Electronic Locks

  • Medeco's Next Generation of Access Control

    NEXGEN XT allows facilities that utilize SFIC cylinders to retrofit those cylinders to add user scheduling, audit logs of entry, and key expiration without any wiring, hardware changes or door and frame modifications.

    Article • January 5th, 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

  • The Back Page

    20 Years Ago The January 1991 Locksmith Ledger cover theme was “Focus On Electronic Security.” Stephen Little at Ilco Unican asked, “How does the locksmith fit into the ever-changing world of electronic products?” Robert R. MacDonald wrote about...

    Article • December 14th, 2010

  • Access Control Components: Getting Them All To Work Together

    We modern locksmiths are working with a wider variety of technologies that ever before, so therefore when approaching installations and service calls, it is imperative that we put our thinking caps on and be extra observant so as to avoid issues...

    Article • December 10th, 2010

  • Door Alarms and Building Codes

    A healthcare facility was concerned about meeting code requirements but also needed to prevent patients from wandering off in the event of an emergency

    Article • December 3rd, 2010


    Corbin Russwin's Access 800® WI1 lockset comes with intelligent WiFi access control.The Access 800 WI1 is ideal for bringing access control to areas of a building that are cost-prohibitive and challenging to wire. It is a complete solution, integrating...

    Product • November 23rd, 2010

  • APEX US-1 Premium Biometric Lockset

    Digitlocks introduces the APEX US-1 Premium Biometric Lockset. Designed for the US market, features include superior quality cast stainless steel body and levers, simple on-lock programming, passage mode, privacy mode, 1-time code, master and user...

    Product • November 22nd, 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

  • Special Section: Programming Keypad-Only Standalone Electromechanical Locks

    Download a pdf version of our chart listing the basic information for nine common keypad-only standalone locks.

    Article • November 1st, 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

  • Q&A: The Job of a University Locksmith

    Ledger technical editor Jerry Levine recently sat down with a lock shop supervisor for a major university. Topics of discussion included the duties of an institutional locksmith, hardware choices and future trends towards more electronic door hardware...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Arrow Revolution™ Proves Reliable in Harshest Conditions

    Arrow Lock™ has tested its Revolution Touch-screen keyless entry system under the world’s harshest conditions, including fire, water, impact, and freezing cold. The result: Revolution proved rugged even in the toughest challenges. (See...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Intruder Locks: An Extra Level of School Security

    These locks protect classrooms because the teacher is able to lock the exterior trim without leaving the interior of the classroom.

    Article • October 1st, 2010