Professional locksmiths call on a variety of special job skills to generate profits. Things like basic key duplication, rekeying and lock installation are a given. Even selling safes is a common occurrence in lock shops.
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With the introduction of electronic locks many years ago, some locksmiths predicted that by this time all metal keys would be extinct. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Designed to operate in outdoor and indoor applications, the Helix 100 can be used to control virtually any electrical device including lighting, switching and security systems.
Hospital security hardware and locks must comply with Life Safety codes and other standards.
The lock stile is where the majority of day-to-day lock service is performed. From keyed cylinders and thumb-turns to latches deadbolts and hook bolts, this is where the action is.
Padlocks have come a long way to offer an expanded line of features and benefits that allow you to provide your customer with a customized product to fit their needs
Free-hand drilling of a mortise pocket on a blank door is not recommended by most locksmiths. The use of a simple mortise jig makes the job easier and is more time efficient. PRO-LOK has come up with a neat tool.
A clean showroom stocked with colorful, informative merchandise can add to your bottom line. All you have to do is keep the hooks filled with product.
The bolt is the heart of the deadbolt. Bolts will vary in diameter, material, construction, length and backset. Smaller bolts will generally be found on lower grade residential locks.
Locksmith Ledger questions the locksmith foreman for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus about institutional locksmithing
In simple terms, an exit device is a lock with an inside release bar. Variations include standard, fire-rated, rim, vertical rod and mortise exit devices and a number of specialty exit bars.
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BlueWave Security provides Wi-Fi (wireless) access control and security management solutions.
Padlocks in some form have been around almost forever.
Hinges. Do you sell them? Do you service them? Do you replace them? Many locksmiths service the leading edge of the door from top to bottom.