Back Page, May 2022

May 2, 2022

10 Years Ago

Our May 2012 school security coverage found that even a decade ago, college students preferred smartphones as their access control credential. Gale Johnson described some of the most popular models in the Hollon Safe line. The Hollon FB-685E fire and burglary safe was the top seller in 2012. A second safes article covered safe-moving trailers from Air-Tow. Tim O’Leary wrote about the Cansec Air-45 wireless solution for adding doors to an access control system. Jerry Levine reviewed the keyless LockeyUSA 2835 DC mechanical push-button gate lock. Jeremy Reeder addressed the security vulnerabilities of typical residential garage doors and recommended additional security measures. Our Automotive 2012 supplement to the May issue included articles on clonable keys, Lishi picks, STRATTEC products and the Bianchi (now KeylineUSA) Laser 994’s then-new ‘F’ Jaw.

20 Years Ago

Tom Gillespie wrote an article on the interesting and unusual tools offered by Lockmasters. Jerry Levine reported on the FireKing Mediavault. Levine also wrote an article on the safes available from Inkas Safes. Tim O'Leary questioned Mayflower Sales concerning their line of safes. Locksmith Ledger published the second part of an article on installing an IEI hub Minimax to operate an Adams Rite electric strike. Richard Formica serviced the locks on a Suzuki XL7. Dick Zunkel offered some things to consider when installing an access control system. Gale Johnson saved an Iveco truck lock from extinction. Johnson also reported on the keying changes Kwikset made for their Grade 1, 2 and 3 locksets. Jerry Levine showed the installation and servicing procedures necessary for the locksets from Digital Systems. Schlage reported on the classroom security added to a Colorado high school. Tiny serviced the locks on Honda Shadow and Yamaha YZF motorcycles. Brian Lamb suggested Hawkeye precision scopes. Ledger printed the first part of its GM 10-“S” series key codes. 

In Memory: David Lasier 

Well-known door hardware leader David Lasier, 89, passed away March 10, 2022. Lasier retired in 1994 after a 37-year career, first at LCN Closers where he advanced to president, then served as president of Schlage Lock, president of the Ingersoll Rand Door Hardware Group and vice president of Ingersoll Rand. He also served on the American Hardware Manufacturers Association and Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association boards, with numerous civic groups and as a Boy Scout leader.

Lasier is survived by his wife, Clara, brother Tom; three children; a step-daughter; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service was held March 18.