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    Cliff Shafer of CLC Locksmiths
    Business & Technical Aids

    Finding the Right Combination

    Dec. 26, 2022
    Locksmiths provide tips for hiring and training successful technicians.
    Courtesy of Positional Master Keying Unveiled, William M. Lynk
    Examining a Schlage wafer lock is a good way to understand positional master keying.

    Positional Master Keying Explained

    Dec. 19, 2022
    The obscure topic is brought into the light by locksmith William Lynk’s latest book.
    ABUS Granit padlock
    Padlocks, high security

    A Utility Lock for Every Use

    Dec. 19, 2022
    Padlocks, cam locks and other types are essential in certain applications.
    Images Courtesy of Yale Home
    More residences are integrating their smart locks with smart speakers.
    Electronics & Access Control

    Achieving Smart Home Integration

    Dec. 15, 2022
    Smart locks increasingly are tied in with other residential applications.
    A PAC-BLU ACCESS-Mini with a spring-loaded cabinet lock and a tri-color button wired into it for an ATM
    Electronics & Access Control

    PAC-BLU: Access Control Everywhere

    Dec. 12, 2022
    PACLOCK’s new product charts a different course for the padlock manufacturer.

    More content from December 2022

    Image 1: The Autel KM100, which is marketed as the “Universal Key Generator Programming Tool.”
    Automotive tools

    The Autel MaxiIM KM100: This Could Change Everything

    Dec. 8, 2022
    The new programmer pays for itself quickly.
    Autel MaxiIM KM100 and IKEYs

    Best of 2022: Tools of the Trade

    A number of products that help locksmiths do their jobs better made their debut.
    Adams Rite DL100

    Best of 2022: Locking Solutions

    Electronic products take the lead despite supply-chain disruptions.

    Telling the Story of a Product

    Dec. 2, 2022
    You’re familiar with the adage “Every picture tells a story.” In the security industry, it seems every product also tells a story, and some are doozies. It seems so simple: You...
    LockeyUSA sliding glass door lock, 2013

    Back Page, December 2022

    Dec. 2, 2022
    10 Years Ago Jerry Levine’s overview of aluminum glass storefront doors noted that they could be equipped with exit devices, mortise locks, push-button locks, push bars, pull ...
    'The Beast' from Albany Lock & Key

    News Briefs, Dec. 2022

    Dec. 1, 2022
    Stolen Locksmith Van – and Equipment – RecoveredIn this day of seemingly endless stories about crime and crime victims, we have good news to share.Tim Forster’s locksmith shop...
    Getty Images | d1sk
    Best Of Image

    Best of 2022: The Year’s Top Products

    Dec. 1, 2022
    Every December, Locksmith Ledger takes a look back at the year’s most notable new products. Our most viewed new products are based on Google Analytics data. Only products published...
    01 Poker Pro High Resolution 62ba2396e3342
    Key machine, key cutters

    Silca Poker Pro

    Oct. 21, 2022
    The Silca Poker automatic duplicator from Kaba Ilco is designed for easy operation. The portable, lightweight Poker Pro has only two buttons, the Start and Stop. This design provides...

    Cothron’s Around the Door Tools

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Residential door lockouts cause different headaches from commercial lockouts and can require innovative tools to get the job done. Cothron’s Around the Door Tools answer the call...
    Triton Plus Front Right Angle 62ba233f96c19
    Key machine, key cutters

    Locks Labs' Triton PLUS

    Oct. 21, 2022
    The Triton PLUS, an updated version of the original all-in-one Triton automatic key originator and duplicator, comes in three editions that differ by the jaws that are included...
    Camden Cx Ed1500 Image
    Strikes, electro-magnetic

    Camden 1500 Series Fire-Rated Electric Strikes

    Aug. 16, 2022
    The line includes a CX-ED1500LP low-profile strike with one latch monitor and a CX-ED1500L2 strike with two latch monitors.
    Corbin Russwin CLX3300 BHSS

