Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart Version 6.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 6.0 with 42 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 301 unique models. As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further [...]

2019-10-14T12:34:48-04:00 October 21st, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|

Stop SELLING to SCAM Locksmiths

Please take a moment to visit and sign a petition that Chris Huffstetler has put together to request distributors and suppliers stop selling to locksmith scammers. LockReference.com endorses and supports this petition as we believe it is an important step in holding those who enable scammers accountable. Change.Org: Stop SELLING [...]

2019-10-14T10:24:30-04:00 October 15th, 2019|All, Locksmith News|

Removing Tarnish from Old Keys

Introduction So maybe you bought out the old shop across town or found a lot of new-old-stock on eBay that was too good to pass up. In that lot there are some good keys but they are tarnished and ugly and customers will not like them that way.    There is [...]

2019-10-11T14:09:07-04:00 October 14th, 2019|All, Keys|

Locksmith Social Media Marketing Webinar Announced

This Thursday, September 19th, Wayne Winton will be hosting a free social media marketing webinar. This webinar is geared towards locksmiths who want to grow their businesses using social media. The webinar begins 3:00 PM MST/5:00 PM EST and the registration link can be found here. Take advantage of this [...]

2019-09-17T12:09:26-04:00 September 17th, 2019|All, Webinars|

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 5.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 5.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 296 unique models. As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further [...]

2019-08-26T18:16:51-04:00 August 27th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|

Locksmith News, Notes, and Events – 8/12/19

News How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace At the Defcon hacker conference Friday, security researcher Mike Davis will present the results of years of research into a family of electronic safe locks all sold by Switzerland-based lock giant Dormakaba. Over the last two and a [...]

2019-08-12T04:24:01-04:00 August 12th, 2019|All, Locksmith News|