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Have you ever been handed a key with no idea what code series or space and depth information it has? Talk about mystery key that needs duplicating. Typically, if you're going to be using your standard manual key duplicator, it will be easy. Find the key, put it in, duplicate it, and you're done. But, have you explored this cool feature on the Triton Plus?
I want to show you something basic yet powerful feature on the Triton Plus key machine by duplicating a random JMA Y11 Key. There's no code series or any other information outside the fact that it’s a single-sided shoulder stop key. Put the key into the Triton Plus, ask the machine to trace the whole thing, and then an extra Y11 in to see if it works.
Why is this important?
Due to the menu and how it works, there's going to be times that maybe you can't find the key that you're looking for in the standard menu. If that's the case, and need to duplicate a key, you're going to be kind of out of luck. Luckily for all of us, the Triton has the ability to trace a key based on some very basic information. This can come in handy on some different high-security style keys but to show the simplicity and the power to help you understand what's going on.
DECODING A MYSTERY KEY USING THE TRACE DUPLICATION FEATURE
A standard Y11 key may be basic standard but it can be pretty difficult to get when you searched Y11. Results will come up with the exact code or space and depth information that you need, but guess what? You don't know anything outside of what you see, essentially and so it's really not worth spending a ton of time trying to figure it out problem solving, cutting keys, wasting them, you don't really want to spend your time doing any of that.
And that brings us to a cool feature called trace duplication. If you click on it, a warning will pop up, ‘Please do not use this method, if you can locate the information that you need.’ Click OK to proceed.
Select Single Standard, then Shoulder stopped key. It's going to ask us what side to put it in.
Dust off the jaw as it’s super important to do due to how this machine calibrates.
Since there's not a lot of meat on the key, flip the jaw to Side B. You’ll notice that when there is enough room for the tracer, it will be able to do its job without touching the jaw. Otherwise, it won’t work.
Once the key is installed properly, close the cover and go back to the screen to click S2-B: Decode.
Enjoy watching the machine calibrate itself quickly.
One of the reasons I wanted to use this example is because it doesn't have traditional cuts on it. It even drew a traced image and if we were to compare it, you can see that looks pretty good. The very tip of the key was not really cut properly and you can even see that in the picture!
DUPLICATING DECODED MYSTERY KEY
Once the tracing is done, grab a blank Y11 key and install it. Use the stock two millimeter cutter and hit Cut.
Check out the newly cut key and try it out on an Y11 cam lock.
Is that cool or what? Like I said, I chose that key because it doesn't have your standard cuts on and it's weird that the tips cut a little bit, so there's like a lot of little things that maybe aren't as popular and I wanted to see if the Triton could really get the job done. Of course, it did but I would love to know what you thought of the process and what you think of the feature. Thank you for watching, and we'll see you next time.