Ziptide January 2017

Jan. 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Locksmith Ledger hopes all of our readers enjoyed the holiday season and feeling renewed and ready to start 2017 on a positive, productive note. We look forward to hearing from our readers via letters the editor, forum posts, social media posts and in person at 2017 security industry trade shows.

Topics we are planning to cover in the coming months include 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. 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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The editors of Locksmith Ledger welcome reader input. Share your comments and suggestions on any of our articles or general industry trends and topics. Share your opinions on relevant topics like locksmith licensing, the shift from key to keyless for both automotive and residential, and the state of our industry in general. Let us know what works and doesn't work for your business.

Letters can be mailed to Locksmith Ledger, 125 Wilke Road, Suite 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. They may be faxed to 866-827-8020 or E-mailed to [email protected].