Lever/Safe Deposit Key Bitting Specifications Added

2018-10-14T10:22:29+00:00 October 8th, 2018|All, Key Bitting Specifications, Safe Deposit, Tools Update|

5 lever/safe deposit key bitting specifications are now available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section. The first 5 key bitting specifications are for Sargent & Greenleaf. They are as follows: 41XX Series 4231 Guard 4231 Renter 44XX Guard 44XX Renter The new key bitting specifications for [...]

Intercom and Monitoring Stations Library Update

2018-10-14T10:22:37+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Access Control, All, Intercom and Monitoring Stations, Library Update|

We’ve added more manufacturer's literature and manuals to our Intercom and Monitoring Stations in the Library. New user manuals, data/sell sheets, installation instructions, and wiring diagrams have been added for the following manufacturers: Aiphone Corp. Alarm Controls Corp. Alpha Communications Dahua Technology USA, Inc. Digital Acoustics, LLC DoorKing, Inc. Flair [...]

Review: The National Locksmith Guide to: Advanced Wafer Lock Reading by Robert Sieveking

2018-09-24T18:14:20+00:00 September 27th, 2018|All, Book Review|

The National Locksmith Guide to: Advanced Wafer Lock Reading by Robert Sieveking  ISBN: 193592064-2 Publisher: Sieveking Products Company Pages: 243 Pages Dimensions: 8 ½" x 5 ½”   Price: $49 Purchase Instructions: Via the author’s web site. Contents  The Wafer Lock A good introduction to wafer locks, including the GM sidebar lock, master-keyed wafer locks, single-sided, [...]

The Professional Locksmith Dictionary Added to Tools

2018-09-19T12:25:32+00:00 September 20th, 2018|All, Locksmith Terminology, Tools Update|

We've recently added the The Professional Locksmith Dictionary to our Tools section. First published in 1982 and routinely updated through the years, The Professional Locksmith Dictionary is a peer reviewed, readily available document provided by the Lock Industry Standards and Training (LIST) Council. The LIST Council’s goal has been to standardize locksmith [...]

Manufacturer & Tech Support Directory Added to Tools

2018-09-16T14:35:30+00:00 September 17th, 2018|All, Tools Update|

Introduction We have launched our Manufacturer & Tech Support Directory in the Tools section.  This directory contains pertinent contact information, such as addresses, phone and fax numbers, website URLs, and even specific technical support instructions, for hundreds of manufacturers involved in the locksmith industry. These manufacturers cover areas including, but [...]

Tools Update: New Key Bitting Specifications and Pinning Worksheets

2018-10-14T10:21:49+00:00 September 10th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Key Bitting Specifications, Keys, Tools Update|

New Key Bitting Specifications There are 5 new key bitting specifications (KBS) available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section: Chicago Disc Tumbler Corbin Russwin Access 3 (AP) Master Lock Pro Series National Disc Tumbler (Single Sided) Sargent Degree (DG1) The Chicago and National Disc Tumbler represent [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Lock Functions

2018-10-14T10:18:32+00:00 September 6th, 2018|All, Cylindrical and Tubular, Introductory Locksmithing, Locks, Mortise|

Introduction Locks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, finishes, backsets, etc. These features were implemented to fill needs. Lock functions too were designed to fill needs. Situations exist where a door should always be locked, when it should never be locked, or when it should do X or Y. Locks with a variety of functions were and are therefore necessary to meet the needs of [...]