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.

Combination Lock Instructions Tool Coming Soon!

2019-01-17T12:06:32+00:00 January 17th, 2019|All, Combination Locks|

Later this month, we will launch our "Combination Lock Instructions" Tool. This tool will allow locksmiths to locate the programming instructions for mechanical and electronic combination locks. It will be optimized for both mobile and desktop platforms and sort combination locks into the following categories: Combination Cam Locks Combination Padlocks [...]

Mechanical Combination Library Update

2019-01-10T17:30:25+00:00 January 7th, 2019|All, Tools Update|

We have updated the Mechanical Combination page in the Library using our new format. We have new manufacturer's literature for: Codelocks, Inc. dormakaba LockeyUSA, Inc. Preso-Matic Keyless Locks, LLC. This literature includes installation manuals, programming and operating instructions, and spec sheets. In the 'Resources' tab we have included multiple links [...]

See You In 2019!

2018-12-12T08:04:49+00:00 December 13th, 2018|All|

What a great year 2018 has been for this website and this project! Around this time last year we were still very much tinkering with the website trying to figure out the best way to materialize our vision. As I look at it now, I can't believe what we've done [...]

Mortise Lock Library Update

2018-12-09T14:43:50+00:00 December 10th, 2018|All, Library Update, Mortise|

We have updated our Mortise Lock Library page to match our new Library format. List of Manufacturers We now have 44 manufacturers listed with a link for each that points to their respective mortise lock page, when available, under the "List of Manufacturers" tab. Resources Under the "Resources" tab we [...]

Library Update, Update

2018-12-05T15:20:13+00:00 December 6th, 2018|All, Library Update|

Introduction As we near the end of 2018 and close in on our first year as a website/project, we're still learning and trying to improve. One of our first areas on this website was our Library. The purpose of the Library was to be a definitive collection of resources relating [...]

Using TMK Registers

2018-12-04T12:40:43+00:00 December 4th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Master Keying|

Introduction TMK abb. top master key Top Master Key n. the highest level master key in a master key system In Fundamentals of Master Keying, Jerome Andrews brings up the following point: As you write a new TMK, how do you know that you haven't already used it for some [...]