• Distributor Profiles

    Distributor Profiles Each year, Locksmith Ledger polls a select group of locksmith distributors on the state of the industry, the advances and challenges faced by their businesses, and future directions. Thank you to Access Hardware Supply, Clark...

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • General Lock Helix 100 Biometric Fingerprint Reader

    A standalone Helix 100 is tied into an existing access control system using the Wiegand output to establish a networked Helix 100 system.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • Safe Moving Equipment

    Selling safes normally carries two additional expenses: shipping the to your location presale, and transporting the safe to the customer post-sale.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • The Cost of Doing Business

    A local locksmith was working on a door lock at a large mall recently when he was stopped by mall security officers. The officers stated that the locksmith must include the mall as an additionally insured company on his business liability insurance policy...

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • DoorJak®: An Extra Hand You Pay For Only Once

    This new tool enables locksmiths to remove, service and install doors weighing up to 750 pounds without hiring an assistant.

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • Think National Guard Products

    Threshold replacement is a new profit opportunity for locksmiths servicing the entire door opening, not just the locks.

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Gate Locks for Challenging Environments

    The GL-l Electromechanical Gate Lock is designed for vehicle and pedestrian gates applications requiring a secure and weather-resistant solution rated at 2,000 lbs. holding force.

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Window Wedger & Door Panel Remover

    Introducing the #1000 Window Wedge & Door Panel Remover from Wedgeco. New for 2010 the Satin finish wedge slides into place easily and holds firmly in place. Features include a sharp fiberglass wedge point and metal handle attached with machine screw. The...

    Product • January 21st, 2010

  • Broken Key Extractors

    WedgeCo 7000 Ultra-Thin Orange Handle Broken Key Extractor is the number one choice of locksmiths worldwide. With the light weight orange plastic handle and sharp teeth on the spiral wire, the tool is easy to grip. The wire is long and thin with a long...

    Product • January 21st, 2010

  • Installing The LCN 4040XP With Spring Cush Arm

    The LCN 4040XP is the second generation heavy duty door closer designed to withstand even more rigorous applications.

    Article • January 8th, 2010

  • Utility Locks from FJM Security

    FJM Security offers a unique combination of special purpose keyless and keyed utility locks that will meet most any application.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Locksmith Ledger: Seventy Years And Going Strong

    Locksmith Ledger celebrates its 70th anniversary this month. It is impossible to mention our anniversary without considering the man who started it all, Leonard Singer. Organized locksmithing began a century ago as a secretive trade with servicing...

    Article • November 1st, 2009

  • A Wake-Up Call for the Locksmith Industry

    The terms, “asleep at the switch” and “asleep at the wheel” arose from 19th-century American railroading, when it was the trainman’s duty to switch cars from one track to another by means of manually operated levers. If he should fail...

    Article • November 1st, 2009

  • Norton Trinity 9000 Series Door Closer

    The basic design of a door closer is to safely close, latch and secure a door without slamming or endangering persons trying to enter or leave through the doorway opening. For most applications and taking into account the frame and door are in...

    Article • November 1st, 2009

  • Hinges And Pivots: The Things That Swings Doors

    The composition and electrification for fire rated and non-fire rated openings, including butt hinges, pivots and continuous hinges.

    Article • October 1st, 2009