Newsbriefs Nov 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

Scenes from the IML Utah Expo

The IML Expo – Utah, held Sept. 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, drew record crowds interested in training, new products and show specials.

The first two days included over 30 training courses, with more than 460 seats filled during this event.  Courses included topics in Access Control, Automotive, Door Hardware, Marketing, Business Tactics, Safe Manipulation, Government Certifications and more.

Day 3 featured more than 100 manufacturer displays during a four-hour Security Trade Show. Attendance topped 700, making this event the largest to date in the Utah market.

Customers were able to scan their badges at each booth for prizes and giveaways, which included TVs, gift cards, college helmets, product, playstations and other prizes.  The Expo also included several food stations sponsored by Allegion, show pricing at each manufacturer booth and six incredible blockbusters that sold out. 

The  next Expo takes place this November in Las Vegas and Intermountain expects record attendance there as well.  Full details and additional video/photos can be found at and click on the Expo link.

Entry Level Home Automation: GoGo Doorbell

Nortek Security’s GoControl Smart Doorbell Camera is the state-of-the-art video doorbell with weatherproof and hardwired design. It enables homeowners to see or speak with anyone at their door securely... right from their smartphone app, anytime or anywhere.

This Doorbell Camera is designed to last the life of your system. It is sealed and hard-wired, which makes it highly durable and low maintenance, an easy smart home entry sale for locksmiths.

With advanced motion detection, the GoControl Smart Doorbell Camera can alert you to the presence of visitors before they even ring the doorbell. Improve your home security by knowing who is at, or has been at your door. You can also see who is at your door, in near total darkness with our advanced Night Vision mode.


• Hermetically sealed and IP65 weatherproof

• Comes with “My Doorbell” smartphone app

• Multiple users and devices can receive alerts

• Two-way conversation on your smartphone app

• Motion detection alerts

• Night vision, see in near total darkness

• Record snapshots and video to phone

• Multitude of faceplate colors

• Activity log of events/alerts

• No monthly fees

• Hardwired installation

 • White-label, add your logo

For more information, visit

Craftmaster Hardware Releases New B2B Website

Craftmaster Hardware, LLC, a wholesale distributor of the world’s most recognizable brands of commercial door hardware, detention hardware and locksmith supplies has recently launched its new, updated website, This newly designed website offers customers quick and easy access to thousands of door hardware products from brands such as Corbin Russwin, Stanley Best, Kaba Access, Yale, Sargent, Master Lock, LCN, Schlage, Von Duprin, Southern Folger and many others.

The new B2B E-Commerce solution has a clean, uncluttered design, rich content and improved functionality offering Craftmaster customers an easy, logical product search and shopping experience. Customers can take advantage of the Live Chat functionality where the experienced and skilled Craftmaster customer service team can assure error-free product selection and solutions to customer issues and problems. 

“We are excited about our new website and the opportunity to offer our customers a best in class website for accessing the highest quality products in the door hardware industry,” said Craftmaster CEO Tim Grogan. “We continue our effort to offer high tech solutions with the high touch service that has differentiated Craftmaster for years”.

Enhancements and updates to the new website will continue on a regular basis and customers should look forward to new tools and helpful resources that will be added in the coming weeks and months.

Codelocks’ Growth Continues

Standalone digital lock manufacturer Codelocks Inc. has named Jim Heath as Business Development Manager, where he will further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.  Heath spent 18 years as a locksmith and the last 14 years assisting security product manufactures with increasing sales. Heath has also trained thousands of locksmiths, security personnel and institutional end users in his live and online training classes since 2001.

Heath will provide innovative access control solutions to businesses and the public sector in the Midwest. 

“I am pleased to be given this opportunity to work with the Codelocks team and develop new client relationships. My years of experience as a locksmith have given me valuable insight into all the challenges our customers face, and I am keen to utilize this knowledge to help with the development of new products. From previously working with security directors in the education, healthcare and national retail sectors, I am familiar with the access control market and I am looking forward to supporting the distributors, dealers and end users who are currently selling and buying Codelocks Inc. standalone lock products,” Heath says.