New Pricing Structure for the AVDI Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS)
Abrites have made some changes to the pricing structure of their Annual Maintenance Subscription introducing a new 4-tiered pricing structure based on how long your AMS has expired for.
The AVDI Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS) is valid for one year after it has been processed and allows you to access software updates, new special functions and online services, such as BMW Online, Mercedes Key Programming, Subaru and others.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Wendt Electric Pick Gun III. With an improved motor, battery and design the new battery-operatedWendt Pick Gun builds on the enormous success of the previous versions and makes opening cylinders even faster and easier.
What's new with the Wendt Electric Pick Gun 3700
The new Wendt pick gun introduces a few innovations. Let's have a more in-depth look at them:
A new motor designed to have more power and be more durable. With a new improved motor, you have at your fingertips all the power you need to open most 4, 5 and 6-pin cylinders.
Integrated lithium battery with more power than the old NiCd batteries of the II.
Overcharge battery protection. A deep discharge and battery overload protection. This way the battery can't be overcharged and it will live longer.
You can charge the Electro Pick Gun III on the go. With the innovative micro USB port, you can connect the Wendt Electro Pick Gun III to a power bank or computer and charge it from your van.
Ergonomic design. With knurling around the handle, the Wendt Electric Pick Gun III is slimmer and lighter than the old version while maintaining a comfortable grip and a high-quality feeling.
An LED Battery status indicator protected by acrylic glass allows you to control your battery status all the time.
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We have launched our brand new catalogue for 2019/20120 and we can't wait for you to see all the amazing products and solutions that we have lined up for you.
Now you can find everything you need to get the job done all in one place from first-class cylinders, key machines, locks and accessories to innovative automotive solutions, access control systems and much more. It’s all at your fingertips!
To view and download an electronic copy of our catalogue pleaseclick here.
If you would like to receive a catalogue in the post, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0131 555 0909 and we’ll send you our latest catalogue with your next order.
Trying to decide between the Xhorse Condor Mini Plus and the Dolphin? Read this first.
Since their release, a few of our customers have asked us: <<What are the differences between the Xhorse Dolphin and the Condor Mini Plus?>>. These two electronic key cutting machines have a lot in common but there are some fundamental differences that set them apart.
In this article, we are going to do a detailed Dolphin vs Condor Mini Plus review to help you make an informed decision and choose which of the two will be best suited for you and your business’s needs.
Firstly, let's have a look at the main features and benefits before comparing some of them in more detail.
Electronic key cutting machines for the automotive market
As you can see from the table above, the main element that these two machines have in common is their core functionality: they are both electronic key machines specifically designed to cut all type of flat and laser automotive key blanks.
A database with accurate and detailed parameters of the most popular vehicle keys on the market also allows you to help your customers when they have lost all their keys.
For example, you can cut a key by code or search the database to select the correct key blank and vehicle manufacturer before entering the cuts.
The Condor Mini Plus is a stand-alone key machine operated via a built-in touchscreen, while the Dolphin is controlled via Bluetooth using the free Xhorse app for IOs and Android.
That means you will need an internet connection at all time to use the Dolphin so that you may not be able to cut a key in an area with a poor signal like an underground car park or a rural road.
On the other hand, you will be able to use the Condor Mini Plus offline allowing you to cut a key without worrying about your internet connection.
Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Xhorse, we have had the chance to put both machines through their paces and we were positively impressed by the overall reliability and sturdiness of the two machines and their components.
They come with the same jaws, cutters and tracers and present one noticeable difference: The Condor Mini Plus has a full aluminium body while the Dolphin has some plastic elements in the upper body which may make it more subject to wear and tear.
That's why you should probably opt for the Condor Mini Plus if you are going to cut a high volume of keys per day. Additionally, the Xhorse Dolphin doesn't have a full protective shield so that the front area of the machine will quickly become a bit messy with metal shavings requiring frequent cleaning.
If portability is important when choosing your next automotive key cutting machine, the Dolphin has the upper hand. Both machines are light and portable but the Dolphin weights three kg less than the Condor Mini Plus and it’s also equipped with an ergonomic handle that makes it extremely easy to carry for emergency calls and roadside jobs.
You have to keep the Condor mini Plus plugged into a power source to use it. On the contrary, the Xhorse Dolphin has a built-in lithium battery that can be fully charged in about three hours and allows you to cut around 20/30 keys before you have to charge it again.
This feature, coupled with the feather-like weight and the ergonomic handle, makes the Dolphin super portable and ideal for van use or on-site emergency jobs where you don't have access to a power source.
Another big factor that I am sure you will consider is price. In this section of our website, we don't show the prices of our products so if you are interested in knowing the price of the two machines, please visit the product pages of the Condor Mini Plus and the Xhorse Dolphin that you can respectively find here and here.
Who’s the Xhorse Condor Mini Plus best suited for?
Key cutters, locksmiths and auto locksmiths who are going to cut a high volume of automotive key blanks.
Key cutters and locksmiths who want to get into the automotive market.
Who’s the Xhorse Dolphin best suited for?
Key cutters, locksmiths and auto locksmiths who cut a small number of automotive key blanks per day.
Key cutters, locksmiths and auto locksmiths who need a back-up machine for their van.
The New TDF1 Paxton Fob Cloner is now available from Keyprint Security
The TDF1 Paxton Fob Cloner, the only machine on the market that allows you to read and clone Paxton key fobs, is now available from Keyprint Security.
Benefits of the new device:
The TDF1 Paxton fob copier is a dedicated standalone device that will copy Paxton fob in seconds providing a valuable extra level of customer service to your business.
You will be able to copy blue, red, yellow and green ringed Paxton fobs.
It comes with the versatility to be used either standalone in your retail premises or workshop or even out on the road using the supplied USB cable.
Standard guarantee period of 12 months from date of purchase.
How to use the TDF1 Cloner to copy Paxton fobs:
With the new Paxton Fob Copier, you will be able to quickly and easily clone Paxton. Al you have to do is, drop the fob to be copied into the reader, press the button to read, remove the fob and place a blank fob into the reader and press the button again. And to make things even easier, your new device also comes with detailed instruction and a video guide that you can watch on our website at this link: https://www.keyprint.co.uk/tdf1-paxton-fob-cloner.
We are thrilled to announce that the new Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Toolis now in stock and ready to order. Whether you are already offering automotive services or just tapping into this market, the Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool is the perfect addition to your business. With one single piece of kit, you will be able to generate a remote, clone or prepare a transponder and much more, covering the same functionalities of at least two or three different devices.
