Ziptide September 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

State of the Industry 2020

Locksmith Ledger will unveil a new research report in its November 2020 issue. The report is called the State of the Industry. It’s meant to be a presentation of business, products and technology trends that affected the locksmithing industry over the past year and will continue to affect the industry in years to come.

The report is data-driven, and Locksmith Ledger wants your input.

Look to our website,, and Locksmith Ledger’s newsletters and various social-media channels for more information on how to fill out our State of the Industry survey. We’ll provide the necessary link and the deadline for your participation.

Then, look for the November 2020 issue of Locksmith Ledger for the results and analysis. A more complete report will appear online for subscribers.

COVID-19 Coverage

To help our readers make it through the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Locksmith Ledger has created a special section on our website with all our COVID-19 coverage in one place:

As of press time, this section includes:

  • Feature articles on the availablilty and code compliance of touchless locks and door hardware
  • Updated information on trade-show postponements and upcoming virtual trade shows.
  • A helpful series of H.L. Flake Security Professionals Business Roundtables.
  • Online training opportunities.
  • Company updates.

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Our In This Issue newsletter includes a link to a digital edition of Locksmith Ledger, in case some of our readers are unable to access their mail.

ProductWatch showcases the newest products being marketed to locksmiths.

EventWatch notifies 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, such as locksmith licensing, the shift from key to keyless for 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 Rd., Ste. 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.   


The Back Page of our September issue listed the incorrect key blank for the new Craftsman toolbox lock. The correct part number is BD552.