Commercial Security

  • News Briefs: NYC Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire Led To Tougher, Safer Building Codes

    A New York City factory fire that killed 146 garment workers a century ago was the impetus for legislation advocating for tougher labor laws as well as building codes promoting safe working conditions. March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of...

    Article • April 1st, 2011

  • New Products From CCL

    CCL has been a manufacturer of specialty lock products since 1882. The company originally featured a quality line of pin tumbler utility locks. Later, the CCL name became synonymous with Sesamee combination padlocks. CCL is now offering several new...

    Article • March 31st, 2011

  • Boost Revenue With Decorative Hardware

    Mixing and matching of Grade 1 commercial and lesser Grade residential door hardware is becoming a major trend in commercial (and even residential) projects. One reason for this trend, of course, is budgets. This has been the case in the multi-family...

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • News Briefs April 2011

    Marks USA Supplies Institutional Life Safety Locksets Marks USA has supplied Atascadero State Hospital & Rehab Center with their Grade 1 Institutional Life Safety Locksets. Atascadero State Hospital (ASH), opened in 1954 and is an all-male, maximum...

    Article • March 9th, 2011

  • Door Closers: Adjusting For Changes

    For the purpose of this article, we will discuss surface-mounted door closer basics to better understand the design, operation and limitations of a mechanical door closer. Optimizing the installation of a door closer can be very beneficial by requiring...

    Article • March 7th, 2011

  • BHMA Proposes New Standard for Auxiliary Locks

      The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.36 - 2010 American National Standard for Auxiliary Locks. This standard establishes requirements for auxiliary locks including commercial and...

    Press Release • February 17th, 2011

  • People and Places March

    IR Security Technologies Names Director, Government Vertical Market Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announces that Dan Kilgore will be responsible for leading the company's government (federal, military, aviation, state and local) vertical...

    Article • February 7th, 2011

  • News Briefs: Walmart™ Chooses Alarm Lock's DL2700 For Remodel

    Alarm Lock is supplying its top-selling Trilogy® T2 DL2700 to a major procurement company, which supplies Walmart General Contractors nationwide. The Trilogy® DL2700s are used in the Pharmacy for access control into that restricted area. To date...

    Article • February 3rd, 2011

  • Powering Standalone Electromechanical Locks

    Standalone electromechanical locks require battery power in order to operate. Most network-capable, standalone electromechanical locks have a battery condition indicator. As the battery in a networked lock begins to reach replacement, the software can...

    Article • January 28th, 2011

  • Trends in Electronic Locks

    The electromechanical lock is not new. I installed battery operated motorized deadbolts and electronic locks way back in the 1980s. I remember a “key free” electromechanical knob and deadbolt lockset that was pretty amazing. To enter the...

    Article • January 27th, 2011

  • Opportunities in Safe Deposit Boxes

    Professional locksmiths call on a variety of special job skills to generate profits. Things like basic key duplication, rekeying and lock installation are a given. Even selling safes is a common occurrence in lock shops. In addition, there are...

    Article • January 26th, 2011

  • News Briefs

    Walmart™ Chooses Alarm Lock's DL2700 For Remodel Alarm Lock is supplying its top-selling Trilogy® T2 DL2700 to a major procurement company, which supplies Walmart General Contractors nationwide. The Trilogy® DL2700s are used in the Pharmacy for...

    Article • January 11th, 2011

  • Changeable Function Mortise Locks

    The mortise lock has been around for more than 100 years, installed into commercial buildings and residences. The mortise lock is stronger and has more function choices than cylindrical or tubular locks. The reason is the case is larger and more parts can...

    Article • January 11th, 2011

  • Sesamee Packaging

    New packaging for CCL's Sesamee Padlock line highlights user features to stimulate sales.  The new look packaging positions the Sesamee line for greater retail visibility and adding new freshness to a line which has been marketed since 1926.  The...

    Product • December 13th, 2010

  • Front Dial Sesamee

    K2620 and K2621 Sesamee padlocks with hardened steel shackles from CCL Security Products feature a front combination dial, making it easier for users to operate the lock or change combination as necessary.  The K2620 has a 1-inch shackle and the K2621...

    Product • December 13th, 2010