We have updated the Exit Alarms page in the Library using our new format. We have new literature and manuals for the following manufacturers: Alarm Lock Systems Inc. Arrow Lock & Door Hardware Detex Corporation Positive Lock, Inc. SARGENT Manufacturing Company Security Door Controls (SDC) We have also included a [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKBwarkq18k Yale Large Format Interchangeable Core History Yale began producing their proprietary interchangeable core format, commonly called Yale LFIC, in 1960. They would receive a patent for this core in November of 1961. In the book The Core of the Matter, AJ Hoffman mentions that Yale also offered an Oval-shaped [...]
I Dropped a Pin Kit A few weeks back I did the unthinkable: I dropped a pin kit. I've dropped pin kits before, don't get me wrong, but never in my locksmith career have I had one spill out. Here is the aftermath: Spilled Pin Kit You may [...]
An Introduction to Key Control In a perfect world we would never have to worry about lost keys or keys falling into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, we live in the real world. The real world requires us to account for these scenarios [...]
We have added what we believe is the original Schlage Primus Service Manual to our High Security page in the Library. This service manual, dated May 26, 1989, was released 10 months after the issuance of the eventual Schlage Primus patent. For more information about the Schlage Primus check out [...]
We have recently added dozens of videos from Wayne's Lock Shop to our Library. Videos are sorted according to the applicable topic, such as deadbolts or safe moving equipment. For more videos like these, please visit WaynesLockShop.com to sign up!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLEluOi-3R8 Introduction In July of 2010, Schlage started transitioning their cylinders to a modular design. This design allowed one cylinder to be used as a key-in-lever/key-in-knob cylinder, or a rim cylinder, or a mortise cylinder, depending on the components used and their configuration. For example, instead of carrying 6 individual [...]
We have added DORMA Large Pin, also referred to as DORMA SKC, to our Key Bitting Specification Tool. DORMA SKC's key system is a low-cost, restricted key option that allows you to use SFIC and non-IC cylinders in the same key system.
We have moved closer towards our Exit Device ID Tool by adding the 'Concealed Vertical Rod' page to our 'Exit Devices' section in the Library. This page will focus on exit devices utilizing concealed vertical rods. At launch, we have files for the following manufacturers: AdamsRite USA Cal-Royal Products, Inc. [...]
As we enter the final stretch of 2019, we're going to take a much needed/deserved break for the remainder of the year to tie up some loose ends and get fully prepared for 2020. We have a lot of new projects on the horizon nearing completion, such as the Exit [...]