News Briefs, October 2016

Oct. 3, 2016

Flake Releases Fall Catalog

H.L. Flake's Fall 2016 volume of the Security Hardware Catalog is now in the mail to locksmiths all over the U.S.  At over 250 pages, this catalog features the popular items arranged by product categories including: automotive, residential security, commercial, access control, padlocks, safes and locksmith tools. 

New products added in 2016 are featured on over 20 pages in the catalog, and the front and back covers are loaded with industry-leading promotional pricing.  The quarterly catalog features brand names the industry trusts such as Alarm Lock, GMS, Master Lock, Schlage and others.

“Special pricing is one of several advantages we offer customers.  Many customers order from us every day or once per week, and we try to reward that loyalty with great deals as often as we can,” commented Alex Martinez, Sales Manager. The company offers more incentives on its website and through member email offers.

H. L. Flake offers this priced catalog free to current customers and to qualified locksmiths.  To request a copy, go to the website for the online form:  

The company also publishes separate full-line printed catalogs for Automotive and Commercial/Access Control products. These catalogs are new in 2016 and each one features over 500 pages of stocked hardware and supplies for locksmiths.

The H. L. Flake website offers the complete H. L. Flake inventory, available for immediate ordering, and a 1 percent discount on every order placed online.  Orders placed by 4pm central time are shipped the same day.  

Aperio™ Integrated with Kantech EntraPass

ASSA ABLOY announces the integration of its Aperio™ wireless lock technology with all editions of Tyco Security Products’ Kantech EntraPass Security Software 7.0. The integration provides an affordable way to bring the flexibility of wireless locks to almost any door or opening in a facility, including doors, cabinets, drawers, and server racks.

ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio technology is a wireless platform designed for easy expansion of electronic access control systems, providing a simple and cost-effective way to enhance the management and security of the complete system. Through the integration with Kantech EntraPass Software, ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks can now be added to the EntraPass eco-system and can be managed from the EntraPass interface for an expanded security management experience, controlling core functions such as managing events, reporting and integrated mapping. 

 “The integration between our Aperio wireless technology and Kantech EntraPass Security Software 7.0 provides facilities with the flexibility and affordability of wireless lock technology where electronic access control was previously cost prohibitive,” said Martin Huddart, President Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “As part of the EntraPass eco-system, Aperio wireless locks integrate easily with new and existing EntraPass installations, giving Kantech customers a broad range of new options for expanding their systems.”

The Aperio global platform uses wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4) between the lock and an Aperio hub to provide real-time communication to the access control system, simplifying installation and reducing costs. Available across a broad range of locking hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, Aperio offers the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. More Info:

Codelocks Expands with New Head Office

Codelocks Ltd, innovative designer and manufacturer of standalone keyless door, locker and cabinet locks have moved into a new purpose built UK head office in Newbury’s Greenham Business Park. As well as offering a better working environment for its employees, the new 7100 sq. ft. building also has the facilities to enable the company to provide its customers with advanced technical support and training.

Founded in Newbury in 1990, Codelocks started with a small office with just four staff. It now boasts offices in America, Australia and China with a workforce of over 175 employees including technical experts, customer service advisors and production and assembly teams. The company’s move is driven by the need to expand its UK operations to meet increasing demand for its range of stylish push-button mechanical locks, digital electronic and wireless ‘smart’ locks.

Desmond Ryan, Chairman and founder of Codelocks comments on Codelocks rapid expansion and move: “We are excited about the growth we are experiencing and this move represents a commitment to continue to build on the success our team has accomplished over the past 25 years.

 “It was important to maintain a central UK location, so keeping our head office in Newbury, supporting our customers, distributors and the local community made sense. The opportunity to have a new purpose-built facility on the Greenham Business Park, enables us to prepare for our next stage of growth as we expand our overseas markets and introduce new products that use the latest electronic technology, to help customers better control access in buildings.”

Master Lock Adds 4 Display Boards

MILWAUKEE, WIS. –  The Master Lock Company is introducing four more new merchandise display boards. Designed to help locksmiths better serve their customers, these educational information boards follow the debut of the Master Lock® Commercial Laminated and Edge® Key Control display boards that were launched and widely accepted in May.

The newest display boards feature American Lock® Harsh Environments, American Lock High Security, Safety Lockout and Master Lock Commercial Magnum® products. Each polycarbonate board measures 15 inches by 20 inches and can be conveniently displayed on peg board or slat wall. Optional counter stands are also available.

American Lock products have earned a reputation for durability under the toughest conditions, and the Harsh Environments display board is a good example. It presents the American Lock models that provide security in dirty, corrosive and caustic environments. The board features solid body stainless steel, solid brass, solid aluminum and the covered Weatherbuilt™ padlocks.

Customers can learn and compare the different shackle, cylinder and keying options. The display board also includes pertinent information on how to build an individual lock system, a common theme throughout the product line with options such as Edge Key Control, BumpStop™ and personalized laser engraving.

The American Lock High Security display board also features four solid steel commercial-grade models that exhibit maximum strength performance while protecting property outdoors. Built with a hardened boron shackle, these locks are designed to withstand cutting, drilling, sawing, pulling, prying and corrosion, and are shown in a variety of widths and heights.

The Master Lock Commercial Magnum display board features the newest padlock to reach the marketplace. Introduced earlier this month at the ALOA Convention & Expo, these laminated padlocks encased in stainless steel received high praise from locksmiths for their security and weather enhancements for commercial applications. The board shows how the octagonal, chrome-plated boron-carbide shackle is 50% harder than hardened steel, making it an ideal choice for outdoor, corrosive and caustic environments.

