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Secura Key Offers 4-Door Access Control Kit

Secura Key is now offering four-door access control kits featuring a NOVA.16 16-door control panel at a significantly discounted kit price. NOVA.16 four-door kits include the NOVA.16 sixteen-door control panel, SK-NET software, a DC power supply and four Smart Readers. It’s almost everything you need to control access to four doors. All you need to add is cards, cabling and door locking devices. Kits are available in either Radio Key®/HID® Dual Technology proximity or e*Tag® contactless technologies in either mullion or wallswitch style readers. Nova.16’s system architecture provides significant reductions in installation labor and cabling costs by eliminating home run cabling back to the control panel. The Smart Readers used with NOVA.16 support all the local connections at each door. They only require data and 12 VDC reader power from the control panel, which can be daisy chained from reader-to-reader. www.securakey.com

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Intermountain Schedules Five Expos

Five IML Security Expos are scheduled by Intermountain Lock & Security Supply for 2015. Each Expo will have two days of classes followed by a one-day trade show. The events will be held at the Chapparal Suites, Scottsdale, AZ Feb. 4-6,;Universal City Hilton, Universal City, CA March 12-14,;Sheraton Denver West and Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO, June 17-19; Sheraton Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, Sep. 23-25; and Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 3-5. The IML Expos bring thousands of customers each year along with over 100 manufacturers promoting current and new products. The events will have hands-on demonstrations, special pricing, training, food, prizes and more. Pre-registration opens two months prior to each individual event. Information: imlss.com.

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Letter from the Editor

It is with heart felt sadness that I bring the announcement that our long time writer John Blankenship passed away last July. I met John several years ago at a trade show in Reno, Nevada which culminated into a 15 year relationship. I was looking for someone to write on motorcycles, which up to that point had been an arduous task. I was pretty much coming up empty handed. Finding that special person who not only has the knowledge and experience, but who could also teach and write on a particular topic is more challenging to find than one may think. John turned out to be an editor’s dream. When John sent us a packet of material for a book it was almost always perfect, needing very little correction or changes. That’s almost unheard of in the publishing world.
Over the course of the following years, John produced 7 books for The National Locksmith on the topic of motorcycle service, and provided more information on motorcycle service than there ever had been in the past. John, living in California at the time, retired a few years ago and moved to Hawaii where he spent the remainder of his life. John loved Hawaii and would have not wanted to be anywhere else.
When John retired, so did the series of books on motorcycles. At the time I hated to see him go, however, I was happy for him and cherished our relationship. John far surpassed my expectations as a writer and has left a legacy not only with us as a publishing company, but also on this trade that will last forever.
He is missed dearly, leaving an indelible mark on us all.
Peace be with you my friend, till we meet again.

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2-Day Lishi Academy Set at Midwest Keyless

A two-day Lishi Academy is scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the corporate offices of Midwest Keyless in Spring Grove, IL. The Academy will explore how the various Lishi automotive tools can be used by locksmiths to open virtually any vehicle on the road today. After picking the lock the tool can decode the key cylinder for proper key generation, negating the need for a key code or pulling locks. Spring Grove is in northern Illinois, approximately one hour from O’Hare Airport. More information is available by calling Midwest sales representatives at 866-545-7611.

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Ilco Intros Custom Neuter Bow Key Program

A newly enhanced Custom Neuter Bow Key Program is available from Kaba Ilco Corp. A custom key provides visibility of a locksmith’s business to customers several times a day and the unique neuter bow shape with no keyway identification make keyway recognition more difficult for non-professionals. These features almost assure locksmiths of repeat business. With over 500 commercial and residential keyways with most available in bright brass, nickel plated or nickel silver, plus a choice of four backgrounds and embossed or incised text; this Ilco® line allows locksmiths to choose the right key and personalization for their business.

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W.J. Schelp Named PDQ's Upper Midwest Reps

Milwaukee-based W.J. Schelp and Associates, Inc., has assumed sales rep duties for PDQ's Upper Midwest territory, which covers an area including Wisconsin, Minnesota, northern Illinois and the Dakotas. Address for the new rep group is 811 N. Hawley Rd., Milwaukee, WI, phone 414-453-3615.

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STI Intros Wireless Battery Driveway Monitor

The Wireless Battery Driveway Monitor with Single Channel Slave Receiver from Safety Technology International (STI-34159) is designed to work in conjunction with a control panel. A sensor detects when a vehicle enters or leaves a protected driveway. It is ideal for home or office and uses a patented magnetometer sensor system. Movement of any large metallic (iron or steel) object close to the driveway sensor triggers a signal from the transmitter to the control panel. People, animals and shadows will not trigger the driveway sensor. The small sized Single Channel Slave Receiver easily fits into control panel and operates up to 1000 feet (line of sight). Form “C” contact enables the device to interconnect with another system. Includes a Form “C” relay, 12 VDC operation, which can be momentary or latching. www.sti-usa.com.

