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    Photo 1. Cylinder cutaway

    Back to Basics: Rekeying A Pin Tumbler Lock

    Sept. 24, 2023
    New video training series aims to provide training for new locksmiths
    Photo 1. ABUS 83-50
    Padlocks, high security

    Rekeying the ABUS 83-50 Series Padlock

    Sept. 12, 2023
    Today we are going to be rekeying the ABUS 83-5- Series padlock (Photo 1). On the packaging, you’ll see the OB number of 300 (Photo 2). This indicates that it will have a Schlage...
    Essex iRox Card Readers
    Card access control & readers

    Tech Tips: Electronic Access Control Options

    Sept. 8, 2023
    For locksmiths who have been in security for a while, the pallet of solutions has never been larger even as the level of challenges continues to increase exponentially.My own ...
    Adams Rite 2190

    Back Page, September 2023

    Sept. 6, 2023
    10 Years AgoJeremy Earles, Ingersoll Rand (now Allegion) wrote article recommending multi-credential readers that could be upgraded gradually from magstripe to smart cards. These...
    Norton Rixson 2800ST Series Cam Action Closer, Pull Side
    Door closers

    Door Closers Do Heavy Duty

    Sept. 5, 2023
    For buildings that require higher levels of access control or rugged environments, a heavy-duty door closer adds another layer of protection.

    More content from September 2023

    Highlands Grow, secured by Paxton Access

    News Briefs, September 2023

    Sept. 4, 2023
    Paxton Secures Highlands Cannabis Grow FacilityGREENVILLE, SC – Paxton’s Net2 access control has been installed at Highlands Grow, a fully licensed industrial-scale cultivator...
    All photos courtesy of Lee Odess
    Neil Vann, executive VP and head of the EMEIA Division, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, at ELF 2023 in Helsinki, Finland.
    Electronics & Access Control

    Access Control Leaders Converge on Helsinki for European Locksmith Federation Conference

    Sept. 4, 2023
    I was recently honored to speak at the European Locksmith Federation (ELF) in Helsinki, Finland, and asked to share my thoughts, observations, and insights here with the Locksmith...
    Mobile access is growing in popularity across many verticals
    Electronics & Access Control

    Locksmiths Talk Top Access Control Trends

    Sept. 2, 2023
    Cloud, mobile, DIY and wireless creating opportunities and challenges for locksmiths
    Video entry systems

    Viking X-Series IP Video Intercoms

    The X-SERIES of IP Video Intercoms are designed to provide HD video and reliable handsfree voice communication for SIP VoIP phone systems and service providers. The built-in IP...
    Key cabinets

    Morse Watchmans Emergency Key Grab Kit

    July 26, 2023
    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...
    Decorative lock hardware

    Rockwood RM7101 NeoCylinder™️ Straight Door Pull

    Rockwood has introduced its latest decorative door hardware solution, the NeoCylinder™️ Straight Door Pull. The fresh design is available in straight and offset versions. The 1...
    Transponder programming equipment

    Isuzu Software from Advanced Diagnostics

    Smart Pro software enables locksmiths to program keys for a range of ISUZU models
    Camden Cm 221 M Narrow
    Touchless switches

    Camden Introduces Narrow No-Touch Switch with Manual Override

    July 18, 2023
    In response to soaring customer demand, Camden Door Controls has expanded its range of ‘ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override...
    Power supplies

    Altronix VR10 Voltage Regulator

    July 18, 2023
    Altronix introduces the VR10 Voltage Regulator. Designed to optimize power in access control installations, the VR10 converts a 24VDC input into a regulated 5VDC or 12VDC output...
    Card access control & readers

    Napco Pro Standalone and Add-On Bluetooth Reader Modules

    New products provide a Bluetooth solution, using any Wiegand readers and/or wireless Trilogy Networx Access locks
    AKG Academy has sessions in September and November

    Automotive Training Opportunities

    July 1, 2023
    Automotive locksmithing has entered a new, high-tech era. No longer are locksmiths making a living by purchasing a few basic tools, unlocking cars and duplicating keys. In today...