Library Update: Safes

2018-10-14T10:17:22+00:00 July 31st, 2018|All, Library Update, Safe and Vault, Safes|

We've added the Safes page to our newly launched Safe and Vault section of the Library. The Safes page is dedicated to gun safes, fire safes, and GSA containers. Given the subject matter, this page doesn't feature as much technical information as other pages in the Library but there is [...]

Tyler’s Take: Make ALOA Great Again

2018-07-20T12:02:39+00:00 July 26th, 2018|All, Industry|

I have decided that I will run for the position of ALOA's Southeast Director in 2019. My goals are to increase membership numbers, increase revenue for the Association, attract "young blood" to the trade and Association, expand education opportunities, revitalize the PRP, and increase convention attendance while lowering vendor/attendee costs. [...]

Library Update: Safe and Vault Section, Safe Locks Added

2018-08-01T09:33:13+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|All, Library Update, Safe and Vault|

We've just launched our Safe and Vault section of the Library with the addition of the Safe Locks page. Safe Locks covers mechanical and electronic safe locks and contains multiple links to other reference websites, manufacturer and instructional YouTube channels, as well as dozens of installation, operating, and programming instructions for [...]

ALOA 2018: Day 3, 4

2018-07-18T10:23:59+00:00 July 14th, 2018|All, Industry|

The Meat and PotatoesApologies for the delay between the day 2 and 3,4 posts, Thursday and Friday were the meat and potatoes of the convention and I've stayed busy. Thursday I was in a class all day learning more about Large Format Interchangeable Cores. The instructor, Bill Lynk, did a [...]

ALOA 2018: Day 2

2018-07-11T23:04:42+00:00 July 12th, 2018|All, Industry|

Settling In and Looking Around Today started with the only piece of locksmith business I had on tap for the day: picking up my ID badge, registration paperwork, and welcome bag. I can't remember the process from the last time I was at the ALOA convention (2009) but this time [...]

ALOA 2018: Day 1

2018-07-11T08:58:45+00:00 July 11th, 2018|All, Industry|

Departure and Arrival I live in a northern suburb of Atlanta. It's about a 10 hour drive to Washington D.C. Since we have an 18 month old who's entered the "terrible twos" early, according to his doctor, we decided it might be best to drive to the ALOA convention rather [...]