Residential Security

  • Good Reasons For Locksmiths To Do Electronics

    Rekeying or replacing locksets for home-buyers and renters is probably one of your bread and butter services. However, competition from the home centers is mounting and cutting into profits on this traditional work. Besides having their own offering of...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • What's New In Intercoms? Viking Electronics E-50 Compact Entry Phone

    This self-contained unit is attractive, discreet, easy to install, and is less a target for vandals than a separate camera and enclosure would present.

    Article • October 1st, 2007


    The D&D Technologies LokkLatch Deluxe with the optional external access kit (EAK) keyed lock mechanism simplifies the unlocking and locking procedure for a family of four's gate lock requirements

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Perfect Raceway Program

    Intertek's Perfect Raceway Program trains locksmiths to do field installations of a 3/8” diameter raceway in fire-rated doors. Certified locksmiths can provide their customers with legal, same day services

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Wireless Showcase

    Schlage Wireless For over five years, Schlage has been providing proven wireless access solutions to retrofit applications and new construction. With 128-bit encryption on every transmission, Schlage wireless systems are nearly 10 times as secure...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Mechanical Locks for Educational Facilities

    The Classroom Function enables the instructors and staff to lock and unlock their classrooms to best safeguard the students and their property. Students cannot lock the classrooms but can always exit.

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • New SmartKey Lock from Weiser

    Weiser SmartKey Locks are one of the first locksets to meet the challenges of key bumping and vulnerability to picking all included in an economical package.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • A Residential Security Solution

    Security screens, connected to the alarm system, may be the answer for clients who want to open windows and enjoy fresh air while keeping the alarm system armed.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: Locksmith Chuck Dixon

    One reason that I conduct interviews with industry professionals in this column is to hopefully inspire readers to change something about the way they conduct their business, with the result being more profit and a business that runs more...

    Article • May 1st, 2007


    As locksmiths, our customer/employers expect us to provide service for their locks and door hardware. We need to know how to change the combination or service all kinds of mechanical and electromechanical locks. The Simplex 900 Series by Kaba Access...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Changes Are Coming

    An article on page 42 of the March 2007 Ledger describes a new codeable lock system from Strattec. This lock system can apparently only be coded once. Sidebar parts are set in a neutral position. Parts are then snapped into position forming a permanent...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • New Residential Biolock by Sequiam

    This new product brings biometrics to the residential market.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • How to Compete with The Big Box Retailer

    One of the most daunting challenges facing the locksmith industry today is how to compete with the Big Box Retailer.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • Safes & Locks

    Product Spotlight

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • Solve Hurculite Door Lock Problems

    Mul-T-Lock announces a simple, secure solution to the Hurculite lock dilemma.

    Article • January 1st, 2007