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December 31, 2013

More On Bilock

More and more demand for simpler control of key systems is increasingly leading people to the intelligent purchase of our Bilock product line.
The Australian designed Bilock Extreme Security locking system.
Now manufactured under license in the United States, this competitively priced product CANNOT be picked or bumped.
The unique key design is available in your choice of almost 9000 color combinations.
The key system can be used in almost all existing lock hardware products in the market.

New Generation BiLock offers the security concious an innovative new look, twin bladed key which operates a 12-pin program of tumbler pins, six on either side. These pins, in turn, activate two side-bars to provide the end user with up to 16.7 million possible lock combinations. In addition to a space age moving element within the key an extraordinarily shaped, horizontally positioned security rod has been built into the cylinder core to activate the 13th locking dimension. Without the moving element, this 13th dimension cannot be activated, this adds yet another feature to BiLock's already exceptional level of security.




BiLock is the only one that is bump and virtually pick proof.

Rekey your own locks when you lose a key.
Rekey your own locks when you fire an employee.
Rekey your own locks on the spot.
Send the old cores back for rekeying and use again

Front Door, Back Door, Cabinets, Cages, Drawers, Showcases

Masterkey all of your stores with BiLock
     Employee Key - front door only
     Manager Key - entire store
     District Manager - territory stores
     Regional Manager - all stores in the state
     Corporate -  every lock in the chain


Bilock also provides a unique construction keying option, enabling construction facilitators 
and project managers to easily manage and secure properties during the different and separate stages of a construction project.

Clearly identifiable keyway inserts matching to respective colored key heads, can allow for secure access to particular trades at particular times. This means that a project requiring electricians access only could, say, be colored RED. Only RED keys will work the required access doors to the project. When the electricians part of the project is completed, the project manager can simply swap out cores themselves to, say, BLUE cores allowing access by plumbers. All others besides the plumbers and project manager are locked out until completion of their works. When the plumbers work is completed, the project manager can then use their core removal keys to swap cores to GREEN cores, say, for allowing access to finish carpenters.

All the while maintaining complete and total access control to the project, using conventional mechanical locking products. This directly reduces costs during the construction phase of your project and protects all parties from potential losses arising from unauthorised access.

Project managers can then re-use the color coded cores and keys on other projects and if they continue to use the same sources of tradespeople, can easily manage their other projects by knowing which stage each project is at, by the color of the keyhole and reducing costs by not constantly requiring to hand out new keys for future projects. 


Bilock Pinner App Now Available On Google Play Store

Tony Steward is a very talented colleague from Australia. A master locksmith in his own right, Tony is well respected among his peers as an innovator and technical wizard in the locksmith field.

I recently downloaded his newest application for my Android device that helps to design and create simple Bilock key systems. The app is simply designed, easy to use and explains the loadings for each core.

Any Bilock dealer in the world will instantly recognize the value in this simple to use application available in the source below.

December 3, 2013

Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock - New Stock Just Arrived (be quick)

Our extremely popular Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock is now in stock again.

This is the fastest selling product in our inventory. We have difficulty maintaining stock levels because it is proving so popular.

Today (Tuesday, December 3, 2013), we just received our next shipment of inventory, which we now make available.

Because this product sells very quickly, we suggest that you get your order in NOW to receive your product before Christmas.

We will hopefully receive our next shipment before Christmas, but if not, new inventory will not be available until after the manufacturer returns from it's end of year shut down (likely mid to late January)

In our January order, we are expecting both the 7400 and 7410 product as well. The 7400 is the privacy (bathroom) version, the 7410 is the passage latching version, the 7450 is the passage version.. We will probably only be purchasing these versions in the Satin Pearl (nickel) finish.

Thanks for your patience.

The link to purchase is in the source below.

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November 24, 2013

Hooply Handle Lock HL-5628-SN

The Hooply Handle Lock series is a very interesting, functional, secure and modern looking door lock, that might suit the taste of discerning home owners.

Hooply products are seen widely in hurricane and weather affected regions of the world.

Competitively priced security that looks sensational.

More Hooply products to come...stay tuned!

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October 27, 2013

Cyble - Bicycle Stand Security Product

Cyble is an innovative concept designed by Subinay Malhotra, a engineer and designer of modern, aesthetically pleasing and functional product ideas.

As you can see in the pictures, this unique product is especially designed to offer bicycle security and storage while minimising its space footprint.

