Throughout the year, manufacturers of locks and door hardware make it easy for locksmiths to upgrade their skills and / or learn something new to help their locksmithing businesses prosper. Locksmith distributors are another excellent source for educational seminars and programs. The following is a sampling of the continuing education courses. To be included in our Continuing Education wrap-up, send your 2011 class schedules to Locksmith Ledger, fax 866-827-8020 or E-mail to Emily.email@example.com.
The Medeco3® Certification class covers the design and operation of door hardware cylinders and cam locks. Hands-on exercises are used to disassemble and assemble a Medeco3 mortise cylinder, decode a Medeco3 key, pin a cylinder to a decoded key and master key a cylinder. Matrix masterkey reading, application of MACS, specialty tools, levels of key control, and an overview of the product line and interchangeable core pinning specifications are also covered.
- March 2 at Medeco headquarters, Salem, VA
- March 17, Phoenix, AZ (IML Expo)
- March 23, Silver Springs, MD (Clark Security)
- May 3, Seattle (KDL)
KeyMark x4 Certification is a technical and sales training class for retail and institutional locksmiths, dispatchers, sales people and end users who want to become more familiar with KeyMark x4 by Medeco. The class covers the features, design and operation of KeyMark x4 interchangeable cores, key-in-knob cylinders, padlocks and deadbolts. Attendees should have a basic understanding of how a common pin tumbler lock works and have experience in pinning a pin tumbler cylinder.
- March 3 at Medeco headquarters, Salem, VA.
For more information and registration information, visit www.medeco.com and click on Technical Training/Support.
ADI Expos 2011
ADI expanded its training initiatives, adding a variety of new courses in IP, residential and commercial A/V, intrusion and more.
ADI’s training is available at branches across North America. ADI is teaming up with industry associations and vendors to provide security professions with training courses to match all skill levels. The program includes Expo seminars, IP Electronic Systems Networking Technicians (ESNT) Certification Training, AXIS Communications IP training courses, CEDIA Business Operations Makeover, CEDIA Electronic Systems Technician Workshop, CEDIA Lead-Based Paint Removal Training, Electronic Security Association (ESA) training classes through the National Training School (NTS) including Level 1 Certification, Burglar Alarm, Fire Alarm, CCTV, Access Control & Troubleshooting, NICET Fire Alarm Training and FireLite Systems Training courses.
In addition, ADI will offer online training courses including the IP 101 Webinar for Technicians, Fiber Optic System Planning Webinar, Webinar Training for IP Tools & Testing, and residential and commercial A/V webinars.
2011 ADI Expos:
Feb. 3, Quebec City, Canada; Feb. 17,: Oklahoma City, OK; Feb. 22, Anaheim, CA
March 3, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; March 8, Toronto, Canada; March 10, St. Louis, MO
April 14, Regina, Canada; April 19, Nashville; April 21, Phoenix; April 26, Cleveland, OH; April 28, Baltimore
May 3, New Orleans; May 5, Seattle; May 10, Calgary, Canada; May 12, Richmond, VA; May 12, Edmondton, Canada; May 17, Denver; May 24, Detroit
June 1, Chicago; June 7, Columbus, OH; June 9, Halifax, Canada; June 21, Memphis; June 22, Winnipeg, Canada; June 28, Albuquerque, NM
July 14, San Juan, PR; July 21, Cincinnati; July 28, Raleigh, NC
Aug. 11, Washington DC; Aug. 23, Piladelphia; Aug. 25, Houston; Aug. 30, Tampa, FL
Sept. 14, Fort Myers, FL
Oct. 6, Ottawa, Canada; Oct. 13, Santa Clara, CA; Oct. 20, Atlanta; Oct. 27, Louisville, KY
Nov. 10, Boston; Nov. 15, Dallas; Nov. 17, Long Island, NY; Dec. 1, Montreal, Canada