News Briefs, Oct. 2014

Oct. 2, 2014

Kaba Ilco Expands Custom Neuter Bow Key Program

Rocky Mount, NC - Kaba Ilco Corp. has announced a newly enhanced Custom Neuter Bow Key Program. The custom, personalized key ensures that customers see your business name every time they use their keys. In addition, the unique neuter bow shape with no keyway identification makes keyway recognition more difficult for “non-professionals.” These features almost assure you of repeat business.

With over 500 commercial and residential keyways with most available in bright brass, nickel plated or nickel silver, plus a choice of four backgrounds and embossed or incised text; this Ilco® line of custom, made in the USA keys allows you to choose the right key and personalization for your business.

In addition to the benefits and enhanced offering, locksmiths will appreciate the low minimum orders and fast delivery.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp.,

STANLEY Security Launches ELITE Locksmith Partnership Program

Indianapolis, IN –STANLEY Security, a leading provider of access control and integrated security solutions, announces the launch of its new ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the nation’s top locksmiths.

The ELITE Partnership Program accompanies STANLEY Security’s recent shift to make its high-quality, trusted security product lines – BEST, PRECISION and STANLEY Commercial Hardware – more widely available to locksmiths nationwide through wholesale distribution channels. The mission of the ELITE exclusive partnership program is to recognize the loyalty and expertise of exceptional locksmiths, installers and technicians throughout the country with high-impact rewards on top-of-the-line components for complete access control solutions.

“In launching the ELITE Partnership Program, we want to express our immense gratitude and enduring loyalty to the elite locksmiths and security practitioners who use BEST, PRECISION and STANLEY Commercial Hardware products in their solutions,” said Chris Casazza, President of STANLEY Mechanical Security. “The ELITE Partnership Program is a cut above any rewards program in this industry; it truly unites the nation’s top security brands and a select group of the most highly qualified and respected locksmiths in the industry.”

Incentives and additional values for ELITE Partnership Program members include:

  • Rebates and special pricing: Building upon STANLEY Security’s Lock-In Rewards Program – which allows customers to earn points from qualifying BEST, PRECISION and STANLEY Commercial Hardware products – ELITE Partnership Program members are offered additional rebates worth up to 20% of order totals, and special pricing through STANLEY Security.
  • Merchandise samples, mounted product samples and marketing materials worth up to 30% of order totals
  • Additional 5% rebate on all recurring orders in 2014
  • Special keying tools discount pricing of 20% off all orders in 2014
  • Free professional training for program members includes sessions at the STANLEY Center of Learning & Innovation in Indianapolis, offering courses in master keying, configuration, installation and more.
  • Business development funds worth 2% of annual purchases up to $200 annually, and can be used for membership fees, travel expenses to attend training sessions and events and marketing materials that include the STANLEY logo – such as vehicle signage, uniforms and more.

For more information on the ELITE Partnership Program, and STANLEY Security’s broad portfolio of access control and security solutions, visit  For all locksmiths interested in learning more about STANLEY Security’s Locksmith Programs, send an e-mail to [email protected].

BHMA Brings Certification Process to Life with Multimedia Resources

NEW YORK, NY – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has added a new video and two infographics designed to better illustrate the BHMA Certification process to its website, These tools are part of the groups’ ongoing efforts to educate the industry about the BHMA certification process.

“BHMA maintains and updates more than 35 rigorous standards for builders hardware products, adding new standards each year. The new resources we’ve added to our website are intended to be an at-a-glance introduction to the BHMA Certification process. Whether you’re a member, architect, specifier, or student, you can go to the BHMA website and download these infographics or watch our video to get a clear idea about what goes into getting a product certified,” said BHMA Executive Director Ralph Vasami.

The four-minute animated video addresses many of the most commonly asked questions about BHMA Certification. It leads viewers through the testing and certification process – from application, to testing at a designated BHMA lab, through the creation of the listing, final approval, and periodic audits – with supportive graphics and simple terminology. For those looking for a useful take-away, BHMA has provided an accompanying one-page infographic titled “Steps to Certification” highlighting the most important points from the video.

A second infographic titled “Is It a BHMA Certified Product?” has been created to help industry professionals properly identify genuine BHMA Certified products. “This graphic is part of BHMA’s responsibility to oversee and protect the certification level. We receive dozens of inquiries each month about the certification process and how to assure that products are truly certified to our standards,” said Tim Bennett, BHMA Program Director.

These new materials are available for viewing or download at the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association website,