You simply insert the front wheel of your bicycle into the receiver, lock the wheel in place with your personalized key, activate a keyswitch with the same key  to raise the bicycle above the height of potential thieves and out of the way of pedestrians.

This unique concept is a novel approach to protecting bicycles while at the same time, making better use of space.

(See more pictures after the jump)

October 16, 2013

More and More Satisfied Bilock customers

More and more demand for simpler control of key systems is increasingly leading people to the intelligent purchase of our Bilock product line.
The Australian designed Bilock Extreme Security locking system.
Manufactured under license in the United States, this competitively priced product is virtually pick proof and completely or bump proof.
Using 21 different colored key heads, consisting of 3 parts, the unique key design is available in your choice of almost 9000 colored key head combinations.
The key system can be used in many existing lock hardware brands in the market, by retro-fitting the cylinders in place. This generally means that no new hardware need be purchased, a cost saving.

New Generation BiLock offers the security concious an innovative new look, twin bladed key which operates a 12-pin program of tumbler pins, six on either side. These pins, in turn, activate two side-bars to provide the end user with up to 16.7 million possible lock combinations. In addition to a space age moving element within the key an extraordinarily shaped, horizontally positioned security rod has been built into the cylinder core to activate the 13th locking dimension. Without the moving element, this 13th dimension cannot be activated, this adds yet another feature to BiLock's already exceptional level of security.




Bilock's OEM range, includes cam locks, cupboard locks and specialty hardware in many lengths and varieties.

October 2, 2013

Kwikset Kevo - Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt

Kwikset are soon to release (October 31st, 2013) a new version of their electronic deadbolt entry system.

Called Kevo, this new product is especially designed with an included Bluetooth transceiver, enabling hands free and wireless key-free access control to residences.

In keeping with other modern electronic deadbolt systems, Kwikset have chosen to include their patented Smartkey technology cylinders into the key portion of the lock.

It is quite well understood across the locksmith and residential security products markets that the Kwikset Smartkey products have some inherent faults that render the security of their products, ineffective. We have mentioned in this blog before and repeatedly about some of these faults and issues. We receive a significant and increasing number of hits to this site about Kwikset Smartkey Problems. Recently an issue has surfaced that allows the locks to be bypassed with absolutely no visible damage to the mechanism, without picking or bumping the locks.

We include a video of this new product after the jump...

September 30, 2013

We're Back

We arrive back today with a truckload of Serrature Meroni Nova style passage, privacy and entrance sets in all the available colors. We also received roses, latches, strike plates etc in different lengths and colors. We also received a quantity of keyblanks. In the boxes are also some glass door hardware designed to work with Meroni products.

We will attempt to sort and package the new inventory into our warehouse and enter into our system.
We will soon be having a sale special on these products. the items are all brand new, in original packaging.

While interstate, we successfully communicated with some customers and a potential supply source of Meroni products for the eastern sea board.

We are in the process of constructing new display boards to showcase the Meroni products and expect to make them viewable in a matter of weeks.

Stay tuned for more on Meroni!

September 24, 2013

Lockwood 7410 Pocket Door Passage Set With Latching Option - Update

 
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Lockwood just released a new version of the Pocket Door Passage Lock in the 74 series of pocket door locks.

There has been justified demand for a version of the passage function to include a latching passage function, where you can have a turn button on both inside and outside that operates a latch to hold a passage door in the closed position.
The Lockwood 7410 Passage Latching Pocket Door Lock is now available in North America too.

$105.00 plus shipping (last button on page in source)


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Hidden Special - Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock Special Limited Time Sale

Our Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock is one of our best sellers.

We are now offering a hidden special price on this product.

Embedded somewhere in this blog is a special discounted price for this product.

Find it and receive a $30+ discount on the regular purchase price (including shipping to the lower 48).

September 23, 2013

iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner Hacked - Faith In Biometric Fingerprint Control Begins To Decline

Apple's new iPhone 5S has only been out a few days now, but already some enterprizing German hackers have discovered a flaw with the biometric fingerprint access control function.
(The video after the jump shows how the hack works. )

It is no secret that I have mentioned reasonably often in the recent past about the limitations of fingerprint biometrics.

A few years ago, I was offering (what I thought was) a brilliant product that used a fingerprint scanner as the access control solution. It turns out that I couldnt have been more wrong. I discovered, through significant trial and error that biometric fingerprint scanners are faulty by design.