The Mini Key Tool builds on the solid ground-breaking features of its bigger brother the Xhorse VVDI Key Tool offering the same level of reliability and performance that countless locksmiths and key cutters around the world have learned to love.
You will notice the main difference as soon as you open the box. The device (and consequently its screen) is smaller than the VVDI Key Tool. That's because the Mini Key Tool is operated via Blue-tooth using the free Xhorse app for Android and IOS. All you have to do is download the free Xhorse on your device, register it and then pair via Bluetooth with your Mini Key Tool. You will then be able to clone a transponder, generate a new remote etc. by simply tapping a few buttons on your phone or tablet.
You don't need to buy a separate ID48 cloning licence as it now comes with your device.
The device includes one free token per day that you can spend to clone ID48 online.
Benefits and features:
Operated via Blue-tooth using the free Xhorse app for Android and IOS.
You can acquire ignition vehicle data with the “Snooping” Antenna.
You will always stay on top of the latest applications with FREE regular updates for your device.
English version unlocked for the UK, Europe and US market remotes.
Generate New Remotes.
Renew OEM Remotes.
1x VVDI Mini Key Tool Device
1x Remote Programming Cable
1x USB cable
1x User Guide
Click here to find out more about the Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool.
Three new videos added to our series on how to use Peterson picks and tools
One of the greatest privileges of our job is being able to work with some of the best manufacturers in the trade. This time we have worked together with Ken from Peterson Manufacturing to shoot three new videos that show you how to use seven of his tools.
The three new videos address cover drill bit and key extraction as well as lock bypass. You can find themhere, here and here. Hope you enjoy them!
P.s. To view the videos log in with your account details to access the Product Files area at the bottom of the pages.
Why should I choose a master key plan for my business?
Does your office manager have to carry a very large bunch of keys around? Do you keep losing track of who has access to what in your building? Then a master key system may be what you need to balance ease of access and increase the security of your property and business at the same time.
A master key system is a simple and effective solution to balance high levels of security and ease of access to a property as it allows authorised personnel to open a defined set of doors and locks with just one key.
What are the benefits of a master key system?
Convenient. You will be able to lock and unlock several doors without carrying a large bunch of keys. For example, landlords or business owners will be able to open all the doors in a building or property with just one key.
Access control. Master key systems also work as modern mechanical access control systems. You can give employees access only to their department or may have one key for your office manager which opens the cleaners cupboard and all of the conference rooms—but not the director's office. Furthermore, if you combine a master key plan with a patented cylinder system, nobody will duplicate your keys without your permission.
Enhanced Security. Access control means you will track who has access to which door inside your building. For instances, you will know exactly who has access to the servers or who can open the files room.
Cost-effective. With a master key system, you will save money by not handing out multiple keys to every employee thus minimising the risk of lost and stolen keys. And if an employee loses their key, you don’t have to rekey the whole building but only the set of locks they had access to.
Flexible. A master key system is a great way to increase your business security because it can be integrated with electronic access control solution. You can also add more door and locks to the original master key.
How does a master key system work?
Let’s have a look at how the hierarchy system works in a master key plan:
Grand Master Key. Often shortened in GMK, it is the key that opens all the locks and door in the plan. This key will open every master system under it, and the subsequent sub-master keys under those systems. For example, it may be given to the business owner so that they can access the whole building or property.
Master Key. Shortened in ‘MK’. It would be given to a floor manager to access all the departments on their floor. In smaller systems, this can be the highest ranking key.
Sub Master Key. Often shortened in SMK. It opens all the doors in a specific sub-suite. It may be the key given to the head of a department to access all the offices in that area of the building.
All other keys handed to employees will only open one specific lock or a set of keyed alike locks.
If you want to discuss how we can create a master key system to suit your business requirements, please contact us either by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 0131 555 0909.
Benefit from Silca expertise and precision for a lifetime with Silca Futura Pro Unlimited
Silca Futura Pro Unlimited is the only electronic key machine with exclusive lifetime software subscription included for duplicating all types of residential and automotive keys and for engraving metal keys, medals and plates.
Forget about expiry dates and renewals: with Futura Pro Unlimited you will be able to download new software functions and database updates for free during the lifetime of your machine. You won’t have to bother with the time-consuming cost of software subscription. When new software functions, data cards and series are available, you will only need to update the machine.
The machine comes equipped with an aluminium case containing all the necessary tools for engraving and for cutting a wide range of vehicle keys, including Ford®, Simplex®, VAG® and Mercedes® type keys.
Please click here to find out more about the new Silca Futura Pro Unlimited.
Abrites Diagnostics for BMW/Mini Online version 31.7
Abrites Diagnostics for BMW/ Mini Online version 31.7 now provides support for the BMW Motorcycles (BMW Motorrad) and BMW scooters:
Complete OEM and higher level of diagnostics.
Reading and clearing DTCs with the ability to show causes and possible fixes.
Full DTC details with descriptions.
Actuator testing and activation.
Live values in table or graph mode.
Simultaneous use of Actuators and live value monitoring.
Key programming for BMW Motorcycles and scooters using HITAG 2, DST 80 and DST AES keys for example: S1000RR; BMW K19 - C600 and C650; BMW GS1200/ GS1200R; K and F series (K1300 and F800) commonly known as XEWS4 type. They use DST80 transponders so you can use the Abrites TA17 as a key. BMW R1200GS using a handsfree unit (Keyless go system) X_SLZ/ HUF. These use a DST AES type of key and others.
Module replacement for BMW Motorcycles and scooters: EWS replacement, ABS replacement, Cluster replacement, DME replacement.
Coding and Programming for BMW Motorcycles and scooters: Vehicle order (VO), programming of flashes in the modules, integration level, customisation for various modules according to the customer's requests.
* Special function BN010is required for key programming.
* Special function BN012is required for module replacement.
Abrites Diagnostics for Renault/Dacia online version 31.7
In version 31.7 of the Abrites Diagnostics for Renault/ Dacia you will see the following new features and additions:
Added support for mileage recalibration of Renault Talisman/ Renault Megane IV VDO Dashboard 2017+
Renault Kangoo II and Renault Clio III key learning improved.
Engine adaptations for Megane III/Scenic III/Laguna III improved.
Bosch ABS recalibration unexpected data error fixed.
Abrites Diagnostics for VAG in version 36.0
Some really useful features for Abrites Diagnostics for VAG in version 36.0. Remember when entering service mode needed to remove the EEPROM+ 24C32/24C64, read it, save it and load into the software? Not anymore.
