• All Good Video Must Come To an End!

    I  just completed managing two video projects and I must say I learned a few things, and relearned several more lessons, along the way. . The most important lessons I learned were, that as a Project Manager, one must: Accept the mess...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • The Right Tools for Video Installations

    The easy-to-use FlukeNetworks’ TS90 Cable Fault Finder is three tools in one -- a fault locator, a cable and wire manager and a tone generator with SmartTone™ technology.

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • How to Win that CCTV Bid

    The amount of paperwork that is required in the bidding process may be enough to discourage some locksmiths from participating. It takes time for sure.

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Getting Into Video Surveillance: PICK THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

    Many types of companies are entering the video surveillance installation business, but no one group enjoys a clear advantage, and you won’t know if you like it until you try.

    Article • August 1st, 2008


    After thieves damaged the rear door at GPLA headquarters, the organization updated its security with a donated Securitech Trident three-point locking system and Select Products SL21 continuous hinge.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • ACCESS CONTROL ACCESSORIES: Door Cords & Power Transfer Hinges

    Locksmiths use power transfer products quite frequently. Sometimes they are used to bring switch contacts from an exit device off a door, or power to a latch retraction exit device, or most recently to bring maglock power and gate position sensor from a...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • 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

  • Capturing Better Video: Strategic Camera Placement Paired with a Standalone DVR

    Want to learn more about CCTV? Forward-thinking locksmiths who have their eyes on this growing segment of the industry may benefit from some CCTV training courses. We have compiled a partial list of courses available from CCTV manufacturers and...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Video Trends for Locksmiths

    Shipped in a single box with the camera and lens already mounted in the enclosure, “plug-and-play” packages from a single manufacturer simplify installation as well as the ordering process.   Although once expensive and considered only for...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • CCTV Training Resources

    ADI Expos Network CCTV Solutions is one of the courses scheduled at the 2007 ADI Expo series of one-day seminars. This course provides a comprehensive explanation of network cameras, encoders and transmission equipment as it relates to CCTV.

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Installing the SARGENT PROFILE SERIES using the Major Manufacturing HIT-136 Drill Guide

    SARGENT introduced the standalone Profile Electronic Access Control Series Locks in 2001. These electro-mechanical locks can control access electronically using keypad, Radio Frequency (RF) technology and proximity for up to 2,000 users. These locking...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • System Planning: Power Requirements

    When you’re doing the groundwork for your access control project, a good place to begin is determining the line voltage requirements.

    Article • January 1st, 2007

  • Introducing The Ilco TKO 2nd Generation Multi-Function Programming Tool

    Using the Ilco TKO 2nd Generation Multi-Function Programming Tool, we erased and programmed the two Honda Civic keys in just a few minutes.

    Article • November 1st, 2006

  • LukWerks: CCTV Made Easy

    Electronics & Access Control

    Article • March 1st, 2006

  • A CCTV Starter Project: The MODEYE Self-Contained Camera and Modulator

    Live footage from the MODEYE camera can be watched on a unused television channel.

    Article • January 1st, 2006