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Registration Open for DHI October Arizona and Canada Classes

Registration for two Fall technical schools sponsored by the Door and Hardware Institute is now open. The schools will be held Oct. 6-11 at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, AZ and Oct. 27-31 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Calgary, AB. Classes range from one to five days and cover subjects such as masterkeying, electrified hardware, job estimating, materials purchasing, exam preparation and more. For more information call Hanne or Amee at 703-222-2010, email education@dhi.org, or go to the appropriate website for Arizona http://www.dhi.org/INDUSTRY/education/fallschool.php or Canada http://www.dhicanada.ca/EDUCATION/TechnicalProgram-2014FALL.asp.

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Lockmasters Sets September Classes

September classes scheduled by Lockmasters include Lishi 2-in-1 Pick & Decoding on Sept. 9 and emergency Auto Opening Sept. 27, both in Nicholasville. A Professional Locksmithing class is scheduled Sep. 22 – Oct. 3 at the Virginia location. Information: 866-574-8724; www.lsieducation.com.

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Secura Key Names Southwest Manager

Jose Alcacer-Mackinlay has been named southwest regional sales manager for Secura Key. Alcacer-Mackinlay has over 15 years of experience as a high-level business development director and manager in the digital media, broadcast and telecommunications industry, having worked for GDS-NET, Irdeto Access, and Alcatel-Lucent, where Jose was instrumental in acquiring and developing numerous large corporate accounts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alcacer-Mackinlay has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as MSEE and BSEE/Telecom degrees from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Master Parent Buys Sentry

Sentry Safe has been acquired by Fortune Brands, the parent of Master Lock, for $117.5 million. Fortune Brands said that Sentry, which has annual sales of $150 million, will become part of Master Lock. "Sentry Safe's global brand strength in the adjacent personal safe market enables Master Lock to broaden its product offerings and leverage its iconic brand worldwide,” said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. "Both companies hold similar competitive advantages in their markets and produce products that protect people's most valuable assets. I am excited about the growth opportunities we will now have together to drive innovation, leverage global distribution and expand channels." Sentry Safe is headquartered in Rochester, New York and has approximately 500 associates, with manufacturing facilities in Rochester, NY and Cannelton, IN.

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Jet Unveils Auto Guide

Jet Hardware’s 2014 Auto Guide is now available for download at www.jetkeys.com and will be available soon on CD and flash drive. The Auto Guide contains domestic and foreign nickel plated keys, plastic bow keys, high security keys, transponder technology and remote shells.

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ILA Schedules Conference in October

Fifteen full or half-day classes, ILCP certification testing and a vendor display showroom will be available when the Institutional Locksmiths’ Association meets for its 2014 National Educational Conference in Kansas City, MO, Oct. 8-11. The convention will be held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 NW 122nd St., Kansas City, MO. Additional rooms are available at the Comfort Inn, 11100 NW Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO. The headquarters hotel is five minutes from the Kansas City airport and shuttle service is available. Among classes being offered are Allegion Steelcraft, Masterkeying for facilities, NFPA 80, Alarm Lock, Corbin Russwin I/C, ASSA Certification, LCN closers and openers, Mastekeying with SimpleK, Cross Keying, NFPA 80, 101 and 105, Stand alone access control for single doors, Mobile door survey and hardware inspection, Electronics 101, Interactive solutions and History of locks. An ILCP study session will be conducted on Friday afternoon with ILCP testing scheduled for Saturday morning. The vendor display will be open Friday from 1-5 p.m. Further information and registration materials are available on the association’s website, www.ilanational.org.

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PDQ Names Regional Manager

Rollie Rittner has been named central regional sales manager for PDQ. Prior to joining PDQ, Rittner was with Rittner French Associates, a Michigan-based architectural door hardware sales agency. Rittner can be reached at 800-441-9692 or rollieritner@pdqlocks.com.

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Olympus Lock Announces Non-Ferrous (Non-Magnetic) Cabinet Door and Drawer Locks For Medical MRI Applications

Olympus® Lock, Inc. announces the addition of an MRI line of cabinet door and drawer locks for use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) areas. The new MRI locks are available on either the N Series 100M and 200M locks or R Series 500M and 600M locks. Features include all non-magnetic materials and components and the same easy rekeyability as Olympus’ standard series locks. MRI locks are available in US26D finish and can be ordered on stock keyed alike, keyed different or custom keyed. Optional key-retaining function is also available. www.olympus-lock.com, 800-525-0954.

