November and December Manufacturer Price Updates

2018-11-02T14:56:26+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|All, Business, Industry|

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 [...]

Installing a RFID/EAS system

2018-11-01T07:15:29+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Access Control, All|

This week we're featuring a guest column by Wayne Winton of WaynesLockShop.com. If you would like to submit a guest column, contact us. Introduction What the heck are RFID or EAS systems? The details are readily available via Wikipedia or other sources, but in a nutshell, they’re the things that [...]

Exploded Views Added to Tools

2018-10-29T07:46:33+00:00 October 29th, 2018|All, Tools Update|

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 [...]

Ratings for Safes

2018-10-24T18:49:48+00:00 October 25th, 2018|All, Safe and Vault, Safes|

Banner courtesy of Wayne Winton with WaynesLockShop.com. Types of Safes Safes come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different applications. Understanding the differences and the applications of each type is key to helping your customers meet their security and compliance needs. Some insurance policies (particularly in Europe) will set [...]

Medeco Turns 50

2018-10-21T15:33:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|All, High Security, History, Industry|

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 [...]

Ratings for Safe Locks

2018-10-18T08:04:47+00:00 October 18th, 2018|All, Combination Safe Locks, Safe and Vault|

Types of Safe Locks The most common types of safe locks on the market are mechanical combination locks, these are mostly based on design principles refined over centuries. More recently electronic and electro-mechanical combination locks have become available and offer a variety of advanced features. Today almost all types of [...]

Tyler’s Take: Online Locksmith Diplomas

2018-10-07T09:33:45+00:00 October 11th, 2018|All, Business, Industry|

Introduction I was recently contacted by someone from a staffing agency who had seen our How to Become A Locksmith article. Her client is interested in becoming a locksmith. In her client's area there were no active ALOA or locksmith chapters to join. Furthermore, there were no classes scheduled anytime [...]