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Craftmaster Updates Website, Offers Live Chat
Craftmaster Hardware has launched an updated website offering customers quick and easy access to thousands of door hardware products from brands such as Corbin Russwin, Stanley Best, Kaba Access, Yale, Sargent, Master Lock, LCN, Schlage, Von Duprin, Southern Folger and many others. The new B2B E‐Commerce solution has a clean, uncluttered design, rich content and improved functionality offering Craftmaster customers an easy, logical product search and shopping experience. Customers can take advantage of the Live Chat functionality where the experienced and skilled Craftmaster customer service team can assure error‐free product selection and solutions to customer issues and problems. The new website is live and located at www.craftmasterhardware.com. “We are excited about our new website and the opportunity to offer our customers a best in class website for accessing the highest quality products in the door hardware industry”, said Craftmaster CEO Tim Grogan. “We continue our effort to offer high tech solutions with the high touch service that has differentiated Craftmaster for years.”
Enhancements and updates to the new website will continue on a regular basis.
Adams Rite Provides Keyless Access for Glass Openings
The Adams Rite RITE Touch digital door lock with an ADA compliant accessibility lever or thumbturn provides keyless access control for all-glass openings, offering refined styling and flexible access control for single or double glass doors. www.adamsrite.com
EasyKeys is KeKab Distributor
EasyKeys.com carries HPC’s KeKab® key cabinets that provide wide ranges of capacities ranging from eight up to 730 keys. These cabinets have exceptional durability and are constructed of heavy gauge steel and come equipped with numbered key tags for easy identification as well as key control out tags. Locking options include master-keyed, dual-control and keyed-alike. If more security than a 5-wafer cam lock is desired, opt for 7-pin tubular locks or electronic locks. For electronic locks, EasyKeys offers MicroIQ, which is equipped with multi-user codes, master control, tracking capabilities, and more. www.easykeys.com/locksmiths.
Adams Rite Exit Devices Meet California Code
The UL tested 8600 Series CVR and 8800 Series rim exit devices from Adams Rite have 5-pound maximum activation force which meets the 2013 California Building Code. They can be installed in various healthcare, hospitality, education, commercial and retail applications which require ADA compliance. www.adamsrite.com
Heath Joins Codelocks as Midwest Business Development Manager
Jim Heath has been named midwest business development manager for Codelocks Inc. With 18 years of experience as a locksmith and 14 years of assisting security product manufacturers with increasing sales, Heath will be responsible for growing Codelocks’ portfolio of regional and national accounts for its wide range of standalone access control products, including its latest offering of wireless smart locks. Heath has also trained thousands of locksmiths, security personnel and institutional end users in live and online training classes since 2001. www.codelocks.us
FlexJim Reach Tool
The FlexJim reach tool is made of stainless steel that is 3.5 times thinner than a wire tool and is designed to slide through the tightest door frames. It features three non-slip tips that will stay on a switch or toggle when pushed or pulled. Its thin, yet rigid, frame is flexible and bendable with greater range of motion for more unlocking options and the wide handle gives the user more power and better control. FlexJim was specifically engineered for speed and efficiency and is part of a new generation of lockout tools designed to bypass many automobile security measures. Produced in America by QuickJim, LLC, it’s available in two models.
Codelocks Smart Locks Allow Remote Access
The Codelocks CL5500 range of smart locks utilizes wireless technology to give users the abnility to connect remotely and choose between pushbutton codes, smart cards or smartphone access. Using advanced programming capabilities, building manager can control and operate CL5500 locks remotely via a smartphone, update basic settings and generate multiple, date- and time-sensitive codes. The lock can also be set in code-free mode at fixed times of the day when access is required for cleaning, maintenance or deliveries. Users can create up to 10 different code-free periods, which automatically enable when scheduled. www.codelocks.us
Flake Fall Catalog Now Available
H.L. Flake's Fall 2016 volume of the Security Hardware Catalog is now in the mail to locksmiths all over the U.S. At over 250 pages, this catalog features the popular items arranged by product categories including: automotive, residential security, commercial, access control, padlocks, safes and locksmith tools. New products added in 2016 are featured on over 20 pages in the catalog, and the front and back covers are loaded with industry-leading promotional pricing. The quarterly catalog features brand names the industry trusts such as Alarm Lock, GMS, Master Lock, Schlage and others. H. L. Flake offers this priced catalog free to current customers and to qualified locksmiths. To request a copy, go to the website for the online form: www.hlflake.com. The company also publishes separate full-line printed catalogs for Automotive and Commercial/Access Control products. These catalogs are new in 2016 and each one features over 500 pages of stocked hardware and supplies for locksmiths. The H. L. Flake website offers the complete H. L. Flake inventory, available for immediate ordering, and a 1 percent discount on every order placed online. Orders placed by 4pm central time are shipped the same day.
