Month: August 2016

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Keyline Smart Cloning

By Tradelocks The Keyline 884 Decryptor Mini is in our opinion, quite simply, the easiest to use cloning machine on the market. It is so easy to use that anyone can be up and running and cloning in a matter of minutes. The 884 Decryptor Mini will recognise any key to be cloned and start the process automatically. You don’t need any detailed transponder chip knowledge; you don’t need to be an experienced locksmith, this ‘smart cloner’ does all the complicted…

Lock Bumping
Recognising Lock Bumping

By Chris Belcher It has often been said that lock bumping is difficult to detect without the use of special equipment. With the help of this guide, locksmiths who have to deal with these situations should be able to determine with reasonable accuracy, if indeed a cylinder has been damaged due to lock bumping, using just the naked eye, and a few common tools. There have been over the years, misconceptions of how the mechanics of bumping works. This article…

GKM and GK100
The New GKM and GK100 Glass Chips

By Massimo Bianchi It was back in 2003 when we first had to deal with the Texas Crypto 1 transponder, and when we first realised that the antenna appointed to a ‘chip’ was simply not powerful enough to satisfy its communication requirements. To solve this problem, we opted for the ‘electronic head,’ with a much more powerful antenna. This is how we started our first TK series (TK24, TK30, TK40, and TK60), which in turn led us to the very…

How to Site Read a VAG Laser Key

The HU66 Standard 8 Cut VAG Laser Key A very common VAG laser key for the locksmith as it’s fitted to almost the entire range of VAG vehicles, from 1998 models right through to 2014. There are 3 generations of this lock but the site reading remains the same for each. The HU66, 8 cut lock has 4 key heights and 8 key positions. The Genuine Lishi 3in1 tool picks and decodes the lock, as a key, from bow to…