Ziptide March 2014

March 3, 2014

Locksmith Ledger's Top 10 Online Articles For 2013

The following is a listing of the 10 most-read articles on our web site,, during 2013. Favorite topics seemed to cross all sectors of the industry, ranging from pricing to commercial lock servicing to safe moving to automotive locksmithing. We have also included direct links for our readers who wish to view these articles online and the month and year they were published in the magazine itself.

For a more complete listing of the top articles and top new products in 2013, visit

  1. 2013 National Average Price Survey: Feb. 2013,
  2. Servicing and Retrofitting Mortise Locks: Oct. 2011,
  3. Code Requirements for Electromagnetic Locks: Feb. 2012,
  4. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Spindles from Progressive Hardware: Aug. 2012,
  5. A Look Back at Vintage Auto Locks: Sept. 2010,
  6. Honda Cycle Key Fitting: Nov. 2012,
  7. SimpliciKey: The Future Is Now: Dec. 2012,
  8. Safe Moving Equipment: April 2010,
  9. Tampering With Tamper Resistant Screws: March 2010,
  10. An Overview of Aluminum Stile Glass Front Doors: Dec. 2012,

In addition, our web site has a search box in the upper right corner, and magazine issues are archived under the Magazine tab.

Questions? Try Our Online Forums

Got a challenging question about a recent installation? Our online discussion forums might just have the answer you need. Following are two recent forum questions, along with answers from editor-in-chief Gale Johnson.

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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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].