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PDQ Launches Flat Goods Line

PDQ is launching a full line of flat goods, complementing its extensive portfolio of locks, exits, closers, electronic locks and hinges. Categories include flush bolts, surface bolts, coordinators, pulls, push plates, pull plates, door protection plates and general hardware. To support the launch, PDQ has created three new brochures and a supplemental price list. PDF files are posted on the company’s website, www.pdqlocks.com. Each provides a wide range of essential information for researching, specifying and ordering, including photos, drawings, dimensions, finishes, model numbers, mounting options, handing details, and more. .

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Kaba Acquires Advanced Diagnostics

Kaba Group has acquired Advanced Diagnostics Ltd. of Nuneaton (UK) and its related company Advanced Diagnostics USA Inc., based in Las Vegas. The companies specialize in developing programming equipment for the automotive industry. The equipment is used to program transponder-based replacement keys. .

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Kaba ADS Acquires Canadian Keyscan

Kaba ADS Americas has acquired Keyscan Inc., a Canadian manufacturer specializing in wired access control solutions. In addition to its traditional standalone and wireless systems, Kaba will now offer Keyscan's wired solutions, creating what Kaba says could be complete access control in virtually any commercial building. Since 1990, Keyscan products have been installed in more than 50,000 sites, with 10 million credentials and 65 million credential transactions processed daily throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. "The integration of Keyscan will provide Kaba with access to a large, established network of low-voltage wholesalers, system integrators and security dealers, which presents valuable growth opportunities,” states Michael Kincaid, Chief Operating Officer for Kaba ADS Americas.

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Secura Key Hires Hawkins, Buys Equipment

Ryan Hawkins has been named Director of Card Manufacturing for Secura Key. In this position, he will oversee scheduling, production, printing and encoding of access control, RFID and high volume card products. Most recently, Hawkins was owner/partner at Phoenix Card Services. Concurrent with the hiring of Hawkins, Secura Key has acquired a new line of high-volume card production equipment, including a state-of-the-art large-format laminator and two high-speed Class A die cutters. The acquisition complements Secura Key’s existing card production capabilities and allows Secura Key to provide quicker manufacturing turnarounds of high-volume custom-printed cards and keytags. This includes the manufacture of HF, UHF, Magstripe, barcode and multiple technologies, for applications such as loyalty, school, hospitality, library, membership and transportation.

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Sigmund To Handle LAB Business Development

Mike Sigmund has rejoined the sales and marketing staff of LAB Security Systems as Director of New Business Development. He will focus on growing the LAB brand globally by working with major security distribution entities outside the U.S. market. Another major focus will be to identify and introduce LAB as a source for production lock tumbler pins, packaged pins and pinning kits to lock manufacturers around the world. Sigmund has over 25 years experience in the security industry with manufacturers such as TESA, KABA and Alarm Lock, as well as nine previous years with LAB.

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Exit Stopper Now Has 4-Channel Voice Receiver

To help solve problems of unauthorized exits and entries of fire or emergency doors, and help stop theft as well, STI now offers the Wireless Exit Stopper with 4-Channel Voice Receiver (STI-V6400WIR4) in nine versions for indoor use. The multifunction alarm is excellent in helping increase workplace security. If the protected door is opened, the Exit Stopper emits an ear piercing alarm (95 or 105 dB) for 30 seconds, three minutes or continuously (as present by the user) and transmits a signal to the 4-Channel Voice Receiver. The voice receiver “speaks” ten tones/tunes and 53 words (in English or Spanish). Up to four tones/tunes or words can be programmed in sequence to identify door status (ex: rear door open, side door alert, emergency exit door open, etc.). The Exit Stopper polycarbonate housing is backed by a three year guarantee against breakage in normal use and one year on electro mechanical and electronic components. 800-888-4784, www.sti-usa.com.

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Secura Key Updates Card Ordering Guide

In an effort to give resellers a reference tool for all aspects of the card ordering process, Secura Key has updated its Card Ordering Guide. The guide includes available card types, instructions on choosing formats and various printing options for all technologies in the Secura Key catalog. Significant changes include the addition of Wiegand card ordering information making it easier to order for the legacy system, as well as changes to the custom printing procedures. This new card capabilities guide is available in PDF format on the Secura Key website, www. securakey.com, and clicking SUPPORT/SALES_SERVICE/Ordering_Guides. .

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NC Locksmiths Plan February Show

The North Carolina Locksmith’s Association will host its Regional Security Trade Show and classes Feb. 27-28 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Dr., Hickory, NC. Classes will be held Friday from 12:30 – 5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. The show will be on Saturday followed by free two-hour classes at 2:30 p.m. The event is the only locksmith trade show south of Washington, DC, drawing from North and South Carolilna, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Information: nclashow@msn.com; www.ncla.us. .

