer is locked out, you approach the lock but you can’t fit your pick into the keyway or you find really hard to manoeuvre the pins inside the lock. Good chances are you are attacking a lock with a narrow “paracentric” keyway.
To solve this issue, most manufacturers have come up with different widths for their picks. This gives you more options when choosing your picks but, on the other hand, can make it harder to choose the set that is right for you and the locks you normally find in your job.
Three widths to pick them all
As you can see in the picture below, Peterson picks come in three different widths.
A different width means a different degree of flexibility and stress resistance and, as you can already guess, different pros and cons. To find out more about the benefits of each width, watch our short explainer video here:
To sum up
Which Peterson picks should I get?
If you work on locks with a standard keyway, you should get a “standard” 0.025” picks (click here to see the range) that will still be very useful in most locks and will generally last longer than a thinner pick.
If you are already finding a lot of locks with narrow keyways in your area or you want to be ready for any lock you may encounter, then you should definitely add a selection of slimmer picks to your sets. Although thinner and so a bit more prone to breaking than a standard 0.025” pick, Peterson Government Steel guarantees an excellent resistance and durability so that you won’t need to change them every month.
If you are heavy handed on the lock, then the new line of 0.018” slender picks (click here to see the range) is a good compromise that should perfectly suit your style of picking. They are quite thin so to give you enough room to work on the pins while offering a greater level of resistance to stress and tension of lock picking than the slimmer 0.015” picks (click here to see the pick sets).
InstaCode Subscription vs InstaCode Live: how to choose the best solution for your business?
InstaCode Subscription or InstaCode Live? What are the differences? Which one should I get? If those are the questions that keep you awake or you simply want to know more about this fantastic key data software, keep reading this blog post as we are going to analyse what features and benefits they share, what sets them apart and help you decide which is the best solution for you and your business.
Firstly, InstaCode 1-year Subscription and InstaCode Live are two “variants” of the same data software for key cutting machines with one main difference: InstaCode Subscription consists in a subscription (the clue is in the name) to a software that you install onto a pc or laptop and you can then run offline. InstaCode Live is a licence that gives you access to an online service from a device of your choice (the browser of your pc, the smartphone app you name it etc.).
Before talking about their differences though, let's take a look at what features and benefits they have in common.
Main common features:
Single vs Multi:
The first big difference between the two variants is the platforms and devices that they work on. You can run InstaCode Subscription only on a Windows pc or laptop thus being a good option if you have a shop or don't plan to use it on the go that often. You also won't need to chase wifi signal around the shop or worry about the internet going down right when you need to access your software as it runs offline once you have activated it.
InstaCode Live gives you much more flexibility because you can run it on and access the online service from multiple platforms (Windows, IOS, Android) and devices (pc, laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.). This means, for example, that you can download the InstaCode app to your phone and easily access codes even from a van or the side of the road. A very welcome addition especially if you are a mobile or an auto locksmith.
The only downside is that it requires an internet connection at all time so you may lose access to the service if you are in an area with poor internet connection.
Here things start to get really interesting as the pricing structure is one of the most important differences between InstaCode and InstaCode Live.
Whereas the only option available for Instacode Subscription is a one-off yearly payment, InstaCode Live comes in various plans as you can see from the table below:
This might be a very attractive feature if, for example, you only focus on domestic services or if you are an auto locksmith who only needs automotive codes and information. You can choose a plan tailored to your needs, so you don't subscribe to (and waste money on) features that aren't relevant to your business and you will never use.
To sum things up here is a table providing a brief comparison of the two options:
If you still have some questions, please call us on 0131 555 0909 or send an email to email@example.com.
NEW Silca T80+ Chip
11 May 2018
The New Silca T80+ Wedge Chip is now available to youNOW IN STOCK AND READY TO ORDER [updated 01/06/2018]
The Silca T80+ transponder chip is the unique solution for cloning transponders for many Ford®, Toyota®, Hyundai® and Kia® models worldwide. The Silca T80+ solution also pre-codes 80-bit transponders for Subaru® vehicles and gets them ready for programming with your key programming device such as Abrites AVDI, Advanced Diagnostics etc. Carbon chip will fit entire range of Silca keys, Silca original remotes and Xhorse remotes.
Cloning: Toyota, Ford, Kia, Hyundai
Programming: Toyota, Ford, Kia, Hyundai and Subaru
Click here to order your chip
Verify Your Mr Li's Original Tool
09 April 2018
Mr Li's Original Tools Verification is Here
Mr Li has implemented a new verification system that will guarantee that you are getting tools that offer only the highest level of quality and design. This system consists of a very special sticker attached to the back of each tool featuring a verification code.
Verifying your tools is the only way to ensure that you are getting TRUE Mr Li's Original Tools quality and that your tools will allow you to easily pick and decode the most popular vehicle locks on the market.
About the Verification Label
The label on the back of your tools includes four different ways to verify you have purchased a Mr Li's Original Tool:
How it Works
Verifying your tools is easy. All you have to do is:
All our MR Li's Original Tools are come with the new verification label to offer you best tools on the market so that can confidently take on any job. Click here to check out the full range.
Xhorse Condor Mini: How to Cut HU16T key blanks
17 April 2018
Discover how to use the Xhorse Condor Mini to cut HU162T key blanks for new VAG locks
Update your Xhorse Condor Mini to version V5.03 and follow our step-by-step guide to cut keys for new VAG locks: