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PUREAuto Schedules Two Seminars
Two new PUREAuto Seminars have been scheduled by Lockmasters. Auto Lock Servicing & Key Generation is set for June 3-4 and Aug. 12-13, while Lishi 2-N-1 Pick & Decoding will run June 9 and Sept. 9. Classes will be at Lockmasters Security Institute in Nicholasville, KY. To register, call 866-574-8724.
KABA Appoints Kincaid COO
Michael Kincaid is the new COO of the Access & Data Systems Division of Kaba Holding AG. In addition, Kincaid is a member of the Kaba Group executive board. Kincaid succeeds Carl Sideranko. As a mechanical engineer/MBA, Kincaid joined the Montreal Division of the former Unican Electronics in 1998, which Kaba Group subsequently acquired in 2001. Kincaid’s career at Kaba has included Vice President & General Manager, Kaba Access Control, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Senior Vice President of North American Sales at ADS Americas, and most recently deputy COO.
LSI March Classes
Lockmasters Security Institute has scheduled several classes this month in Nicholasville, KY and Woodbridge, VA. Classes in Kentucky include Mar. 10-20, Professional Locksmithing; Mar. 15, Emergency Auto Opening; Mar. 20, LKM7000 Certification; Mar. 21, KABA Mas X-09 & X-10 Certification; Mar. 24-28, Pro Lock II Door & Door Hardware Installation; Mar. 31-Apr 4, Electronic & Mechanical Safe Lock Servicing. Classes in Virginia include Mar. 13, LKM7000 Certification and Mar. 14, KABA Mas X-09 & X-10 Certification. Information: 866-574-8724; www.lsieducation.com.
2014 Southern Lock & Supply Trade Show & Learning Expo
June 19 - 21, 2014
Educational Classes: June 19 - 20, 2014 at The Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg FL 33716
Trade Show: June 21, 2014 at The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Join us at the Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 and enjoy an opportunity to chat with manufacturers’ reps, fellow locksmiths, as well as the entire Southern Lock crew. Sign up for one or more of the great classes and seminars being offered (check our web site for class list). The weather is great and there is plenty to do nearby, so bring the entire family and turn your educational endeavor into a vacation!
Von Duprin CVC Achieves Florida Hurricane Listing
Von Duprin’s concealed vertical cable (CVC) exit devices are now tested to have a design rating of +/- 75 pounds per square foot (psf) with a large missile impact, thus meeting the Florida Building Code requirements for hurricane wind protection. A complete installation of the CVC was featured in the November, 2012 issue of The National Locksmith. www.allegion.com/US
Master Lock Circuit Breaker Lockout
The S2394 Universal Miniature Circuit Breaker Lockout from Master Lock® Safety Solutions™ is designed to work with all Master Lock and American Lock® safety padlocks and lockout hasps to apply and lockout nearly any type of miniature-circuit breaker. Built from a durable, chemical resistant Zenex™ thermoplastic material, the S2394 can withstand extreme environments where Lockout/Tagout is performed. The cover easily pivots open and closed so the dial is inaccessible in the locked position to prevent removal. The device can be mounted side-by-side on adjacent miniature circuit breakers and padlocks can be applied horizontally or vertically to lock out more than one breaker simultaneously. Other Master Lock Miniature Circuit Breaker Lockout Devices include the S2390 that fits pin-out breakers 11mm or less; the S2391 for pin-out breakers from 11mm – 13mm; the S2392 that fits breakers with pin-in toggles; and the S2393, which fits universal breaker toggles. www.masterlocksafety.com.
Roy Miller Is New Mul-T-Lock President
Roy Miller, C.P.L. has been appointed president of Mul-T-Lock USA, Inc. A second generation locksmith, Miller has over 40 years in the locksmith industry. While at Mul-T-Lock has been director of access control and product management as well as senior regional sales manager. Prior to joining Mul-T-Lock, Miller was a system designer at Clark Security Products and a manager and sales representative at American Lock & Supply. Miller said he plans to leverage his electronics background to bring more e-solutions to the market, focusing on such Mul-T-Locck products as the watchLock GPS-enabled padlock, SMARTair wireless access control and CLIQ e-cylinder and smart key technologies to security professionals and end-users across the US. He also plans to emphasize how simpler digital solutions such as Mul-T-Lock’s Digital Door Viewer and Code-It electronic lever can easily help locksmiths offer innovative off-the-shelf solutions. “The market is changing rapidly, and we need to adapt,” says Miller, “mechanical solutions certainly still have their place and will persist as the need for override continues to exist, but it simply isn’t enough anymore to focus only on locks and keys. I am committed to helping our dealers embrace the technologies that can enhance their business, by attracting new patrons, satisfying their existing cliental, and generating repeat customers and recurring revenue streams.”
