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  • Auto Blog

    By Jerry Levine - Monday April 1, 2013
    Automotive Changes Blog 04-1 I just finished my portion of the Automotive Supplement for the May issue of the Locksmith Ledger magazine. Automotive changes are happening very quickly. Cars such as the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu are now being equipped for...
  • Residential Entries Insecure Doors

    By Jerry Levine - Monday March 18, 2013
    Daytime burglaries are on the rise. In fact, two friends homes were burglarized recently. Each is located on different sides of the country. The interesting part is the burglars according to law enforcement go into a neighborhood and pose as a sales...
  • School District Meetings

    By Jerry Levine - Monday March 4, 2013
    Because of school shootings, school districts around the country are very conscious of their vulnerability. They are meeting with parents to get their input on how to make schools safe. As a security professional, offer to present information on safe...
  • Keyless Ignitions

    By Jerry Levine - Monday February 18, 2013
    The future of the automotive ignition is moving in two different directions, pushbutton (keyless) and high security mechanical. General Motors and Ford have been introducing models in the North American Market using high security mechanical ignition...
  • Bond Rights and Wrongs

    By Gale Johnson - Wednesday February 6, 2013
    Business cards used by my father's old locksmith business stated, "qualified bonded locksmiths."   The statement looked good on his business cards and nobody ever questioned the nature of his bond.   By only using the word 'bond' and not attaching a...
  • Access Control Software Wanted

    By Jerry Levine - Monday February 4, 2013
    Over the last week while toiling away writing articles, I received several telephone calls from locksmiths who are interested in purchasing access control software for wireless "Open Architecture" electromechanical lock installations that have fewer...
  • Who Do You Trust?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday January 21, 2013
    Most locksmiths companies are small businesses that have few employees. Many are family operations that have been in business for generations. According to research, I have found that a significant number of locksmith companies have fewer than six...
  • Prices Have Increased and More are Coming

    By Jerry Levine - Monday January 7, 2013
    In 2012, many lock and lock hardware manufacturers increased their prices. The costs of raw materials are up, as are other components of manufacturing and distribution. Prices will probably continue to increase during 2013. Prices being raised is not...
  • Home Automation Blog

    By Jerry Levine - Monday December 24, 2012
    With the development of the electronic deadbolt and entry locks, home automation is starting to become a desired standard. People like having the ability to control their world by the touch of a button or display. Unlocking or checking to be sure the door...
  • Hiring a New Employee

    By Jerry Levine - Monday December 10, 2012
    The good news is your company is growing. The difficult news is you have to hire a new employee. The business of locksmithing is not like most companies. It is not a chain operation that sells the same things, charging the same prices over and over...