We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. The original version was giving some users problems with the hyperlinks within the document. This was due to a lack of URL encoding, which has been fixed.
The following article was written by Gordon, a locksport enthusiast from Arizona. Note: I frequently come across people who still think this lock is the same internally as a Kwikset SmartKey. Let me be clear on this from the start - internally, the U-Change is nothing at all like a SmartKey. Yes, the front of [...]
We’ve recently updated our Door Operators page in the Library. In the 'Manufacturer's Literature and Manuals' tab, new documents have been added for the following manufacturers: Arrow Lock & Door Hardware CDVI Americas Detex Corporation DORMA Americas Falcon Hager Companies LCN Norton Door Controls Power Access Corporation Rixson Specialty Door Controls Security Door [...]
There are 5 new key bitting specifications (KBS) available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section: ASSA Twin Series (New Style) Corbin Emhart High Security - Z and DH Class (System 70) Medeco Original (75 Series) Schlage Primus/Primus XP/Everest Primus Segal Large Pin (Segal Keyway)
Introduction In the July/August 2017 edition Keynotes I wrote an article titled Locksmithing Risk Mitigation: Preventing Callbacks. In this article, I identified the 3 sources of call backs: User error Technician error Manufacturer error As I noted in the article, we don't have much control over user and manufacturer error. Yes, [...]
We've added 25 new images to the Exploded Views page in the Tools section. These images encompass 46 unique models for the Sargent 8200 series mortise lock. As was the case with the Schlage L Series exploded views, each exploded view contains the manufacturer's part numbers.
Multiple manufacturers will change their prices in November and December. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates, increase percentage(s), and, if available, a link to the new price book(s). Please note that some of these figures have been gathered indirectly; please consult with your local rep [...]
We've launched our newest addition to the Tools section: exploded views. Exploded Views will contain high-resolution, exploded view/diagram PDF files for various locks. This information can be very useful for assembly instructions as well as determining missing or broken parts. At launch, we have uploaded nearly 50 exploded views for [...]
On Saturday, Medeco celebrated 50 years in business with a large party at their Salem, Virginia headquarters. I was lucky enough to be there. Before I discuss the celebration, let me stress how beautiful of a place Salem and the Roanoke Valley is. I took these pictures from Medeco's parking [...]
There are 5 new key bitting specifications (KBS) available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section: Abus Vitess Old Russwin Small Pin (Rim Cylinders) S&G 45XX Guard S&G 45XX Renter Yale KeyMark