STI Stopper Station Helps Prevent Accidental Activation
The STI Stopper® Station button with shield (SS-24B5E) helps prevent accidental activation, yet allows legitimate button use. When legitimate use is required, the user simply lifts the cover and pushes the button, alerting to an emergency situation. When activated, the button will perform designated action (i.e. lock school doors) and will transmit a radio signal to the STI receiver (sold separately) to notify personnel. Stopper Stations are available in red, green, yellow, white or blue and offer customized wording in virtually any language. 800-888-4784, www.sti-usa.com.
SK-NET Version 5.1 Supports NOVA.16
Secura Key’s just released SK-NET™ Version 5.1 includes support for the new NOVA.16 16-door control panel, creates an entirely new system architecture. The architecture drastically reduces cabling and installation costs and eases system expansion. The NOVA.16 uses RS485 to interconnect the new Smart Readers (available for both e*Tag® and Radio Key® technologies), which each contain all of the inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door. SK-NET™ 5.1 also supports new features in the SK-ACPE 2-door control panel, such as built-in network connectivity and battery monitoring. SK-NET™ 5.1 is fully backward compatible with legacy control panels, allowing a system to include several generations of Secura Key’s 2-door control panels, plus NOVA.16s. Familiar system paradigms have all been preserved, allowing experienced SK-NET users to expand their systems using newer terminal types with virtually no learning curve. SK LAN Installer is included with the release, enabling the user to scan the entire network and locate all connected Secura Key control panels, allowing IP addresses to be assigned or modified while panels are installed on the network. SK-NET 5.1 works with Microsoft Windows Versions XP or greater. www.securakey.com
Midwest Keyless Chrysler Remote Head Key Has OEM Board
The Chrysler Remote Head key with OEM boards from Midwest Keyless contains three buttons for remotely locking and unlocking select models as well as a panic button. Remotes come with programming instructions; transponder programming and key cutting can be done on the locksmith’s own equipment. All products come with a no questions asked return policy and all products are guaranteed. Same day shipping is available on orders received before 1 p.m. Central time. 866-545-7611.
Master Lock Offers Padlock Lockout/Tagout Covers
Safety covers that protect padlocks from extreme conditions in environments where Lockout/Tagout procedures are performed are now available from Master Lock. These highly durable Master Lock® Extreme Environment Safety Padlock Covers are available for American Lock® A1100 series aluminum locks, Master Lock 6835 series aluminum locks, and 410, 406, 411 and S30 Zenex thermoplastic locks. Constructed from Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) material, the covers are built and designed to seal the shackle and keyway to help keep out dust, grime and other debris that can damage the lock components. Master Lock Extreme Environment Safety Padlock Covers are sold as a “COV” option when purchasing a safety padlock and are applied to the padlock during manufacturing. 400COVERS (for 406 and 410 padlocks), 411COVERS (for 411 padlocks) and S101 (for 6835 and A1100 series padlocks) can also be purchased in bulk packs of 12, and S30COVERS (for S30 padlocks) can be purchased in packs of 72. www.masterlocksafety.com.
Kwikset Partners to Build Mortgage Free Homes for Wounded Veterans
Kwikset is partnering with Building Homes for Heroes ® to help build homes from the ground up or modify existing homes to meet the needs of veterans returning from war with severe wounds and disabilities. Building Homes for Heroes gifted 17 mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families throughout the country in 2013 and intends to build 25-30 homes in 2014 and each year thereafter. Kwikset’s part is to supply a full complement of locks and door hardware.
Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset, says that the decision to become involved in this venture was an easy one.
"These brave men and women fight every day for our freedom in difficult circumstances," he explained. "In the process, they make significant personal and physical sacrifices. These homes go a long way towards helping them put their lives back together. Contributing our products to make this happen is the least we can do to support that effort.
"Ultimately, this is another example of how Kwikset is proud to contribute to the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work."
April Forum Emphasizes Business Management, Access Control, Income Maximization
Business management, income maximization and access control will be the focus of the 2014 Locksmith Business Owners Form, April 14-16 in suburban Pittsburgh. In addition to the forum, there will be manufacturers reps and hands on installation clinics at the event. “This event is for any locksmith who is interested in maximizing their income and not being left behind in the paradigm shift that is occurring in our industry today,” said Bob Tegge, the event’s organizer.
Topics of discussion for the forum are: Stop With the Deadbolts Already – Trends That Are Changing Your Business Destiny; The Current State of the Locksmith Industry and How It Affects You; The Internet of Things and the Lock Industry; Access Control and Video: Embrace It Or Die; Beating the Scammers at Their Own Game; Why Aren’t I Making a 6 Figure Income; Do I Have a Business or Just A Job; and Running a Profitable Locksmith Business.
A partial list of speakers include Tom Crouser, author of “Prospering: Putting the Business to Work for You and Your Family in 5 Basic Steps,” Mark Baldino, chief operating officer of Baldino’s Lock & Key which operates 19 locations in the DC, Virginia and Maryland area; and Tom Resciniti Demont, president of ALOA and president of Technical Services of America.
The event will be held at The Four Points by Sheraton in Cranberry, PA. Information and registration is available from Bob Tegge at 724-772-7839 or via email, email@example.com.
