Ziptide March 2017

March 2, 2017

Coming Attractions

Just a quick heads-up to our readers that we are compiling information for Know Your Distributors 2017, which will be published in our April issue. This large special section lists all the security hardware distributors serving the locksmith market, with details on their locations, product lines and policies. The April issue will also include interviews with some key distributors and the always-popular and thought-provoking SHDA Report from IDN’s Arnie Goldman. In May, the editors of Locksmith Ledger will be presenting our 2017 Automotive Supplement.

Full manufacturer and distributor listings can also be found in our Online Buyers Guide at and are updated throughout the year.

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. 

Subscribe To ENewsletters

Want monthly updates delivered right into your Inbox? Subscribe to Locksmith Ledger’s four monthly enewsletters.

  • Our issue promo enewsletter gives readers an online preview of each new issue.
  • ProductWatch showcases the newest products being marketed to locksmiths.
  • EventWatch notifies are readers of upcoming trade shows and educational opportunities.
  • Notes from the Editor is a timely, interesting monthly report from Editor-In-Chief Gale Johnson.

Just visit, select the newsletters you would like to receive, and type in your email address, and soon these monthly updates will arrive in your Inbox.

Send Your Letters

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].