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ALOA Awards Inaugural Veterans Scholarship
United States Army Specialist Wade Martin is the inaugural recipient of the ALOA Awards Veterans Scholarship. With this scholarship, SPC Martin will receive financial support and training to prepare him for a career as a locksmith.
SPC Martin has served in the U.S. Army since 2012 and remains active. As he transitions to civilian life, SPC Martin will receive up to 376 hours of professional development courses through ALOA. The training will focus on locksmith fundamentals, business basics and electronics.
During his training, SPC Martin will be an apprentice at Area Wide Locksmith in Lampasas, Texas. This lock shop chose to offer SPC Martin an apprenticeship based on his commitment to professional training and his aspiration to one day purchase the business following the owners’ retirement.
To support this opportunity, ALOA secured GI Bill funding to make ongoing technical training for veterans more accessible. Allegion is the sole sponsor of the ALOA Veterans Scholarship, and its support funds travel and training classes to supplement areas that the GI Bill does not cover. Its sponsorship also supplements SPC Martin’s wages at Area Wide Locksmith.
dormakaba Agrees To Buy Certain Stanley Businesses
dormakaba has signed an agreement to acquire certain mechanical security businesses of Stanley Black & Decker for US$725 million in cash. The transaction encompasses Stanley Commercial Hardware spanning mainly across North America and including a production facility in Taiwan as well as GMT in China. Sargent and Greenleaf is not included in the transaction. Subject to customary closing conditions, completion of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of 2017. The acquisition will be fully debt financed by an increase in the existing syndicated bank credit facility.
Ilco Updates Motorcycle and RV Reference
The updated Ilco Motorcycle and RV Key Blank Reference is now available for immediate download on the Ilco website, www.ilco.us., in the Literature/Support, Key Directory & References section. The update includes references for outboard motors, snowmobiles, golf carts and more. Printed copies will be available from Ilco distributors in December.
STI Keyed Boxes Meet UL Type 1 Requirements
STI’s Metal Protective Cabinets protect equipment from hazardous parts and provide a degree of protection to enclosed equipment against ingress of falling dirt. Ideal for junction and power supply boxes, the heavy-duty cans are constructed with a powder coated metal to help protect against corrosion. They have a continuous piano type hinge and seven ½, ¾ inch conduit knockouts. Options include a key or thumb lock and backplate. For indoor use, the enclosures mount on the wall enabling the units to be protected in their designated locations. Metal meets or exceeds Type 1 requirements, UL/cUL Listed. They are offered in a variety of sizes to house significantly sized electronic devices with space to spare. www.sti-usa.com.
Dormakaba Agrees to Buy Mesker Openings Group
Dormakaba has signed an agreement to acquire Mesker Openings Group for $142.5 million USD. Mesker offers a diversified product portfolio under the Mesker Door, Hollow Metal Xpress, Design Hardware and Wood Door Xpress labels. Founded in 1864, Huntsville, AL-based Mesker has five manufacturing and distribution facilities and about 400 employees. Dormakaba expects the transaction to close yet this year.
Master Adds Two Styles to Residential Door Hardware
Two new styles are being added to Master Lock’s residential door hardware collection, the Rusk Knob and Return Lever. Sherri Hanson, senior product manager for Master Lock, said the two new products reflect the type of high quality that homeowners and property managers are seeking. Featuring an all-metal chassis with no plastic or die-cast parts and a solid brass cylinder plug designed to resist corrosion, both products meet ANSI Grade 3 standards. They can be keyed different, keyed alike or master keyed. An all-steel universal latch can be adjusted to fit all types of doors. Both products are available in KW1, SC1 and WR5. The Rusk Knob offers a full size knob in four finishes, including polished brass, antique brass, satin nickel and aged bronze. The Return Lever offers the same features and is available with the polished brass, satin nickel and aged bronze finishes. www.masterlock.com.
SmartKey Goes Automotive
Kwikset is expanding its SmartKey technology to the automotive aftermarket. Through a partnership with Horizon Global and its Cequent and TriMotive divisons, Kwikset’s SmartKey technology is being incorporated into hitches, fifth wheels, ball mounts, bike racks, cargo management products and more, allowing consumers the flexibility to use one key to secure both their homes and automotive accessories. http://Kwikset.com/SmartKey.
Rogers Joins dormakaba
Dave Rogers has been named business development manager for physical access systems for dormakaba. With 15 years of experience in physical security, Rogers most recently was with Boon Edam.
Master Lock Grade 1 Deadbolts Now Available
The Master Lock® Grade 1 single and double cylinder residential deadbolts which were introduced at the ALOA Convention & Security Expo are now available to locksmiths. According to executives at Master Lock, the deadbolts have a corrosion-resistant solid brass cylinder plug which makes servicing easy. The locks can replace any brand. “Locksmiths tell us their customers are most concerned about product performance and reliability,” said Sherri Hanson, Master Lock senior product manager. “The new Grade 1 single and double cylinder residential deadbolts are designed for durability and functionality. Homeowners should find comfort knowing these new products are built to last.” The new deadbolts also offer any locksmith more flexibility for several reasons. Four attractive finish styles that appeal to homeowners include polished or antique brass, satin nickel and aged bronze. Replacement cylinders are available to quickly satisfy all customer requests. Single cylinder deadbolt options involve KW1, SC1, WR5 and WK2 keyways. The double cylinder deadbolt is available with KW1 and SC1 keyways. www.masterlock.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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