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Coming in the September issue of The National Locksmith
Were you at the ALOA Security Professionals Association convention in Chicago in July? Check out the Digital Pages of The National Locksmith’s September issue to see if our exclusive cameras caught you making deals in the aisles. Also only in the digital pages, while the Saginaw steering column may be old in style there are still a multitude of them being serviced by locksmiths, and for that purpose we revisit how to make keys for the Saginaw column. We also explain that today’s electrified hardware is more user friendly than ever and that a locksmith doesn’t need to be an electro-wizard to upsell. If you want all the benefits of the digital issue plus print, call our office at 630-837-2044 or go online to our company store at www.thenationallocksmith.com and ask Laverne or Greer how they can make that happen for you. Coming in the September print issue Sal Dulcamaro finishes his two-part PowerPlex 2000 hospital installation project. We also learn why one lock may require two keys, discuss servicing the Ford Focus and Harley Davidson Street 500 and Street 750, and present our annual Distributor Tribute, where we call out the best players of the industry.
Industry News, Events and Announcements
ASSA ABLOY Brands Unveil Tornado Compliant Locks
The Sargent FM7300 Series and Corbin Russwin FE6600 Series tornado compliant, multi-point locks are engineered to withstand severe wind speeds and flying debris. With a 7-year warranty and certifications and compliances for ICC500-2014, ANSI/BHMA 156.37, FEMA 320, FEMA 361 and 3-hour UL-10C fire listing, these locks can be deployed to protect public and first-responder facilities and can also be used to enhance security in traditional applications. Both utilize robust mortise locks and concealed vertical rods and are available with both standard and decorative levers, as well as a broad range of electronic access control technologies. An optional indicator with a hold-back feature which allows for standard mortise lock operation throughout the day is on both locks to increase longevity while allowing a quick release to engage multi-point latching for emergency situations. http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/.
Camden Unveils Cutting Jigs
Camden Door Controls is debuting a new line of cutting jigs which can be used to mark the door frame cut-out or as a router guide. The assortment offer a range of jigs for CX-ED1079L/DL, CX-ED2079, and CX-ED1410 models, for ANSI round faceplates and hollow metal doors. www.camdendoorcontrols.com.
IDN-H. Hoffman Publishes 2018 Catalog
IDN-H. Hoffman’s 2017/2018 Product Catalog is now available. The catalog includes 350 new products including double sided pushbutton locks, cylindrical locks, wireless transmitters and receivers, bluetooth smartlocks and relay units, padlocks, cabinet locks, locker locks, shims, power transfers, mortise locksets, door closers, deadbolts, rim and vertical exit devices, electric strikes, key blanks (including transponder), outdoor wireless keypads, ATM lock keys, continuous hinges, pick sets, and more. New manufacturers include KeyScan, MMF, BEKEY, Medeco, Capitol Industries, Rixson, The Door Switch, Trimco, and DigiLock. Thefull-color catalog with enhanced product photos includes an expanded product search index. The most current information can also be found in the distributor’s online catalog at www.idn-inc.com
Midwest Keyless Intros Free Mobile Inventory
Midwest Keyless is unveiling a free inventory management system that allows locksmiths to manage all inventory in one mobile app. According to Midwest, the mobile app is designed specifically to assist locksmiths in becoming more organized and efficient with their inventory, while simplifying their day to day jobs. The app allows the locksmith to manage all their inventory, not just products purchased from Midwest Keyless. With integrated QR scanning technology, locksmiths can scan any product in and out of the system using a smartphone or tablet. Features of the app include multiple truck management, automatic refill and QR scanning, giving the locksmith the ability to proactively control and manage inventory. The app is downloadable from the Apple and Android app stores. Midwest customers can still sign into their Midwest Keyless account to manage inventory as the web site works simultaneously with the app. More information is available by calling Midwest Keyless at 815-675-0404.