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.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s IP Video Tech Tour
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution’s North American IP Video Technology Tour continues in 2011 with the introduction of the Level II training class. Students will learn about the OSI Model, IP Naming Structure, Network Design Best Practices and Switch Basics. ESA certification for the Level II class is expected to be announced in early 2011, and Level I classes will still be offered upon request.
Jeff Stout, Network Solutions Manager for Tri-Ed / Northern Video, will continue to instruct the 2011 classes, along with Mike Leary, Network Product Specialist, who will lead the West Coast training classes. Dates have been announced as follows:
March 3, Buffalo, NY; March 8, Boston, MA & Seattle, WA; March 10,Milford, CT & Portland, OR; March 22, Chicago, IL & Edmonton, AB, Canada; March 24, Kansas City, KS & Vancouver, BC, Canada.
April 5, Las Vegas, NV; April 19, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; April 20, Plainview, NY; April 21, Westchester, NY & Calgary, AB, Canada; and April 26, Minneapolis, MN.
“The trainings throughout 2010 were hugely successful and attracted substantial turnouts,” notes Pat Comunale, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers look to us for IP training. We’re committed to providing that to them to keep them competitive and on top of all the changing technologies.”
SAVTA Training Classes
Safetech 2011, the annual convention of the Safe & Vault Technicians of America, includes five full days of classes the week of March 28-April 1 in Lexington, KY. Classes include: 101 Basic Safe Penetration & Repair; Computers for Safetechs; CPS Preparation; All About Bank Vault Locks; Professional G2 Safe Lock Manipulation; Lock Restoration; Electronic Safe Locks; Comprehensive Safe Deposit Locks; LKM 7000 Installation/Operation; CDX-09 Installation/Operation and GSA Updates; Professional Safe Lock Servicing; Professional Safe Opening; Kaba Mas X-09 Installation/Operation; Spindle Extraction Manipulation System; Basic Photography for the Security Professional; Sargent & Greenleaf 2740; Saregent & Greenleaf Factory Tour; GSA Today; LaGard Electronic Lock Certification; and Successful Safe Sales, Service and Moving.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For complete information, visit www.savta.org.
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.