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    Fire prevention & exit hardware

    Tech Tips: Vertical-Rod Exit Devices

    Feb. 22, 2023
    A few simple adjustments can make a big difference.
    Image 1: The Xhorse Key Tool Max
    Automotive tools

    Getting Started in Automotive Locksmithing

    Feb. 20, 2023
    The right knowledge, tools and training is essential for success in this specialized, high-tech sector.
    Our winner: Lockzilla from ReKey Xpress

    The Results Are In!

    Feb. 13, 2023
    Locksmiths show their marketing and organization skills in their work vans.
    Framon Bullseye

    Hitting the Bullseye

    Feb. 8, 2023
    A new jig by Framon helps with cylindrical lock installations.
    Klein probe and voltage tester

    Getting the Job Done Right

    Feb. 8, 2023
    A few oddball tools are just the thing to help locksmiths in the field.

    More content from February 2023

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    Controlled egress is the most restricted opening and is aimed primarily at nonpatient healthcare doors.

    Controlled Egress 101

    Be aware of the requirements that are part of this special healthcare security solution.
    Figure 1: A bitting list and KBA

    Five Common Mistakes in Master Keying & How to Fix Them

    You must identify the error and assess the potential severity.
    Sargent & Greenleaf 4440 safe deposit lock

    Back Page, February 2023

    Feb. 2, 2023
    10 Years AgoJerry Levine shared tips for selling gun safes, which have increased in popularity over the past 10 years. He also wrote a guide to California Department of Justice...
    The Airsled safe-moving system

    News and People, February 2023

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Airsled Offers Unique Safe-Moving Solutions Sometimes the most difficult part of moving a heavy safe is in the final few feet or even inches. Airsled products use low-pressure...

    Healthcare Threats Pose Opportunities For Locksmiths

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Healthcare facilities always have been concerned with safety. After all, they’re healthcare facilities, where the sick and injured go to be treated. Germs always have been a major...
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    A surgery center requires many levels of security.

    Healthcare Security: Think Big When Going Small

    Feb. 1, 2023
    Smaller facilities have requirements just as demanding of the right solutions as large facilities.
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    Roundtable: Healthcare After COVID

    Feb. 1, 2023
    Panelists see an increase in threats that must be mitigated and a demand for knowledge.
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    Automotive tools

    Silca RW5

    Dec. 6, 2022
    The Silca RW5 is the fast, easy solution capable of cloning about 99% of the cloneable vehicle keys in circulation.
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    Automotive tools

    Advanced Diagnostics Smart Aerial Plus

    Kaba Ilco has introduced the Advanced Diagnostics Smart Aerial Plus cloning tool and GTI-Pro/GTH-Pro cloneable multitransponders. The Smart Aerial Plus is the fast, easy solution...
    The Autodialer JACK PRO by MPM Lock Decoders

    The Case for Safe Autodialers

    A new product from Czech Republic promises easier installation and use.
    Salto Homelok Resident Unit Elevator 2208102582
    Electronics & Access Control

    SALTO Homelok

    Nov. 11, 2022
    The new system is an all-in-one smart access solution for residential living.
    Mercury 2
    Frames, door

    Mercury 2 Adjustable Thermal Break Frame

    Ceco Door introduced the Mercury 2 Energy-Efficient Adjustable Thermal Break Frame. The Mercury 2 is an adjustable depth, energy-efficient frame that incorporates a bonded thermal...
    Rob Reynolds of Pop-A-Lock discussed steps locksmiths can take to stay safe.

    How to Stay Safe Away from Home

    Locksmiths can do a few things to improve their own security when they’re on a job.