The new ZN059 adapter allows you to connect to the back of the cluster and enter service mode by connection to the cluster without removing the EEPROM.
All keys lost for MQB vehicles if the CS of the dashboard and of the ECU are available.
Abrites Diagnostics for Mercedes version 10.8
We are happy to inform that the cars that were previously unsupported for EZS (EIS) password extraction will be available in version 10.8 of the Abrites Diagnostics for Mercedes. We can now extract a password and program keys to the previously hardest cars to do.
Password extraction for the W220/ W215/ R230 (W230) (1998 - 2005). EVEN FOR ALL KEYS LOST.
Password extraction for the W221/ X164 (W164)/ W251/ W216 before the facelift (2005 - 2007). EVEN FOR ALL KEYS LOST.
In the car or on a bench.
Easy procedure, simple to use and very quick.
Abrites Diagnostics for Hyundai and KIA version 4.2
Abrites Diagnostics for Hyundai and KIA version 4.2 will have the following new features:
We have added the following all new models for key programming: Hyundai Grandeur - Smart keys (Free for all owners of the HK008 and a valid AMS), Hyundai I20 - Mechanical keys (Free for all owners of the HK008 and a valid AMS).
Apart from that, you will see the new updates and improvements on key programming available for the existing cars which were already supported.
The newer version of Superlock, the ever-popular program for the calculation and administration of master key systems, has been released. Compatible with the latest Windows versions (32 and 64 bit), Superlock II improves on its predecessor offering the same reliability and precision.
With Superlock II you can:
Calculate key cutting and cylinder pinning in systems with either a single or multiple profiles.
Calculate keys and cylinders when you type in keys, cylinders and accesses in the lock chart.
Calculate the extensions and inserts the changes when you modify a system.
Check for illegal keys, keys without access and illegal accesses etc...
See the cylinder build, create a list for printing, or send the information to a cutting/assembly machine.
Setup your own profile sets and make Superlock assign the profiles to each key and cylinder.
Receive systems from Planner, calculate them and return them to the same Planner or to a Keybank for the administration of keys and cylinders.
Plus much more.
Superlock II Mini:
Superlock II is also available in a Mini version for locksmiths that do not need to create lock systems larger than 200 keys and cylinder codes.
KESO Omega 8000Ω² is the latest generation of mechanical and mechatronic locking systems with new active copy protection. The reversible key system is suitable for both complex and simple locking systems.
With a patent valid until 2034 and functional design protection, the new KESO system offers you extremely long investment protection. The system is rounded off with an innovative modular system for problem-free extension or shortening of the cylinders on-site
Built to the latest standards. Consistent protection of a property is guaranteed if keys and cylinders are both patented and certified. KESO 8000Ω² profile cylinders comply with the DIN EN 18252 standard and are certified according to DIN EN 1303*, VdS** and FZG. All cylinders fulfill the highest requirements for operation, corrosion and locking security.
Drilling protection as standard. In the standard version, KESO 8000Ω² is tested in accordance with DIN EN 1303 resistance class D or VdS A. On request, we can offer even higher protection against drilling open and pulling with VdS – to fulfill your requirements optimally.
Active key protection. A patent alone does not offer protection from illegal key copies, regardless of whether copying takes place by conventional means or via 3-D printing. To prevent illegal key copies, you need active copy protection in the form of a moving element on the key.
Modular and flexible
With KESO 8000Ω², you benefit from a modular system that is not only quick to install but can also be extended flexibly. The length of the cylinders can be adapted on site to fit almost all door thicknesses.
Different cylinder types can also be integrated into one locking system – from profile cylinders and locking cylinders to padlocks. This provides comprehensive system solutions that can be implemented easily and expanded as required. The benefit for you: lower investment and maintenance costs.
Click here to find out more about KESO Omega 8000Ω² or contact our sales team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0131 555 0909.
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.
No footprint on the door. No evidence of how it is protected With Danalock your door looks just like a normal door with a standard-looking lock, there is no impression of an electronic lock.
Always enabled Mechanical key override exists in the event of a forgotten or lost smartphone or no battery power. You will always be able to access and operate your lock.
Safer Inside Electronics are housed on the inside of the door, providing protection against vandalism, adverse weather etc.
Unmatchable security standard Danalock uses AES256, the most advanced encryption method for transferring data and TPM – Trusted Platform Module to store encryption keys. This high-security level has been acknowledged by companies like Apple, Amazon, Google Nest and many others.
Smart home open the door to endless smart home possibilities
There’s a growing network of smart devices in your home – thermostat, lights, alarm system – and Danalock smart locks work seamlessly with these products. The smartest smart devices work together to provide user comfort, convenience and cost-saving.
Interoperability has always been a cornerstone in Danalock products The V3 is by far the most versatile and flexible platform available and is setting new standards in cross-platform interoperability. Let Danalock sense you are near and trigger all your smart home commands.
Z-wave and Zigbee integrations. Danalock offers different Z-Wave versions and also a Zigbee version. This enables it to be integrated into different ecosystems like Amazon Echo, Nest, IFTTT, Harmony etc. converting the Danalock V3 in the trigger or starter that will boost your home system as soon as you unlock your door.
Airbnb integration The Danalock Airbnb integration enables you to share mobile keys directly to the guest smartphone for the period of time that the apartment has been rented through the Airbnb platform. No need to give physical keys, and after the stay, the mobile key expires.
SDKs and APIs
Danalock delivers full SDKs and APIs for partner integrations, enabling easy integration with existing systems like home automation, booking platforms etc.
New Abrites AVDI RR017 Key Programming For Renault Talisman/Megane IV/Scenic IV/Espace V
The RR017is 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
Reworked the procedure for adaptation of EZS-Kessy from A6 (2005-2010) and Q7 (2006-2014).
Reworked the procedure for adaptation of Transmission of A6 (2005-2010) and Q7 (2006-2014).
Reworked the procedure for adaptation of Immo V ECU for the BCM2 cars (now it is possible to adapt the ECU completely by OBDII for the ECUs until 2013, for the other ECUs it is no longer necessary to write the flashback to the ECU).
Reworked the procedure for adaptation Immo III/Immo IV ECU/TCU (VN005). Adapting the devices without using the EM003 emulator.
ME17.5.24 is now supported - PIN/CS is read from the internal CAN bus.
Cluster calibration completely by OBD for the following models:Audi A6/A7 (4G) - Audi A8 (4H) - VW Touareg (7P) - (Available with the VN010 function for cars produced after 2010+).
New versions of the EZS Kessy related modules added for component protection as well as new versions of MMI modules added across the Generation I and II.
