Back Page, May 2017

May 2, 2017

20 Years Ago

The May 1997 Cover Focus was Safes/SafeLocks.  Safe products featured included Schlage D-Series Vandlgard locks, the Auditcom Security Lock, McGunn (now a FireKing company), programs for locksmiths, the Sargent & Greenleaf Model 6123 lock and AMSEC’s KPL2000 digital lock. Charles Cole wrote about Mas Hamilton X-07 dial removal and Dave Davis opened a Diebold cast iron fire safe. John Grist picked the Lefebure 7000. Note that 20 years ago, there were many more players in the safe market than today. Other May 1997 topics were The Role of Electric Strikes and Emergency Road Service Associations: Will They Work for a Small Shop? Still-relevant sales and marketing articles addressed showroom layout and insurance needs of a small business.

10 Years Ago

In May 2007, Locksmith Ledger looked at the security needs of healthcare facilities, addressing HIPAA & JCAHO regulations and conducting a site survey for a hospital customer. Other topics included Exit Device Overview and Programming the Simplex 900. Medeco introduced its Medeco3 Bilevel line of high security cylinders.  An article on door closer maintenance warned that improper door installation and maintenance, along with abuse and weather-related issues, could damage door controls. Also in May, our 2007 Automotive Locksmithing Supplement addressed servicing high security auto locks. Products covered were the STRATTEC CodeSeeker, the Kaba Ilco RW2, A1’s Lockcraft acquisition, the Steck BigEasy car-opening tool and Auto Tech Security Systems’ replacement remotes.

Automotive Class of 2018

Here is a quick rundown of the new and redesigned models for 2018. Please see our Automotive 2017 Supplement for a more comprehensive review, including locking systems.

Alfa Romeo: 2018 Stelvio

Audi: 2018 A5,/S5, Q5

Buick: 2018 Regal

Chevrolet: 2018 Equinox, 2018 Traverse, 2017 Trax

Ferrari: 2018 812

Ford: 2018/2019 EcoSport, 2018 Expedition, 2018 Fiesta XT

GMC: 2018 Terrain

Honda: 2018 Odyssey

Hyundai: 2018 Accent, 2018 Elantra GT

Kia: 2018 Rio, 2018 Stinger

Land Rover: 2018 Discovery, Range Rover Velar

Lexus: 2018 LC 500, 2018 LS

Mercedes: 2018 E Class Cabriolet & Coupe

Mitsubishi: 2018 Eclipse Cross

Porsche: 2018 Cayenne

Subaru: 2018 XV Crosstrek

Toyota: 2018 Camry, 2018 C-HR

Volkswagen: 2018 Atlas, 2018 Tiguan

Volvo: 2018 XC