Ziptide November 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

 2018 Security Register Time

Listing update forms have been mailed and emailed to manufacturers and distributors serving the locksmith market, representing our first step towards publishing the 2018 Security Register. Its purpose is to enable readers of Locksmith Ledger to easily find sources for products and information. Our subscribers will receive this valuable annual reference guide through the mail at the end of 2017.

This annual reference guide for our industry includes:

  • Comprehensive alphabetical listings of manufacturers and distributors serving our industry, along with contact information and product categories
  • A handy Product Index, broken down into specific product categories and sub-categories. Need to find a source for tubular locksets, card readers, key machines, gun safes, electric strikes and hundreds more specific items? We list the manufacturers for you.
  • 2018 Calendar of Events
  • Locksmith Training School Listings
  • Trade Association Listings

If you need to update your information and do not have a blank listing form, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Our deadline for making changes int he print edition is rapidly approaching.

Note that this same information can be accessed through our Online Buyers Guide at

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].