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    20 Years Ago The January 1991 Locksmith Ledger cover theme was “Focus On Electronic Security.” Stephen Little at Ilco Unican asked, “How does the locksmith fit into the ever-changing world of electronic products?” Robert R. MacDonald wrote about...

    Article • December 14th, 2010

  • Access Control Components: Getting Them All To Work Together

    We modern locksmiths are working with a wider variety of technologies that ever before, so therefore when approaching installations and service calls, it is imperative that we put our thinking caps on and be extra observant so as to avoid issues...

    Article • December 10th, 2010

  • 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

  • Door Alarms and Building Codes

    A healthcare facility was concerned about meeting code requirements but also needed to prevent patients from wandering off in the event of an emergency

    Article • December 3rd, 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

  • 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

  • Biometric Updates: Combining Access Control With Time & Attendance

    Biometrics eliminates system abuses associated with PIN (personal Identification number) and credential single authentication based systems.

    Article • November 1st, 2010

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    News You Can Use

    Article • November 1st, 2010

  • Surface Mounted Door Closer Accessories and Options

    Determining exactly what the end-user needs and installing the best door closer with the appropriate arm and options will give your customer many years of trouble free operation.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • News You Can Use

    KEYS FOR TOOL BOXES There has been a significant increase in questions and code requests for tool box lock keys. We have access to many of the tool box key codes; however, there are many new tool box locks being introduced. For example, Kobalt Tool...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Advanced Diagnostics Update

    Increase security and keep your Advanced Diagnostics transponder programming tools up to date.

    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

  • HES iCLASS Integrated Electric Strikes

    ASIS Booth 301 The security of HID iCLASS access control meets the strength of an integrated HES electric strike. Designed with the user in mind, the HES iCLASS Integrated Electric Strikes allow the installer to combine any HES electric strike, door...

    Product • September 16th, 2010

  • Zodiac-Lite Fingerprint Reader

    Enroll and manage up to 90 users right at the reader using the hand-held programmer. Use with a door control module to create a stand-alone door access control system

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • E-Plex 5800 Series Meets FIPS 201 Requirements

    The E-Plex 5800 series is an economical solution to online systems which may not be practical or affordable in many applications.

    Article • August 5th, 2010