2023’s Top Products

Dec. 19, 2023
Gun safes, electric strikes, exit devices, door hardware, smart locks, an intercom kit and an emergency key cabinet top our annual list.

Every December, Locksmith Ledger takes a look back at the top new products of the year, based on Google Analytics data that tracks online views of the products through our website, www.locksmithledger.com. Data reflects products published between Aug. 1, 2022, and Oct. 10, 2023.

Below is the full list, presented in alphabetical order by company.


Aiphone Launches IX Series Kit

Aiphone's new IX Series kit is a preprogrammed box set complete with a video intercom system that is ready to install right out of the box. The recently-introduced IXS-HBDV includes a video door station, a video master station, PoE switch, and a USB drive with instructions and videos on how to install the system. The IX Series kit is ideal for installers who have traditionally worked with plug-and-play analog-based systems and are now looking to become more familiar with IP systems.

American Security BFX Gun Safe

American Security’s BFX Gun Safe line is available in a stunning, new two-toned color called “Black Diamond.” These safes are a preferred choice by gun owners because of their U.L.-certified RSC Level I burglary protection and ETL-certified 120-minute fire protection.

BFX gun safes also feature a proven half-inch solid steel plate door and active 4x locking system.

Watch this BFX Video for more information.

Arrow Cylindrical Indicator Lock

Arrow's APL Series cylindrical lock with status indicator provides enhanced privacy at a glance with its bold green and red status symbols. This cylindrical lock is the ideal choice for a wide variety of commercial applications where consistent quality, ease of use, and installation are required. Ideal for restrooms, quiet rooms, nursing mothers' rooms, dressing rooms, and conference rooms. This easy-to-install lock is Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.2 Grade 1, UL/cUL listed for 3-hour doors, is ADA compliant, and has a 3-year mechanical warranty. The APL Series is available with the privacy function and has four attractive finishes available (605, 613E, 626, BSP).

Camden Outdoor-Rated Electric Strike

Camden Door Controls introduced its CX-ED1959-MB outdoor-rated strike. The strike features heavy-duty stainless-steel construction with an integrated ANSI square faceplate, is UL 294 listed and offers grade 1 performance. Compatible with cylindrical locksets and mortise locksets without deadbolts, the CX-ED1959-MB strikes are specifically designed for exposed perimeter doors and gates.

The ‘universal’ strike design features 7/8" latch projection, field selectable 12/24V DC voltage, and fail safe/ fail secure operation.  The strike delivers continuous duty operation and is backed by Camden’s full five-year warranty.

Ceco Door EMI-RFI Shielding Assembly

The Ceco Door, Curries & Fleming EMI-RFI Shielding Assembly reduces the possibility of electronic interference from unwanted electromagnetic waves with other circuits or devices in healthcare, commercial, or government applications, while helping ensure sensitive and confidential information is secure and contained.

The Ceco Door EMI-RFI Shielding Assemblies are designed to provide EMI-RFI shielding of up to 103 db at 9 kHz-18 GHz per IEEE Std 299-2006. 

DEN SmartStrike

The DEN SmartStrike is a unique solution that provides users with the best of both the analog and smart home world. Once installed, users can still use their traditional key to unlock their door or via the companion app (available for both iOS and Android), to easily, safely, and securely access their homes and businesses. Through the app, users can also create digital keys for family members, friends, and temporary guests. Dealers can sign up for the Authorized Dealer Program at www.densmarthome.com/dealer.

Keyscan KC Series Door Controller

The new dormakaba Keyscan KC Series Door Controller consolidates advanced technical services and enhances integration options on a smaller board, which is half the size of its legacy counterparts. It is designed to provide unmatched access control design flexibility for exclusive use with dormakaba’s renowned Keyscan Aurora software, a single solution for access control regardless of system size or complexity. 

The new Keyscan Controller comes in three models to support 2-door, 4-door, and 8-door configurations.

Gardall Fire and Burglary Safes: Fresh Colors

Gardall Safe Corporation has added fresh color options to its U.L. 2-Hour Fire and Burglary product line. Inspired by current home trends, these safes look as good as they perform – passing a furnace test to 1850°F for two hours and including five active locking bolts, recessed anti-pry door design and a plush suede interior. Gardall has been making premium, quality safes for nearly 75 years and offers a Lifetime Replacement for any fire-resistive record safe damaged beyond repair by fire. With these additions to Gardall’s traditional colorways, there is a match for any home.

More info: www.gardall.com

HES 9200 Electric Strike for Use with Tubular Exit Devices

The innovative HES 9200 electric strike sets a new industry standard for glass openings with tubular, vertical rod exit devices. The 9200 offers simplified retro-mounted installation within the existing mechanical prep of the header to provide fast and easy installation. Integrated adjustability provides optimal latch positioning to accommodate demanding installations and the low-profile design eliminates the need to add to or modify the frame. Its field selectable fail safe/fail secure functionality and monitoring options provide maximized versatility. The 9200 exceeds Grade 1 standards and is designed with the strength and durability to meet UL outdoor rating requirements.

