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Milwaukee Violence Prompts ILA To Cancel Conference

Due to concerns regarding the current social unrest in Milwaukee that were expressed by some ILA member's institutions, the 2016 Institutional Locksmiths’ Association annual educational conference planned for Milwaukee in October has been cancelled. The 2017 Educational Conference will be held in mid July in Bethlehem, PA. An ILA membership meeting will be held in Chicago in early October.

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Master Lock Unveils Four More Merchandise Display Boards

Master Lock is introducing four more merchandise display boards. Designed to help locksmiths better serve their customers, these educational information boards follow the debut of the Master Lock® Commercial Laminated and Edge® Key Control display. The newest display boards feature American Lock Harsh Environments, American Lock High Security, Safety Lockout and Master Lock Commercial Magnum products. Each polycarbonate board measures 15 inches by 20 inches and can be conveniently displayed on peg board or slat wall. Optional counter stands are also available. The American Lock boards compare the different shackle, cylinder and keying options. The display board also includes pertinent information on how to build an individual lock system, a common theme throughout the product line with options such as Edge Key Control, BumpStop and personalized laser engraving. The Master Lock Commercial Magnum display board shows how the octagonal, chrome-plated boron-carbide shackle is 50% harder than hardened steel, making it an ideal choice for outdoor, corrosive and caustic environments. The Safety Lockout display board showcases the company’s industry-leading safety padlocks and lockout devices. They are designed to protect employees from the release of hazardous energy and help meet OSHA safety compliance requirements. www.masterlock.com.

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Faces of ALOA 2016

One of the leading locations locksmiths go to see new products and take advantage of educational opportunities is the ALOA Security Professionals Association annual convention and trade show. This year's event was held in Orlando, and cameras of The National Locksmith were there to catch some of what was going on. Did we find you? Check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tnlmag/, for photo coverage.

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Sargent and Greenleaf Debuts GSA Approved Alarm Integration Kit

The 2890B Alarm Integration Kit by Sargent and Greenleaf gives the user the ability to monitor the complete status of the S&G 2890B lock. This kit includes sensors that monitor the movement of the six different functions of the S&G 2890B lock. The S&G 2890B, when paired with the S&G 2740B lock, is the only lock that allows you to shelter in place during an active shooter situation and meets Federal Specification FF-L-2890B. Without leaving the secured space, occupants can quickly lock the combination dial from inside to prevent unwanted entry. Designed for single-motion egress from inside secure rooms, the GSA-approved S&G 2890B (500 Series) meets both NFPA 101 life safety and high-security requirements for government applications. The lock is designed for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) applications for U.S. military, fusion centers, defense contractors and others. Protected by a robust, five-year warranty when used with the S&G 2740B, the lock features through-mounting with heavy-duty, adjustable standoffs for a strong, solid mount that cannot cause the door to collapse, and is fully configurable for left-hand and right-hand metal, wood or composite doors. The kit integrates with a user’s existing security monitoring system, allowing the user to monitor the switch position of the six different parts of the lock including combination dial rotation, combination lock position, main bolt position, access control bolt position, request to exit and cover tamper. The kit fits into previously installed S&G 2890B locks or can be fitted during the initial installation of the lock. The S&G 2890B Alarm Integration Kit is sold separately from the S&G 2890B 400 Series lock, but can be purchased in a bundle with the 500 Series lock. www.security.sargentandgreenleaf.com

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Ilco Rolls Out New Road Show Van

The new Ilco Road Show Van, equipped with Ilco, Advanced Diagnostics and Silca machines for hands-on learning, is now touring the eastern United States. The van will be accompanied by Ilco company representatives as it travels throughout the United States and Canada over the next 12 months. Scheduled stops include distributor locations and trade shows. The Ilco Road Show includes the latest Advanced Diagnostics programming tools and cloning devices, including the new ID48 Solution. In addition, a variety of Silca key machines are on board for testing. Also on the van are the latest Ilco key blanks and replacement cylinders. Information about upcoming stops is available on the News/Events page at www.ilco.us or at www.adausa.us.