I think that one of the reasons that fingerprint identification became the rage, a few years ago, was because law enforcement and investigation services have been using the technology for many years to assist with forensic investigations. While it has proved to greatly assist investigators with identifying suspects, the technology must have been misinterpreted when someone thought they could use the technology as an access control solution.

After selling numerous fingerprint scanner products to concerned customers, I was disappointed to discover that most of the products available incurred serious sensitivity issues. Specifically, that people over aged 55 had enormous difficulty operating the devices unless the scanner sensitivity was turned down to zero. This directly reduced the perceived security of the devices. But that was not the only problem...

September 16, 2013

Perko Power™ - By Samuel Heath A Beautiful Concealed Adjustable Power Door Closer

The Perko-Power™ R-102 Concealed Adjustable control door closer is, in my opinion, one of the finest examples of the perfect product of it's kind.

What a sensational idea! many people really appreciate the benefits of a door closer, especially being able to close a door automatically, but most current products on the market are either surface mounted and bulky and darned ugly or are partially concealed into the top of the door or frame with an arm that extends when the door is opened.

Samuel Heath have produced a fabulous product that completely conceals an adjustable power door closer with latching action into the frame side of a door embedded into the hinge side that is 100% hidden from view.

This fabulous product should be widely sought after by building companies and door builders who seek to provide their clients with the finest products that minimize exposure, protect patrons/users while providing maintenance free conditions.

A great many visitors to this site, regularly search for the the keyword phrase "How To Repair Door Closers". This product is especially designed to enable a door to have the ability to close without the unsightly regard of ugly surface mountings.

I highly recommend this product to people seeking to improve the ambience of their doors while still enjoyng the ability to close and secure their door.

It is designed for wood or metal applications.

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September 4, 2013

David-Link Systems - Biometric Access Control Solutions Simplified

David-Link are a southern California based company specializing in biometric access control and time clock/employee attendance products and services.

They offer unique branded super-high quality fingerprint readers and facial recognition devices, like the one pictured here. This particular model also doubles as an intercom system, so it's a perfect modern solution for high trafficked environments that may require increased security levels.

David-Link, established in 2008 are building a reputation for providing cost effective high quality products that dramatically improve business control systems, reduce costs and provide timely and accurate reporting.

Not only biometric fingerprint time and attendance systems, facial recognition devices, they also introduced a line of biometric safes that are superbly manufactured and competitively priced. They also provide older style time clock systems with employee punch cards. Also among their product line are laminators, designed for office environments. Laminators are often used for making employee identification badges and signs.

There are many options available in todays market and separating the wheat from the chaff can be a daunting task. With David-Link at the cutting edge of modern, sophisticated technology, combining with their experience in the time clocks of yesteryear, their especially trained and qualified technicians provide timely support and installations across America.

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September 1, 2013

Face ID - The Future Of Access Control Has Started.

In December 2009, we wrote an article about this fabulous product and it's infancy in the world of access control.

We are very pleased to see it has survived and entered it's teenage years.

Hanvon are the brains behind this superbly designed and engineered product aimed at hospitals, research labs, banks and large employers to handle time and access identification of employees.

Simple to use, convenient, anti-bacterial, protective and above all else accurate, this product has and will continue to improve our access.

The video after the jump gives a small glimpse of how this product works...

August 26, 2013

Armored Nut Shells - Personal Protection Armor For Professional Athletes And Military/Police Personnel

Military and Law Enforcement providers as well as professional athletes, especially UFC (Ultimate Fight Club) participants, are raving about this exceptionally designed and produced Missouri made product.

Armorednutshellz.com is the brainchild of talented engineer and former marine, Jeremiah Raber.

Exposure to car racing engineers, enabled Raber to discover the benefits of the well known bullet resistant product called Kevlar.

Not being altogether thrilled with just another Kevlar product, Raber spent countless hours researching and testing other fabrics and fibers, before settling on a superb combination including Kevlar and Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE).

The product he designed has proven to be one of the finest armored protection devices available today. Sportspeople, including soccer players, cricketers, hockey players, baseball players, even professional American footballers and participants in MMA (mixed martial arts) are seeing the benefits of this expertly designed and produced armored protection product that protects the groin region from damage.

Raber produces the product himself in a especially designed workshop using the finest materials.

Personal and physical security products are what this site aims to bring attention to. This is an example of a personal security product that not only can save your balls, but potentially save your life too and hence deserves placement in this blog.

Check out Armored Nut Shellz in the source below.

