• Trilogy Family Grows Again

    The new PDL5300 features a double-sided keypad with PIN-code and HID reader access on both sides of the door, granting direction-specific access for up to 2000 users. Trilogy locks also now boast residency and privacy features.

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • Schlage B500 Series: Deadbolt Redesign

    A significant change is the longer and larger diameter bolt for a Grade 2 deadbolt.

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • RYTAN ePASS IV: Standalone Electronics for the Home

    This electronic deadbolt is operated without a key. From the outside, a six-digit code is used to operate the Rytan ePass IV. From the inside, a simple thumbturn secures the deadbolt

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Making the Grade: DORMA’s Grade 1 D800 Series Deadbolt

    D800 Series deadbolts are manufactured with a stainless steel bolt for strength and corrosion resistance. A steel security shield is designed to prevent “ice pick” attacks

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Black & Decker Launches K2 Commercial Hardware

    K2 products are designed to simplify the purchasing and installation process. Boxes are compartmentalized to allow quick and easy installation. Finishes and designs are coordinated across the entire line of K2 products

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: Karl Kretsch, University of Scranton

    As access control supervisor/locksmith for the University of Scranton in Scranton , Penn. , Karl Kretsch is responsible for making sure the right university employees have the right access to nearly 7,000 doors in 70 buildings. Scranton is a...

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • New Product Showcase

    (Product photos will be available in July) A1 Security ALOA Booth 922 A1 Security introduces KeyCommander, a first line of defense for common-sense key control. The lockable cabinets hold 25, 50, or 100 key pegs that can be locked into a...

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Digital Photography for Locksmiths

    How many times have you been out on a job site and come across a device that you have never seen before? E-mail a few digital photographs to tech support or your fellow locksmiths, and you’ll quickly identify even rare or antique lock components

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Wireless Showcase

    Schlage Wireless For over five years, Schlage has been providing proven wireless access solutions to retrofit applications and new construction. With 128-bit encryption on every transmission, Schlage wireless systems are nearly 10 times as secure...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Mechanical Locks for Educational Facilities

    The Classroom Function enables the instructors and staff to lock and unlock their classrooms to best safeguard the students and their property. Students cannot lock the classrooms but can always exit.

    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

  • 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

  • Schlage Keypad Deadbolt: Key or Keyless Operation

    Schlage’s BE365 Keypad Deadbolt with Turn-Lock Feature can be used with or without a key.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • New Residential Biolock by Sequiam

    This new product brings biometrics to the residential market.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • Safety by Design

    The patented Turner Deadbolt Lock from Safety by Design is a cylindrical deadbolt that locks from the outside with one keyless turn.

    Article • December 1st, 2006