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Midwest Wholesale Handles Stanley

Stanley Security’s full line of products are now available through Midwest Wholesale Hardware. The line includes Best Locks, Stanley Door Closers, Stanley Commercial Hardware and Precision Exit Devices. From its headquarters in Kansas City and nationwide network of distribution centers, Midwest ships 99% of orders the day of the order. The distributor has a dedicated quote department for fast, accurate quotes, offers in-house keying for non-patented Best cylinders, and has 24 hour online ordering and account access at www.midwestwholesale.com.

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Securitech Unveils Classroom Lock

The Securitech QID (Quick Intruder Deadbolt) classroom lock combines the locking lever handle with the deadbolt in a single action for the highest strength and security. The one-inch deadbolt locking mechanism is activated by pushing the red button and has the single-action egress required for occupant safety. It can always be unlocked by key from the outside. The QID deadbolt is designed to provide a fast, strong safe-haven solution while maintaining access for first responders and other authorized personnel. QID locksets exceed safe school government standards (FEMA-428/BIPS-07) and comply with all building and fire safety codes. www.securitech.com, 718-392-9000.

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H.L. Flake Partners with Supply Chain Equity

Dan Floeck is partnering witth private equity firm Supply Chain Equity (SCEP) to recapitalize Herbert L. Flake Company to accelerate the company’s growth and provide liquidity to Flake’s existing shareholders. Jim Miller, founding principal of.SCEP, said the SCEP partnership will help grow H.L. Flake both organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions. “We are excited to have Supply Chain Equity as our new partner,” said Floeck, CEO of H.L. Flake. “Their track record of success in distribution will supplement our growth initiatives and further enhance our ability to offer our customers premium service,” he added. Floeck will continue to lead H.L. Flake as CEO and will remain the largest individual shareholder of the company. Tampa-based Supply Chain Equity Partners is the only committed-capital private equity firm in North Americia that invests exclusively in the distribution and logistics business. Founded and backed by industry veterans, SCEP works to help build and support industry-leading distribution companies. Founded in 1912, HLF distributes security products across North America from its centralized distribution center in Houston, Texas. The company sells over 25,000 different items to more than 7,500 customers.

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Kwikset Promotes Brandon

Keith Brandon has been promoted to divisional vice president – residential access solutions (RAS) sales and marketing for Kwikset.. In his new role, Brandon will continue to oversee all marketing and sales responsibilities for Kwikset’s RAS business, including the Kevo Bluetooth enabled residential door lock and Home Connect products that deliver integrated Zigbee and Z-Wave lock solutions to the home automation and security market. Brandon has been with Kwikset’s parent, Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI),for 13 years, holding a variety of leadership roles, including: group product manager; director, global sourcing – Baldwin; and director, quality, Baldwin.

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Flip Keys in Compact Design

Kaba Ilco’s line of flip keys offers a wide range of vehicle key blades that fit within the compact housing design, providing for easy storage as the blade is folded within the plastic key housing. The housing is designed to accommodate the Ilco GTI transponder as well as other popular transponders

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Farpointe Data Has Vandal, Bullet Resistant Readers

Farpointe Data’s Guardian vandal-resistant and Gibraltar bullet-resistant contactless proximity card readers are designed for installations where more durability is required than with a standard prox reader, such as at schools, universities, correctional institutions, housing authorities, factories, hospitals and other locations where those devices might take a beating. In both types of hazard-resistant readers, protection is greatly enhanced because the electronics are sealed in weather-and tamper-resistant epoxy potting for both indoor and outdoor operations, not only providing an IP67 rating but protecting the electronics from water, steam, detergents, dust, sand, tools and other elements which could be used to impede data collection. In addition, the Guardian vandal-resistant readers are manufactured from thick polycarbonate material and ship standard with tamperproof screws. An anti-tamper mode is also available, providing supervision of both the reader and its cabling. The Gibraltar readers have all the features of the Guardian readers and are milled from a solid block of stainless steel and reinforced with a bullet-resistant ShotBLOCKER insert that is compliant with UL752 performance level standards of ballistic protection.

