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  • Crime is Down in The United States; Do You Feel Safe?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday January 2, 2012
    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1991 through the 2010 calendar year, crime is down in the United States. Nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 13,120,947 arrests (except traffic violations) in 2010. This is not to say the...
  • It Happened in 2011

    By Gale Johnson - Tuesday December 20, 2011
    This time of year many news outlets look back and report on what happened during the last twelve months. Each year we make a listing of all the articles which appeared in Locksmith Ledger during that year, so I went back over our listings to find out what...
  • High Cost of Locksmith Tools

    By Jerry Levine - Monday December 19, 2011
    I was listening to a seasoned locksmith complain about the high cost of automotive tools. He went on for several minutes talking about the automotive tools “in the day”. A lock pick was under one dollar, car opening tools were not much more than a...
  • Making Money by Adding the Right Markup?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday December 5, 2011
    Every business adds a profit margin onto every product they sell. If a business does not have a high enough profit margin, they would not stay in business very long. Some profit margins are simple, like selling a lock or duplicating keys. Other profit...
  • Perception Is Reality

    By Gale Johnson - Monday November 21, 2011
    A few months ago a TV producer contacted Locksmith Ledger. They were planning to use locksmithng as a topic for a reality series and show all the wild things that happen to locksmiths. Our industry would be lumped in the same TV category with car...
  • Still Providing the Same Quality of Service?

    By Jerry Levine - Monday November 21, 2011
    I changed to a new general practitioner to better meet my needs. The doctor I chose was new to the area. During the initial consultation, we discussed not only myself but also expectations and thoughts. Once I became her patient, I was encouraged even...
  • Mentoring

    By Gale Johnson - Monday November 7, 2011
    For several decades I have been an ice hockey referee. The rule book for hockey has hundreds of pages. While there are some very specific, easily learned rules to the game, there are also many nuances to the game which take time and experience to...
  • The Mechanical Override Key

    By Jerry Levine - Monday November 7, 2011
    Electronic locks were introduced about twenty-five years ago. Installing access control electronics onto an existing cylindrical lock body developed the electronic lock. The first lock bodies were modified to accept a motor that when powered would...
  • Restricted Locks and Keys

    By Gale Johnson - Tuesday October 25, 2011
    One of the most interesting parts of working at Locksmith Ledger is answering the questions sent in by subscribers. It is especially satisfying to hear from less experienced locksmiths and to help them along the road to success. Lately I have had one...
  • Welcome to the NEW LocksmithLedger.com!

    By Nancy Brokamp - Wednesday October 19, 2011
    After a very long year – we are excited to introduce to you – your new website, LocksmithLedger.com . Start exploring now and give us your feedback. The new LocksmithLedger.com allows you to provide your comments on individual editorial...