Residential Security

  • Schlage and National Neighborhood Watch Launch 40-City Safety Blitz

    Schlage to donate hundreds of its new alarmed residential locks to Neighborhood Watch chapters during National Neighborhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary

    News • May 3rd, 2012

  • New Schlage Lever Lock with Built-in Alarm

    Schlage's FE51 grade 2 lever lock contains both a deadlocking latch for security and an alarm system in the same unit. Whenever the door knob/lever is disturbed, the FE51 will sound a 90 db alarm for approximately 15 seconds.

    Article • March 2nd, 2012

  • Trends in Security

    It has been said that “the only constant is change” and while the author of that quote may have lived more than 2500 years ago, it still holds true today. Change is good; it moves us forward and introduces new things and new ideas to us. When I...

    Article • March 2nd, 2012

  • Broken Window Glass

    My wife and I were walking our dog one evening. In the neighborhood we were walking, a significant number of homeowners had replaced their front doors from the tract home flat panel doors to decorative wooden doors with leaded glass in various sizes and...

    Blog • February 20th, 2012

  • Ziptide February 2012

    GARAGE DOOR LOCK INFO? I have a customer with approx 50 Midland Garage doors used for two apartment buildings. Each of these doors has a small wafer lock located in the top panel of the doors. These locks are made by a company in Tiawan for Vee...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Kwikset SmartCode: Keyless Technology At Your Fingertips

    “No more worrying about keys. The convenience of keyless technology is now available at your fingertips. “ That is the message Kwikset is using to introduce the new SmartCode locksets. These Kwikset locks solve the lost or forgotten key question...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Over-the-Counter Security

    Most security requires installation which suits locksmiths just fine. The personalized expert advice, customer service and installation are what differentiate us from the on-line retailers and home improvement centers. While you hear a lot about the...

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • DIY Deadbolt Installation Gone Wrong

    I'm sure the knob would have been easy to install ... had the holes in the door been in the right places. And I'm sure the deadbolt would have been easy to install ... had I not had to perform some maneuver called a "mortise cut."

    News • January 27th, 2012

  • Selling High Security

    Benefits of a high security lock system far outweigh the costs. Every commercial customer can use the key control and increased security which high security lock cylinders provide. Key control is an easy sell.

    Article • January 3rd, 2012

  • Keys To Success When Selling Pushbutton Locks

    So you are wondering how to sell pushbutton locks to your customers. Waiting is one choice. The other, better choice is to become proactive and seek the business. You must anticipate what your target customer might be experiencing, (based on your...

    Article • January 3rd, 2012

  • Security Communications: Practical Intercom Applications

    One-on-one authentication by means of verbal communication and often visual confirmation are the basis of high end security management.

    Article • December 2nd, 2011

  • Servicing and Retrofitting Mortise Locks

    The purchase price of a mortise lockset is significant and usually is less expensive to repair than to replace.

    Article • October 4th, 2011

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    RYTAN POWER INVERTER Rytan has introduced their RY192 Power Inverter to change DC power to 110 volt AC at 60Hz. The 1000 watt, with 3000 watt surge power inverter has an over 90 percent efficiency rate with alarm and thermal shutdown. There are two AC...

    Article • June 29th, 2011

  • Securing Firearms With AMSEC Gun Safes

    Guns come in many sizes. People who own guns have a variety of wants and needs for storage, displaying and accessibility of their weapons. To those ends, American Security Products has introduced two specialty products for rifles: the Defense Vault and...

    Article • June 28th, 2011

  • Go Wireless With STI

    One sector of the security industry which is often overlooked by locksmiths is the sale of alarms for residences. One or two large companies are filling TV airwaves with alarm advertisements. One positive aspect is that at least the TV advertisements keep...

    Article • June 16th, 2011