• 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

  • 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

  • Rules of the Road

    Having grown up in the family locksmith business, I can remember a time when the only business restriction we had was from the local police department. Our shop had no parking area, so customers and employees often double-parked. The police showed up...

    Article • March 4th, 2011

  • Opening Safes by Manipulation

    Mechanical combination safe locks have been used for over a century. The example for this article will be a Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G) safe lock, but most other brands will have similar basic construction. Most safe locks usually consist of three or...

    Article • March 1st, 2011

  • Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)

    Company • February 17th, 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

  • Revolution Retrofit Kit

    The Arrow Revolution™ keyless entry system is now available in a retrofit kit for the Kaba Ilco L1000. For security professionals looking for a secure, cost-effective, simple alternative to standard pushbutton locks, the Arrow Revolution installs...

    Product • February 16th, 2011

  • Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction Exit Device

    Designed for applications such as health care facilities, where security is a high priority for protection of patients and employees, the patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions for more efficient operation. It...

    Product • February 16th, 2011

  • Networx™ NETPANEL

    Alarm Lock debuts its Networx™  NETPANEL Wireless Prox and/or PIN Code Keypad Series with 2-Door Controller. Extremely versatile, these are the all-new networked   versions of the  popular Trilogy DK/PDK3000 Digital and HID-Reader Keypads, ideal for...

    Product • February 9th, 2011

  • SARGENT® Profile Series v.N2

      The SARGENT ® Profile Series v.N2 lock with Aperio™ Technology makes it easy and cost-effective to bring access control to additional openings. It uses local wireless communication between the lock and an Aperio hub to connect to an online access...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • 5900 Series Low Energy Operator

    The 5900 Series is a full-featured, extremely quiet, low energy door operator designed for moderate to high traffic doors. This cost-effective operator is available for either push- or pull-side mounting and is ideal for any application designed to...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • Beamii Lock Light

    The touch-activated Beamii Lock Light eliminates fumbling for the right key and door lock in the dark.  Featuring no wires or switches, and easily mounted on house, garage or shed doors or fuse boxes, the durable plastic device turns off after 45...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • Smithonly Corp.

    Company • February 8th, 2011

  • News Briefs

    Steelcraft Doors Obtain Blast-Resistant "No Hazard" Rating Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced compliance with the United States Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria - Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings...

    Article • February 7th, 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