Commercial Security

  • What Does IP Mean?

    Contrary to what you may have been told, IP does not necessarily mean “In for Problems.” IP is the acronym for Internet Protocol which is the set of techniques used by many hosts for transmitting data over the Internet. The current version of the...

    Article • December 10th, 2010

  • Patented, Proprietary and Restricted Key Blanks and Related Lock Mechanisms

    To preface this article, I am not an attorney and the following information is intended to provide a general understanding of the terms higher and high security, key control, patented, restricted, proprietary and other terms used by lock manufacturers and...

    Article • December 6th, 2010

  • Napco Commercial 24V Commercial Burg./Fire or Addressable Fire Systems

    Napco Commercial Platform

    Product • November 30th, 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

  • Surface Mounted Door Closer Accessories and Options

    Determining exactly what the end-user needs and installing the best door closer with the appropriate arm and options will give your customer many years of trouble free operation.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Banner Thunderbird Sticks With Sargent Locks

    The 2009 expansion of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ, was all about the doors - literally and figuratively. From a figurative perspective, the expansion opened up the door to a new level of medical attention and patient service With...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Thoughts On Master Keying

    With the introduction of electronic locks many years ago, some locksmiths predicted that by this time all metal keys would be extinct. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Master Electronic Keypad Deadbolt

    Master Lock's Electronic Keypad Deadbolt fits all doors with standard deadbolt prep and provides convenient, keyless access. It also includes patented NightWatch® deadbolt technology for enhanced security while meeting ANSI grade 2 standards. Eight...

    Product • September 14th, 2010

  • 30 Under 30 Interview

    Seth and Alex Hecht, Able Locksmith

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Olympus Lock: Defining Rekeyable Cabinet Locks

    Olympus offers easily rekeyable pin-tumbler, IC and engineered cabinet lock bodies, as well as keyways and cabinet lock solutions for commercial and institutional facilities.

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Exit Device Conversion

    A lever lock-equipped fire door and jamb is converted to a rim exit device, while maintaining the fire rating.

    Article • July 6th, 2010

  • Impulse Buying Through Customers’ Eyes

    The sales of impulse items and the standard over-the-counter sales of duplicate keys, etc., can go a long way to cover the costs of day-to-day operation.

    Article • July 6th, 2010

  • NetworxTMTrilogy® Exit

    ALOA Booth 315 Upgrade existing panic bars wirelessly with Networx TM Trilogy® Exit keyless PIN access or Prox ID. Get Trilogy convenience, un/lock schedules, programming flexibility, audit trail and wireless connectivity to panic exit devices from...

    Product • June 30th, 2010

  • RCI 3800 Series

    Designed for use in applications where durability is the deciding factor, the RCI 3800 Series lever set has a unique "clutch" mechanism that radically reduces wear and abuse experienced with typical cylindrical lever sets. When locked, the lever...

    Product • June 21st, 2010

  • Pro-Lok: Install And Protect

    To resist unauthorized access, Pro-Lok has developed the patent pending Entry Armor™ latch protection system.

    Article • June 1st, 2010