• Bridging The Gap Between Mechanical And Electronic Security

    Medeco’s Hybrid product line, released in 2008, was developed in conjunction with HID, an Assa Abloy sister company and a leader in RFID technology. Medeco approached HID with a demanding requirement which was to build an RFID reader which could fit a...

    Article • February 8th, 2011

  • Honeywell Wireless Key

    Honeywell's wireless keyfob allows homeowners to summon police, fire and other designated emergency contacts with the push of a button. The 5834-4 Wireless Key offers up to eight programmable functions, including the standard lock and unlock functions...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • Trends in Electronic Locks

    The electromechanical lock is not new. I installed battery operated motorized deadbolts and electronic locks way back in the 1980s. I remember a “key free” electromechanical knob and deadbolt lockset that was pretty amazing. To enter the...

    Article • January 27th, 2011

  • Medeco Logic & M3 Logic: Security and Flexibility

    In 2006 Medeco established the LOGIC technology eCylinder platform by integrating Assa Abloy CLIQ technology into Medeco mechanical products.  The product portfolio is based on the IKON solution which is an Assa Abloy sister company.  Logic was launched...

    Article • January 11th, 2011

  • 2010 Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index

    This reference is issued as a continuation of the annual Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index. The listings cover the material that was published in the Locksmith Ledger during 2010. The purpose of this section, as well as previous supplements, is to...

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Improving Home Security

      Home security has become more complex with the introduction of electromechanical locks and the additional benefits they provide. However, unlike commercial and institutional facilities, residential security does not appear to be embracing the...

    Article • January 4th, 2011

  • What Does IP Mean?

    Contrary to what you may have been told, IP does not necessarily mean “In for Problems.” IP is the acronym for Internet Protocol which is the set of techniques used by many hosts for transmitting data over the Internet. The current version of the...

    Article • December 10th, 2010

  • Running Wires

    Even in this wireless world, locksmiths must run wire for access control installations. This guide to wiring and tools helps select and install the right product.

    Article • December 3rd, 2010


    Corbin Russwin's Access 800® WI1 lockset comes with intelligent WiFi access control.The Access 800 WI1 is ideal for bringing access control to areas of a building that are cost-prohibitive and challenging to wire. It is a complete solution, integrating...

    Product • November 23rd, 2010

  • Real Living™ Locks

    Yale Locks & Hardware, has introduced locks specifically designed to integrate into the digital home. These new deadbolt and lever locks are the first products in the Yale Real Living™ portfolio of residential access control and home security...

    Product • November 11th, 2010

  • Adventures In Wireless Video

    Tips on bidding and selecting components for a wireless video project with networked indoor and outdoor CCTV cameras and recorders. The project also included refitting the front doors with new exit devices, a door bell and a remote release system.

    Article • November 1st, 2010

  • Cambridge Innovation Center Goes Wireless With SALTO

    When you’re located just steps away from the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most prestigious technical schools in the world, building security and access control is a subject that has to be taken seriously...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Why Not Go Wireless?

    Wireless security has established itself as an essential tool to the professional security industry.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Alvord Schools Network Access Control to Improve Security

    With this networked security system, school principals can lock every door immediately in case of emergency, using a master switch in the school office.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • SimonsVoss Line

    ASIS Booth 855 Whether you need to replace cylindrical locks, mortise locks, mortise cylinders, RIM cylinders, or need to protect an elevator or operate a parking gate or other equipment, we have products that can accomplish that effectively and...

    Product • September 16th, 2010