Back Page, May 2012

TWENTY YEARS AGO

DiMark asked the question: "Should you expand into the high security auto market?" Harrison Electronic explained how to install an alarm system in your service van. City Wide Locksmiths of Dallas, Texas,  showed their clean installation of an inverter in their service van. Commercial Van Interiors introduced the options available for their van cabinet layouts. Lori Lock showed their new low profile tubular deadbolt. Code editor Pam Anderson published the Toyota 10001-15000 code series in the May 1992 issue. Dave Glenn thought the Perfect Master IV was a good master key system.  Jerry Levine reported on the 1992 Clark Management Conference. Pro-Lok installation tools were featured in a Ledger article. Miwa introduced a new VM-78E cam lock. Where are they now? Tom Fields, president of Schlage Lock Co. in 1992, explained how Schlage was changing with the times. A safe article in the May, 1992 issue explained how a TL-30 safe was opened by manipulation. Sentry safe wrote an article on choosing the right fire-rated safe cabinet. Milt Wolferseder showed how to open a safe which can be found with either Mutual, New England or Reliance name tags.  Tom Bokarae suggested ways to 'merchandise' the merchandise. Charlie Cole studied the Hyundai Elantra lock system.

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Tom Gillespie wrote an article on the interesting and unusual tools offered by Lockmasters. Jerry Levine reported on the FireKing Mediavault. Jerry Levine also wrote an article on the safes available from Inkas Safes. Tim O'Leary questioned Mayflower Sales concerning their line of safes. Locksmith Ledger published the second part of an article on installing an IEI hub Minimax to operate an Adams Rite electric strike. Richard Formica serviced the locks on a Suzuki XL7. Dick Zunkel offered some things to consider when installing an access control system. GaleJohnson saved an Iveco truck lock from extinction. Gale Johnson also reported on the keying changes Kwikset had made for their grade 1, 2 & 3 locksets. Jerry Levine showed the installation and servicing procedures needed for the locksets from Digital Systems. Dick Zunkel also reported on controls needed for electric builders hardware. A special report outlined the dynamics of a family business. Schlage told of the classroom security added to a Colorado high school. Tiny serviced the locks on Honda Shadow and Yamaha YZF motorcycles. Brian Lamb suggested Hawkeye precision scopes. Ledger printed the first part of GM 10-"S" series key codes.  

 

ISC WEST DETAILS

20,000 people attended the 2012 International Security Conference (ISC) March 28-30 in Las Vegas.  Lock-related companies such as ADI, Alarm Lock, Assa Abloy, Clark Security, Codelocks, Detex, Dortronics, Dugmore & Duncan, Dynalock, Ingersoll Rand, Kaba Access, Kwikset, Lockey, Locksmith Ledger, Marks, Rofu, Rutherford Controls, Security Door Controls,  Stanley and U.S. Lock all had booths at the convention. While this sounds like any other locksmith convention, it is far from it.  No other security convention has this many lock companies plus over 900 other security-related booths brimming with new products and factory representatives available to answer questions.  Most companies were either displaying products which were not yet ready for distribution or they showed pre-production products in order to gauge attendees’ reactions.  If you want a peek at what is in your future, an ISC convention is the best place to find out.             

 

 

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