Component protection added for Central electric.
Added support for Component protection for the 09-Central electric module with Quorriva MCU.
Abrites Diagnostics for Mercedes Online
Introduced simple and easy functions for coding such as:
Enabling and disabling of the seat belt alarm, for example, W205/ W222/ W217/ W166 new models.
Change of the MAX SPEED Limit (including all AMG models).
Enabling and disabling of the video in motion for older and newer cars up to 2018.
Enabling and disabling of the AMG start screen for older and new Mercedes Benz models.
Enabling and disabling of "Apple car play". In some cases, an update is needed and this can be done using the Abrites flash programming in Mercedes Benz for phone screen mirroring for example.
Ability to calibrate the sunroof.
Ability to calibrate 360-degree cameras, enable, coding, including Special Vehicle Solution (SVS).
Enabling, disabling and calibrating the Special Vehicle Solution front camera.
Mercedes Special Vehicles Solutions rear-view mirror cameras enabling, disabling and calibrating.
DPF regeneration and renewal.
DPF running time and mileage value reset (CRD3).
Emergency engine starts when the AdBlue mileage reaches "0" and you are not able to drive the car.
Renew of FBS4 control modules including 7G Tronic units 722.9. ALL BY OBD or internal CANBUS (MN027).
Renew of FBS4 CRD 3.X Engine Control Units including original VIN reset. ALL BY OBD or internal CANBUS (MN027).
Abrites Diagnostics for Renault version 31.5 (online)
Key and remote control programming for MEGANE IV (2016+) and the derivative of the so-called Common Module Family vehicles included in the new RR017 special function: Renault Megane IV 2016+; Renault ESPACE 2015+; Renault Talisman 2015+ / Renault Samsung SM6; Renault Scénic IV 2016+ (Supported in RR017).
Autoliv Airbag Clear Crash for Talisman, Megane IV, Scenic IV, Espace V, Kadjar.
Virgin Engine Control Module (ECM) adaptation for Clio IV, Twingo III, Trafic III, Logan II, Sandero II, Duster Ph2, Dokker, Lodgy.
PIN reading speed improved on poor internet connection.
Clio IV, Logan II, Sandero II, Dokker, Lodgy, Duster Ph2 2015+ PIN reading support improved.
General diagnostic improvements - identification of UDS vehicles improved, live data items order fixed.
Recovering of Smart453 possible with RR015 licence.
Abrites Diagnostics for Nissan/ Infiniti version 31.5 (online)
Brand new cloud-based diagnostics user interface.
Easy vehicle recognition by image.
Auto-detection by VIN when possible.
Supports full vehicle scan, module identification, read/clear DTC, live data, actuator tests and various procedures.
Abrites Diagnostics for Fiat/ Alfa/ Lancia/ Chrysler/ FCA version 7.3
Reading of the PIN codes of the new Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep models such as the Chrysler Pacifica from 2017+. This function will be a free addition to all FN017 owners with a valid AMS.
BCM from Delphi with NEC 70F3632/70F3633. They will be supported for Reading/Writing of Flash and Data Flash. Again this will be available for customers with the FN017 and a valid AMS.
Abrites Diagnostics for Opel/ Vauxhall version 7.3
Insignia B - Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) - 4.2-inch Color Display [Free for all the customers who currently have the ON013 special function].
Abrites Diagnostics for Bikes version 2.0
Harley Davidson Motorcycles added for diagnostics (for older models should be used with J1850 adapter).
Features such as motorcycle arming and unarming available for Harley Davidson.
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.
Click here to find out more about the Salto KS system. If you want to speak to a member of our team, please send an email to email@example.com or call us on 0131 555 0909.
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 hereto 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:
They include cross-referencing for 132+ key blank manufacturers, over 70,000 references, 8000+ key code series and 3 billion+ (yes billions!) key codes.
They include Images of key blanks and keyways that display space & depth information, flat widths, angles, measurements, card number and other relevant key cutting information on vehicle and household keys.
They both offer a very intuitive interface.
Printouts of whole code series (for use in your van).
You can search for bittings across a range of code series.
They support for the widest range of key machines.
They both offer instructional guides for transponders and info on opening vehicles.
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:
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The New Silca T80+ Wedge Chip is now available to you
NOW 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.
You can use the T80+ chips and your RW4 Plus/Fast Copy Plus (free update to version 04.06.91 available to you) with M-Box to clone Toyota, Ford, Hyundai and Kia transponder keys.
Toyota: You can clone standalone with no internet connection or snoop device required.
Ford, Hyundai, Kia: You can clone online and without a snoop device required.
Precode a transponder key with the T80+ chip and the Silca TRP setting and RW4 Plus/Fast Copy Plus. Use the precoded chip to program Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia & Subaru models with your key programming device.
Cloning: Toyota, Ford, Kia, Hyundai
Programming: Toyota, Ford, Kia, Hyundai and Subaru
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:
A hidden UV number corresponding to the coloured digit on the right side.
A randomly coloured QR Code.
A scratch coating covering a ten position randomly generated combination of ten letters and numbers.
A sequential tool management numbers.
How it Works
Verifying your tools is easy. All you have to do is:
Scratch the coating off the verification code on the bottom of the label affixed to the back of your tool.
Visit http://originallishi.com and click the Tool Verification link at the top of the page.
Enter the verification code and your email address and confirm that the tool is verified successfully.
Be secure in the knowledge that you own a true Mr Li's Original Tool.
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.
Step 1 Select "Cut By Bitting" on the Main Menu and then enter the key reference HU162T-9 or HU162T-10 depending on the cuts of the key you have to cut. For the purpose of this guide, we will be using a 9-cut key blank.
Step 2 Tap “Key Decode”, select the key type and then tap (1) "Key Decode" to decode your customer’s key as shown in the below. (2) Alternatively, if you already know the height of the 9 bittings, simply enter them. Follow the on-screen instructions to cut the key.
Step 3 After you have successfully cut the horizontal cuts, go back to “Select Key Type” and proceed to decode the three vertical cuts remaining or enter the height of the bittings if you know them. Switch to position D of the M2 Jaw and use a key blank to hold the key you are cutting in position as shown in the images below. Follow the on-screen instructions to cut the key.
Makes and models supported (for guidance only): Any model where you can read the CS/PIN from ECU (majority of JCI new type dashboards 2016-EOS; Volkswagen Scirocco; Audi Q3; Tiguan keyless go system; some 24C64, 24C32 dashboards etc.)