The Safety Lockout display board showcases the company’s industry-leading safety padlocks and lockout devices. They are designed to protect employees from the release of hazardous energy and help meet OSHA safety compliance requirements.

While explaining the advantages of Zenex™ thermoplastic, anodized aluminum and powder-coated aluminum padlock models, the board identifies many benefits including over 80,000 unique key codes to meet any system needs. The 420 Hasp and a trio of devices - the S3081 Adjustable Ball Valve Lockout, S806 Adjustable Cable Lockout and the 493B Circuit Breaker Lockout - are featured.

Locksmiths wanting any of the merchandise display boards for their businesses should contact their local Master Lock representative or preferred security hardware distributor. For more information about Master Lock, visit

Kevo 2nd Generation  Released

LAKE FOREST, Calif.– Kwikset’s second generation Kevo™ Touch-to-Open Smart Lock is now available for purchase. Kevo 2nd Gen provides the same trusted touch-to-open smart lock experience available in Kevo 1st Gen teamed with a refined user experience, sleeker design and added security.

Kevo 2nd Gen is the only smart lock to offer touch-to-open convenience, allowing homeowners to lock or unlock the door with the touch of a finger and eliminating the need to fumble for keys. Additionally, Kevo 2nd Gen is designed to deliver the ultimate user experience, offering an intuitive installation experience, sleek metal interior housing, and Kwikset patented advanced SmartKey security to ensure homeowners feel safer and more secure than ever before.

“Kwikset listened to homeowners’ everyday experience with Kevo 1st Gen and put their feedback at the center of the Kevo 2nd Gen development strategy,” said Keith Brandon, Kwikset Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “I truly believe the time to buy Kevo is now for any consumer waiting for technology to evolve before purchasing a smart lock.”

Additional features include:

  • Easily manage home access for family, friends and guests by sharing electronic keys (eKeys) through the Kevo app developed by UniKey Technologies
  • Engineered to integrate with a wide range of smart home products to ensure homeowners can easily configure a smarter home
  • Available in three popular finishes, Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze and Polished Brass
  • Features a transitional design for flexibility across a variety of home styles
  • Receive lock notifications and view lock activity history in the Kevo app
  • Comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty, and one-year electronic warranty, plus a dedicated consumer support line

Kevo 2nd Gen fits standard, residential exterior doors. More Information:

Alarm Lock, a division of NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., Amityville, NY, has appointed Jim Boyd as new Midwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Alarm Lock VP Sales, Bob Swoope.

Boyd joins Alarm Lock’s leading sales management team, with over 10 years security experience, including certification on 8 different access control and camera systems, SMS Enterprise Technical Training, and having worked prior with Assa Abloy/Schlage®.  In this new position, he will be providing sales support, new product introductions and applications solution assistance on Alarm Lock’s innovative access and egress products, throughout the Midwest region, i.e.,the states of  IN, KY, OH, WV, W. PA, MI, WI, IL, MO, IA, KS, NE. 

Midwestern locksmiths, endusers or distributors who would like assistance or more information on Alarm Lock  egress or standalone and networked wireless access control locking solutions, including best-in-class  Trilogy®, Networx™ & ArchiTech™ wireless access locks with new iLock® App, feel free to contact Jim Boyd at [email protected], 516-269-0183 or Alarm Lock VP of Sales Bob Swoope, [email protected]  or HQ at 1-800-ALA-LOCK. You can also visit Alarm Lock online at .

dorma+kaba Group, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, has hired interiors specialist and seasoned sales professional Joseph Iannici to join its sales team.

As a new Regional Sales Manager – IGS, Iannici will focus on propelling dorma+kaba Group’s position in the glass interiors market by applying his extensive knowledge of the industry and his expansive experience in sales and project management. Iannici will lead sales and distribution efforts in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.

 “I am excited to be part of a national team as the new Northeast Regional Sales Manager for dorma+kaba, working with the team to further develop their already extensive product lines,” shared Iannici. “I’m looking forward to assisting architects and designers on the specification of our products and partnering with our customers to provide any assistance they require.” 

According to Edward Kuchar, lead IGS at dorma+kaba Group, “Joseph’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge have already made him a key addition to the dorma+kaba family. The Interior Glass team in North America is made up of people who represent different facets of our business. As we learn from each other, we make the team stronger, and therefore bring more value to our customers. I’m confident that Joseph will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

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Codelocks has promoted Colin Campbell to its board of directors in charge of worldwide sales, responsible for business growth across the Codelocks group. The group consists of Codelocks UK, USA, and Australia, and encompasses all of the access control product ranges. 

Campbell will focus on aligning global sales strategies, including overseeing deals with multinational companies. He will focus on growing Codelocks’ global market share and continue to maximize Codelocks’ international relationships. This new position will also ensure that products continue to meet market sector needs, new products are introduced quickly, and pricing remains market competitive.

Grant Macdonald, Managing Director of Codelocks, said: “Colin’s performance since joining Codelocks has been exemplary and is reflected in this promotion to the board as Sales Director. The depth of his experience in our industry means he appreciates the different needs across market sectors and distribution models between regions, and most importantly how to effectively manage these.

“Colin has the skills we need to help us continue global business growth and he will play a key role in developing products for emerging markets. With the creation of this new position, Codelocks continues to strengthen and expand in a targeted, controlled way.”

Codelocks also announces the appointment of business development managers George Hansen and Jim Heath in Irvine, Calif., and Joanne Milne-Rowe in the UK.