I Need Your Vote, ALOA!

2019-04-29T07:55:58-04:00 April 29th, 2019|All|

Last July, I announced my intention to run for ALOA’s Southeast Director position. Voting has just opened and I am running opposed. I am writing for this to ask for your vote. To keep things short, I want to increase membership numbers, increase revenue for the Association, attract “young blood” [...]

Aftermarket Blanks Library Update

2019-04-21T18:58:42-04:00 April 22nd, 2019|Aftermarket Blanks, All, Library Update|

We have updated the Aftermarket Blanks page in the Library using our new format.  We have new key blank catalogs for the following manufacturers: BlueDog Keys (Framon) Börkey H Davenport & Sons Ltd. The Hillman Group, Inc. Jet Hardware Manufacturing Corporation JMA USA Kaba Ilco Corporation Keyline USA (Bianchi) Silca S.p.A. [...]

Locksmith Reference Slack/Chat Launched

2019-04-10T16:35:23-04:00 April 12th, 2019|All|

Locksmith Reference is now on Slack! Slack is a free “communication hub” software that allows users to chat, share files, and integrate a number of tools/apps to assist with discussions and projects. Mobile users can get the Slack app from the App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store. Desktop users can choose to download [...]

Welcome Locksmith Reference’s First Sponsor: Pacific Lock Supply

2019-04-08T15:02:40-04:00 April 9th, 2019|All|

We are excited to announce Locksmith Reference's first sponsor: Pacific Lock Supply! Pacific Lock is a door hardware wholesale distributor that is very easy to work with. Pacific Lock calls their salesmen Solution Specialists.  They have an in-depth knowledge of product and brand compatibility.  They offer advice about products best [...]

Spring Manufacturer Price Increases

2019-04-04T19:15:29-04:00 April 5th, 2019|All, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices this spring. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates and links to the new price book(s) when available. For more information, please consult with your local rep and/or the manufacturer for confirmation. April 8th BEST Access Systems (dormakaba) - 2019 [...]

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 4.0 Released

2019-04-03T17:49:16-04:00 April 4th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 4.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 289 unique models. As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further [...]

April 2019 Industry Events

2019-03-24T14:30:10-04:00 April 1st, 2019|All, Events Update, Industry|

It's April and things are starting to warm up, both outside and in the industry! Here are some of the industry events taking place during April: April 1 - 6 SAFETECH 2019 Convention & Tradeshow (Lexington, KY) April 3 - 4 Installing Hollow Metal Frames (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA) April [...]