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Lockcraft announces new transponder key

Lockcraft is proud to announce the new GM 5913736 Transponder Key. This key is part of the GM ignition switch recall from 2014. For more information on this key and the cylinder and ignition switches please visit http://www.lockcraftproducts.com/Keys/gm-5913736-transponder-key.html

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Arrow Intros Key Rotation Indicator Rose

Arrow’s new Key Rotation Indicator Rose for use on the QL97 series classroom intruder lockset is a standalone component that retrofits on to the QL97 lockset. The QL is a BHMA Grade 1 certified freewheeling lever lock. With a two-screw install, the QL lockset allows for quick installation and can retrofit any existing door. The QL is available in an array of finishes and functions, including the 97 “Classroom Intruder” function. The 97 Function uses a key to lock and unlock the door from the inside of a classroom. In an emergency situation, it allows the teacher to use their key to lock the outside lever from inside the classroom thereby preventing unauthorized entry. Because it requires a key, it prevents the students from accidentally locking the teacher out of the classroom. The inside lever is always free for emergency egress. The new Key Rotation Indicator Rose provides direction to which way to turn the key to lock the door in an emergency situation. The Indicator shows teachers that doors are locked. www.arrowlock.com.

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PDQ Keypad Exit Device Trim

The E629 Stand-Alone Keypad Exit Device Trim from PDQ manages authorized access at each individual opening with PDQ’s 6200 series RIM and Surface Vertical Rod exit devices as well as devices from many other manufacturers. Designed for heavy duty Grade 1 high use applications, the E629 has 12 stainless steel buttons, manual key override, and audible and visual feedback. It can handle 100 user codes, one master code and up to 3,000 records. Powered by four “”AA” batteries allowing up to 100,000 lock/unlock cycles, the E629 includes a control module and battery pack that install on the secure side of the door, a design with no exposed set screws or installation fasteners, non-volatile memory to preserve lock programming even after prolonged power outages, a heavy-duty cast alloy escutcheon that through-bolts directy into the exit device chassis, auxiliary power input, remote release contacts and low battery warning. Updates and lock settings are maintained at each opening. The E629 is built to full outdoor standards with an ANSI/BMHA Grade 1 chassis and carries a 3-hour UL fire rating. A 7" tablet PC for programming USB models is available as an optional accessory for audit trail retrieval. Units are offered in three lever designs. All units comply with ADA and ICC/ANSI 117.1 for Accessible and Usable Buildings, and the PCB is RoHS compliant. In addition, they carry a 24-month limited warranty.

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Wiseman Joins Mul-T-Lock

Jonathan Wiseman has joined the Mul-T-Lock team as an access control and total door openings specialist. He has been in the industry for 12 years, delivering ASSA ABLOY brand solutions and specialized access control knowledge and experience to a wide array of clients. His responsibilities will be to service, support and create new opportunities for security professionals in and around southern California and Arizona. He can be reached at 424-603-1510 or via email, jonathan_w@mul-t-lockusa.com.

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IDN Moves Orlando, Grand Rapids Branches

IDN-Armstrong’s moved their Orlando, Florida branch in early April 2014. The new location offers Orlando customer’s easier accessibility to the branch, and provides the space needed to more efficiently service the customers’ ongoing security hardware needs. The new location is 4071-F LB McLeod Road in Orlando, FL. Also, IDN-H. Hoffman’s Grand Rapids branch moved to a larger facility in February 2014 to accommodate a larger inventory and door operations. The Grand Rapids location now stocks hollow metal doors and frames, weather-stripping, thresholds, jambs, and inventory of Best Access Systems Cores, Padlocks, and Lever sets. The new location is 900 47th Street, Suite D in Grand Rapids, MI, located next door to the previous location. IDN-Armstrong and IDN-H. Hoffman are part of the International Distribution Network (IDN). IDN, Inc. providing security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through their regional business hubs located in North America. With a wholesale distribution network of more than 50 locations, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service. To place an order, simply contact your local IDN branch. To find a branch location nearest you, visit www.idn-inc.com.

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Doyle Trade Show Set for September

The 28th Annual Doyle Security Products trade show will be held Sept. 19-20, 2014, at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Minneapolis, minutes from Doyle’s headquarters. The event has a different theme each year and is designed as a great way for Doyle’s customers to get to know each vendor. More information is available on the company’s website, www.doylesecurity.com, or by calling 612-238-4663.

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Von Duprin CVC Achieves Florida Hurricane Listing

Von Duprin’s concealed vertical cable (CVC) exit devices are now tested to have a design rating of +/- 75 pounds per square foot (psf) with a large missile impact, thus meeting the Florida Building Code requirements for hurricane wind protection. A complete installation of the CVC was featured in the November, 2012 issue of The National Locksmith. www.allegion.com/US

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