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Campbell Named to Codelocks Board

Colin Campbell has been promoted to the newly created Sales Director positon on the board of Codelocks. In his new role, Campbell will focus on aligning global sales strategies, including overseeing deals with multinational companies. He will focus on growing Codelocks’ global market share and continue to maximize Codelocks’ international relationships. This new position will also ensure that products continue to meet market sector needs, new products are introduced quickly, and pricing remains market competitive. Campbell has over 20 years of experience in the door and hardware industry. He joined Codelocks 18 months ago as sales manager overseeing business operations in the UK and Middle East. During this time the business underwent double digit growth. Codelocks’ current line includes over 150 different mechanical, electronic and smart locks.

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Master Lock Commercial Magnum Improves Weather Resistance

Master Lock’s Commercial Magnum padlocks are designed with security and weatherability enhancements for facility and business applications. The octagonal, chrome-plated boron-carbide shackle is 50% stronger than hardened steel. The stainless steel body cover with stainless steel top and bottom plates provides improved weather resistance, with a stronger defense against the elements. Padlocks can be customized with made-to-order solutions, including laser engraving and keying flexibility. Commercial Magnum padlocks offer two body sizes – 1-3/4 inches and 2-inches wide – and three shackle heights each. They can be ordered keyed alike, master keyed, and keyed to match any existing 4-pin W1 or Edge® Key Control systems. Edge Key Control is the exclusive key control system that allows customers to maintain control over the duplication of their keys from Master Lock locksmiths only. www.masterlock.com.

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Lockmasters Sets October Classes

Lockmasters is offering several architectural hardware and safe servicing classes in October in Nicholasville, KY and Woodbridge, VA. Kentucky classes include Electronic and Mechanical Safe Lock Servicing, Oct. 3-7; Pro Lock 2: Door Hardware Installation, Oct. 10-14; Pro Lock 3: Door Entry Techniques, Oct. 17-21; Professional Safe Lock Opening, Oct. 17-19, Safe Deposit Lock Servicing, Oct. 20-21; Safe Moving and Rigging, Oct. 24-25; and Time Lock Servicing, Oct. 24-27. The Virginia facility will host a CSST class Oct. 11-28. www.lockmasters.com

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Rock Line’s Enclosed Airtow Trailers Eliminate Dangerous Conditions

Loading all types of safes or other equipment becomes a one-man job in any weather condition since difficult tilt beds or dangerous loading ramps are eliminated with the three enclosed Airtow trailers from Rock Line Products. Built with a heavy-duty but lightweight enclosure that's made with galvanized Z-bars, sturdy siding and heavy-duty, cam-lock doors, the trailers address many loading, safety and cargo protection concerns including serving as a mobile vault for equipment or cargo. The extra wide 3/16" steel deck remains level as it raises and lowers hydraulically in less than 15 seconds. Airtow Trailers feature an exclusive, fully-automatic self-adjusting air suspension with Airfloat swing-arm axles that pivot on extra-large tapered roller bearings and ride on supersoft Firestone air bags keeping the wheels locked into a vertical plane of movement and running true, eliminating uneven tire wear and premature tire failure. The system not only adjusts to match cargo weight, it also compensates for side to side weight differences, protecting both the cargo and the trailer. www.airtow.com, 800-479-7975.

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PDQ Names Engineering Manager

Jason Abel, a 21-year employee at PDQ Manufacturing, has been promoted to engineering manager. During his tenure with the firm he has held several positions in PDQ's engineering department, most recently as senior product engineer. In his new post, Abel is responsible for all aspects of engineering design and development, engineering the manufacturing process, and delivering engineering support to the sales team and PDQ end users. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering, Abel was instrumental in leading development of the PDQ Intruder school security lock and is named on the patent for that product.

