Deadbolts

  • BHMA Proposes New Standard for Auxiliary Locks

      The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.36 - 2010 American National Standard for Auxiliary Locks. This standard establishes requirements for auxiliary locks including commercial and...

    Press Release • February 17th, 2011

  • Electronic Door Hardware For Residences

    Electronic locking systems have been popular for many years in commercial applications. Electronics have also been applied to automotive security beginning with a VATS system on the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette. Electronic door hardware for residences is...

    Article • January 31st, 2011

  • E-Digital Electronic Deadbolt

    ISC West Booth 23137 Lockey®Digital Systems Introduces the E-Digital Electronic Deadbolt.  With up to 6 user codes, illuminated keypad, auto-latching, disposable user code, and many more features, the Lockey E-digital Electronic Deadbolt can be...

    Product • January 28th, 2011

  • No Key Required: Emtek Electronic Keypad Locks

    With an electronic keypad lock, there’s no more need to hide keys in the planter or under a rock for those just-in-case happenings. This is just one of the advantages provided by a battery-operated residential or light commercial leverset or deadbolt...

    Article • January 28th, 2011

  • Powering Standalone Electromechanical Locks

    Standalone electromechanical locks require battery power in order to operate. Most network-capable, standalone electromechanical locks have a battery condition indicator. As the battery in a networked lock begins to reach replacement, the software can...

    Article • January 28th, 2011

  • Fighting Scammer Locksmiths

    On January 13th at 12:45 p.m. I received a text message from my 23-year-old son that read like this: “Does it make any sense in the world for a locksmith to charge $500 to let a girl who lost her keys back into her apartment?” My response: No My...

    Article • January 27th, 2011

  • Trends in Electronic Locks

    The electromechanical lock is not new. I installed battery operated motorized deadbolts and electronic locks way back in the 1980s. I remember a “key free” electromechanical knob and deadbolt lockset that was pretty amazing. To enter the...

    Article • January 27th, 2011

  • Re-usable Installation Kit

    Our "IK" installation kit is comprised of transfer nuts and shims, drill gauges, templates, and

    Product • January 20th, 2011

  • Cylindrical And Mortise Lock Functions

    When I first started doing lock work, I was told to be very careful and read the packaging to be certain the lock installed onto the door was the correct finish and operation. My early jobs were restricted to cylindrical and tubular locks. Living in...

    Article • January 17th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    BAUER RV SERIES Bauer Products has the RV Code Series, which is RV301-RV370. This code series uses the Bauer RV key blank or newly introduced Ilco 1676 (EZ BAU3). We are looking for the key codes and if you have collected any we would appreciate knowing...

    Article • January 7th, 2011

  • 2010 Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index

    This reference is issued as a continuation of the annual Locksmith Ledger Editorial Index. The listings cover the material that was published in the Locksmith Ledger during 2010. The purpose of this section, as well as previous supplements, is to...

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Improving Home Security

      Home security has become more complex with the introduction of electromechanical locks and the additional benefits they provide. However, unlike commercial and institutional facilities, residential security does not appear to be embracing the...

    Article • January 4th, 2011

  • Continuing Education

      Throughout the year, manufacturers of locks and door hardware make it easy for locksmiths to upgrade their skills and / or learn something new to help their locksmithing businesses prosper. Locksmith distributors are another excellent source for...

    Article • December 13th, 2010

  • Real Living™ Locks

    Yale Locks & Hardware, has introduced locks specifically designed to integrate into the digital home. These new deadbolt and lever locks are the first products in the Yale Real Living™ portfolio of residential access control and home security...

    Product • November 11th, 2010

  • E-Digital Electronic Deadbolt

    Lockey® Digital Systems, Inc. now offers the E-Digital Electronic Deadbolt Lock.  The E-Digital will replace the existing deadbolt.  It is keypad-operated -- no keys necessary.  This lock has an auto-locking function.  An auto latch bolt locking...

    Product • November 11th, 2010