Ziptide December 2019

Dec. 2, 2019

Happy Holidays

Locksmith Ledger wishes all of our readers the happiest of holidays!

 As 2019 comes to an end, we are already planning our magazine content for 2020. Cover Focus topics include High Security (January), Healthcare Solutions (February) and Mechanical to Electronic (March). Of course, we will always focus on new products and techniques as they come available. Please drop us a line and let us know what subject coverage you would like to see.

Coming Soon: 2020 Security Register

The Locksmith Ledger staff is hard at work on the 2019 Security Register, our comprehensive annual directory of manufacturers and distributors serving the locksmith industry. This valuable reference guide will be mailed to subscribers at the end of the year.

Also included with the 2020 Security Register is the Winter 2020 Big Book, a tabloid-sized product supplement to Locksmith Ledger and its sister publications, Security Business and Security Technology Executive.

Information is updated year-round and is also available online 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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  • 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.

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Send Your Letters

The editors of Locksmith Ledger welcome reader input. We would like to hear 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 emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Locksmith Ledger, 125 S. Wilke Road, Suite 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.