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H.L. Flake Schedules 2017 Show

H.L. Flake Security Hardware has scheduled dates for its 2017 show. The show will be held at the company headquarters, 5235 Glenmont Dr., Houston, TX, March 23-25, 2017. Classes will be conducted the first two days with the show on the third day. www.hlflake.com

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Kaba Ilco Intros Four Silca Speed Machines

Four Silca Speed Series key duplication machines are being introduced by Kaba Ilco Corp. The machines have an open design for ease of cleaning and features that the operator will find beneficial when cutting edge cut keys. The new Speed Series lineup includes the Speed 040 (Automatic/Manual), Speed 044 (Semi-Automatic), Speed 045 (Manual) for duplication of edge cut residential, commercial and automotive keys including the large bow (head), longer blade keys such as cruciform, flip style and keys with remote heads. The Speed 046 operates the same as the 045 manual but is equipped for duplication of flat/safe deposit style keys. The machines have smooth rotating, four sided jaws with tip stop slots for accurate tip gauging of keys, wide spacing between jaws, and optimized calibration depth tracer system with micro adjustments. Machines also have an electro-magnetic main switch and separate cutter motor switch, a large safety shield with molded tray for accessories and a separate belt and brush cover. All but the 046 model have TiN coated cutters for long life and oxidation resistance; the 040 and 044 have a spring loaded carriage. www.ilco.com

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Intermountain Sets Show Dates

Intermountain Lock & Security Supply will host five IML Expos in 2017. According to Intermountain, each Expo draws thousands of locksmiths along with over 100 manufacturers promoting current and new products. The events include hands-on demonstrations, special pricing, training, food, prizes and more. The first two days of each event are classes, followed by the Expo on the third day. The Expos kick off in Seattle Feb. 8-10 at the Hilton Seattle, followed by Burbank, CA March 8-10 at the Burbank Marriott, Phoenix, AZ, June 21-23 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort, Denver, CO July 26-28 at the Sheraton Denver West and Sports Authority Field, and Las Vegas Nov. 7-8 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Pre-registration for each event opens two months prior to the show. www.imlss.com

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STI’s Guard Increases Camera Productivity

STI’s highly durable Wire Guard Damage Stoppers increase the productivity of the surveillance cameras they are protecting while also helping to protect against vandalism, accidental damage and theft. Constructed of tough, 9-gauge steel wire coated with corrosion resistant polyester, these cages are recommended for areas where abuse is severe or it is imperative cameras continue to operate for the safety of building occupants. An array of wire guards are available to help protect beam smoke guards, smoke detectors, motion detectors, speakers/strobes, lights, exit signs, clocks and bells. Many models are UL Listed. 800-888-4784, www.sti-usa.com.

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LSI Schedules SCIF Class and Certification

Lockmasters Security Institute will conduct a 2 ½-day Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) doors class at their Nicholasville, KY school Nov. 15-17. The class will teach proper wall construction to support the doors, ordering, storage procedures and installation techniques and tips. During the hands-on portion of the course, groups of four to five students will install an outswing or inswing single STC door as well as a double door. Participants will receive a SCIF Door In A Box certification as well as an Overly Door installation certification. Details of the class can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ambNjt3XkZ4&feature=youtu.be www.lsieducation.com

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Hinge Doctor Intros Model for 4-Inch Applications

A new Hinge Doctor for four-inch residential hinges is being manufactured by GKL Products. Part HA2BDL operates the same as other “D” Series Hinge Doctors by using leverage from a wrench to repair sagging door hinges on a closed door. To repair the hinge, close the door and place the Hinge Doctor over the top hinge. Attach an adjustable wrench to the flats on the sides of the Hinge Doctor. Push or pull the wrench handle toward the door lock and the repair is done in seconds. www.hingedoctor.com, 888-446-4337

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Hightman, Rhynard Join Lockmasters

Tom Hightman and Eric Rhynard have joined Lockmasters. Hightman is Lockmasters’ vice president of sales and marketing, Rhynard is an instructor at Lockmasters Security Institute. Before joining Lockmasters, Hightman was with Clark Security for 21 years in numerous positions including inside sales, purchasing, outside sales, sales manager, branch manager, regional sales manager and product line manager. He earned a degree from the University of Maryland and later worked with Taylor Security. Rhynard has been in the locksmith industry for 29 years including a prior stint at Lockmasters in 2002 as customer service manager and operations manager. A holder of numerous factory certifications, Rhynard worked as a commercial and residential locksmith with Englewood Lock and Safe in Denver as well as with Clark Security Products where he handled inside sales and was an access control instructor and corporate trainer.

