• Studio Collection

    The new design elements of the Hickory Hardware Studio With Knob Designer Collection product line provide a more streamlined appearance while increasing the collection's aesthetic appeal. Studio With Knob includes the Handle Set With Knob, Full Dummy...

    Product • September 18th, 2008

  • Digital Deadbolt by Sunnect

    Owners can operate the deadbolt lock by pressing the correct combination of keypad buttons or by tapping a tag key on the sensor

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • D Series Deadbolt

    Fitted with interchangeable cores or conventional cylinders, Falcon's new D Series deadbolt locks can be adapted to most manufacturers' key systems. With an improved strike and deep-drawn dust box assembly, jamb strength is dramatically improved. An...

    Product • August 14th, 2008

  • How to Win that CCTV Bid

    The amount of paperwork that is required in the bidding process may be enough to discourage some locksmiths from participating. It takes time for sure.

    Article • August 1st, 2008


    The S200 Series Interconnected Locks are designed to provide the security of a one inch throw deadbolt having the convenience of a lever handle cylindrical lock.

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Peeking Inside the Master Rekeyable Deadbolt

    One of the latest trends to emerge in the security field is the ability to rekey a lock cylinder to a new combination without disassembly. The re-codeable lock shown here is made by Master Lock. According to our sources, this deadbolt version may be...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • SCHLAGE “L” SERIES MORTISE: It’s Not Just For Commercial Applications

    Schlage “L” Series Mortise Locks are available in the residential configurations for entrance door, passage latch and bath/bedroom privacy lock.

    Article • May 1st, 2008


    Quality begins with the lock cylinder. My first connection with Arrow locks extends back many years. I noticed then that it was always difficult to insert a shim between the plug and housing when servicing Arrow cylinders. The cylinders were made to...

    Article • May 1st, 2008


    Free-hand drilling of a mortise pocket on a blank door is not recommended by most locksmiths. The use of a simple mortise jig makes the job easier and is more time efficient. PRO-LOK has come up with a neat tool.

    Article • May 1st, 2008


    After thieves damaged the rear door at GPLA headquarters, the organization updated its security with a donated Securitech Trident three-point locking system and Select Products SL21 continuous hinge.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • Kaba E-Plex® 3000: Standalone Access Control For Narrow Stile Doors

    The E-Plex 3000 gives the locksmith a reliable narrow stile standalone that will serve the client faithfully and which the locksmith will find is as easy to install and program as rest of the models in the E-Plex family of products.

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • I Want to Buzz In

    There is much to share with the customer who simply wants to “buzz” in. The savvy locksmith understands what the customer is looking for ­­— convenience — ­and will explain all the details. There is more to it than “hogging” an electric...

    Article • March 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

  • Sure-Strike is a Sure Hit

    Sure-Strike is an economical way to upgrade security on existing deadbolts and it can make a profitable addition when installing any new tubular deadbolt.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • An Overview of Cylindrical Deadbolts

    The bolt is the heart of the deadbolt. Bolts will vary in diameter, material, construction, length and backset. Smaller bolts will generally be found on lower grade residential locks.

    Article • November 1st, 2007