Residential Security

  • A Look at Rekeyables

    The new features should make these products easy to sell, but your customer must be informed that a lost key situation may be more costly. Drill and replace is probably the easiest and quickest solution.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Servicing Schlage F Series Locks

    The keyed F Series locks have a five-pin tumbler “C” keyway lock cylinder.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • A-1 Lock Installation Tools

    Installation tools simplify installing mortise, cylindrical and handleset locks. There are even installation tools for installing cabinet and utility locks.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • ANSI/BHMA Standards For Residential Grade Hardware

    Product grades are defined by performance benchmarks, with Grade 1 being the highest level of performance.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Locksmith Licensing Update

    Oregon Steps Up

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • IP In Security

    In security, the terms IP and networks are used in a casual way to describe products and technologies which incorporate individual characteristics of Internet Protocol without literally being IP or network appliances.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Optex Annunciator Is A Problem Solver

    From start to finish, the installation took less than one-half hour. The only tool required was a screwdriver.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • When You Think Safes, Think Hollon

    Hollon Safe offers an extensive line of home safes, two-hour fire and burglary safes, two-hour fireproof office safes, data safes, depository safes, floor safes and wall safes, all sold through wholesale channels only.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • Essential Tools For Today’s Locksmith

    Steve Young shares his top 10 tools in three categories: automotive, residential/commercial and safe and vault servicing.

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • HASPS –The Closing Mechanism for Padlocks

    People have been locking up their possessions forever. To secure possessions, there are specialized locks like door locks, vehicle locks and utility locks. These types of locks provide specific functions. They are not designed to be taken off and used for...

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • Introducing Schlage SecureKey

    Schlage’s new SecureKey™ cylinder allows you to re-key the lock without ever removing it from the door.

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • The Transformation From Mechanical To Wireless Communicating Locks

    Wireless communication means no wires to transfer the information to a personal computer or to another lock.

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • New Kwikset Key Control™ Deadbolt

    Kwikset Key Control™ deadbolts are designed for multi-family housing, student housing, assisted living or rental properties. A deadbolt lock provides security while a keyless passage lock is used for normal ingress and egress.

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Think National Guard Products

    Threshold replacement is a new profit opportunity for locksmiths servicing the entire door opening, not just the locks.

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Integrating & Interfacing Electronic Security Elements To Create A Custom Tailored Solution

    Aiphone’s video entry system met the customer’s access control needs.

    Article • February 1st, 2010