HID Seos Bamboo Cards

HID has introduced its Seos® Bamboo™ credentials made from sustainably sourced bamboo instead of PVC. The credential is part of HID’s award-winning Seos security solution and is the first in a range of physical access security Eco Cards™. The bamboo is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, an assurance that the material comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

Ilco Motorcycle Key Blanks

Ilco has added to its motorcycle key lineup. The following key blanks are now available.

  • Harley Davidson: X287/HYD15, X283/HYD16, X284/HYD17, X285/HYD18 and  X286/HYD19
  • Honda motorcycles: X291/HD114, HD117-P and  X289/HD118
  • Triumph: X288/TMC3
  • Yamaha: X290/YH65 Yamaha
  • Hyundai/Kia: KK12-GTS Look-Alike Shell
  •  Master Lock: MA3 Master

Kwikset Arroyo Knob

The Kwikset Arroyo Knob from the new Midtown Collection is a high-quality door knob designed to offer aesthetic appeal and practicality in modern spaces. With its sleek design, clean lines, and subtle curves, this knob is perfect for transforming your interior space. Whether you're looking to secure your entryway with a door knob, add some visual interest to a hallway, or upgrade the look of your bedroom or bathroom door hardware, this knob offers the perfect combination of style and security.

Lockly Defender Smart Lock

The Defender is a (exit-entry) thin-style smart lock from Lockly’s Guard Series, ideally suited for narrow-stile doors in retail stores, lobby entrances, fitness rooms and other such common areas. It features Lockly’s beloved hack-proof keypad that can generate and store (up to 37) free access codes with specific profiles and permissions along with fast and secure MIFARE RFID or FOB access. It stores up to 999 fob keys / RFID cards and includes a quick-access 3D biometric fingerprint sensor (up to 99). The Defender series is available in two versions: Defender Doorman edition and the Exit Trim edition.

More info: www.locklypro.com

Morse Watchmans Emergency Key Grab Kit

Morse Watchmans has introduced its Emergency Key Grab (EKG) Kit, a lifesaving solution designed for use in K-12 schools. The new EKG Kit centers around Morse Watchmans’ proprietary electronic key control system and includes additional materials and support required to provide first responders with fast, secure access to keys in the event of a school lockdown or emergency.


Napco’s Prima™ 7-inch Super Panel is an award-winning, slim-profile all-in-one touchscreen panel that intuitively and beautifully controls security, fire, HD video and Z-Wave automation and generates RMR. Installation is easy, with simple sensors, onscreen how-to tutorials and a creation wizard, one-button video camera activations, and a “go-live” central station connect feature.  

Features include voice assistant, 4MP camera, onscreen two-way live video from cameras or doorbell, matching app, as well as pro upsell accessories for residential systems. Prima video doorbells have one-button activation, long-life and self-healing connectivity, as well as hard-wired or wireless options. 

Norton Rixson 1600 Series Door Closer

The Norton Rixson 1600 Series door closer has a new look! This door closer is beloved for its high-quality, durability, and home-grown roots — so much so that in the last few years, we've seen low-cost, low-quality copycats break into the marketplace that look exactly like the 1600 Series.That's why Norton Rixson has a new look, With the new 1600 Series door closer, you’ll be able to spot the difference and know at-a-glance that you're getting the high performance the 1600 Series is known for. Learn more 

Olympus Cascade Series® Disc Tumbler Cam Locks

Olympus Lock introduces the Cascade Series® disc tumbler cam locks. There are five cylinder lengths fitting material 5/8” up to 1-13/16.” The cylinder plug is retained in the lock via the patented retainer staple, making on-site installation quicker and easier. The included eyelet spur washer and lockdown screw prevent lock rotation and keep the fixing nut from coming loose. Locks have passed ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 cycle testing including key insertion and removal. Keying is compatible with C8053 or similar-style disc tumbler locks. Locks are available in six stock KA numbers, KD, MKKD or custom keyed to a supplied key schedule. Chrome and matte black finishes are available in all sizes and keying configurations.

More info: www.olympuslock.com


SALTO Neoxx G3

SALTO’s new Neoxx G3 electronic padlock is the most advanced and versatile locking system suitable for a wide range of applications. Featuring a special armored case with a double-layered structure, the SALTO Neoxx G3 electronic padlock provides unbeatable protection against falls, shocks, and even the harshest environments or usage.

As for innovation, the SALTO Neoxx G3 integrates RFID, Bluetooth LE, and NFC technologies to provide the ultimate keyless experience and most advanced electronic locking system available. In addition, the Neoxx G3 electronic padlock features SALTO SVN data-on-card and BLUEnet wireless network capable core technologies onboard. Thanks to BLUEnet wireless advanced capabilities, the padlock can read, receive, and write information via a smart card or real-time communications over the air (OTA).

SARGENT/ Corbin Russwin Next Generation Exit Devices

ASSA ABLOY introduces two next generation exit devices: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions.

Yale Assure 2 with Z-Wave

NEW HAVEN, CT –Yale Home released Yale Assure Lock® 2 with Z-Wave, an extension of the company’s latest and most advanced collection of smart locks. The award-winning Assure Lock 2 collection offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and now Z-Wave connectivity, giving customers more connectivity options to best suit their smart home.