• AX-8MV-W master station

    ASIS Booth 3532 Aiphone has released the AX-8MV-W master station for its popular AX Series intercom. The new audio-video master supports up to 8 master stations and 8 door stations while offering video intercom communication that integrates into other...

    Product • July 31st, 2008

  • HID Edge SecuresLaw Offices

    The EdgePlus Solo ES400 is a cost-effective, stand-alone, single-door access control solution that meets the demands of open architecture, IP-centric environments

    Article • July 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

  • Customizing Access Control Solutions To Meet Customer Requirements

    The most challenging part of designing and selling access controls systems is custom fitting systems to each client’s precise requirements.

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Business 101: Working With A Systems Integrator

    Things are changing in the world in which locksmiths work. In the past, a very good living could be had if you were competent installing deadbolts, rekeying locks and occasionally opening the car of customers who locked themselves out. If you...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • RCI Makes Delayed Egress Simple

    It is universally against code to prevent free egress. However, under special arrangements and conditions, it may be allowable to delay egress a little bit. RCI’s new DE 8310 delayed egress system can do the job.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Securitron Maglock Corp. : Electronic Access Control Package Systems

    Securitron Magnalock Corp. has developed more than 25 packaged electronic access control systems for controlling from one to three doors. These packaged electronic systems include the lock(s), the reader(s), the release mechanism(s) and any additional...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • University of the Pacific Focuses on Security: From Concept to Implementation

    University of the Pacific, located in Central Calif., made a decision to elevate the level of safety and security on their campuses and in their buildings. They faced some challenges due to the unique mix of faculty and students in living and learning...

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • Automotive Update: Encrypted Technology News

    Bianchi is recalling and replacing TK30 chips with the new TK40, the next generation of the Electronic Crypto Chip. The TK40 chip will also allow locksmiths to program the new Ford remote head keys.

    Article • March 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


    What are the benefits of electrically actuated cylindrical and mortise locks? The door positively latches when it is closed and shut. In fire rated and listed door situations, especially in stairwells, this is a critical requirement, since those doors...

    Article • February 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

  • Servicing the Total Door: Hinge Replacement

    When electronic access control is being added to an existing opening, power transfer hinges are an excellent choice. Pemko offers standard and electrically modified continuous hinges for door repair projects as well as upgrade projects.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Card Readers For Access Control Applications

    A reader, keypad or combination of both is an essential ingredient in virtually any access control system, and in the majority of systems the reader will be a prox reader. Although biometric readers are on the horizon, this technology has yet to...

    Article • December 1st, 2007