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  • Boost Your Bottom Line With Sales of Impulse Items

    Impulse buying is purchasing item(s) that were not thought of prior to entering the store. Upon seeing the item(s), the shopper has a sudden, strong urge to own the item(s). There is no real limitation to what can be considered an impulse purchase. This...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • New SmartKey Lock from Weiser

    Weiser SmartKey Locks are one of the first locksets to meet the challenges of key bumping and vulnerability to picking all included in an economical package.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • 2007 MODEL CARS, VANS, PICKUPS, AND SPORT UTILITIES UPDATE

    The following chart is a listing of the 2007 model cars, vans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles that have been introduced thus far during the 2006/07 calendar years. Vehicles are continually being introducing during the year, and this is the most...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: Locksmith Chuck Dixon

    One reason that I conduct interviews with industry professionals in this column is to hopefully inspire readers to change something about the way they conduct their business, with the result being more profit and a business that runs more...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • An Overview of Mechanical Exit Devices

    In simple terms, an exit device is a lock with an inside release bar. Variations include standard, fire-rated, rim, vertical rod and mortise exit devices and a number of specialty exit bars.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Rekeying the Monarch 19-R Exit Device

    A dependable workhorse, the 19 Series exit device is an economical answer to a variety of exit needs. It’s available in panic or B label (1 1/2 hr.) fire exit construction. The 19 Series comes with a full complement of trim.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Rekeying the Monarch 19-R Exit Device

    A dependable workhorse, the 19 Series exit device is an economical answer to a variety of exit needs. It’s available in panic or B label (1 1/2 hr.) fire exit construction. The 19 Series comes with a full complement of trim.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • LockMasters USA Inc

    Equipment Keys for Resellers: from ASV to Volvo. Shipping included, distributor pricing already online for easy ordering, or call for a free price list with picture. (We sell padlocks too, but you'll have to call to get distributor pricing on those)

    Company • May 1st, 2007

  • Make a Key Machine Vacuum

    My afternoon chore during adolescence was to clean all the key machines in our family locksmith store. Key shavings have a way of getting into every nook and cranny including becoming unwanted slivers in your fingers or feet, not to mention the...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • LockTools, Inc.

    Company • April 25th, 2007

  • Changes Are Coming

    An article on page 42 of the March 2007 Ledger describes a new codeable lock system from Strattec. This lock system can apparently only be coded once. Sidebar parts are set in a neutral position. Parts are then snapped into position forming a permanent...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Securing Trailers With Master Lock's Universal Trailer Coupler Lock

    Master Lock's new Universal Trailer Coupler Lock is designed to protect trailers from “tow away” theft by securing the coupler. The coupler is the front end portion of the trailer that accommodates the ball attached to the rear end of the tow vehicle...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    CHRYSLER UPDATE The 2006-on Dodge Charger is factory equipped with an ignition lock not available through the aftermarket. The Original Equipment ignition lock on the 2006-on Dodge Charger is wafer only, being equipped with double throw wafer...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Developing Floor Master Keys Within Existing Master Key Systems

    Two different methods can be applied to develop sub-master keys within an existing master key system: a traditional method and the unconventional “guerilla” approach, designed to get maximum results from minimum resources.

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Major Manufacturing's Pit Bull Steel Door Tool Simplifies Hardware Changes

    One of the more difficult modifications is recessing a latch pocket into a hollow metal door edge to accommodate an auxiliary lock. Major Manufacturing's Pit Bull tool makes this task much simpler.

    Article • April 1st, 2007