Commercial Security

  • Perma-Vault Finds Its Niche Developing And Selling Cash Drop Safes

    About 30 years ago Perma-Vault developed the PRO-30 Under Counter Drop Box, a familiar item to many in our industry. The company has grown substantially since then and has managed to be profitable and continue to manufacture products that are relatively...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Card Readers For Access Control Applications

    A reader, keypad or combination of both is an essential ingredient in virtually any access control system, and in the majority of systems the reader will be a prox reader. Although biometric readers are on the horizon, this technology has yet to...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • An Overview of Cylindrical Deadbolts

    The bolt is the heart of the deadbolt. Bolts will vary in diameter, material, construction, length and backset. Smaller bolts will generally be found on lower grade residential locks.

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • Rework Happens: New Construction And The Locksmith

    Hiring a master locksmith to inspect newly constructed commercial buildings can save the building owner thousands of dollars of rework. The value of a thorough inspection becomes evident.

    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

  • 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

  • RACEWAY CERTIFICATION for Locksmiths

    Recognizing the need for a system to allow raceway drilling in fire rated doors, Intertek offers a training and certification program in conjunction with the use of a special Marray Dor-Cor drilling fixture

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Good Reasons For Locksmiths To Do Electronics

    Rekeying or replacing locksets for home-buyers and renters is probably one of your bread and butter services. However, competition from the home centers is mounting and cutting into profits on this traditional work. Besides having their own offering of...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • What's New In Intercoms? Viking Electronics E-50 Compact Entry Phone

    This self-contained unit is attractive, discreet, easy to install, and is less a target for vandals than a separate camera and enclosure would present.

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Capturing Better Video: Strategic Camera Placement Paired with a Standalone DVR

    Want to learn more about CCTV? Forward-thinking locksmiths who have their eyes on this growing segment of the industry may benefit from some CCTV training courses. We have compiled a partial list of courses available from CCTV manufacturers and...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Interchangeable Core Basics

    Use bottom pins that are manufactured of the same material as the original equipment keys. For example, use Brass pins with brass keys

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Using Multiplex Key Systems

    The strength of a multiplex key system is that it can drastically increase the power of a mater key system. The weakness is that many keyways are readily available

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • E-PLEX 5700

    Keepin' It All Kaba

    Article • June 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