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. Connect with me on LinkedIn or email me.

Biometric Readers Library Update

2019-05-19T10:41:24-04:00 May 23rd, 2019|All, Biometrics, Library Update|

We have updated the Biometric Readers page in the Library using our new format.  We have new literature and manuals for the following manufacturers: BioConnect Bosch Security Systems Cansec Systems Ltd. EverFocus Co., Ltd. EyeLock, LLC GeoVision, Inc. HID Global IDEMIA Iris ID, Inc. Kantech Keri Systems, Inc. MARKS USA PCSC Rosslare Security [...]

Webinars Launched

2019-05-20T06:56:27-04:00 May 20th, 2019|All, Wayne's Lock Shop, Webinars|

Webinars We have partnered with Wayne's Lock Shop and Toronto WebWorks to offer locksmith webinars. Starting later this month we will begin offering 2-3 hour locksmith-related webinars. We have created a dedicated page on the site to showcase upcoming webinars. This page will contain webinar topics, dates, times, and registration [...]

Tyler’s Take: The Case for ALOA’s Webinar Revival

2019-05-15T19:05:33-04:00 May 16th, 2019|All, Industry, Tyler's Take|

Introduction Webinars are web-based seminars (web + seminar = webinar). Webinars allow anyone with a computer/tablet and an internet connection to attend a class, presentation, lecture, workshop, etc. Consider the problems that locksmiths typically encounter when seeking continuing education related to the trade: The opportunities might not exist within a [...]

Corbin Russwin Access 3 Pinning Worksheets Added to Tools

2019-05-13T08:59:42-04:00 May 13th, 2019|All, Cores and Cylinders, High Security, Tools Update|

We have added two new worksheets to our Pinning and Decoding Worksheets Tool. Both worksheets are for Corbin Russwin's Access 3 platform. The first worksheet is a pinning worksheet for Corbin Russwin Access 3 conventional cylinders. This worksheet contains a pinning chart and combinating rules for Access 3 KIK/KIL, mortise, [...]

Key Machines and Punches Library Update

2019-05-05T15:36:20-04:00 May 9th, 2019|All, Key Machines and Punches, Library Update|

We have updated the Key Machines and Punches page in the Library using our new format.  We have new key machine and punch manuals for the following manufacturers: BEST Access Systems Börkey Foley-Belsaw Locksmithing Framon Manufacturing Company, Inc. Hudson Lock Company, LLC Intralock Tools Limited JMA USA Kaba Ilco Corporation PRO-LOK Rytan, Inc. [...]

May 2019 Industry Events

2019-04-30T20:35:31-04:00 May 1st, 2019|All, Events Update, Industry|

May is here and it's full of classes, seminars, workshops, and more! Here are some of the industry events taking place this month: April 30 - May 2 ASSA ABLOY Master Keying Solutions Class (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA) April 30 - May 2 Corbin Russwin, Norton, Sargent, and Yale Product [...]

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” [...]