• Legends of the Lock Industry

    When SHDA past presidents, Al Hoffman and Virl Mullins, spoke at the 40th anniversary annual conference of SHDA in April of 2010, few of us would have imagined that less than ten months later, Al Hoffman would be gone. When Virl and Al prepared a walk...

    Article • March 15th, 2011

  • Felo Insulated Tools

    Bondhus Corporation introduces a full line of high quality Felo insulated screwdrivers, bit drivers and pliers designed with safety in mind.  Each tool is closely inspected, tested and certified to comply with all critical safety standards, including...

    Product • March 10th, 2011

  • Tri-Ed / Northern Video 2011 Catalog

    Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution's 2011 Product Catalog highlights hundreds of manufacturer partners and thousands of product offerings spanning IP, CCTV, Access Control, Intrusion, Fire, Structured Cable, Sound, Data Communications, Hardware, and...

    Product • March 10th, 2011

  • Distributor Viewpoint

    During a recent conversation with an industry friend, he mentioned that locksmiths were going to Home Depot early in the morning to pick up supplies for jobs. He began to question what the role of the locksmith distributor in the future would be. I...

    Article • March 10th, 2011

  • People & Places April 2011

    Atkins Group To Represent Altronix In Northeast The Atkins Group now represents the Altronix product line throughout New England, Connecticut and Upstate New York. “We’re excited to have the Atkins Group join us in communicating the value of...

    Article • March 9th, 2011

  • HES 9000 SERIES: A Selection of Strikes for Most Installations

    Life safety codes require the use of exit devices in specific situations, and most codes prohibit the use of any other lock or mechanism on the door that would prevent the use of the device or confuse the user. The primary purpose of an exit device is...

    Article • March 7th, 2011

  • The Back Page, April 2011

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Jerry Finch explained the system used to masterkey Corbin-Russwin master ring cylinders. Bill Reed commented on key blank numbering systems. T.C. Mickley wrote an article on Cutler Mailboxes. Cutler was later acquired by...

    Article • March 4th, 2011

  • Key Connection

    Company • February 28th, 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

  • What Does the Clark-Anixter Merger Mean to the Locksmith?

    What do you see as the advantages to locksmiths from the merger of Clark Security and Anixter? With the acquisition by Anixter, Clark is in the best position yet to help locksmiths succeed in today’s business environment. Clark is already offering...

    Article • January 31st, 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

  • Re-usable Installation Kit

    Our "IK" installation kit is comprised of transfer nuts and shims, drill gauges, templates, and

    Product • January 20th, 2011

  • Tri-Ed IP Catalog

    Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution’s Annual IP Product Catalog is available now at all branches throughout the US and Canada. Dedicated solely to the IP product line category, the catalog made its official debut at ISC Solutions in New York on Nov...

    Product • January 14th, 2011

  • Back Page

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Adam Weinraub gave his strong opinions on tow truck drivers, reposessors and police departments who unlock cars. Allen Kutchins suggested ways to figure job pricing. Milt Wolferseder opened a Mosler record safe. Even then these Mosler...

    Article • January 11th, 2011

  • People and Places

    ADI Appoints Flink GM & VP, North America   ADI has appointed Michael Flink as general manager and vice president, ADI North America, responsible for driving business initiatives across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He will...

    Article • January 11th, 2011