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Coming in the June issue of The National Locksmith
Viewers of the June Digital Issue of The National Locksmith will be the only locksmiths this month to learn about the Olympus T37 T-Bolt and have access to training videos from HPC, Detex, Ilco and Preferred Lock Supply. Want to become a subscriber? Call our office at 630-837-2044 or go online to our company store at www.thenationallocksmith.com. Other great information which print subscribers will receive shortly after the digital issue comes out are Dave McOmie’s secret of failing on a safe opening just once, Marc Goldberg’s reflections on his 34 years at the helm of The National Locksmith, and Greg Mango’s observations about a bike lock breathalyzer.
Industry News, Events and Announcements
BBII Will Tackle Class 5 and 6 GSA Cabinets
Safecrackers who work on Class 5 and 6 legal or letter size GSA approved file cabinets will want to watch for the Bolt Buster II (BBII), coming soon from Lockmasters. The specialized drill rig is designed to cut and absorb the pressure and torque that is needed to cut the hardened bolts on those cabinets out of the technician’s hand and incorporate it into the drill rig. The technician can operate the trigger on the drill motor remotely with one hand while turning the feed handle with the other. The BBII is encapsulated with clear acrylic to catch any hot debris and smoke created as the locking bolts are cut. The clear acrylic sides let the technician view the cutting process and can be removed if needed. This is an approved method of opening a GSA approved file cabinet and does not damage the combination lock which can be reused or returned to the manufacturer for failure analysis. According to Lockmasters, cutting the locking bolts and replacing the drawer head may be the only option in the near future for opening new GSA approved file cabinets. www.lockmasters.com.
New Lucky Line Shapes Cater to Pop Culture
Four new medieval-themed styles are being added to Lucky Line’s Key Shapes assortment: Battle Axe, Dagger, Dragon and Skeleton Key. The medieval designs were chosen specifically to cater to pop-culture, ensuring Game of Thrones fans and video gamers alike will be eager to add these to their key collection. The Key Shapes designs are copyright-protected, enamel coated, and printed in full color directly on both sides of high-quality brass key blanks. Lucky Line is now the exclusive distributor of Sword Keys, now rebranded as Forged Key Shapes. Each Forged key boasts a hand crafted and sculpted design and is cast manufactured for superior strength and durability using the highest quality alloy metal. The Sword Key and Knife Key will age to a rich patina finish and are easy on cutting wheels. Copyright protected and made in the USA. Medieval and Forged Key Shapes are available in KW1/11 & SC1 blanks. www.luckyline.com.
SELECT Covers The Hole
Ever had a situation in hinge replacement where an unsightly hole remains in the door or frame? SELECT Hinges has developed a self-adhesive, aluminum Hole Cover which instantly masks unsightly holes created after removing previous hardware or hinges. The holes are especially problematic when replacing pivot hinges with longer-lasting geared continuous hinges. The Hole Cover also blocks wasps and insects from nesting inside the door and frame as well as keeps out unsanitary water and grime. Available in two colors, it seamlessly matches clear and dark bronze frames. The hole covers are available individually or in packs of 25. www.SelectHinges.com
STANLEY Partners for Iris Identification
STANLEY Security is partnering with EyeLock LLC to to deliver EyeLock's full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to STANLEY’s North American customer base. EyeLock manufactures iris-based identity authentication products. Iris authentication is highly secure because no two irises are alike and the iris is the most accurate human identifier other than DNA. EyeLock's solutions have been integrated and embedded across many products and platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its extremely low false acceptance rate, ease of use, and scalability. www.stanleysecurity.com.
STI Universal Button Has 300 Combinations
The 2-inch Universal Button from STI offers over 300 combinations in one package, meaning locksmiths do not have to stock the dozens of push buttons covered by the kit.
This single-gang momentary button includes two sets of Form “C” contacts, multiple message plates and button inserts. Constructed of cast aluminum, the faceplate covers old plate installation marks for a clean retrofit installation. The button is ADA and UL/cUL Listed. Also available are a 2-inch Universal Button with Latching Timer or 2-inch Universal Pneumatic Button. www.sti-usa.com.