We are really happy to introduce new lease plans on our range of key cutting machines that will help you get hold of the equipment you need to grow your business.
What are the advantages of a lease plan?
Manage your cash flow. You can spread the payment of your new machine out over several years, saving the burden of one-time payment. This will financially help you because it won't leave your business with a tight cash flow.
Great key machines are affordable. Because you can spread the payment, you can also invest in good quality equipment which might look too expensive or unaffordable otherwise.
Immediate access to the equipment your business needs. Because of cash flow constraints, you can fall behind your competitors if you keep putting off that much-needed investment. Leasing a machine means that you don't have to wait for savings to pay it upfront. Your new key machine can be in your shop or van and generate profit within days.
An investment that pays for itself. With a shiny new machine in your shop or van ready to cut keys, you will say yes more often to your customers and increase your business. Ultimately, you will be able to repay your leasing with money generated by your new equipment.
Suitable for new, growing, or established businesses. Leasing a key machine can be a viable option to get the equipment you need to kick-start your locksmith or key cutting business.
Additionally, our leasing plans offer:
No hefty deposit or down payment.
Fixed rates for the length of the agreement.
Major tax advantages as every payment is 100% allowable against tax.
Interested in leasing a new key machine? Check our range of key cutting machines to find out more about the lease options available to you. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 555 0909 to discuss with our dedicated team of experts.
*Please note: All leasing options are subject to approval.
How to register your Salto KS IQ Unit, Doors and Tags
In a three-part blog post series, we will cover the basics of setting up your Salto KS system. This first part covers how to register your Salto KS account, activate an IQ unit, add doors and tags to your system.
Step 1 Register your account
Go to https://home.saltoks.com/signup.
Choose an email address and password to sign up.
You will get a confirmation email. Click on the link and fill in the extra information required.
Click the "FINISH" button.
You can now log in to your account using your email address and password.
Step 2 Activate an IQ unit
Go to your Account menu and click “Hardware/IQs” on the left-hand side to activate an IQ unit.
Click the IQ button and assign a name to identify your IQ unit and click the blue checkmark.
Find the activation code that you can find on the back of the IQ unit.
Enter the activation code and click the checkmark.
Your IQ unit is now active.
Step 2 Add a door to your account
Access your Account menu and click “Hardware/Doors” on the left-hand side to create a Salto KS Cloud Access Door.
Click the DOOR button and assign a name to identify your new door.
Click on the blue checkmark.
The new door will appear in your account but won’t be linked to your IQ unit yet.
Step 3 Connect the new door to an IQ unit
Go to System on the left-hand side of your Account Menu where you will find all the elements associated with your account.
Click the "EDIT" button.
Select the name of the IQ unit you want to assign the door to from the drop-down menu and click "MOVE".
The door is now assigned to the IQ you have chosen. Click "SAVE" to continue with the configuration.
Go to the door, present the maintenance card, follow the on-screen instructions and click "CHECK CONFIGURATION" when you are ready.
Your door is now connected to your IQ unit and configured.
You may also want to check your new door is working. In order to do so, go to the door and test it by presenting a tag. If no tag is registered to your system please go to step 4 of this guide and then test the door.
Step 4 Register one or more Salto KS tags to your account
When you receive your tags for the first time or when you receive new tags you have to register them to your system.
Go to the Tags section on the left-hand side of your Account menu.
Click the "ADD TAG" button.
From the drop-down menu select the door you want to use to add the new tag(s) and click START.
A 2-minute countdown will appear. Go to the door and present the tag. As the tag is read by the door, its details will appear in your account.
Click STOP to stop the countdown when you are finished registering the tag(s).
All the tags registered for the door selected will appear in your account.
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How to use the VVDI Key Tool to generate a new remote and clone the transponder for a Ford C-Max 2005-2010
Whether you are already offering automotive services or just tapping into this market, the Xhorse VVDI Key Tool is the perfect addition to your business. With one single piece of kit, you will be able to generate a remote, clone or prepare a transponder and much more, covering the same functionalities of at least two or three different devices.
With an intuitive interface and on-screen instructions, you won’t require extensive training to say yes more often to your customers. What’s more? The device, transponder chips and universal remotes come at an unmissable price allowing you to recoup your investment in just a few jobs.
Follow our simple guide to generate a new remote and clone the transponder for a Ford C-Max 2005-2010
With the new free VVDI Key Tool app for IOS and Android, you can control all the functions of the Xhorse VVDI Key Toolstraight from your device making it even quicker and easier to generate a remote, clone a transponder etc. On top of that, when you update your app and connect it to your VVDI KEY Tool, all the latest applications and features will be automatically pushed to the Key Tool.
Step 1 Download the free VVDI Key Tool Android or Apple app on your device.
Step 2 To sign up for a free account and use the app, open it and press Register.
Step 3 For UK users, press Email Register. See image on the right if the language is set to Chinese.
Step 4 Enter your email address.
Step 5 Press Send to have a security code sent to the email address you have entered.
Step 6 Enter the security code and press Next.
Step 7 Set a password for your account and press Next.
Step 8 Use your email address (USERNAME) and Password to Login into the app.
Step 9 You can now use the VVDI KEY TOOL app.
To use the app you have to it to the VVDI KEY tool. To do so, when you click on any of the function you find in the app, you will be prompted to a screen where you can activate the Bluetooth on your device in order to pair it with the VVDI Key Tool.
The Salto KS IQ is an innovative device that connects to the cloud and receives all changes and settings from Salto applications ensuring that all locks are updated within seconds. The new Salto KS IQ 2.0 unit is now available to you and offers more choice and convenience to exactly match your requirements.
What are the benefits of the new Salto KS IQ 2.0?
The SALTO KS IQ 2.0 now allows you to connect the electronic locks and cylinder to the cloud directly to your internet connection through WIFI or 3G in case there’s no existing Internet connection.
There are four different options available to you:
Ethernet together with a USB stick: Includes IQ 2.0 ethernet, 2G/3G/4G antenna and 12V power adaptor.
Ethernet and Wifi wireless option: Includes IQ 2.0 ethernet - WIFI and 12V power adaptor.
Ethernet and Wifi wireless POE: Includes IQ 2.0 ethernet - WIFI POE (Ethernet cable not included).
Ethernet: Includes IQ 2.0 ethernet and 12V power adaptor (Ethernet cable not included).
Are you the lucky owner of a Silca M-Box? Then a new update is now available that will AUTOMATICALLY UPGRADE your device from software version 1.0.11 to software version 1.1.0 provided it is connected to the Internet.
