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  • Your Own Lottery

    By Gale Johnson - Tuesday April 10, 2012
    What if I offered you a get-rich idea that was a much more sure thing than winning the lottery?   And what if I offered you a system for your business so your average job would be in the $200 and up range?  Maybe you might want to hear more. As a...
  • Aspects of Security

    - Monday April 2, 2012
    At the recent ISC West, access control technologies were demonstrated using NFC (Near Field Communications). This technology enables NFC enabled smart phones to become an access control credential that can gain secure access into facilities whose...
  • Filing Away Your Time

    By Jerry Levine - Monday March 19, 2012
    Impressioning a key is one way to originate a key without having to disassemble the lock or having the depths of cut available. Impressioning is totally dependent upon the ability of the locksmith or security professional to create the impression marks...
  • Foretelling the Future of Print Telephone Directories?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday March 5, 2012
    We received the new yellow pages telephone directory a few weeks ago. This directory contains the yellow pages and the commercial white pages. There was a note along with the directory explaining the residential white pages are no longer included...
  • Diversity Counts

    By Gale Johnson - Tuesday February 21, 2012
    During my very early childhood our family owned an egg business. Our slogan was "best of the nest." My father would travel to Wisconsin farm country and pick up the eggs, then he would deliver them to grocery stores in the Chicago area. Before delivery...
  • Broken Window Glass

    By Jerry Levine - Monday February 20, 2012
    My wife and I were walking our dog one evening. In the neighborhood we were walking, a significant number of homeowners had replaced their front doors from the tract home flat panel doors to decorative wooden doors with leaded glass in various sizes and...
  • Working Hand In Hand

    By Gale Johnson - Wednesday February 1, 2012
    A public relations firm sent me an E-mail which had a link to a YouTube site. I am not usually gullible enough to open unknown website pages, but since it was from a known source, I went to the designated YouTube web page. The YouTube video showed someone...
  • Price Increases are Coming Soon

    By Jerry Levine - Monday January 30, 2012
    In the next several months, many lock and lock hardware manufacturers are increasing their prices. The costs of raw materials are up, as are other components of manufacturing and distribution. Prices being raised is not uncommon. However, in today’s...
  • How secure is a facility? How often should there be an inspection?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday January 16, 2012
    Security is more than just installing a Grade 1 lock or electronic access control onto a door. Security is also dependent upon the door hardware, door and opening to be in operating condition. I was traveling to an installation in the high desert of...
  • Not So Secure

    By Gale Johnson - Thursday January 12, 2012
    Our Locksmith Ledger offices are located in a quiet suburb west of Chicago. There are a few other companies with offices in the same building. Our building features an atrium area complete with a small pond and a few living trees and plants. As we come...