Iannici Joins dorma+kaba as Regional Sales Manager
Joseph Iannici has been named northeast regional sales manager – IGS for dorma+kaba Group. His focus will be to propel dorma+kaba’s position in the glass interiors market. He will lead sales and distribution efforts in New England, New York and Pennsylvania. Iannici has 30 years experience in the areas of design, construction, furniture and glass. He previously was with Empire Office Inc. and most recently Tagwall, LLC and has built interior spaces for both small companies and Fortune 500 clients
Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat Updates Available from AD
New 2016 ADS234 key programming and pincode reading software for Jeep, Chrysler and Fiat is available from Advanced Diagnostics. The software programs keys for vehicles with Fobik and pushbutton proximity systems. It allows keys to be added or programmed from a lost key situation and has been designed to read the vehicle’s pincode and then easily program keys. The remote fob programming is performed automatically as part of the procedure when using ADS234. www.adusa.us, 650-876-2020, or www.ilco.us, 800-334-1381.
STI Outdoor Enclosures Available in Clear or White
STI’s tough outdoor enclosures are available in clear or white polycarbonate, because sometimes an appliance needs to be visible, and sometimes it does not. Both offer excellent protection against the weather. The Type 4X protective cabinets also guard against vandalism and damage to electrical devices. For convenience, the enclosures are secured with either a key lock or thumb lock. Many other sizes and models are available. The enclosures mount on the wall enabling devices to be protected in their designated location. The polycarbonate is backed by a three year guarantee against breakage in normal use.
ILA Reschedules 2016 Event for Chicago
The 2016 Institutional Locksmiths’ Association national membership meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village in suburban Chicago, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The membership meeting replaces the annual educational conference which was scheduled for Milwaukee, but cancelled due to concerns among some members’ institutions regarding the social unrest in Milwaukee.
Two courses will be offered, Simplex Mechanical on Oct. 4 and KABA EPlex Enterprise on Oct. 5. There is a $300 lab fee ($350 non-members) for the Simplex Mechanical course and a $275 lab fee ($325 non-members) for the KABA Eplex Enterprise class. Another daytime class is being scheduled.
Information and registration forms can be found on the ILA web page, www.ilanational.org.
PDQ Partners with Blind to Assemble Certified Products
PDQ Manufacturing has been selected as an AbilityOne Enterprise Partner by the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) to offer a full line of ANSI/BHMA certified Grade 1, UL listed door and security hardware assembled by people who are blind. AbilityOne is a federal government program that creates jobs for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. All of the products carry the PDQ SKILCRAFT co-brand, which stands for quality products made by people who are blind.
Under the new partnership, PDQ supplies components to VisionCorps of Lancaster, PA, which employs blind people to assemble the finished products with ISO 9002 processes and PDQ’s quality assurance system. Among the products being assembled are mortise locks, cylindrical locks, exit devices, door closers, and stand-alone electronic keypad locks. These products have been added to the federal government AbilityOne procurement list, which includes a broad offering of mandatory-source products and services used by federal agencies.
"We are very excited about being a part of this program and are fully committed to seeing it grow to its fullest potential" said Bill Tell, Founder-President and CEO of PDQ. "Providing meaningful employment to people who are severely sight impaired has a special place for me."
Ilco Mini-Mite Upgraded to Flash 008
Kaba Ilco’s Flash 008 mechanical key duplicator is designed for typical cylinder and vehicle keys. It will also cut cruciform keys and other keys with long blades, tip stop keys and flip style keys. This new model is an upgraded version of the popular 008B Mini-Mite model which was known for ease of use, lightweight portability and the compact design. Like the previous model, the Flash 008 is the perfect choice for mobile applications or in shops where counter space is limited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LSI Schedules SCIF Class and Certification
Lockmasters Security Institute will conduct a 2 ˝-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
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.
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.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Alarm Control, 800-645-5538, email@example.com; and HES 800-626-7590, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.