All M-Boxes should be updated from software version 1.0.11 to software version 1.1.0 before December 22nd, 2017. After the 22nd of December, if you have not automatically updated your M-Box via the Internet (e.g. because it wasn't connected), you must update it via SRS (Silca Remote Service Program). In order to do so, follow these simple steps:
Step 1 Open the Silca Remote Service Program.
Step 2 Select M-Box from the "Machines" menu.
Step 4 Click "Next".
Step 4 Click the "Upgrade & Diagnostic" button.
Step 5 Click the "M-BOX upgrade" button.
The updating process will start and your device will be updated at the end of the procedure.
How to choose the right lock pick for any application.
Raise your hand if you have ever found it a little overwhelming to choose a pick set. With so many shapes, materials and sizes, it can be difficult to choose the right picks for the locks that you normally find in your day-to-day job.
Well, there's good news: choosing the right pick set doesn't have to be that daunting. Following our handy guide, you can save the frustration of buying the wrong picks and easily identify what's best for you - all without wasting time and money.
In our guide, we will walk you through the most popular locks and keyways as well as which picks you need to successfully attack them. Ready? Let's dive in.
Still not sure which pick is right for you? Call us on 01315550909 or send an email to email@example.com and our experienced team of experts will be very happy to help you.
Discover everything you need to know about the NEW Silca Smart Remote Programmer.
Generate new car key remotes the easy way
The Silca Smart Remote Programmer is the perfect solution to tap into the remote car key duplication market. Easy to use, you don't need to know the part number because you will find precise vehicle information on your laptop or smartphone thanks to the dedicated SRP software (downloadable freely from Silca website). The remote generator takes the specific vehicle data necessary to preset the new key from the software and writes it onto the remote key in seconds via NFC technology. Now you are ready to program the key into the vehicle through either your key programming device or the on-board manual procedure.
Extremely quick: you can program and cut your customer's key in seconds even on the roadside.
You don't need to know the part number because you will find all the vehicle information that you need on your screen. The SRP Software guides you step-by-step to identify the vehicle that you need to preset. You select from a number of characteristics, including make, model, year and chassis code of the vehicle. The software then shows the right Remote Car Key reference, what transponder and what Silca FH key blade to use.
You don’t need to fill up your van or shop with many different key remotes. You can stock only four key variants to program hundreds of models.
You will be able to program some of the most popular vehicle models o the market including Audi®, Chevrolet-Daewoo®, Chrysler®, Fiat®, Ford®, Honda®, Hyundai®, Kia®, Lexus®, Mazda®, Nissan®, Opel-Vauxhall®, Seat®, Skoda®, Suzuki®, Toyota® & Volkswagen®.
You don’t need any physical connection or to disassemble the remote. The Smart Remote Programmer operates automatically via the user-friendly SRP software and applies the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, a Silca-patented application, to write the data onto the remote.
Your customers will love the Smart Remote Programmer because you will offer them top-quality keys at a very advantageous price.
Robust design with quality "feel". Made with long-lasting components, you can provide your customers with keys that feature a robust flip mechanism and apply tested technologies to guarantee perfect functioning.
Fully compatible with Silca quality FH key blades and range of transponders.
No hidden fees. No token needed. You can preset as many keys as you want.
How does the Smart Remote Programmer Work?
The new Remote Programmer works along the Silca Remote Car Key, a unique-styled, compact remote that, once programmed, duplicates the functions of the original key. It features three push buttons for locking, unlocking and boot release and incorporates a space-saving retractable Silca quality blade.
With the Silca Remote Car Key Solution, duplicating original vehicle keys is easy:
You search for the make, model and year of the vehicle key to preset in the special SRP software using a PC, or with a mobile device via the dedicated app.
The programme tells you whether the remote can be preset and if so which key variant is needed.
The software then sends the data necessary to pre-set the new key to the Smart Remote Programmer either remotely via Bluetooth or via the USB cable from a PC.
The remote is pre-set by placing the new key over the key symbol in the recess in the Smart Remote Programmer using the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
Cut the FH key blade and fix it in the Remote Car Key using the pins provided*. SRP tells you what FH key blade to use.
If necessary you can fit the Remote Car Key with the relevant transponder. SRP tells you what Silca transponder to use.
Program the transponder using your key programming device or clone it using the Silca RW4 Plus or Fast Copy Plus.
You can now program the remote car key into the vehicle either with your key programming device or through the on-board manual procedure.
Power Supply: The device is powered via the USB cable connection or with 4 alkaline batteries type AA (supplied). Input voltage: 6V. Input Power: 0.9W. Input current: 150mA.
Antenna Field frequency: NFC Antenna: 13,56 MHz. Bluetooth Antenna: 2,45 GHz.
Start cloning and programming Toyota, Ford, Kia vehicles and more.
Today we are really excited to introduce the NEW Silca 80 bit Solution which allows you to clone and program transponder keys for some of the most popular vehicle models worldwide. That means gaining new customers because you can now expand the automotive services you can offer. Have I mentioned this innovative system is also free of charge? Yes, you won’t pay a dime for updating your software updates. Sounds good? Let’s see how it works.
The Texas 80 bit Solution allows you to clone transponder keys for many of the most sold Toyota models.
First things first, you have to update the software of your Silca RW4 Plus and Fast Copy Plus. As I have already said, this comes FREE of charge (but please note the software update is not available for RW4/Fastcopy with a P-Box).
Now all you need is the New T80 cloning transponder available here at Keyprint and you will be ready to clone all Toyota “G” type models.
Last but not least, the Silca Texas 80 bit solution works in standalone mode with no internet connection needed giving you unparalleled flexibility and the confidence to provide your customers with a top-quality service at any given moment. Who doesn’t like more happy customers?
Thanks to the Silca TRP Setting and RW4 Plus / Fast Copy Plus, you can also pre-set transponders ready for programming with your key programming devices. To fully enjoy the benefits of the system, you need some new transponder chips:
Code Maker is a new functionality for the Silca Futura and Silca Futura Pro allowing you to create cards for keys not yet available in the Silca database. Once you purchase Code Maker, you can access it via the Futura and Futura Pro tablets and activate it by updating your Futura software. You can then use it offline without the need of an internet connection.
What cutting cards can you create?
You can create cutting cards for both flat and dimple keys with just one Code Maker. The creation of cutting cards for laser keys is not supported at the moment.
How can you import cards created with Code Maker on SKP?
