Assa Twin key depth decoder

I had my eye on this one for a long time. As always it is a simple and
small thing and it is not even expensive. But it can turn out to be
pretty handy from time to time. Especially if you are a big ASSA fan
like myself.

assa twin key card decoder 

This stainless steel card can be used to decode (or ‘read’) ASSA Twin
keys. Just stick the key trough the hole of the card and see how far
down you can slide it. If it will not go any further you have decoded
the cut and can move to the next cut to read it. After having read all
six cuts you decoded the key and can make perfect copies on a
computerized machine. What I like about this card is that it does not
only let you decode the key but will also inform (or remind) you about
the specific characteristics of this ASSA Twin key. Take for instance
rule number seven: Maximum Adjacent Cut (MAC) = 5. I assume this means
two pins next to each other are not allowed to jump up or down more
then 5 depths. I was not aware of that. What about the last line:
Sidebar code on Assa Twin key is always pre-cut at factory. As a
collector of their sidebar profiles I did notice that before …

Besides decoding 600 and 6000 keys this card can also be used to
decode other sidebar key like the Twin2, V10, Twin pro, Max and

If requested I could shoot some video decoding a key for you …

10 Responses to “Assa Twin key depth decoder”

  1. seanrox says:

    Hi Barry. Great information as always. I would like to request a video of decoding a key.

  2. Barry says:

    Hi Seanrox: ok, Will do! But you will have to be patient since I will first try to shoot some video of one of the most rare high-security locks in the world. Stay tuned…

  3. Julio says:

    Hi Barry,
    The high security lock you mentioned, is it the russian lock ? I really like that lock. Also, I would like to request a video of you showing this gadget.
    Thanks a lot!

  4. Barry says:

    Julio: yes, the lock is the Russian lock.
    I will try to make the video of the ASSA decoder within the next days. Stay tuned.

  5. Random says:

    So what do you guys think of ASSA TwinExclusive? Is it better (unbumpable?) than the 6000 ?

  6. Barry says:

    Random: I have an ASSA 600, 6000 (twin), V10 (Twin 2), Twin PRO, and MAX (or Maximus). I do not have an ASSA Twin Exclusive, and have never seen one. Do you have info on the lock? Or do you have a lock and can shoot some pictures of it?

  7. Random says:

    I just got told that it is a good choice to buy 🙂 googling doesn’t give much info, only that it is an improvement over the 6000

  8. Anna says:

    I would like to request a video of decoding a key.

  9. pontus johansson says:

    I would like to request a video of decoding a key.

  10. Joseph Wiercinski says:

    I would like to request a video of decoding a key