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Keyline TKM Starter Kit for Megamos® Crypto Keys

The TKM Starter Kit (part # TKM-KIT) is a software update for the Keyline 884 Decryptor Ultegra which will clone a range of Megamos® Crypto transponders used in earlier model Audi and Volkswagen vehicles and Skoda and Seat vehicles (worldwide). The TKM-KIT includes the software update and the TKM activation head, which can be re-used to make a key. This update works exclusively online with the 884 Decryptor Ultegra and the Keyline Cloning Tool software which must be installed on a PC. www.keyline-usa.com

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Ilco Updates TKO Guide

An updated 2015 TKO Guide is now available for download from Kaba Ilco at www.ilco.us under Automotive Key Tools and Equipment, Programming, TKO, Documents The TKO Guide is one of the numerous references, guides, and support materials offered by Kaba Ilco Corp.

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Kaba Ilco Deadlatch Handing Can Change Without Disassembly

The Ilco 452 Series Heavy Duty Deadlatch is a retrofit for the Ilco 451 Series Deadlatch and the 185 Series Deadbolts. Features of this new deadlatch include the ability to change hands without disassembling the latchbolt or the springs. The faceplate can be used for either a left or right hand bevel by simply adjusting the bevel tabs on the front of the deadlatch. In addition, depth adjusting tube spacers allow for a quick and precise installation without the use of mounting tabs. The 452 Series is available as lock only, lock with one or two faceplates and/or with strikes. www.ilco.us

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Mul-T-Lock Debuts Electronic Standalone Key Management System

The Traka 21 from Mul-T-Lock is a standalone plug and play electronic automated key management system developed to better manage and track access to valuable assets. Combining RFID technology and a robust design, the system secures, monitors and creates permission-based access for keys, automatically controlling and recording when a key is used and by whom . Information can easily be viewed on the cabinet’s built-in screen or exported to a USB drive Traka 21 creates new levels of transparency and accountability by locking every key, or keyset, into place with securely attached iFobs that cannot be released without an authorized PIN code. The Traka 21 cabinet not only houses keys and keysets, but restricts access, records user actions, sets key-return curfews and more. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/Traka21 or call 1-800-MULTLOCK

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Ilco Intros Look-Alike Shells

The introductory line of Ilco® Look-Alike® Key Shells for North American applications consists of 25 different automotive key profiles. This line offers a wide range of vehicle keys with a key head that is designed to closely resemble the OEM original key. The Ilco Look Alike Key Shell Line is designed with a removable carrier that houses the transponder within the key. This carrier is designed to accommodate the Ilco GTI transponder as well as other popular transponders available in the market today. The Ilco® GTI transponder is sold separately. www.ilco.us

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Belflower Joines Keyline USA

Frank Belflower has joined Keyline USA as business development manager. With over 37 yeasrs of experience in the key and security business, Belflower said he is extremely excited to join a family owned business with a passion for producing high quality innovative products and a mission to provide great customer service. Belflower’s focus will be growth and strategic development in the North American market.

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Kaba, Dorma Merge

Kaba Holding AG and family-owned Dorma Holding GmbH + Co. KGaA are merging to become the dorma+kaba group according to a transaction agreement signed by the two companies. According to company statistics, the combined group will have pro-forma sales of over 2 billion Swiss Francs (approximately $2.13 billion US Dollars), around 16,000 staff and locations in 53 countries. The company says it will move into the global top 3 of what it considers a highly fragmented market for security and access solutions. “By merging our two globally established companies, we will significantly strengthen our market position. Not only do we share over one hundred years of entrepreneurial tradition and the same values, but our strategies also largely correspond with one another,” said Dr. Hans Gummert, chairman of Dorma.” The new dorma+kaba group will have production facilities in all of the industry’s key markets and will accelerate global expansion through its strengthened presence in particular in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Ulrich Graf, Chairman of Kaba, will chair the Board of Directors of the combined company. The CEO of Kaba, Riet Cadonau, has been nominated CEO. Bernd Brinker, who is CFO of Dorma, is the designated CFO. Representation on the group’s management bodies is to be as balanced as possible.

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ILA Schedules National Conference

The Institutional Locksmiths’ Association 2015 Education Conference will be held Oct. 7-11 at the Doubletree Hotel in Greensboro, NC. Registration, materials, class schedules, certification and further information is available at www.ilanational.org. .

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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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Intermountain Expos

Two IML Security Expos remain in 2015. Each Expo will have two days of classes followed by a one-day trade show. The events will be held at Sheraton Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, Sep. 23-25; and Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 3-5. The IML Expos bring thousands of customers each year along with over 100 manufacturers promoting current and new products. The events will have hands-on demonstrations, special pricing, training, food, prizes and more. Pre-registration opens two months prior to each individual event. Information: imlss.com.

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