Commercial Security

  • Earn Recurring Revenue with Alarm Lock iSEE Video

    Our locksmith industry has primarily focused on products which protect lives and property by physical prevention. Install a lock and thieves cannot enter. Another approach to security involves what happens after an incident. If you can’t stop...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Healthcare Institutions: Mining The Opening

    A gold miner finds a single piece of gold in the rock. He’s excited about the find, but looking around he see’s nothing else of value. Does he leave the site, satisfied with his one small discovery? An experienced miner will dig deeper, looking...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Servicing the Yale Large Format Interchangeable Core

    The Interchangeable Core (IC) lock mechanism was developed as a simpler way to rekey locking hardware without removing the entire lockset/cylinder from the door. Interchangeable core lock mechanisms can be used with any type of lock hardware...

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • Padlock Potential

    Padlocks have come a long way to offer an expanded line of features and benefits that allow you to provide your customer with a customized product to fit their needs

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • LazerTech: Affordable High Security Locks

    One locksmith product we can profitably depend on is high security locks. Most customers readily appreciate a system which provides key control plus a defense against both forced entry and lock picking. When compared to untrained key cutters at big box...

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • iSee Video

    Alarm Lock's iSee Video plug-and-play surveillance system gives commercial end-users peace of mind and lets them monitor their business over the Internet. This system installs seamlessly and provides RMR from CCTV video installations in new and retrofit...

    Product • August 14th, 2008

  • Masterkeying Basics: Lock Cylinders

    There is no substitution for experience. When beginning locksmiths encounter problems, it behooves them to disassemble lock cylinders and take a close look at what is going on.

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • An Overview of Intercoms & Telephone Entry Systems

    Since many of these products are available over the Internet as do-it-yourself projects, the locksmith’s challenge is to convince your customers that you specialize, customize and assemble the exact components into a system that meets their needs at a...

    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

  • Trilogy DL5200

    Alarm Lock has added the DL5200 to its double-sided Trilogy T2 Series of keypads. All DL5200's are 100% keypad programmable with multi-level security, supporting up to 100 users, 10 managers and 3 one-time service codes. DL5200 is easy to install and...

    Product • July 31st, 2008

  • Airport Security Opportunities

    For every huge airport like O’Hare and LAX, there are hundreds of smaller airports that don’t have the flight activity or personnel budget to have a full-time locksmith on staff. This is where you come in.

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Navigating The Alarm Market

    NAPCO FREEDOM is of special interest to locksmiths because of its unique adaptation of the deadbolt into the system’s operation and security.

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • New Peaks Preferred By Kaba

    Peaks Preferred is an economical, time-proven, adaptable high security lock system with patent protection through 2024. It is simple to service with few new techniques to learn.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Business 101: Working With A Systems Integrator

    Things are changing in the world in which locksmiths work. In the past, a very good living could be had if you were competent installing deadbolts, rekeying locks and occasionally opening the car of customers who locked themselves out. If you...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Von Duprin: 100 Years Old and Going Strong

    Without an original idea, no product would ever see the light of day. We all take exit devices for granted today, but someone, somewhere had to be the inventor of the product. There have always been some disagreements about who really applied for the...

    Article • June 1st, 2008