Questions? Try Our Online Forums

Jan. 2, 2013

Got a challenging question about a recent installation? Our online discussion forums might just have the answer you need.

Post your questions at and see if your colleagues or our editors have an answer.  Forum topics include Ask An Expert (moderated by editor in chief Gale Johnson), General Locksmithing, Electronic Access Control, Safe Servicing and Automotive Locksmithing.

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National Average Price Survey

Thanks to all the locksmiths who have taken the time to participate in our 2013 National Average Price Survey. Results will be published in the February or March issue of Locksmith Ledger and online at

We’d also like to know our readers’ strategies on annual price increases. Will your 2013 charges be higher, lower or the same as your charges were in 2012? What are the determining factors? The costs of labor, supplies, fuel and taxes seem to increase every year. Are you able to offset these increases by charging more for service calls or key cutting? Drop us a line and share your thoughts.

2013 Security Register

Along with your January 2013 issue of Locksmith Ledger, you should have received our annual directory, the 2013 Security Register. This valuable resource includes comprehensive listings of the manufacturers and distributors serving our industry, broken down by specific product categories. 

Locksmith Ledger subscribers receive one copy of the 2013 Security Register. To order additonal copies of this reference guide, call 888-556-2272.

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The editors of Locksmith Ledger welcome reader input. Share your comments and suggestions on any of our articles or general industry trends and topics.

Our mailing address is Ziptide, Locksmith Ledger, 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Letters can also be faxed to 866-827-8020 or E-mailed to [email protected].