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PDQ Partners with ECKEY for Standalone Electronic Access

Working in partnership with ECKey, PDQ will introduce a new line of VIZpin-enabled standalone electronic door locks in the first quarter of 2015. ECKey is a market leader in smartphone access control systems and Bluetooth readers. Several of PDQ's most popular stand-alone electronic locks will be available in VIZpin-enabled models. Marketed under the Tellcard© brand, the VIZpin technology empowers a line extension off three existing platforms - EGT cylindrical lock, EMR mortise lock and E629 exit device trim. ECKey's Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) product enables the user to remotely send, revoke and monitor VIZpin electronic keys through a smartphone app or text message. The PDQ/Tellcard© solution eliminates most of the expense and administrative burden of traditional card/reader and keypad-based systems. It enables remote administration without the need for panels or complex IT networks - reducing installation costs by as much as 75 percent and adding new dimensions of convenience and security. "There are thousands of applications that demand an affordable, secure access-control solution with an audit trail. Our combined solution responds to that demand," said Bob Hasty, VP of sales and marketing at PDQ. "Using a Smartphone as the basis of credentialed access is the wave of the future." .

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Intermountain Schedules Five Expos

Five IML Security Expos are scheduled by Intermountain Lock & Security Supply for 2015. Each Expo will have two days of classes followed by a one-day trade show. The events will be held at the Chapparal Suites, Scottsdale, AZ Feb. 4-6,;Universal City Hilton, Universal City, CA March 12-14,;Sheraton Denver West and Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO, June 17-19; 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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Letter from the Editor

It is with heart felt sadness that I bring the announcement that our long time writer John Blankenship passed away last July. I met John several years ago at a trade show in Reno, Nevada which culminated into a 15 year relationship. I was looking for someone to write on motorcycles, which up to that point had been an arduous task. I was pretty much coming up empty handed. Finding that special person who not only has the knowledge and experience, but who could also teach and write on a particular topic is more challenging to find than one may think. John turned out to be an editor’s dream. When John sent us a packet of material for a book it was almost always perfect, needing very little correction or changes. That’s almost unheard of in the publishing world.
Over the course of the following years, John produced 7 books for The National Locksmith on the topic of motorcycle service, and provided more information on motorcycle service than there ever had been in the past. John, living in California at the time, retired a few years ago and moved to Hawaii where he spent the remainder of his life. John loved Hawaii and would have not wanted to be anywhere else.
When John retired, so did the series of books on motorcycles. At the time I hated to see him go, however, I was happy for him and cherished our relationship. John far surpassed my expectations as a writer and has left a legacy not only with us as a publishing company, but also on this trade that will last forever.
He is missed dearly, leaving an indelible mark on us all.
Peace be with you my friend, till we meet again.

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2-Day Lishi Academy Set at Midwest Keyless

A two-day Lishi Academy is scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the corporate offices of Midwest Keyless in Spring Grove, IL. The Academy will explore how the various Lishi automotive tools can be used by locksmiths to open virtually any vehicle on the road today. After picking the lock the tool can decode the key cylinder for proper key generation, negating the need for a key code or pulling locks. Spring Grove is in northern Illinois, approximately one hour from O’Hare Airport. More information is available by calling Midwest sales representatives at 866-545-7611.

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Olympus Lock Announces Non-Ferrous (Non-Magnetic) Cabinet Door and Drawer Locks For Medical MRI Applications

Olympus® Lock, Inc. announces the addition of an MRI line of cabinet door and drawer locks for use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) areas. The new MRI locks are available on either the N Series 100M and 200M locks or R Series 500M and 600M locks. Features include all non-magnetic materials and components and the same easy rekeyability as Olympus’ standard series locks. MRI locks are available in US26D finish and can be ordered on stock keyed alike, keyed different or custom keyed. Optional key-retaining function is also available. www.olympus-lock.com, 800-525-0954.

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Lockcraft announces new transponder key

Lockcraft is proud to announce the new GM 5913736 Transponder Key. This key is part of the GM ignition switch recall from 2014. For more information on this key and the cylinder and ignition switches please visit http://www.lockcraftproducts.com/Keys/gm-5913736-transponder-key.html

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Arrow Intros Key Rotation Indicator Rose

Arrow’s new Key Rotation Indicator Rose for use on the QL97 series classroom intruder lockset is a standalone component that retrofits on to the QL97 lockset. The QL is a BHMA Grade 1 certified freewheeling lever lock. With a two-screw install, the QL lockset allows for quick installation and can retrofit any existing door. The QL is available in an array of finishes and functions, including the 97 “Classroom Intruder” function. The 97 Function uses a key to lock and unlock the door from the inside of a classroom. In an emergency situation, it allows the teacher to use their key to lock the outside lever from inside the classroom thereby preventing unauthorized entry. Because it requires a key, it prevents the students from accidentally locking the teacher out of the classroom. The inside lever is always free for emergency egress. The new Key Rotation Indicator Rose provides direction to which way to turn the key to lock the door in an emergency situation. The Indicator shows teachers that doors are locked. www.arrowlock.com.

