Institutional

  • Expanding Your Role in Access Control

    There are four basic components to any access control system: access device or reader, locking device, egress device and power supply. While some manufacturers offer kits containing the three components, most security professionals use individual pieces...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Wireless Comes Of Age

    Larco has developed transmitters and receivers designed for compatibility with virtually all automatic door operators and control devices.

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • ACCESS CONTROL ACCESSORIES: Door Cords & Power Transfer Hinges

    Locksmiths use power transfer products quite frequently. Sometimes they are used to bring switch contacts from an exit device off a door, or power to a latch retraction exit device, or most recently to bring maglock power and gate position sensor from a...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Service Contracts Bring Recurring Revenue to the Commercial Locksmith

    In the November 2007 Locksmith Ledger, Gale Johnson wrote an editorial that addressed service contracts as a source of recurring revenue, an issue that I feel has been overlooked by many commercial locksmiths for a long time now. Standalone access control...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Getting More Battery For The Buck

    With a little ingenuity, the discount-priced FireStorm batteries sold at Black and Decker outlets can power your DeWalt tools, for about a $50 savings over the OEM batteries.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Installing the NORTON 2800ST SERIES CAM ACTION DOOR CLOSER

    Unlike the gear-driven piston type closer, Norton says its cam action closer is significantly more efficient, providing up to four pounds closing force for a five pound opening force.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Institutional Locksmithing: Ready When You Are

    The more commercial experience that a locksmith can glean, the better chances of qualifying for a government or institutional locksmith position. Usually an employer is not interested in residential or car-opening experience. Safe and vault work is a...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • What's New With Exit Devices? K2 Commercial Hardware Enters The Market

    What makes the exit device unique is that it provides life safety through free and easy egress, while still maintaining the security of the building. K2 Commercial Hardware exit devices are designed to provide free egress while restricting access...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Sure-Strike is a Sure Hit

    Sure-Strike is an economical way to upgrade security on existing deadbolts and it can make a profitable addition when installing any new tubular deadbolt.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Servicing the Total Door: Hinge Replacement

    When electronic access control is being added to an existing opening, power transfer hinges are an excellent choice. Pemko offers standard and electrically modified continuous hinges for door repair projects as well as upgrade projects.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Lock Depot

    Lock Depot has a wide variety of door hardware and safes available online for instant purchase.

    Company • December 17th, 2007

  • Independence2, LLC

    Company • December 10th, 2007

  • Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution

    Company • December 10th, 2007

  • Pacific Instruments

    Company • December 10th, 2007

  • Protex Safe

    Company • December 7th, 2007