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  • Controlling Access Grudge Fence and Razor Wire Blog

    By Jerry Levine - Monday October 15, 2012
    I walked by an eight foot tall chain link fence, commonly called a grudge fence. Atop the fence is coiled razor wire in about a two foot diameter that runs the length of the entire fence. At the base of the fence, there are rail road ties to provide...
  • iPhone 5 Debut

    By Jerry Levine - Monday October 1, 2012
    The news is out. The iPhone 5 is finally available. People have stood in lines for a week or so to be the first on their block. The iPhone 5 has a new processor and a top to bottom redesign. It is touted as being the best iPhone to date. It is not...
  • Automotive Lock Security Going Backwards

    By Jerry Levine - Monday September 17, 2012
    The Hyundai Elantra has been in North America for the past twenty or so years. The early Elantras are equipped with an eight wafer tumbler lock mechanism having four depths, using the T0001-T1000 code series. For the 2007 model year, the Elantra began...
  • Hardware Finish Choices Blog

    By Jerry Levine - Monday September 3, 2012
    Be careful of your customers' choice for the door hardware finish, especially if your customer chooses a BHMA category B finish, 613, 640, or 704 which are like US10B, the nearest former U.S. Equivalent. A category B finish is not stable, the final...
  • We Have Come a Long Way

    By Jerry Levine - Monday August 20, 2012
    I received a copy of "Locksmithing and Miscellaneous Shop Information", a one hundred-eighty page soft cover book. The copyright date is 1927, arranged and published by H. W. Routson. Printed onto the cover following the title is "The only Real Book on...
  • Pride in One's Work

    By Jerry Levine - Monday August 6, 2012
    A friend was telling me about a horrific rainstorm that not only destroyed his vegetable garden, lightning severely damaged a tree next to his home. He went on to tell me his friend, a tree trimmer had removed that tree and several more very tall trees...
  • Selling Yourself

    By Jerry Levine - Monday July 23, 2012
    As Kanga and I were going for our morning walk, we stopped before the sidewalk to not interrupt a man who was walking. After he passed, we began our walk in the same direction but at a somewhat slower pace in order to satisfy her K9 obligations. The man...
  • Repair or Replace Revisited

    By Jerry Levine - Monday July 9, 2012
    I received different answers from a number of locksmiths. The Repair or Replace predicament was there was no definitive reason for the cause of the broken tailpiece. The majority of locksmiths chose to replace the deadbolt lock. A few would replace the...
  • Repair or Replace

    By Jerry Levine - Monday June 25, 2012
    A customer calls you for service. An auxiliary deadbolt lock becomes inoperable and they cannot gain access through the door. According to the customer, the deadbolt lock cannot be unlocked from the exterior. When the key is inserted and rotated, the bolt...
  • The Price of Automotive Remotes and Emergency Keys

    By Jerry Levine - Monday June 11, 2012
    The price of automotive remotes and emergency keys are to say the least expensive. I was talking with a locksmith from the East Coast who purchased some used remotes for a 2011/12 Toyota Sienna for between one and two hundred dollars. He said how happy he...