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August 24, 2013

Smartspray DNA Helps Law Enforcement To Pinpoint Perps - Now In The USA

In July last year, we wrote an article about Chain Reaction DNA, a product that has been adopted by security personell in the USA under the guise of Smartspray DNA that enables the spray solution to "infect" a would be assailant or criminal and mark them with an invisible solution that shows up under ultra violet light.

It is being used in some parts of the USA right now and the video (after the jump) shows a recent news article about how effective it is becoming.

The product is applied via a spay canister located in a vehicle, purposely set up by Florida police to catch a thief, who was targeting vehicles in their district.

August 22, 2013

Skydas - Unparalleled Burglary Resistant Entrances

Skydas are a Lithuanian company that specialize in super strong virtually impregnable entry systems.

Especially designed and built using state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Vilnius, Lithuania, Skydas began in 1999 with just 5 employees.

In the video (after the jump) below, they show attempts to bust open a door and just how strong this product is.


Specifically a high security door manufacturing company, they now have over 100 employees and sales offices in over 20 European countries. As the video shows, the doors and entrances are built to withstand some of the toughest and most determined destructive entry methods.

Skydas also produce some incredibly aesthetically pleasing doors and entrance-ways. But they do not just limit themselves to doors. They also include smash/bullet resistant glass as well.

August 20, 2013

Price Rise Season Is Again Upon Us

Some of our product manufacturers are increasing their prices at this time as we see Lockwood increase their cost price by 10%.

This means that our wildly popular Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock is likely to increase next month.

We are trying to absorb this rise thanks to a stronger $US and will let you know if situations require us to increase the cost. We apologize for any inconvenience.

(you will notice if you do a search online, across multiple search engines that the price advertized for the same product is around $AU45.00 + shipping. That price does not include international shipping and customs duties. We endeavor to get the best possible price from our international freight forwarders, hence why it looks like it is 3 times the cost in North America)

Couchvault - A Gun Safe With A Difference

The patent pending Couchbunker system manufactured by a leading Texan based manufacturer Heracles Manufacturing Corporation is a sensational and aesthetically pleasing modern alternative to gun safes.

Essentially it is a high quality safe/vault built into a couch/sofa base.

The difference between a regular gun safe and this sensational new product is the expertly designed and protected seat cushions that are especially designed to be used as personal shielding, in the event of nefarious attack.

The safe is expertly packed into a couch, the size of half a queen sized bed. It is 78" long, x 29.5" wide x 14" deep. It is lined with a 2 hour firewall protecting the contents from fire. The use of 2 high security key operated locks that are keyed alike offer significant pick resistance and key duplication resistant key control.

The perfect addition to the hunting lodge or school or office environment, this appealing sofa/couch is expressly designed to offer aesthetic pleasing decor combined with a state of the art gun safe that can house up to 30 rifles and other valuables requiring protection.

Visit the company website in the source below, for pricing details and ordering and watch the embedded video of the cushions resisting a .44 magnum gun attack at close range.

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August 16, 2013

Invisible Door Stop - Simple, Effective And Made In America

The Invisible Door Stop is a sensational idea that I'm really surprised has taken this long to come about. Invented by a forward thinking gentleman, Jeffrey Karcher, it is a patent pending product that will definitely improve the door, hardware and home improvement industries.

It is essentially a product that installs to your existing hinge. It is purposely designed to limit the opening of your door. It is made from a strong polymer that is tested to withstand heat and strength tests. When your door is closed the product is invisible.

No more door stops fitted to the skirting board or connected to the base of the door. No more hinge stoppers marking the door or frame.

View the video after the jump for installation instructions.

August 8, 2013

Kwikset Smartkey - More Problems

Kwikset Smartkey Problems is one of the leading search engine keywords that brings people to this site.

Many people get to this page and leave a comment or read other pages within.

Mark Tobias and his team of researchers just released an updated story (see Source below) about a new hack that renders the security of almost any Kwikset, Baldwin or Weiser lock system, that essentially use the Smartkey platform, easily defeated with virtually no damage.

I am not sure how long the video will be active, but if you are a Kwikset Smartkey owner or are contemplating buying one, you really need to be made aware of this products shortcomings.

