• Schlage B500 Series: Deadbolt Redesign

    A significant change is the longer and larger diameter bolt for a Grade 2 deadbolt.

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • The Relationship Between Building & Fire Codes

    The primary goal of fire codes is preventing fires, including concerns relating to the exterior portions of the building. The main purpose of the building codes is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Standalone Card Reader Systems Bridge the Gap

    New access control solutions like the Dortronics EZ-Access Card Reader Entry System provide higher efficiency than basic locking systems, bridging the gap between the electro-mechanical locks and the Fort Knox-caliber systems

    Article • October 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

  • What's New In Intercoms? Viking Electronics E-50 Compact Entry Phone

    This self-contained unit is attractive, discreet, easy to install, and is less a target for vandals than a separate camera and enclosure would present.

    Article • October 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

  • Retrofitting the DORMA ED800 Low-Energy Door Operator Onto Existing Swinging Doors

    ED800s are designed for easy, one-person installation. The basic unit is non-handed and the control unit is non-mount specific. You can change from a pull side to a push side mount simply by flipping a toggle switch and installing the appropriate arm.

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • New Product Showcase

    (Product photos will be available in July) A1 Security ALOA Booth 922 A1 Security introduces KeyCommander, a first line of defense for common-sense key control. The lockable cabinets hold 25, 50, or 100 key pegs that can be locked into a...

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Using CyberLocks® to Save Time and Money

    CyberLock® electronic lock cylinders easily replace the lock cylinders found in mechanical locks. Once replaced, the lock is only accessible by a CyberKey. Both CyberLocks® and CyberKeys® record who, what, when, and where with every contact.

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Wireless Showcase

    Schlage Wireless For over five years, Schlage has been providing proven wireless access solutions to retrofit applications and new construction. With 128-bit encryption on every transmission, Schlage wireless systems are nearly 10 times as secure...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Hospital Security –This time you get to play “Doctor”

    Approach any hospital security project with the understanding that you will be a participant in saving lives.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • The Next Generation King Cobra

    KC5000-2 Locks are designed for cylindrical and mortise door preps and can be used on any door where electronic access control is desired. They provide an easy upgrade from a mechanical pushbutton lock.

    Article • March 1st, 2007

  • Electrifying Existing Hardware With the SARGENT 56-Electric Latch Retraction

    SARGENT’s Next Generation 56 - Electric Latch Retraction 80 Series Exit Device and ELR retrofit kit is designed for use with the 80 Series exit devices.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • A New Mechanical Combination Lock Eliminates an Old Problem

    Changing the lock design to eliminate splining entirely is the most significant change to the new mechanical combination lock being introduced by Nick Gartner.

    Article • January 1st, 2007