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Hansen Is Codelocks Business Development Manager

George Hansen has been named business development manager for Codelocks, Inc. Based in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Hansen will be responsible for developing rapid organic sales growth in multiple distribution channels. Hansen has held senior management and advisory roles in the security industry for 25 years. Codelocks, which was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in the UK, houses its North American. operations in Irvine, California. It manufactures and designs a wide range of standalone keyless door and cabinet locks for organizations that need to control access within their buildings. www.codelocks.us

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Master Rolls Out Merchandising Displays

Two 15-inch by 20-inch merchandising display boards featuring Edge key control and general security commercial laminated padlocks are now available from Master Lock. The boards are the first in a series of eight displays the company is introducing to help locksmiths build their businesses and reputations by showcasing a variety of trusted padlock options in one place. Mounted samples help customers better understand features, such as shackle and keying options, to determine the best product choice for their application. The boards are designed of durable polycarbonate and can be installed on a peg board or slat wall. Optional counter stands are also available. www.masterlock.com, 800-308-9244

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Live Tech Chat for Four ASSA ABLOY Brands

A Live Chat tech support feature is now available on the Securitron, Adams Rite, HES and Alarm Controls web sites. It is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7 pm EST to answer product questions, assist with installations and provide technical support. “We had tremendously positive feedback with the Securitron live chat feature, so we’ve rolled it out to all ASSA ABLOY Phoenix brands,” said Wendy Bowman, marketing communications director, EMS & OEM Group, ASSA ABLOY. “This digital tool is another way we can make it easy for our customers to reach our exceptional technical support team.” Sales and tech support can also be reached toll free or via email for Adams Rite, 800-872-3267, support@assaabloyems.com; Alarm Control, 800-645-5538, info@alarmcontrols.com; and HES 800-626-7590, support@hesinnovations.com.

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Complementary Subscription offer for The Institutional Locksmith Magazine Digital Edition

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Retirements Prompt Jet Rep Changes

Jet Hardware has named new representatives to take over territories previously served by industry veterans who are retiring. Replacing Gene Simon in Illinois and also covering the Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri is DCH Sales of Vesper, WI. Taking over for Neal Boynton of Peachcoast Marketing for the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi is Keith Tsantes of Tsantes & Associates, Matthews, NC. Both new firms have been representing manufacturers in the industry for over 30 years. www.jetkeys.com, 718-257-9600.

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Kaba Ilco Issues 2016 Auto/Truck Reference

The Ilco 2016 North American Auto/Truck Key Blank Reference is now available from Ilco distributors pr online at www.ilco.us in the Literature & Support, Key Directory & References section. The 34th annual edition of the free reference is designed to assist those cutting keys with an organized and easy-to-use resource.

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Registration Open for Pure Auto

Registration is open for one final 2016 Pure Auto automotive locksmith training sessions at Lockmasters Security Institute. Instructed by Charles Fuller, Jeff Cooper, David Taylor and Randy Mize, the session is scheduled for Sept. 19-23. The five-day curriculum includes one-day courses in domestic automotive, key generation, motorcycle key generation, intro to high security automotive and advanced automotive transponders. Locksmiths can register for any number of classes. Those who register for all five receive a Lockmasters credit. More information is available at www.lsieducation.com or by calling 866-574-8724.

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Flake Publishes Two Catalogs

Two new catalogs are being issued by H.L. Flake. The 586-page Commercial and Access Control catalog includes Absolute Security, Adams Rite, Alarm Lock, ASSA, CCL, Don-Jo, Falcon, Hager, HPC, KABA Access, Marks USA, PLS, Schlage, Seco-Larm, Von Duprin and 100s more. The 210-page Quarterly Security Hardware catalog, complete with new products section, mails in early February or can be downloaded from the company’s website. H.L. Flake stocks over 28,000 SKUs. www.hlflake.com.

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Help Wanted

The National Locksmith is looking for an automotive specialist that has the equipment and ability to service most vehicle make and models, focusing primarily on the newer transponder equipped vehicles. Potential candidate needs to poses the ability to service all mechanical locks, produce duplicate keys of all types, program transponders, show vehicle opening procedures and have photography and writing ability to document and produce technical step-by-step articles

If interested send an e-mail inquiry with a phone number to us at TNLAutoSpecialist@gmail.com and we will get back with you to discuss further as well as monetary compensation.

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