If you are using Code Maker with other Silca electronic key cutting machines, you can import the cards that you have already created using a USB stick. The Futura and Futura Pro Code Maker software will automatically update the information abut the hardware you have to use to cut the key (clamp, jaws, cutters, etc.)
Clay By Salto rebrands as Salto KS and upgrades its functionality
Combining SALTO’s proven reliability with a cloud-based access control, Salto KS "Keys as a Service"offers a solution which is especially geared for small/medium-sized businesses, shared spaces and rental properties.
With improved functionalities and performance, Salto KS offers a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. All that is needed is an online device with an Internet connection. Providing end users with cloud-based Salto KS reduces cost and almost eliminates the need for maintenance. Salto KS cloud-based access control also provides flexibility, reliability, and real-time access management from any Internet platform.
Innovation at the core
Having revolutionised access control around the world in sectors where security is critical and pioneered market developments, Salto Systems continues to spearhead innovation in the access control market by launching Salto KS “Keys as a Service”, the most advanced and recognised cloud locking solution on the access control market.
“The phrase Keys as a Service combines SALTO’s strong innovation in the access control market with the essence of cloud computing,” says Salto Chief Marketing and sales Officer Marc Handels. “The word ‘keys’ is a recall to SALTO’s foundation of innovation, just as our SVN data-on-card system revolutionized the industry. The phrase ‘as a service’ is the essence of cloud computing referring to an increasing number of services that are delivered over the Internet rather than provided locally or on-site.”
Feedback and insights
As a rebranding – and an upgrade – Salto KS enjoys the stability of SALTO’s strong brand and existing customer base. SALTO KS already includes more than 2,000 projects in five continents. A great variety of projects have been accomplished including small businesses like dentist offices, larger shared office spaces and a chain of greengrocer stores. Another important source of input has been the progress in advanced cloud technologies.
“The cloud is here and once again SALTO is innovating security solutions by delivering – and continuously improving – our access control product to end users directly from the cloud,” says SALTO Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Marc Handels. “As a result of years of customer feedback from Clay by SALTO users and technological advancements in cloud computing, we’ve upgraded to a winning product in SALTO KS and the ability to deliver access control via Keys as a Service.”
Salto KS has also already been successfully integrated with market leaders to offer a comprehensive security solution within connected services. A partnership between Panasonic Cameramanager and SALTO is the first example of integration between a state-of-the-art cloud CCTV company and the Salto KS cloud-based access control.
The new attractive design and function of SALTO KS have empowered SALTO as never before to deliver a cutting-edge and user-friendly cloud access control solution.
Clay By Salto is now Salto Ks, Salto Systems, http://www.saltosystems.com/en/news/item/476/clay-by-salto-is-now-salto-ks/
New £1 coin: how will it affect coin locks and lockers?
As you have probably already heard, a newly shaped pound coin will enter into circulation March 2017. That means your business should prepare for the new currency and make sure that your coin-operated lockers accept the new coin. Here’s what you need to know to get ready for this transition.
What’s the timeline?
The Royal Mint has set up a two-step timescale for the introduction of the new shaped coin. It will enter into use from March 2017, and after just six months of co-circulation in which both old and new coin will be accepted, the current £1 pound coin will be retired for good. And after that date, it goes without saying, you shouldn’t accept the round pound coin for any lockers you have installed.
Why is the existing £1 coin being replaced?
Approximately one in thirty £1 coins are counterfeit. In circulation for more than thirty years, they have now become vulnerable to sophisticated counterfeiters with substantial costs to businesses and taxpayers.
That is why the Government is introducing a new, highly secure coin. Thanks to the twelve-sided shape and the two different metals it’s made up of, it will be much more difficult to counterfeit.
How can I get ready? Can you help me?
The good news is you can plan ahead to avoid the rush and the last-minute panic. You don’t have to wait until September 2017 to upgrade your lockers because we can provide you with solutions that will operate with both new and old coins.
Your next move should be checking your existing locks and lockers as early as you can. Are they coin operated? Did you install them before July 2016? If you’ve answered yes to both questions then it’s likely you’ll have to adapt or replace them.
I know this thought is already sending shivers down your spine, but you don’t need to panic. We have a range of cost-effective solutions which will ensure a smooth transition with no disruptions to you and the users of your facility. Let’s have a look.
Can I convert existing locks to take the new coin?
(Conversion kit available for the Assa Classic Coin Lock only)
If your lockers are equipped with an Assa Abloy Classic Coin Lock, a conversion kit is the first option available to you. Easy to fit, you can upgrade your existing coin locks without changing the whole case. And with just a new middle piece and coin restrictor, your locks will be ready. It also comes with a sticker to signal users your lockers accept both new and old pound coins.
What about new coin locks?
First of all, are you about to buy a coin lock? Don’t forget to check that it is compatible with the new coin to avoid disappointment later. And if you are looking to replace all your existing locks, check out the new version of the Assa Abloy Classic and E-lite Coin Locks we provide. Hardwearing and easy to use, they are the perfect choice to be fully prepared for the introduction of the new pound coin.
Can I use keyless alternatives?
While you are at it, this may also be the right time to move to that digital or keyless solution that you were already considering. If it wasn’t on your agenda you should know that the potential benefits are huge here: just think how long you spend dealing with lost or missing keys.
Whether operated by card, wristband, ifob or code, keyless keypad lockers can simplify the management of your facility. As they eliminate the need for coins, tokens and, obviously, keys, they are an ideal solution for both users and staff. Get in touch to find out more.
When planning and using your locker locks, you will need to take into consideration whether they are right/left handed or for wet/dry areas.
Still not sure what’s best for you? Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 555 0909 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated team of experts will be happy to help you with any doubt you might have.
Mr Li's Original Tools: the best vehicle opening tools on the market which let you work faster, work better and work more
Five new Mr li's Original tools available to you
Today we are expanding the collection of Mr Li's 2 in1 Pick & Decoders available to you. These four new picks and the updated version of the HU162t (10) are the perfect additions to any tool kit, enabling you to pick and decode even more vehicles in a few minutes.
Professionals all over the globe already use Mr Li's vehicle opening tools as they make their job so much easier. Having worked with Mr Li for many years, Keyprint is always on the lookout for the best professional lock picking products. We believe these car opening tools are the ideal choice to overcome any job you are called out to do.
More choice and convenience
We want to make sure that our advanced solutions support your skills and efforts in providing a great service to your customers. The result? Uniquely designed, our latest additions make the task of unlocking new car models quicker and more efficient. That means that you will be able to work faster, answer more enquiries and secure a swift return on your investments.
