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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Losers in Hotel Lock Vulnerability

    By Jerry Levine - Monday November 26, 2012
    Earlier this year, two models of hotel locks were found to be vulnerable to surreptitious entry. Some of these lock models could be opened using a custom built electronic bypass tool. Building the bypass tool requires expertise in electronics as well as...
  • Two Public Locksmith Schools Closed in Southern California

    By Jerry Levine - Monday October 29, 2012
    I am assuming that financial issues were the reason for the closings of two Occupational Center Locksmith Programs in Southern California. Abram Friedman Occupational Center and West Valley Occupational Center have closed their doors on the Locksmith...