An electrified lock such as the 4200 Series provides the opportunity to control access electronically without having to modify the door or jamb.

    Article • March 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

  • Ford Mustang Servicing Guide, Part 2

    Part 1 of our Comprehensive Guide to the Ford Mustang addressed car opening, removing and disassembling the door lock, opening the trunk, removing and disassembling the deck lock and the glove box lock. (See February 2008 issue of Locksmith Ledger...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Creating Your Own Marketing Material: No Experience Necessary

    Arrow recognizes that most small businesses are at a loss for marketing resources, which is why the company developed the customized marketing solution at . It is Arrow’s goal to help the security professionals grow their...

    Article • March 1st, 2008


    Cash - Link has been providing Retro-fit Electronics packages for TACC II R® Safes, to the Security Industry for almost 15 Years. Selling our product through a network of Locksmiths, and Safe Dealers.

    Company • February 11th, 2008

  • World Wide Products LLC

    Access control cable and security alarm items for both contractors and diy home security projects.

    Company • February 8th, 2008

  • 10 Steps To Opening A 2007 Subaru Forester

    Car-opening methods for the 2007 Subaru Forester are the same from the 1998-2007. The most significant piece of information about opening 2007 models is that the front passenger door is tighter then the rear doors. Since both doors have a manual...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Marks USA Meets Consumer Demand For Patented Key Control

    Marks' Tri-Level options include the UL-437 high security cylinder, a non-UL cylinder that still offers pick and bump resistance and the economical Security-Mate pin tumbler cylinder that may be operated by the same patented key.

    Article • February 1st, 2008


    Kwikset is offering a large poster for display in locksmith stores. The poster contains an exploded view of the parts which comes in handy if a SmartKey lock should ever need parts or servicing.

    Article • February 1st, 2008


    Should a high level SARGENT Signature master key be lost or stolen, reversing the blocking bars in each lock cylinder and replacing all of the keys is an alternate option to a complete rekeying of the key system.

    Article • February 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

  • Ford Mustang Servicing Guide, Part 1

    The latest generation of the Mustang is unlocked exactly like the previous generation. There is no lock on the passenger side of the vehicle, but the latch that Ford has chosen to use is equipped with a lock bellcrank just as if there were a lock on the...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Microwave Safe Combination Changing

    A very wise man by the name of Rex Parmalee once drilled into my head that 12 (positive openings) is the number of times a combination should be dialed before closing the safe door. This lesson has served me very well over the years, and I stick to it...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Applications for Magnetic Locks

    The magnetic lock is well suited for numerous applications; just about any type of opening can be controlled using a magnetic lock. Be it a door, gate or even a window, there is probably a magnetic lock that will fit your customer's needs. The...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Getting More Battery For The Buck

    With a little ingenuity, the discount-priced FireStorm batteries sold at Black and Decker outlets can power your DeWalt tools, for about a $50 savings over the OEM batteries.

    Article • January 1st, 2008