Ziptide, October 2019

Oct. 2, 2019

Sudden Resurgence

Nice commentary Gale, we are in agreement. My first ALOA show was as a teenager in 1974 Boston...been there many times as a locksmith and exhibitor.  The mood was upbeat without question.  The crossover isn't a crossover really-all auto, no door work-really auto specialists then the legacy locksmiths are now more access than mechanical hardware. Times are changing! It is a positive sign. 

--Joey Dalessio

Editor’s Note: The comment above was in reference to our Editor-In-Chief Gale Johnson’s Notes from the Editor enewsletter about his experiences at the ALOA Show. The following is an excerpt.

ALOA 2019 seemed to be back on track. For two days of exhibits there was a constant flow of attendees in the aisles. Many regular exhibitors had booths along with a large group of new exhibitors for locksmiths to visit. As in the last few years, automotive booths were the busiest. Automotive booths attracted mostly young people, which is a welcome sign for the future of our business.

For the first time that I can recall, companies large and small had displays of their electronic access control products. While not as busy as the automotive booths, at least it is a start towards what the future of locksmithing will be. In conjunction with the 2019 ALOA convention, a large number of classes concentrated on electronic access control training.

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