    Behavioral Health Trim for Bored Locks

    Corbin Russwin’s BHSS trim is used with the CLX3300 Series, while SARGENT’S BHW trim is compatible with the 10X Line bored locks.
    Low-energy door operators

    Norton Rixson 6200 Series Low-Energy Operator

    Aug. 4, 2022
    The 6200 Series, Norton Rixson’s most recent launch, is an economical low-energy swing-door operator. The 6200 has been engineered to have a slim profile to blend in easily with...
    Ikey Family

    Autel MaxiIM IKEY

    Aug. 4, 2022
    The Autel MaxiIM IKEY is a universal, programmable smart key. By using the Autel MaxiIM KM100 key programmer, you can program IKEYs to replace an expansive list of original-equipment...
    Best Be190 Locked Sfic Door Bsp Rgb (hi Res)
    Locks, mortise

    Arrow and Yale Retrofit Indicators

    Indicators can be used in a variety of applications and are used most commonly to identify occupancy or display the locked or unlocked status of a room. Now, you can upgrade existing...
    Key blanks

    STRATTEC Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Fobs

    STRATTEC added to its extensive line of fobs. The new remotes cover Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in three different generations of systems. Coverage for more than 15 model...
    Tubular E Genius6000 1024x616
    Locks, tubular

    TownSteel BetterConnected Locks

    Aug. 2, 2022
    TownSteel’s BetterConnected locks come in interconnected tubular series (e-Genius 6000) or mortise series (e-KONTOS 1B Series). Each series has a unique patented design that provides...
    Blue Padlock 02
    Padlocks, high security

    CyberLock Blue

    Aug. 2, 2022
    The CyberLock Blue padlock is a keyless security solution designed specifically for water, power, telecom and data center industries. The modern padlock design facilitates access...
    Adams Rite Ar Dl100 July 2022
    Locks, aluminum door

    Adams Rite DL100 Wireless Deadlatch

    July 6, 2022
    Adams Rite is expanding its product line with the introduction of the DL100 Wireless Deadlatch, an advanced, narrow-stile electrified deadlatch that has Aperio wireless technology...
    Abloy Keyless Access Controller Front
    Electronics & Access Control

    ABLOY Keyless Access Controller

    Abloy Oy and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions announced their jointly developed ABLOY Keyless Access Controller. With the controller, businesses can upgrade their doors to be keyless...
    Brivo Unified Credential 1
    Electronics & Access Control

    Brivo Unified Credential

    May 4, 2022
    Brivo announced Brivo Unified Credential, a cross-platform smart credential that’s compatible with select wireless locks and Brivo Smart Readers to improve security while leveraging...

    Lockmasters Enforcer Punch Kit

    April 20, 2022
    The Lockmasters Enforcer Punch Kit for safe locks (part number LKMENFORCER) provides two unique gripping options that have a 3-1/2-inch handguard. The first handle option delivers...
    Abm Touchbar Surface Ial3
    Fire prevention & exit hardware

    Securitech Auto-Bolt Max Exit Device

    March 14, 2022
    Securitech announced the official launch of its much-anticipated Auto-Bolt Max Exit Device Series (ABM). This expands the applications for its award-winning ABM line. The ABM...
    Wedge Copicks

    WedgeCo Four-Blade Picks & Turning Tool

    Dec. 16, 2021
    WedgeCo has introduced three tools aimed at locksmiths: The 2000 Tension Wrench/Lock Turning Tool is a heavy-duty 1mm stainless steel tension wrench that has a rubber grip. The...
    I Star Ultra G2
    Electronics & Access Control

    Tyco Software House iSTAR Ultra G2

    Oct. 12, 2021
    Johnson Controls announced the launch of its Tyco Software House iSTAR Ultra G2, a next-generation door controller designed for cyber resiliency that provides customers with ...