School/University Security

  • RCI Makes Delayed Egress Simple

    It is universally against code to prevent free egress. However, under special arrangements and conditions, it may be allowable to delay egress a little bit. RCI’s new DE 8310 delayed egress system can do the job.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • DVRs: The Workhorse of the Hybrid Digital Video Surveillance

    SPECO’s DVRs are representative of the new breed of cost-effective digital video processing devices which are redefining video surveillance and security.

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • University of the Pacific Focuses on Security: From Concept to Implementation

    University of the Pacific, located in Central Calif., made a decision to elevate the level of safety and security on their campuses and in their buildings. They faced some challenges due to the unique mix of faculty and students in living and learning...

    Article • April 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

  • 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

  • Perma-Vault Finds Its Niche Developing And Selling Cash Drop Safes

    About 30 years ago Perma-Vault developed the PRO-30 Under Counter Drop Box, a familiar item to many in our industry. The company has grown substantially since then and has managed to be profitable and continue to manufacture products that are relatively...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Standalone Card Reader Systems Bridge the Gap

    New access control solutions like the Dortronics EZ-Access Card Reader Entry System provide higher efficiency than basic locking systems, bridging the gap between the electro-mechanical locks and the Fort Knox-caliber systems

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Napa Valley Keys in Higher Security with Safe Schools

    To improve key control, the district selected the Schlage Primus key system that provides high security for exterior doors and the outside of classroom doors and Schlage conventional cylinders for inside classroom locks. These can be keyed so the Primus...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: David M. Hasty CRL

    Locksmith Ledger questions the locksmith foreman for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus about institutional locksmithing

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: Karl Kretsch, University of Scranton

    As access control supervisor/locksmith for the University of Scranton in Scranton , Penn. , Karl Kretsch is responsible for making sure the right university employees have the right access to nearly 7,000 doors in 70 buildings. Scranton is a...

    Article • August 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

  • Designing Door Closers for Real World Environments

    Many building owners, facility managers and other end users don't realize the full impact of real-world door operating conditions on their desire for improved security, safety and low maintenance costs. Known problems that include improper installation...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • An Overview of Mechanical Exit Devices

    In simple terms, an exit device is a lock with an inside release bar. Variations include standard, fire-rated, rim, vertical rod and mortise exit devices and a number of specialty exit bars.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Sales & Marketing: How To Compete With The Big Box Retailer

    In the previous article (Feb. 2007 Ledger, pages 54-57) we discussed the challenges facing locksmiths while trying to compete with the big box retailers. The top challenge was the economies of scale the big box retailers represent and the locksmith's...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Concealed Closer Product Spotlight

    Our product spotlight includes information on concealed door closers from DORMA, Dor-O-Matic, Jackson Hardware, LCN and Rixson.

    Article • January 1st, 2007