Enjoy the usual quality of the Mr li's Original Tools
Mr Li's door lock opening tools are also the ideal choice for those who don't like to compromise on the quality of their tooling. Created with professionals in mind, the tools are exactly what you need: top quality equipment that endures the wear and tear of everyday use. Look for the "Mr Li" logo to make sure that you are purchasing and enjoying a guaranteed and original product.
Get your new Mr Li's Original Tools today
Place your order now to:
Work faster. Pick and decode locks in minute
Work better. Easily carry over any job
Work more. Enjoy a happier customer base and receive more enquiries
Have you ever been out on a job and struggled to read the decoding because of the sunlight? Pretty annoying, isn't it? Mr. Li has recently released new anti-glare 2in1 pick and decoders with a brush stainless steel finish which allows easy reading even in the brightest of lights. This means you no longer have to worry about any glare when working. They also benefit from a harder surface,
You will also enjoy a harder surface, anti-scratch and anti-corrosion finish. Get an anti-glare 2in1 car opening tool today to work at the best of our abilities in any condition of light.
Following today’s launch, we are thrilled to announce that the new Silca Futura Pro is now available to you for pre-order. Faster performance meet the Silca craftsmanship you've learned to love in the Futura Pro. That results in a top-quality key cutting machine ideal for locksmiths and key cutters alike.
Building on the undeniable strengths of the Silca Futura, the new Futura Pro delivers those upgrades you've asked for. Let's take a closer look at the most significant innovations:
Combining cutting-edge technologies and upgraded electronics, you’ll enjoy improved cutter speeds (1585RPM for flat keys and 12100RPM for laser/dimple keys) and a new ultra-responsive tablet. It also features faster cutting cycles with a motor up to three times more powerful than the Silca Futura. Which means no more long waits in front of your machine as you will breeze through any key cut offering five-star services in a flash.
The new shortcut function will make the search for the right vehicle key cutting code quicker and easier. Instantly prompting the make and model you’re looking for, you won’t have to manually enter the entire field ever again.
Lightweight but hardwearing
Extremely portable and light in weight, the Futura Pro is hard on features: with two USB ports and a tethering connection, your machine and tablet will remain operational even when the Wi-Fi signal is lost. The second USB port can also be used to connect the USB flash drive supplied to import code tables or machines software updates.
With the revamped utensil area on top of your machine, you will keep your work space even more organised as your tools and accessories will be at the ready when you most need them. Feather-like weight doesn’t come at the expense of durability. Coupling stainless steel screws with superior components, your machine will last longer, proving an invaluable ally in your everyday work for many years to come.
Incredible power at your fingertips
The new software makes operating and upgrading your machine as easy as tapping a few buttons. On-screen instructions will help you smoothly select the correct key profile, choose the right cutter and more. The software will also lead you to inform you of upgrades with step-by-step guidance via WI-Fi or web service with Silca Remote. The preview function which allows you to check and correct the cut for a worn key is now available also for laser keys.
Thanks to these innovations, the Silca Futura Pro promises to be the most advanced multi-function electronic key cutting machine on the market. Click hereif you want to find out more.
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For almost any car in the world, there is a Mr Li’s Original Pick and Decoder. These high quality tools are designed and manufactured by Mr Li himself; look for the ‘Mr Li’ logo for a guaranteed original product.
These new tools benefit from the addition of a brush stainless steel finish. This means that you won't need to worry about glare when working anymore. They also have a harder surface and anti-scratch & anti-corrosion features.
The Silca ID48 solution consists of add-on hardware which is compatible with existing Silca cloning devices (RW4 + P-Box, Fast Copy + P-Box, RW4 Plus, Fast Copy Plus) which utilises cloud-based software to produce a cloned key. Silca ID48 covers over 200 vehicle models of major automotive groups. (see PDF for full details).
• Works as a module similar to the P-Box. No P-Box is necessary to use Silca ID48
• Compatible with ID48, ID48-A1, ID48-A2, ID48-A3 and ID48-A4 only (not ID46)
• Works using a snoop device and a new chip
• Designed to be used alongside a computer, tablet or smartphone. An internet connection will be required
• Covers a wide selection of vehicles, from 1997 to present day
We were delighted to welcome Mr. Li on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October for two days of training on his auto locksmith 2 in 1 pick and decoding tools!
On top of being a great inventor, Mr. Li takes great pride in teaching how to use his tools. We had the distinct honour of welcoming him for two training programs: an introductory class and an advanced class.
Both sessions started with a presentation of Mr. Li’s professional career, from the years 2000 - the moment he decided to invent and design tools to make locksmiths’ jobs easier and faster - to the launch of his brand new high quality tool: the titanium version of his 2 in1 picks and decoders.
Shah Jiwa, James, Mr. Li & Nagib Jiwa
After the theory, came the time for some practise. The students could not wait for this part to begin, as Mr. Li had given them a brand new personal opening tool engraved with their name! He took the time to sit down with each student and showed them how to make the best use of it.
For the advanced class, Mr. Li and his team decided to add some more fun by running a competition: the challenge was to pick and decode 3 different locks within the smallest amount of time. One cannot but notice that Mr. Li achieved his goal: some of the students were able to pick and decode the locks in less than a minute! Then, to everyone’s astonishment, Mr. Li showed how he could pick a lock in seconds without even looking at it, holding it behind his head. Our team at Keyprint really enjoyed watching everyone trying and – for some of them – succeeding!
On completion of the training, each student received a training certificate signed by Mr. Li. We are very proud to say that the feedback we have received from the participants was extremely positive, they all had a great time and were delighted to increase their knowledge thanks to Mr. Li and his team.
We can provide you with the entire range of Mr.Li's Original tools, including the new Titanium range and Anti-glare range, that make the use of the tool in direct sunlight or by artificial light much easier. We also offers a range of training courses to suit customers’ needs and can tailor specific training if required.
Discover our new high quality and straightforward vehicle opening tool.
Due to its restricted guidance, it is easy to learn how to use the Smart Decoder. This gated design ensures that you always find the correct wafer to pick!
Even in bad lighting conditions, it is easy to read the codification due to the high-quality engraving. With the help of the attached scales on both sides of the tool, the key cuts can be comfortably read even if the front points towards the floor.
This product is manufactured from top-quality, stainless steel. All parts have been carefully welded together to ensure the highest durability.
Each Smart Decoder has the profile number and the code card of Silca for easy identification and speed to produce keys.
New & Improved Express Orders - You can now search by a partial stock code, view price breaks and add to basket all from our improved Express Order engine. Price breaks are also shown to enable you to get the best rates.
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