About Brendan Herman-Sullivan

I am a security researcher and licensed locksmith working in New York, NY, USA.

Tubular Locks Added to Key Bitting Specifications

2019-05-27T11:00:02-04:00 May 29th, 2019|All, Key Bitting Specifications, Tools Update|

We have launched the tubular lock section of the Key Bitting Specifications page with the following key bitting specifications: American Lock (Tubular) Chicago ACE/ACE II In the coming weeks and months, we will add more tubular key bitting specifications. These additions will include: Fort (Tubular) Junkunc Brothers (Old American) (Tubular) [...]

SFIC Pinning Calculator Tool Launched

2019-02-27T19:05:52-04:00 February 28th, 2019|All, Tools Update|

Introduction We have launched the Pinning Calculators page in the Tools Section with our first downloadable pinning calculator. This pinning calculator covers all three pinning systems used in standard Small Format Interchangeable Core products from almost every manufacturer. This tool will allow locksmiths to quickly and easily calculate the pin [...]

Ratings for Safes

2018-10-24T18:49:48-04:00 October 25th, 2018|All, Safe and Vault, Safes|

Banner courtesy of Wayne Winton with WaynesLockShop.com. Types of Safes Safes come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different applications. Understanding the differences and the applications of each type is key to helping your customers meet their security and compliance needs. Some insurance policies (particularly in Europe) will set [...]

Ratings for Safe Locks

2018-10-18T08:04:47-04:00 October 18th, 2018|All, Combination Safe Locks, Safe and Vault|

Types of Safe Locks The most common types of safe locks on the market are mechanical combination locks, these are mostly based on design principles refined over centuries. More recently electronic and electro-mechanical combination locks have become available and offer a variety of advanced features. Today almost all types of [...]