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    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.
    Photo 1. Meilink Hercules wall vault

    Think SMALL: Opening a Meilink Hercules Wall Vault

    Dec. 11, 2023
    This job is made much more difficult because of the extremely small size of the lock
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    Entrance & exit control, electrical

    Mobile Access Gaining Steam

    Dec. 5, 2023
    In the article on page 22 looking at the rise of smart locks, I examine the influence that the smart phone, as a mobile credential, is having on this increased interest in smart...
    Arrow cylindrical indicator lock. The green open padlock on the rose means the room is unoccupied.
    Locks, cylindrical

    An Indicator of Things to Come?

    Dec. 4, 2023
    Status indicator locks have been a mainstay in the school security market for many years, with indicators to assure teachers and school staff that classrooms are locked down in...
    Photo credit: Yale Home
    The Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus
    Electronics & Access Control

    The Rise of the Smart lock

    Dec. 4, 2023
    Several smart locks and products made this year’s Top Products for 2023

    More content from December 2023

    Best interchangeable core diagram, 1919 patent
    Cylinders, removable core

    Why I-Cores?

    Dec. 4, 2023
    Your customer has key control when he knows who has every single key.
    American Key Motorcycle Class

    Auto Training Opportunities

    Dec. 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...
    Newport Aquarium

    News and People, Dec. 2023

    Dec. 1, 2023
    Newport Aquarium Uses Paxton Net2 GREENVILLE, SC – Newport Aquarium, located in Newport, Kentucky, is home to thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures, including...
    First Edition

    Back Page, December 2023

    Dec. 1, 2023
    10 Years Ago Electronic Access Control was the cover focus of the December 2013 issue of Locksmith Ledger. The article "Access Control Upgrade, One Door at a Time" detailed an...
    ASSA ABLOY Critical Infrastructure lock secures traffic signals in San Jose, California
    Locks, high security

    Critical Infrastructure Job: Traffic Control

    Nov. 10, 2023
    ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions - Critical Infrastructure 75481 Series traffic enclosure locks installed in San Jose, Califonia
    Photos courtesy of ASSA ABLOY
    Hands-on training opportunities are essential for the next generation of locksmiths.
    Electronics & Access Control

    The Demographic Change and Evolving Digitalization of the Locksmith World

    Nov. 1, 2023
    Training is critically important for this next generation of tech-savvy locksmiths
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    Video imaging

    Seco-Larm Video Management System

    Oct. 27, 2023
    With Seco-Larm's SL Video Management System, you can access real-time data from all your connected devices and view live camera feeds, alarm trigger notifications, custom area...
    Transponder programming equipment

    Autel IKEY Styles for Buick, VW

    Oct. 27, 2023
    The Autel collection of affordable, programmable, OE-quality smart keys has expanded to include new Buick and VW styles. Autel IKEYs come in a variety of styles and button configuration...
    Fobzz Device Pics
    Electronics & Access Control

    Fobzz M-200 Smart Door Controller

    Introducing the FOBZZ M-200 smart door controller. Features include:Supports Wi-Fiand BluetoothWiegand keypad connections, add RFID cards and change keypad PINs from anywhereUser...
    Hockey Padlock
    Padlocks, high security

    Medeco Hockey Puck Padlock

    Oct. 27, 2023
    Medeco's Hockey Puck style padlocks come with hardened, stainless steel bodies, and a shackle-less design for the highest level of protection against bolt cutter attacks. They...
    CCTV video multiplexers

    Altronix NetWay3024P Compact PoE Adapter

    Oct. 19, 2023
    Altronix, a company that produces power and data transmission products for the professional security industry, has introduced its NetWay3024P compact PoE adapter. The NetWay3024P...
    Lee Odess, CEO of the Access Control Brief, addresses attendees at the inaugural Access Control Summit in Washington D.C.
    Electronics & Access Control

    Inaugural Access Control Summit Brings Industry Together in Nation's Capital

    The event brought together 166 professionals from more than 15 countries from the global access control and smart lock industry.
    Key blanks

    Ilco Motorcycle Key Blanks

    Aug. 25, 2023
    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...
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    Strikes, electro-magnetic

    DEN SmartStrike

    Aug. 25, 2023
    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...
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    Safes & containers, burglar resistant

    Gardall Fire and Burglary Safes

    Aug. 3, 2023
    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...
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    Locks, cam

    Olympus Lock Introduces Cascade Series® Disc Tumbler Cam Locks

    Aug. 2, 2023
    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 ...
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    Strikes, electro-magnetic

    HES 9200 Electric Strike for Use with Tubular Exit Devices

    Aug. 2, 2023
    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...
    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...
    Matte Black Keyed
    Decorative lock hardware

    Kwikset Arroyo Knob

    July 3, 2023
    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...
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    Door closers

    Norton Rixson 1600 Series Door Closer

    June 20, 2023
    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 ...
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    Locks, cylindrical

    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 ...
    PE80 Series by SARGENT
    Fire prevention & exit hardware

    ASSA ABLOY 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...
    Padlocks, smart

    Introducing SALTO Neoxx G3: The Ultimate Electronic Padlock Solution

    May 24, 2023
    SALTO’s new Neoxx G3 electronic padlock is the most advanced and versatile locking system suitable for a wide range of applications.“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the...
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    Strikes, electro-magnetic

    Camden CX-EPD1289L-BK Electric Strike

    New, all-black model of Camden's surface-mount RIM strike with preload
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    Electronic card identification

    HID Seos Bamboo Cards

    May 16, 2023
    The Highly Durable and PVC-Free Credential Is Certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council
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    Locks, smart

    Z-Wave Now Available with Yale Assure Lock 2

    April 26, 2023
    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...
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    Intercom system

    Aiphone Launches IX Series Kit

    April 25, 2023
    Complete pre-programmed video intercom system is ready to install right out of the box
    Dormakaba Keyscan Kc Series Door Controller
    Control panels & accessories

    Keyscan KC Series Door Controller

    March 30, 2023
    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...
    Stainless Steel Emi Sheil
    Doors, Steel

    Ceco Door EMI-RFI Shielding Assembly

    Reduce the possibility of electronic interference from unwanted electromagnetic waves with other circuits or devices
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    Safes, gun

    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...
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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...