About Tyler J. Thomas

I am a locksmith working in Atlanta, GA, USA. I am a member of ALOA, the Clearstar Security Network, Locksmith Nation, and the Locksmith Security Association of Michigan. Email me here.

Locksmith Social Media Marketing Webinar Announced

2019-09-17T12:09:26-04:00 September 17th, 2019|All, Webinars|

This Thursday, September 19th, Wayne Winton will be hosting a free social media marketing webinar. This webinar is geared towards locksmiths who want to grow their businesses using social media. The webinar begins 3:00 PM MST/5:00 PM EST and the registration link can be found here. Take advantage of this [...]

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 5.0 Released

2019-08-26T18:16:51-04:00 August 27th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 5.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 296 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 [...]

Locksmith News, Notes, and Events – 8/12/19

2019-08-12T04:24:01-04:00 August 12th, 2019|All, Locksmith News|

News How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace At the Defcon hacker conference Friday, security researcher Mike Davis will present the results of years of research into a family of electronic safe locks all sold by Switzerland-based lock giant Dormakaba. Over the last two and a [...]

Locksmith News, Notes, and Events – 8/5/19

2019-08-05T06:53:34-04:00 August 5th, 2019|All, Locksmith News|

News Doyle Security Products provides Midwestern presence for ABLOY USA’s Distributor Network Doyle Security Products, a longtime Midwestern locksmith wholesale powerhouse based in Minneapolis, is the latest company to join the ABLOY USA distributor network. The stocking distributor services customers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, [...]

Cores and Cylinders Library Update

2019-08-05T12:45:21-04:00 August 2nd, 2019|All, Cores and Cylinders, Tools Update|

We have updated the Cores and Cylinders page in the Library using our new format.  We have new literature and manuals for the following manufacturers: Arrow Lock & Door Hardware ASSA High Security Locks BEST Access Systems Corbin Russwin DORMA Americas Falcon GMS Industries, Inc. Hager Companies Kaba Ilco Corporation Killeen Security [...]

Locksmith News, Notes, and Events – 7/29/19

2019-07-29T06:17:37-04:00 July 29th, 2019|All, Locksmith News|

News Allegion (ALLE) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates Allegion plc ALLE reported disappointing results for second-quarter 2019, wherein adjusted earnings and revenues lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate. [Read More via NASDAQ] Lockmaker Assa Abloy Wary on Some Markets as Savings Lift Second-Quarter Profit Assa Abloy (ASSAb.ST), the world’s biggest lock [...]

A3 SFIC Decoding Worksheet Added to Tools

2019-07-24T18:36:58-04:00 July 26th, 2019|All, Tools Update|

We've added a decoding worksheet for A3 small format interchangeable cores (SFIC) to our Pinning and Decoding Worksheets page in the Tools section. You can use this worksheet when removing pins to decode an SFIC using an A3 system. The worksheet allows you to plot each pin position and has [...]