Ziptide, Jan 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

Happy New Year from Locksmith Ledger

Locksmith Ledger hopes all of our readers enjoyed the holiday season and feeling renewed and ready to start 2018 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 upcoming security industry trade shows.

Topics we are planning to cover in the coming months include Electronic Access Control, Advances in Traditional Locksmithing, Transponder Programming, Servicing Commercial Doors, School Security, New Product Review, Wireless Security, Office Building Security Upgrades, Residential Security/Home Automation, 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]

2018 Security Register

Our Locksmith Ledger subscribers should be receiving our 13th issue of every year, our updated Security Register. This valuable annual reference guide includes comprehensive listings of the manufacturers and distributors serving our market. It also includes a detailed product listing for your convenience, as well as trade names, schools and association listings. Please note that listings are updated year-round and can also be accessed online at

Locksmith Ledger subscribers receive one copy of the 2018 Security Register in the mail.  Also included is our special product supplement, the winter 2017/2018 Big Book. To order additional copies, please call 920-568-8351 or visit

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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ProductWatch showcases the newest products being marketed to locksmiths.

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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].