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.

February Manufacturer Price Increases

2019-02-02T10:25:47-04:00 February 2nd, 2019|All, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices this month. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates and links to the new price book(s). For more information, please consult with your local rep and/or the manufacturer for confirmation. February 1st Adams Rite - 2019 Product Catalog and Pricelist [...]

February 2019 Industry Events

2019-01-26T12:04:17-04:00 January 31st, 2019|All, Events Update|

Here are some of the industry events taking place during February: February 9 2019 NCLA Regional Security Trade Show (Hickory, NC) February 10 Penn-Ohio Locksmith Association (POLA) February, 2019 Meeting (Canton, OH) February 11 - 13 DHI 2019 Winter Education Session (Nashville, TN) February 12 - 13 IDN-Hardware Hartford ASSA ABLOY Education Courses [...]

Tyler’s Take: Locksmith Nation

2019-01-29T11:18:50-04:00 January 30th, 2019|All, Tyler's Take|

Introduction Over the last year, the focus of this website has shifted a bit. As we've tried stay true to our name (Lock/Locksmith Reference), certain early mainstays, such as the 'Tyler's Take' editorial, have gone away. We've tried to get away from opinion and focus solely on facts, information, you [...]

Key Blank Cross Reference PDF Added to Tools

2019-01-23T14:15:00-04:00 January 24th, 2019|All, Tools Update|

We've added a 64-page hard copy version (PDF) of our Key Blank Cross Reference Tool. This document contains 190 of the most popular key blanks with OEM and aftermarket part numbers for the following manufactures: Axxess, Cole, Curtis, Dominion, ESP, Hillman, Ilco, Jet, JMA, Orion, Silca, Star, and Taylor. We will [...]

Combination Lock Instructions Tool Coming Soon!

2019-01-17T12:06:32-04:00 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 [...]