Ziptide, Dec. 2016

Dec. 1, 2016

Coming In 2017

As this year comes to an end, the editors at Locksmith Ledger are already planning coverage for 2017. In this issue, we present some of the top trends/products of 2016 and a look ahead, titled Products to Watch in 2017.

We are also tabulating results of our 2017 National Average Price Survey, to be published sometime in the first quarter of the new year.

Cover topics for the coming year will include High Security Locks & Cylinders, Healthcare Security, Upgrading from Mechanical to Electronic Access Control, Servicing Commercial Doors, School Security, New Product Review, Wireless Security, Office Building Security Upgrades, Residential Security/Home Automation and Electronic Lock Systems. As always, we will also offer Real-Life Installation articles, Product Spotlights on specific categories, Know Your Distributors, the Big Book Product Guide, the Access Control Trends and Technologies multi-book supplement and the Automotive 2017 Special Supplement.

However, this is just a starting point. We ask our readers to suggest topics of interest, and we will get to work researching those topics for additional articles. As always, please email your ideas to [email protected]

Questions? Visit Discussion Forums

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 can provide 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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