• Patented, Proprietary and Restricted Key Blanks and Related Lock Mechanisms

    To preface this article, I am not an attorney and the following information is intended to provide a general understanding of the terms higher and high security, key control, patented, restricted, proprietary and other terms used by lock manufacturers and...

    Article • December 6th, 2010

  • MARKS USA Expands Product Line

    Marks USA is now truly a one-stop company for almost any architectural hardware product.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Schlage Unveils Two-Piece Mortise Cylinder

    Stock up on a few 5-40 tailpiece screws and you will be ready to tackle Schlage’s new two-piece mortise cylinders.

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Olympus Lock: Defining Rekeyable Cabinet Locks

    Olympus offers easily rekeyable pin-tumbler, IC and engineered cabinet lock bodies, as well as keyways and cabinet lock solutions for commercial and institutional facilities.

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • SFIC Solutions

    Medeco High Security Locks has launched a suite of Small Format Interchangeable Core (SFIC) products designed to offer maximum value, competitive prices and superior key capabilities. Three locks featured in the Smart SFIC Solutions TM product line...

    Product • August 12th, 2010

  • Galaxy

    Using the latest manufacturing techniques and highest quality materials, Australian Lock Company's Galaxy high security key system provides a revolutionary approach to high security locking. Galaxy's streamline design substantially reduces the cost of...

    Product • July 15th, 2010

  • Australian Lock Company

    Company • July 15th, 2010

  • New Products

    RW4 Plus / EZ®-Clone Plus Kaba Ilco Corp.’s RW4 Plus and Ilco EZ®-Clone Plus cloning devices combine all of the previous features and benefits with the capability to clone Philips encrypted transponder keys, increasing cloning capabilities to...

    Article • July 6th, 2010

  • Nexgen XT

    Medeco Nexgen XT is a retrofit electronic cylinder for small format interchangeable core (SFIC). The SFIC cylinder is ideal for loss and liability management as a direct replacement for mechanical cylinders. The easy system management allows for...

    Product • June 24th, 2010

  • RCI 3800 Series

    Designed for use in applications where durability is the deciding factor, the RCI 3800 Series lever set has a unique "clutch" mechanism that radically reduces wear and abuse experienced with typical cylindrical lever sets. When locked, the lever...

    Product • June 21st, 2010

  • A Look at Rekeyables

    The new features should make these products easy to sell, but your customer must be informed that a lost key situation may be more costly. Drill and replace is probably the easiest and quickest solution.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Servicing Schlage F Series Locks

    The keyed F Series locks have a five-pin tumbler “C” keyway lock cylinder.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Mastering IC Pin Stack Mathematics

    Each IC lock manufacturer has its own pinning system. For locksmiths who service many different types of IC systems, it can be difficult to remember which pinning system to use.

    Article • June 1st, 2010


    Every customer is a candidate for sales of key control products and every sale builds a larger and larger volume of customers who will return to your company for additional high security keys and cylinders in the future.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Olympus 829R Series

    Olympus® Lock, Inc. has added the Olympus 829R Series ratchet lock to its line of key-in-knob Schlage-style cylinder products. This lock is available with standard Schlage-style C keyway key-in-knob cylinder as well as less cylinder (part number 829R-LC...

    Product • April 27th, 2010