April 2023

April 23 Cover

Know Your Distributor 2023

Nov. 8, 2023
View our Know Your Distributor 2023 chart, that appears in the April issue of Locksmith Ledger.
Milt and Arnie Goldman in front of IDN Hardware Sales

Saying Goodbye to the Lock Industry

April 24, 2023
I have decided to call it quits in 2023 after working 45 years for SHDA distributor IDN Hardware Sales (formerly Hardware Sales and Supply Co from Detroit, Mich..) Since 2007,...
Electronics & Access Control

OSDP Update: Is true interoperability just a dream?

April 19, 2023
While Wiegand still rules the day, OSDP makes inroads among security pros
PDQ 3100 Series light-duty door closer
Door closers

Tech Tips: Grading Door Closers

April 17, 2023
Lighter-duty door closers are used doors with low to moderate usage, while Grade 1 closers are called for on high-traffic, commercial applications.
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Installing an Indicator Lock

April 10, 2023
Only one hole is needed with this method.

More content from April 2023

Electronics & Access Control

Are Locksmiths Afraid of Wires?

April 6, 2023
For this month’s OSDP Update article (see page 16), I had the pleasure to speak with Glenn Younger, owner, Grah Safe and Lock, a full-service security company based in San Diego...
Lishi class at American Key Supply's Locksmith University

The Locksmith-Distributor Partnership in 2023

April 3, 2023
Distributors can be a great source for product information
Paxton Rewards app

News Briefs / People April 2023

April 3, 2023
Paxton Launches Paxton RewardsThe new Paxton Rewards loyalty program is the first opportunity for U.S. installers to earn rewards by participating in training, installing Paxton...
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Back Page, April 2023

April 3, 2023
10 Years AgoThe April issue is typically the Know Your Distributor issue for Locksmith Ledger, and April 2013 was no exception. For our Distributor Profiles, we interviewed Akron...
Southern Lock First Warehouse

Distributor Profiles 2023

April 3, 2023
Southern Lock & Supply and Wesco International look to the future.
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Card access control & readers

Essex iRox Series RFID Smart Card Readers

Essex has introduced the next generation iRox series, which are robust RFID smart card readers with Genuine HID Technology™. These readers are engineered to be heavy-duty and ...
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Locks, smart

Lockly Defender Smart Lock

March 1, 2023
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...

Jonard Tools’ Pull Line Blower Conveniently Functions Without a Compressor

Feb. 3, 2023
The Jonard Tools PLB-1000, Pull Line Blower for 3/4"-2" (18-50 mm) Conduit makes pulling cables a breeze. The Pull Line Blower is designed to help cable technicians either blow...
Remote Prgmming Press Release
Intercom system

Aiphone introduces Remote Programming Service for IX Series

Feb. 3, 2023
Aiphone, the leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, has introduced Remote Programming Service for its IX Series systems, enabling...
Encode Lever Century Satin Nickel Ext1
Locks, smart

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever Lock

Schlage unveiled the Schlage EncodeTM Smart WiFi Lever at the 2023 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) on Jan. 31. The latest smart lock is designed to work on standard single...