• Grand Valley State University Tackles Security from the Outside In

    The main entrances of each residence building were equipped with the hard-wired Schlage card readers or Schlage Wireless readers and locks. Schlage CL Campus Lock standalone locks are used on residence room doors for all new construction.

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Integrated Systems: People Counting Systems

    People-counting systems are easy to install and maintain. When presented to retail customers, they are an easy sell.

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • An Overview of Intercoms & Telephone Entry Systems

    Since many of these products are available over the Internet as do-it-yourself projects, the locksmith’s challenge is to convince your customers that you specialize, customize and assemble the exact components into a system that meets their needs at a...

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Navigating The Alarm Market

    NAPCO FREEDOM is of special interest to locksmiths because of its unique adaptation of the deadbolt into the system’s operation and security.

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • I Want to Buzz In

    There is much to share with the customer who simply wants to “buzz” in. The savvy locksmith understands what the customer is looking for ­­— convenience — ­and will explain all the details. There is more to it than “hogging” an electric...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Expanding Your Role in Access Control

    There are four basic components to any access control system: access device or reader, locking device, egress device and power supply. While some manufacturers offer kits containing the three components, most security professionals use individual pieces...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Wireless Comes Of Age

    Larco has developed transmitters and receivers designed for compatibility with virtually all automatic door operators and control devices.

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Bridging The Gap Between Mechanical Master Keying And Electronic Access Control

    Medeco Logic offers most of the functionality of more sophisticated access control systems, like scheduling, audit trails, and the ability to easily add and delete user keys. However, Logic installs without any wiring, door or frame modifications or...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Good Reasons For Locksmiths To Do Electronics

    Rekeying or replacing locksets for home-buyers and renters is probably one of your bread and butter services. However, competition from the home centers is mounting and cutting into profits on this traditional work. Besides having their own offering of...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Universal: The Gate to Wireless

    A wireless system is a good answer for gate control. Labor-intensive trenching and wire pulling is eliminated

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • E-PLEX 5700

    Keepin' It All Kaba

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Converting An Omnilock OP2000 to a Wireless Access Management System OPW2000

    For the third and final article in the OSI Wireless Access Management System (WAMS) series, we will convert an earlier model OMNILOCK electro-mechanical cylindrical leverset to be WAMS-capable. All OSI electro-mechanical systems manufactured after year...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Don’t Turn Down Wireless Access Control Jobs

    There is little difference between installing an offline, standalone lock and an on-line, wireless lock from Schlage

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Up & Running With Standalone Access Controls

    Standalone access control systems are perhaps the fastest growing market segment in access control. They require minimal installation labor and offer a growing list of features that the majority or small business clients need. The standalone access...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Alarm System Upgrades and Enhancements

    Our objective was to provide the client with a safety and security system that would alert him of a variety of conditions without using any audible signals. These conditions included burglary and fire alarms, notification of visitors at the front door...

    Article • March 1st, 2007