Residential Security

  • News Briefs July

    Medeco’s M3 Logic Offers Enhanced Electronic Accountability With facilities around the world requiring greater security, Medeco Security Locks answers the call with its newest Logic electronic cylinder platform, M³ Logic. With M 3 Logic, users can...

    Article • June 7th, 2011

  • KW1 Blank

    The Keybrid combines a key ring w/ a standard key blank (SC1 / Schlage or KW1 / Kwikset) which covers 95 percent of the front door cylinders in North America. By using one, an individual can always quickly & easily find their front door key...

    Product • June 1st, 2011

  • SmartCode™ Deadbolt

    Kwikset ® introduces the Kwikset Contemporary SmartCode™ Deadbolt with Home Connect™ Technology. Part of its Zigbee and Z-Wave product offerings, Kwikset rounds out its suite of reliable SmartCode locks that provide homeowners with peace of mind and...

    Product • June 1st, 2011

  • Growing Your Business Through Strategic Partnerships

    Whatever your situation as a locksmith, you probably are looking for ways to grow your business. But in order to grow your business and compete with the larger players, you need a plan. You need sales leads, you need to advertise and you need to obtain...

    Article • May 16th, 2011

  • News Briefs June 2011

    MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division Chosen For The Lucida, NY Marks USA’s Custom Lockset Division welcomes The Lucida (Manhattan, N.Y.) to the growing list of residential buildings where Marks Grade 1 Mortise Locksets are currently in use. The Marks...

    Article • May 12th, 2011

  • Business Cycle

    The majority of people who became locksmiths have some things in common; we understand mechanical things and enjoy working with our hands. As a 12-year-old, I was already the neighborhood bicycle repair guy and freely fixed any bike that came along. My...

    Article • May 10th, 2011

  • Security Starts At Home

    Locksmiths looking to grow their businesses in a challenging economy might want to consider installing alarm systems. After all, security starts at home, and locksmiths have been securing premises, both commercial and residential, for decades (perhaps...

    Article • May 6th, 2011

  • Transitioning Into Electronics

    Haddon Locksmith (www.haddonlock.com) owner Jim Sundstrond started working as a locksmith in 1988, back when the job mainly involved cutting keys and installing deadbolts. Today, he estimates that electronics accounts for at least 40 percent of his...

    Article • May 4th, 2011

  • News Briefs: ASSA ABLOY acquires FlexiForce

    ASSA ABLOY has acquired FlexiForce, a leading manufacturer of components for entrance automation. FlexiForce is specialized in manufacturing and distribution of components for industrial sectional doors and residential garage doors with a strong...

    Article • May 3rd, 2011

  • The Back Page

    TWENTY YEARS AGO Clark Security reported on their 'board meeting' approach to helping business owners increase their knowledge. T.C. Mickley suggested a few impulse items that should be on every locksmith sales counter. Milt Wolferseder opened a...

    Article • April 15th, 2011

  • Master Residential

    Master Lock residential door hardware offers today’s most popular styles in today’s most popular finishes to provide the perfect compliment to any style home. A variety of knobs, levers, deadbolts, handlesets and keyless locks are offered. Master...

    Product • April 13th, 2011

  • People and Places May 2011

    Tri-Ed/Northern Video Customers “Hoop It Up” Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution ’s Customer Appreciation event hosted by the Sacramento branch in March proved a slam-dunk as over 70 guests enjoyed a fun-filled night at the Power Balance...

    Article • April 12th, 2011

  • Benefits Of Electromechanical Locks For Controlling Access

    Controlling access is part of everyday life. People cannot go everywhere and do everything. As a society, we control access in many different ways - physically, mechanically and electromechanically. Physical access control has been used for many...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Advances In Video Surveillance

    This month we offer brief overviews of some of the newest video surveillance products and technology on the market. VideoIQ cameras and storage devices, CelAccess remote access control and PoE technology may provide much-needed solutions for your...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Master Lock Adds ADA-Compliant Locker Locks

    Master Lock Company has added new products to its 3-Ways to Open™ patent-pending ADA-compliant built-in combination lock series. The 1656MKADA is a built-in combination spring bolt locker lock for horizontal single-point latch lockers. A companion...

    Article • April 6th, 2011