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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 ˝-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

Click here to sign up for your 1 year Complementary subscription to The Institutional Locksmith Magazine digital edition. When you sign up for The Institutional Locksmith Magazine digital edition we will also send you a link to download the 2003 – 2014 Digital archives.

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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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SOPL Partners with Group to Verify Legitimate Locksmiths

In an effort to verify physical locations of locksmiths, the Society of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL) has launched a merchant verification compliance program in conjunction with Pro Compliance Inc. of San Diego County, CA. The intent is to provide document inspections pertaining to the legitimacy of the business. According to SOPL, locksmiths who participate in the process become a verified merchant which distinguishes them from unscrupulous scammers. The association further says consumers will know that a locksmith in compliance is fully screened and has a business address confirmed to be legitimate. Physical business inspections by third party insured Pro Complaint inspectors will include but not be limited to various aspects of business verifications such as photographs of the business and owner in front of business or service vehicle, as well as visual inspections of business documents. Continued monitoring of the locksmiths insurance certificate will also be provided, to ensure their insurance remains in full force. “ This valuable tool is now a standard operating procedure which not only assists the locksmith, it will increase consumer confidence for the industry,” said Terri Lee, president and CEO of Pro Compliance. The SOPL says this is an industry unification program for all locksmiths, not just members of the SOPL. “This initiative exemplifies self regulation,” said Tom Lynch, founder of the SOPL. “We are inviting everyone to participate regardless of affiliations. It provides evidence that a business has a legitimate establishment at the provided address whether it is a retail space or a home based mobile operator,” he added. www.SOPL.us

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Registration Open for Pure Auto

Registration is open for 2016 Pure Auto automotive locksmith training sessions at Lockmasters Security Institute. Instructed by Charles Fuller, Jeff Cooper, David Taylor and Randy Mize, the sessions are scheduled for July 11-15 and 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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SmartCode Is Compatible With Legrand Intuity

Kwikset’s SmartCode deadbolt locks are now compatible with Legrand’s Intuity home automation platform, part of the On-Q line. Intuity brings together a wide array of stand-alone home technologies and devices into a unified ecosystem that provides simple home control of lighting, security, temperature, multi-room audio and more. www.kwikset.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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