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Bopper Stopper Protects Electrical Units
The Bopper Stopper hinged cover with adapter plate from STI is designed to take hard knocks while protecting smaller electrtical units and provides a solid back for surface mount applications. Both the cover, adapter plate and its hinges are molded of super tough clear polycarbonate material. Backed by a three year guarantee against beakage in normal use, the Bopper Stopper comes complete with installation screws and gasket. www.sti-usa.com.
Southern Lock Schedules Expos
Southern Lock’s 2016 Expos are set for March 17 in Largo, FL; April 20 in Pompano Beach, FL; May 25 in Charlotte, NC; and June 29 in Atlanta. Registration is not necessary and there are no costs to attend. Southern Lock’s newsletter will announce prizes and mini classes. To sign up for the newsletter or find more information about the expos, email Sladelfa@southernlock.com, or visit the website, http://bit.ly/1SnqpoW
Mul-T-Lock To Present at ILAGLC
An overview of Mul-T-Lock’s cylinders and keys, the Smartair electronic locking system and the ENTR smartphone enabled lock will be presented by Tom Giovanni at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Institutional Locksmiths’ Association Great Lakes Chapter. The meeting, along with food and beverage provided by Mul-T-Lock, will be at the Carpenter Training Center, 1256 Estes Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL. Food is at 6:30 and the presentation is at 7, followed by the chapter meeting. www.ilaglc.org, (708) 289-1023.
Ilco Intros Remote Opener
The Ilco EZ-4U universal residential remote can open up to four different doors and/or gates. The compact unit, which measures 1.375 inches by 2.375 inches, can replace many larger remotes, and is compatible with popular brands including Sears, Craftsman, Chamberlain, Genie, Linear, Liftmaster and Overhead Door. Programming can be done with the head to head add on procedure, eliminating the need to open the case or set or re-set dip switches. The remote can be clipped to a vehicle’s visor or added to a key ring using the provided lanyard. The unit is clamshell packaged and a counter display is available. www.ilco.us.
Registration Open for Pure Auto
Registration is open for the first of three 2016 Pure Auto automotive locksmith training sessions at Lockmasters Security Institute. Instructed by Charles Fuller, Jeff Cooper, David Taylor and Randy Mize, the first session is scheduled April 18-22, with others set 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.
Mayflower Takes On DORMA Glass Hardware
Mayflower is now a stocking distributor for DORMA’s glass door hardware line, including DORMOTION cushioned manual sliding door systems, DRS rail system, DORMA headers and DRI-fit glazing system, patch fittings and inserts, the complete AGILE150 system and BTS/RTS concealed closers. Mayflower is already a stocking distributor of DORMA’s other architectural hardware lines www.mfsales.com.
Omnia Names New President
Alexander (Alex) Comini has been named president of Omnia Industries, succeeding Alberto Comini, who founded the company in 1964. Alberto Comini continues as chairman. Earning a degree in industrial arts, Alex Comini is a graduate of Keene State Colege in New Hampshire and spent several years in advertising before joining Omnia 23 years ago. He has designed and been responsible for the manufacturing and promoting of a number of product lines, including Prodigy, Ultima, Classico and Traditions. He has been instrumental in supervising the selection and production of hardware specified for high profile buildings in New York, Miami, Chicago and Macau. Omnia crafts solid brass and stainless steel latchsets, mortise entry locksets, deadbolt locksets, narrow backset mortise locks and multipoint trim in over 90 knob and lever designs. The company also offers a wide range of decorative cabinet hardware, solid brass hinges and architectural hardware.
Flake Publishes Catalogs, Announces March Show
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. Many of the products featured in both catalogs will be seen at the distributor’s annual customer trade show, March 17-19 in Houston. More information about the catalogs, discounts for online ordering, same-day shipping and online registration for the trade show are on the company’s website, www.hlflake.com.
Little Black Box Services Safe Locks Without Drilling
The Little Black Box (LBB) from Lockmasters recovers, resets and opens electronic safe locks in 15 minutes with no damage to the safe or lock. The exclusive safecracking tool eliminates the need to drill the most popular brands of electronic safe locks due to a malfunction or lost combination. The LBB connects to the locks through the existing keypad or keypad cable. Once connected it immediately begins the process of opening and resetting the lock with no damage to the safe or the lock itself. The reset procedure removes any existing codes and replaces them with a new working code on LaGard. On S&G the reset procedure removes and resets the manager code and displays MRC code if present. It unlocks LaGard locks manufactured prior to January 1, 2014, including the LG Basic, 33E, SafeGard 3600 & 3650 and LGCombo. It also opens S&G 6120 locks manufactured after January 2000. The LBB kit includes the LBB Decoder, LaGard module, S&G module, battery pack, eight “AA” batteries, magnets for the tool and battery pack, instructions and heavy duty carrying case. The LBB has a one year limited manufacturer warranty
Just Cars Registration Now Open
Registration is open and scholarship applications are now available for Just Cars 2016, which will be held at the Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando, April 29-30. Now in its 13th year, the event specializes in the latest in automotive locksmithing. It features education in every exhibitor’s booth as well as various education stations and on-floor classrooms. A new event this year is the EEPROM Roundtable, where locksmiths can learn the latest about this vital computer technology and servicing techniques.
Education stations on the floor will show locksmiths how to repair, identify and make motorcycle keys, how to repair instead of replace broken ignition systems, how to get chips out of keys and then read and clone them, how to repair damaged or failed GM instrument clusters with stepper motor failure, how to repair dead clusters, and how to impression Tibbe and other keys.
Classrooms on the show floor will include an introduction to transponders and marketing, and an introduction to high security keys.
Among the industry experts teaching at Just Cars in Orlando will be Chris Arend, Greg Brandt, Jim Broadhurst, Jason Franks, Derek Hooker, Jason Jaudon, Ben Turner and Steve Young.
The Just Cars scholarship is available to any spouse, son, daughter, or grandchild of any locksmith who has attended the current expo or either of the two prior expos. The scholarship is also available to any member in good standing of the KeyPro.com web forum. All applications need to be date stamped 30 days prior to the upcoming Just Cars Auto Expo and sent to the board secretary.
More information about Just Cars 2016 and the scholarship are available on the organization’s website, www.justcars.us.
Mul-T-Lock Launches ENTR Website
Mul-T-Lock® has launced a website for its digital, keyless locking system for the residential and small business market, ENTRlock.com. The website is designed to help consumers understand how they can transform their homes into smart ones, starting with their locking systems. It provides clear and visual guidance about ENTR’s features, how it used, where to find a local dealer and intuitive technical support. ENTR is a key-free smart locking solution where users can select how they operate it – smart phone app, personal code, fingerprint, or remote fob – whatever works best or a combination of all. The website allows customers to access product information and videos and then share it all across all major social networking sites.
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.
Connected Security Expo Debuts at ISC
A new security event where industry professionals will experience physical security from an IT security lens will be unveiled at ISC West April 6-8, 2016 in Las Vegas.
Sponsored by the Security Industry Association, Connected Security Expo @ ISC West will be a conference led event which will be co-located with the ISC West show. It will explore the evolving role of chief information security officers as they continue to develop both a physical and logical security viewpoint. www.iscwest.com.
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.