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Kaba ADS Acquires Canadian Keyscan

Kaba ADS Americas has acquired Keyscan Inc., a Canadian manufacturer specializing in wired access control solutions. In addition to its traditional standalone and wireless systems, Kaba will now offer Keyscan's wired solutions, creating what Kaba says could be complete access control in virtually any commercial building. Since 1990, Keyscan products have been installed in more than 50,000 sites, with 10 million credentials and 65 million credential transactions processed daily throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. "The integration of Keyscan will provide Kaba with access to a large, established network of low-voltage wholesalers, system integrators and security dealers, which presents valuable growth opportunities,” states Michael Kincaid, Chief Operating Officer for Kaba ADS Americas.

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Secura Key Hires Hawkins, Buys Equipment

Ryan Hawkins has been named Director of Card Manufacturing for Secura Key. In this position, he will oversee scheduling, production, printing and encoding of access control, RFID and high volume card products. Most recently, Hawkins was owner/partner at Phoenix Card Services. Concurrent with the hiring of Hawkins, Secura Key has acquired a new line of high-volume card production equipment, including a state-of-the-art large-format laminator and two high-speed Class A die cutters. The acquisition complements Secura Key’s existing card production capabilities and allows Secura Key to provide quicker manufacturing turnarounds of high-volume custom-printed cards and keytags. This includes the manufacture of HF, UHF, Magstripe, barcode and multiple technologies, for applications such as loyalty, school, hospitality, library, membership and transportation.

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Sigmund To Handle LAB Business Development

Mike Sigmund has rejoined the sales and marketing staff of LAB Security Systems as Director of New Business Development. He will focus on growing the LAB brand globally by working with major security distribution entities outside the U.S. market. Another major focus will be to identify and introduce LAB as a source for production lock tumbler pins, packaged pins and pinning kits to lock manufacturers around the world. Sigmund has over 25 years experience in the security industry with manufacturers such as TESA, KABA and Alarm Lock, as well as nine previous years with LAB.

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Exit Stopper Now Has 4-Channel Voice Receiver

To help solve problems of unauthorized exits and entries of fire or emergency doors, and help stop theft as well, STI now offers the Wireless Exit Stopper with 4-Channel Voice Receiver (STI-V6400WIR4) in nine versions for indoor use. The multifunction alarm is excellent in helping increase workplace security. If the protected door is opened, the Exit Stopper emits an ear piercing alarm (95 or 105 dB) for 30 seconds, three minutes or continuously (as present by the user) and transmits a signal to the 4-Channel Voice Receiver. The voice receiver “speaks” ten tones/tunes and 53 words (in English or Spanish). Up to four tones/tunes or words can be programmed in sequence to identify door status (ex: rear door open, side door alert, emergency exit door open, etc.). The Exit Stopper polycarbonate housing is backed by a three year guarantee against breakage in normal use and one year on electro mechanical and electronic components. 800-888-4784, www.sti-usa.com.

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Secura Key Updates Card Ordering Guide

In an effort to give resellers a reference tool for all aspects of the card ordering process, Secura Key has updated its Card Ordering Guide. The guide includes available card types, instructions on choosing formats and various printing options for all technologies in the Secura Key catalog. Significant changes include the addition of Wiegand card ordering information making it easier to order for the legacy system, as well as changes to the custom printing procedures. This new card capabilities guide is available in PDF format on the Secura Key website, www. securakey.com, and clicking SUPPORT/SALES_SERVICE/Ordering_Guides. .

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NC Locksmiths Plan February Show

The North Carolina Locksmith’s Association will host its Regional Security Trade Show and classes Feb. 27-28 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Dr., Hickory, NC. Classes will be held Friday from 12:30 – 5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. The show will be on Saturday followed by free two-hour classes at 2:30 p.m. The event is the only locksmith trade show south of Washington, DC, drawing from North and South Carolilna, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Information: nclashow@msn.com; www.ncla.us. .

