Inside U-Change Cylinders

2018-11-18T09:58:11-05:00 November 19th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders|

The following article was written by Gordon, a locksport enthusiast from Arizona.  Note: I frequently come across people who still think this lock is the same internally as a Kwikset SmartKey.  Let me be clear on this from the start - internally, the U-Change is nothing at all like a SmartKey. Yes, the front of [...]

Door Operators Library Update

2018-11-15T06:55:20-05:00 November 15th, 2018|All, Door Closers, Door Operators|

We’ve recently updated our Door Operators page in the Library. In the 'Manufacturer's Literature and Manuals' tab, new documents have been added for the following manufacturers: Arrow Lock & Door Hardware CDVI Americas Detex Corporation DORMA Americas Falcon Hager Companies LCN Norton Door Controls Power Access Corporation Rixson Specialty Door Controls Security Door [...]

Tyler’s Take: Do It the Right Way

2018-11-05T19:46:51-05:00 November 8th, 2018|All, Business, Tyler's Take|

Introduction In the July/August 2017 edition Keynotes I wrote an article titled Locksmithing Risk Mitigation: Preventing Callbacks. In this article, I identified the 3 sources of call backs: User error Technician error Manufacturer error As I noted in the article, we don't have much control over user and manufacturer error. Yes, [...]

November and December Manufacturer Price Updates

2018-11-02T14:56:26-04:00 November 2nd, 2018|All, Business, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices in November and December. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates, increase percentage(s), and, if available, a link to the new price book(s). Please note that some of these figures have been gathered indirectly; please consult with your local rep [...]

Installing a RFID/EAS system

2018-11-01T07:15:29-04:00 November 1st, 2018|Access Control, All|

This week we're featuring a guest column by Wayne Winton of If you would like to submit a guest column, contact us. Introduction What the heck are RFID or EAS systems? The details are readily available via Wikipedia or other sources, but in a nutshell, they’re the things that [...]