Kaba Ilco New Guides and GTH Head
Check out these new items from Kaba Ilco Corp. 1) 32nd Annual Edition of the Ilco® North American Auto/Truck Key Blank Reference; 2) Updated TKO Guide; and 3) GTH Multi Transponder Head for use with the Ilco Modular Key System. The new literature is available on the Ilco website, www.kaba-ilco.com/key systems under Literature & Support. Information about the new GTH head, which is compatible with the RW4 Plus, Ilco EZ®-Clone Plus and Plus Box units, can be found at www.ilco.us. A free software update is necessary to clone using the GTH heads. Ilco EH3, EH3P and EH3LB clonable keys are still available for those who do not have the “Plus” tools.
Rapidkey Industries Says Machine Cuts 6-Pin Key in 4 Seconds
Now sold in six countries, the Rapidkey 7000 code cutting machine has a 7-inch colorful touch screen and according to the manufacturer is able to cut a 6-pin key in four seconds with precision accuracy of +/- .001”. Other features include: built-in automobile key codes for searching, self-calibration, ability to cut keys by code and duplicate, over 1,600 internal manufacturer setup key cards, no need to switch cutters, interface with popular code programs, accepts Silca/HPC/ITL card numbers, over 100 user intuitive interface screens, software updates using USB drive or Wi-Fi, and more. A video can be seen at www.rapidkeyindustries.com
Master Lock Adds LOTO Labels
Master Lock® Safety Solutions™ has added HF RFID/Barcode labels and Label Scan ID tags to its product lineup. The labels and tags can be combined with Field ID™ safety compliance software technology to automate equipment inspections and Lockout/Tagout procedures. In addition to providing quick identification and minimizing human error, the system can create an electronic audit trail. Tags are manufactured from the same durable material as Master Lock’s Guardian Extreme™ signs and tags. This ensures reliability with resistance to over 30 chemicals and is tested under rigorous conditions to ensure it can withstand harsh and extreme environments.
LSI Names New Instructors
Ellis Gibbs and Brandon Powell have joined the Lockmasters Security Institute team. Having been introduced to locksmithing in 1988 through Tom Gallian, Gibbs worked for the next nine years learning the safe and locksmith trade. He then started his own company in Smithfield N.C. as a safe technician and locksmith. In 1992 he received his XO-7 certification and began working on various military bases and became a factory certified instructor for Kaba-Mas X-O8, X-O9,and X-10 locks. Along with safes and locks, Gibbs also worked with access control and CCTV. He has been a member of the Safe and Vault Technician Association since 1998. Powell was first introduced to LSI through post 9-11 education benefits. Utilizing these new skills, he opened his own lock shop which currently serves southern Kentucky, specializing in lockouts, residential and commercial locking systems, safe work and restricted master keying. Powell has 10 years of physical and information security experience as well as a background of Contractor Special Security Officer and Facility Security Officer positions.
One Hand Jack Car Opening Method
The One Hand Jack method for opening a car utilizes the patented Access Tools One Hand Jack as a pry-bar to lift the door frame slightly away from the vehicle, allowing for easy insertion of the Air Jack without hammering a wedge tool or damaging delicate weather stripping or painted surfaces. The tool works on any size vehicle, creating the space needed to insert the Air Jack.
DHI Opens Spring School Registration
Registration is open for the 13 different one to five-day courses at the DHI 2014 Spring Technical School March 23-30 at DHI’s National Conference Center in Lansdowne, VA. Courses include Architectural Hardware and Applications, Door and Frame Applications, Takeoff and Estimating, Electrified Architectural Hardware, Introduction to Specification Writing, Installation Coordination and Project Management, Material Purchasing Concepts, Masterkeying, Detailing Hardware, AHC Exam Prep, Using Door and Frame Standards, Detailing Doors and Frames, and Electrified Hardware Applications and Documentation. Information: www.dhi.org/INDUSTRY/education/springschool.php
Our longtime friend and 20-year technical editor, Jake Jakubuwski, passed away on Tuesday, January 22nd following a brief illness.
Monetary gifts and cards in memory of Jake can be sent to Christie Jakubuwski, c/o The National Locksmith, 1533 Burgundy Pkwy., Streamwood, IL 60107. Gifts can also be sent via PayPal to Jake@PureJake.com
Many condolences have been posted on several industry sites, and a thread has also been started in our own Locksmith Forums as a tribute to Jake. It seems that almost everyone who ever met Jake had their own unique story about what they learned from this dear friend. We would like you to share those stories. We will be sure that all the kind words on our site are passed along to his beloved wife, Christie. We will pass along more information as it becomes available.
STI Protective Metal Cabinets
STI’s metal protective cabinets are offered in a variety of sizes to house significantly sized electronic devices with space to spare. They 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 with the option of a key or thumb lock and seven ½, ¾ inch conduit knockouts. 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. 800-888-4784 www.sti-usa.com.