• 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

  • BlueWave Security

    BlueWave Security provides Wi-Fi (wireless) access control and security management solutions.

    Article • January 1st, 2007

  • Securing a Preschool Facility

    Keypad Locks, CCTV, panic hardware and an alarm system were among the recommendations to protect parents, students and staff.

    Article • December 1st, 2006

  • ASSA ABLOY Joins with Cisco Systems to Bring Network Intelligence to the Door

    As a result of this collaboration, Cisco and ASSA ABLOY will jointly test and market interoperable "network door" solutions.

    Article • November 1st, 2006

  • Powering Up Access Control Systems

    If an access control system involves more than a single door, a single power supply won't suffice.

    Article • November 1st, 2006

  • Choosing The Access Control Locking System

    Most access control articles discuss the installation of access control systems from the point of view of having already chosen the equipment.

    Article • October 1st, 2006

  • Job Description: Transit Authority Locksmith

    Transit authority locksmiths primarily establish and maintain master key systems while issuing keys and keeping related records.

    Article • October 1st, 2006

  • Getting into the Alarm Business

    Electronic security is all about maintaining relationships with the account and earning the recurring revenues from the monitoring, servicing and programming.

    Article • October 1st, 2006

  • Getting Started In The Alarm Business

    Sticking to a single manufacturer offers several advantages.

    Article • October 1st, 2006

  • DHI Product Spotlight

    A roundup of products on display at the annual Door and Hardware Institute annual covention Sept. 11-16 in San Diego.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • What's New: Electronics

    Products from Altronix, Alarm Lock, Locknetics and Isonas catch the eye of Locksmith Ledger editors.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • Sizing Up Fire Doors and Rated Hardware

    It's the responsibility of locksmiths to understand all components of steel fire doors. All hardware mounted to fire doors must be properly rated.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • ASIS Product Spotlight

    A roundup of the newest electronics products to be displayed when AIS hold its 2006 convention Sept. 21-28, also in San Diego.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • The Locks With a Magnetic Personality: Are Mag Locks Really the Easy Way Out?

    Electromagnetic locks are sometimes regarded as an “idiot-proof locking solution” for unskilled installers or for use on problem doors.

    Article • August 1st, 2006

  • ALOA New Product Spotlight

    A roundup of many of the products that will be on display July 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    Article • July 1st, 2006