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Could this be the electronic key machine that you've been waiting for? Let's find out.
KEY MACHINE TALK
For the longest time, there have been two types of code machines on the market. There have been your standard manual code machines that are pretty affordable. Then up top here, you have your electronic key devices that do it all by trusted and respected brands, but they're costly. The problem is that there hasn't been anything between these two, and it's been frustrating.
That's all starting to change with the Triton Plus key machine. The problem is there hasn't been a machine you can grow with. There are manual machines that have been around for a while, which, as you know, I like. This isn't saying that these aren't good, they are good, but they really can't grow with you when you want to expand your services. At the same time, and maybe if you're an established business up here, that's great, you can afford it, and it's good, but what about a machine that can grow with you as you expand or as your business needs change? Well, the good news is that a machine is on the market that actually can grow with you and is also much more affordable, and that machine is the Triton Plus.
Here are the pros and risks associated with the Triton Plus Key Machine to help you make the best decision possible.
TRITON PLUS PROS
The Triton Plus comes in three different editions, but the software is the same for all three models. This means that if you get the automotive edition and you want to start cutting Kwikset or Schlage style keys, all you have to do is buy the adapter. You don't have to buy a separate machine or different software; it's all there. All you have to do is get the job.
No matter where you want to enter the market with the Triton plus, whether it's with the automotive edition, which can do the laser style keys, Tibi keys, or the commercial edition, single-sided edge style keys, it is going to do tubular keys, which is cool. It comes with the engraving attachment, or you can get the ultimate edition that will come with six different jaws. It's going to be able to do everything.
Since the software is the same on all models, there won't be a capability issue. It'll just be a jaw issue. So if you don't want to go with the ultimate right up front, you can build up to it as your business needs you to.
The 12-volt adapter for the machine comes free with the ultimate but must be purchased separately with the commercial and auto. This adapter can be plugged into a cigarette lighter in a vehicle and operate your machine. All of the Triton pluses come with a nice bolt-down kit.
They have some pretty cool software features, which even allow you to create your custom key profile, which can be handy.
It comes with a two-year warranty, and I've saved the best for last, which is free technical support. Because the truth is if you're going to invest in a machine to help you serve your customers, to grow your business, you want tech support that you can call and get the help when it arises. Because here's the deal, you're going to have to call tech support at some time and to be able to have tech support available to you and a service center if you need to get the machine serviced under warranty or even outside of warranty. Having that available here in the states is a major deal.
It's a lot of the reason why a lot of the machines that don't have the phone tech support and don't have that service repair center in the USA, we just have chosen not to sell those machines for that reason; it's that big of a deal.
TRITON PLUS RISKS
The risk comes with a proprietary code database since you don't have to buy separate software. In other words, if they get behind in developing and staying up to date, you will not readily have the necessary codes. You'll have to set them up yourself, which can be difficult.
When it comes to electronics, especially any little tablet-style device, that makes me nervous if you've operated one for any amount of time, at some point that thing will die. You're going to have problems with it. Now, with a lot of other machines, you can quickly grab a separate tablet, download the app, and you can get back up. In this case, I don't know if any app exists. They just run their software on this integrated display.
The Triton machine is made by one company. A company overseas, and then all of that tech support, warranty, and service work are done by another company. The company's name is Lock Labs. So Lock Labs doesn't make the machine, but they do support and sell the machine. I bring this up because it's a newer hybrid style model in this industry. I'm not saying it isn't nice, but I think it's essential for you to realize what is happening.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Triton Plus key machines. I'm excited about it. This is a considerable need being met with these machines, and I think it's a great machine for many situations. Thank you, and I will see you next time.