Commercial Security

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    2012 Ram Cargo Vans According to a number of sources, Chrysler has renamed the Dodge Grand Caravan as the Ram cargo van or Ram C/V. The 2012 Ram C/V has a 1,800-lb. cargo payload and up to 3,600 pounds in towing capability. Power is supplied by a 3.6...

    Article • June 3rd, 2011

  • Door Closers, Top to Bottom

    The most important thing about door closers has nothing to do with the closers themselves. Before installing, servicing or adjusting a door closer, make certain the hinges are properly lubricated, the hinge screws are tight and the door closes smoothly...

    Article • May 31st, 2011

  • MAS Intercom Signs First U.S. Distribution Partner

    Custom Electronic Supply of San Jose, Calif. picks up new line of Intercom systems for residential and commercial applications

    Press Release • May 25th, 2011

  • Growing Your Business Through Strategic Partnerships

    Whatever your situation as a locksmith, you probably are looking for ways to grow your business. But in order to grow your business and compete with the larger players, you need a plan. You need sales leads, you need to advertise and you need to obtain...

    Article • May 16th, 2011

  • ASSA ABLOY Acquires Portafeu

    ASSA ABLOY has acquired Portafeu, the French market leader in customized fire doors. Portafeu offers fire-rated flame-retardant, firebreak and blast-resistant doors for commercial and residential customers as well as for special closures. "I am...

    Press Release • May 12th, 2011

  • Corporate Safe Specialists Merges With Fire King

      Corporate Safe Specialists, Inc. (“Corporate Safe”), a Posen, IL-based provider of cash management products and services, including traditional safes, intelligent safes, and services, has merged with its portfolio company, FKI Security Group...

    Press Release • May 11th, 2011

  • Security Starts At Home

    Locksmiths looking to grow their businesses in a challenging economy might want to consider installing alarm systems. After all, security starts at home, and locksmiths have been securing premises, both commercial and residential, for decades (perhaps...

    Article • May 6th, 2011

  • Taking it to the Web

    Traditionally, the access control systems market has been dominated by large facilities that require comprehensive and complex installations. Access control system installation opportunities can be hard to come by for security and locksmith providers...

    Article • May 5th, 2011

  • The Next Generation of Access Control: Virtual Credentials

    For decades, we have carried our identities around on magnetic stripe (magstripe) and smart cards, but in today’s mobile world, we now have the opportunity to embed them on a variety of portable devices. This will enable us to use products like smart...

    Article • May 5th, 2011

  • Transitioning Into Electronics

    Haddon Locksmith (www.haddonlock.com) owner Jim Sundstrond started working as a locksmith in 1988, back when the job mainly involved cutting keys and installing deadbolts. Today, he estimates that electronics accounts for at least 40 percent of his...

    Article • May 4th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    SDC 474U Touchless Exit Switch The SDC no-touch wall mounted switch has up to a four-inch read range. The infrared sensor has no moving parts, eliminating the need for physical contact with the sensor in order to activate the switch. Simply waving a...

    Article • May 4th, 2011

  • Assa Abloy Mobile Keys Platform Debuts at ISC West

    ASSA ABLOY introduces the ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys Platform, a scalable secure delivery infrastructure for distribution and management of mobile keys. The platform allows credentials to be distributed securely through NFC (Near Field Communication...

    Press Release • April 8th, 2011

  • Benefits Of Electromechanical Locks For Controlling Access

    Controlling access is part of everyday life. People cannot go everywhere and do everything. As a society, we control access in many different ways - physically, mechanically and electromechanically. Physical access control has been used for many...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Master Lock Adds ADA-Compliant Locker Locks

    Master Lock Company has added new products to its 3-Ways to Open™ patent-pending ADA-compliant built-in combination lock series. The 1656MKADA is a built-in combination spring bolt locker lock for horizontal single-point latch lockers. A companion...

    Article • April 6th, 2011

  • Napco Introducing New Products at ISC West

    Products include Alarm Lock Networx™ new Prox ID and PIN code keypads and 2-door access controller and the Marks USA Triple Play, consisting of Grade 1 Mortise & Cylindrical Locksets, Panic Devices and Door Closers.

    Press Release • April 4th, 2011