Ziptide, September 2021

Sept. 1, 2021

State of the Industry 2021

We want to hear from you.

Locksmith Ledger’s report on the locksmithing industry will return in November 2021. The report, State of the Industry, presents business, product 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. If you haven’t already done so, please go to to fill out the survey. It should take about 15 minutes of your time. (The survey will be closed mid-September for time to process the information.)

Then, look for the November 2021 issue of Locksmith Ledger for the results and analysis. A more complete report will appear online for subscribers.

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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 [email protected] or mailed to Locksmith Ledger, 125 S. Wilke Rd., Ste. 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. 


In our July Back Page, a Jet HD118 key was misidentified. We regret the error.

The BEST A4 System produces 78,125 useable codes per keyway. We stated an incorrect number in “The Future of the Interchangeable Core Remains Strong” in August 2021. We regret the error.