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PDQ Partners with ECKEY for Standalone Electronic Access

Working in partnership with ECKey, PDQ will introduce a new line of VIZpin-enabled standalone electronic door locks in the first quarter of 2015. ECKey is a market leader in smartphone access control systems and Bluetooth readers. Several of PDQ's most popular stand-alone electronic locks will be available in VIZpin-enabled models. Marketed under the Tellcard© brand, the VIZpin technology empowers a line extension off three existing platforms - EGT cylindrical lock, EMR mortise lock and E629 exit device trim. ECKey's Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) product enables the user to remotely send, revoke and monitor VIZpin electronic keys through a smartphone app or text message. The PDQ/Tellcard© solution eliminates most of the expense and administrative burden of traditional card/reader and keypad-based systems. It enables remote administration without the need for panels or complex IT networks - reducing installation costs by as much as 75 percent and adding new dimensions of convenience and security. "There are thousands of applications that demand an affordable, secure access-control solution with an audit trail. Our combined solution responds to that demand," said Bob Hasty, VP of sales and marketing at PDQ. "Using a Smartphone as the basis of credentialed access is the wave of the future." .

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Intermountain Schedules Five Expos

Five IML Security Expos are scheduled by Intermountain Lock & Security Supply for 2015. Each Expo will have two days of classes followed by a one-day trade show. The events will be held at the Chapparal Suites, Scottsdale, AZ Feb. 4-6,;Universal City Hilton, Universal City, CA March 12-14,;Sheraton Denver West and Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO, June 17-19; 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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Letter from the Editor

It is with heart felt sadness that I bring the announcement that our long time writer John Blankenship passed away last July. I met John several years ago at a trade show in Reno, Nevada which culminated into a 15 year relationship. I was looking for someone to write on motorcycles, which up to that point had been an arduous task. I was pretty much coming up empty handed. Finding that special person who not only has the knowledge and experience, but who could also teach and write on a particular topic is more challenging to find than one may think. John turned out to be an editor’s dream. When John sent us a packet of material for a book it was almost always perfect, needing very little correction or changes. That’s almost unheard of in the publishing world.
Over the course of the following years, John produced 7 books for The National Locksmith on the topic of motorcycle service, and provided more information on motorcycle service than there ever had been in the past. John, living in California at the time, retired a few years ago and moved to Hawaii where he spent the remainder of his life. John loved Hawaii and would have not wanted to be anywhere else.
When John retired, so did the series of books on motorcycles. At the time I hated to see him go, however, I was happy for him and cherished our relationship. John far surpassed my expectations as a writer and has left a legacy not only with us as a publishing company, but also on this trade that will last forever.
He is missed dearly, leaving an indelible mark on us all.
Peace be with you my friend, till we meet again.

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2-Day Lishi Academy Set at Midwest Keyless

A two-day Lishi Academy is scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the corporate offices of Midwest Keyless in Spring Grove, IL. The Academy will explore how the various Lishi automotive tools can be used by locksmiths to open virtually any vehicle on the road today. After picking the lock the tool can decode the key cylinder for proper key generation, negating the need for a key code or pulling locks. Spring Grove is in northern Illinois, approximately one hour from O’Hare Airport. More information is available by calling Midwest sales representatives at 866-545-7611.

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Olympus Lock Announces Non-Ferrous (Non-Magnetic) Cabinet Door and Drawer Locks For Medical MRI Applications

Olympus® Lock, Inc. announces the addition of an MRI line of cabinet door and drawer locks for use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) areas. The new MRI locks are available on either the N Series 100M and 200M locks or R Series 500M and 600M locks. Features include all non-magnetic materials and components and the same easy rekeyability as Olympus’ standard series locks. MRI locks are available in US26D finish and can be ordered on stock keyed alike, keyed different or custom keyed. Optional key-retaining function is also available. www.olympus-lock.com, 800-525-0954.

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Lockcraft announces new transponder key

Lockcraft is proud to announce the new GM 5913736 Transponder Key. This key is part of the GM ignition switch recall from 2014. For more information on this key and the cylinder and ignition switches please visit http://www.lockcraftproducts.com/Keys/gm-5913736-transponder-key.html

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Arrow Intros Key Rotation Indicator Rose

Arrow’s new Key Rotation Indicator Rose for use on the QL97 series classroom intruder lockset is a standalone component that retrofits on to the QL97 lockset. The QL is a BHMA Grade 1 certified freewheeling lever lock. With a two-screw install, the QL lockset allows for quick installation and can retrofit any existing door. The QL is available in an array of finishes and functions, including the 97 “Classroom Intruder” function. The 97 Function uses a key to lock and unlock the door from the inside of a classroom. In an emergency situation, it allows the teacher to use their key to lock the outside lever from inside the classroom thereby preventing unauthorized entry. Because it requires a key, it prevents the students from accidentally locking the teacher out of the classroom. The inside lever is always free for emergency egress. The new Key Rotation Indicator Rose provides direction to which way to turn the key to lock the door in an emergency situation. The Indicator shows teachers that doors are locked. www.arrowlock.com.

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