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August 5, 2013

Schlage Primus and Similar High Security Key Profiles Beaten By 3D Printing

Schlage, one of this countries most well known hardware and lock manufacturers and creator of the High Security Primus key systems must be reeling from news released yesterday that a team of MIT researchers have written a simple program to decipher a Primus (and similar types) key from a photograph and send the information to a 3D printer to enable duplication of these once-thought of restricted key systems. (see the source below)

The Schlage Primus key system, once thought by locksmiths across the country to be non-duplicatable, and also identified a couple of years ago as NOT Bump Resistant, faces one of the biggest threats to it's platform with the public release of this breaking news story.

In many states across the country, Schlage convinced locksmith companies to take on their own outright keyways and dealer codes, to corner their own market preventing duplication of keys by hardware stores, cookie key cutters, shoe repairers and gas stations. Little did we know that Schlage were simply sharing key profiles across state, sometimes county lines and in some cicumstances sharing side pin codes (dealer codes) across state lines. The whole agreement appeared very shady, indeed.

3D printing technology has grown from it's infancy and is now being seen and used by small to medium sized manufacturing businesses.

UPS are rolling out a trial 3D printer in some stores in San Diego, hoping to cash in on the opportunity for customers to 3D print a sample or spare part of their choice.

With access to many print stores across the country, the potential loss to current Schlage Primus dealers could be huge. It means that virtually any Primus key holder could get a copy made for less than $5 at their local print store. Dont think for a minute, that the large players in stationery and printing like Staples, Office Depot and the like, with super large budgets wont get in on the action of on demand 3D printing. Hardware big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot will jump in too and offer 3D printing in their one-stop franchises.

Other brands that use a similar system to Primus, include Medeco, Scorpion, Twin and some other brands.

This realization that your key system is not actually secure as you expected will mean that you will need to find systems that do as intended. Our Bilock Extreme Security Key Systems are carefully designed to prevent unauthorised duplication and with the introduction of the 13th element, a trigger mechanism that is interactive, 3D printing of a useable key is just not possible (at this time).

Bilock is well known worldwide for being a premium quality high-security restricted key system that outperforms virtually all other systems. It's unique keyway and pinning system, combined with state of the art side-bar technology and interchangeable core functionality and color coded key heads, makes it a formidable partner in the security of your home and business.

We are the largest provider of Bilock Systems in the Mid-West, using state of the art master key software to create, design and build our own systems. We have nearly 25 years international experience in the product line and have installed many of the most complex systems to universities, hospitals, private schools, casino's and hotels across the world.

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July 29, 2013

Firstwatch Securemote - Advanced Bluetooth Garage Entry Product

Residential and Commercial security products is my main focus in business, but products that provide convenience and security while being aesthetically pleasing is very rare, indeed.

The Securemote product by First Watch Security  is one such device that is making waves through the residential security market.

The product is an advanced Bluetooth controller that is designed to connect alongside your existing automatic garage door or gate and provide authorised access control from most modern smartphones.

Intelligently designed with the home owner in mind, the product shines where previous entrants failed.
View the video after the jump for more information and a simply explained installation and programming guide.

Georgia Imposes Hefty Fine On Rogue Trader Posing As Locksmith

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The State Of Georgia has imposed a hefty fine against another rogue sheister posing as a locksmith company and blatantly ripping off consumers in the Atlanta and surrounding suburbs.

Hot on the heels of that #ABC The Lookout expose, aired on prime time TV a couple of months ago, that showed another rogue trader performing the identical scam, this time the authorities have slapped a noteworthy fine.

But, unfortunately he is not out of business completely. He is still allowed to trade, although he has supposedly agreed to make his business practices more transparent.

It is most unfortunate that the American consumer marketplace is being attacked by these foreign, often middle eastern people who come here to escape their oppressive and repressive societies. Why do they not try to meld into the fabric of American society? Become honest, hardworking and respectable community members and reap the benefits of friendship and comeradery that most Americans share.

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Bentley, Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche and other Automobile Brands Security Weakness Discovered - But Covered Up

Megamos Cryptology, the science behind the electronic security of transponders for most vehicle systems available worldwide and preferred by many of the larger automobile manufacturers, has been cracked.

Scientists from the University of Birmingham, had planned to release their new whitepaper at the Usenix Security Symposium in Washington DC in August until a last minute high court injunction by the UK.
Volkswagen, one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers and the principal litigant, claimed the scientific discovery's publication could severely impact the security of vehicles, including four of their luxury car brands, Porsche, Bentley, Audi and Lamborghini.

The scientists involved argued that the technology responsible for leading to their discovery, called "chip slicing", has been available on the internet since 2009. Essentially, chip slicing is like reverse engineering technology, which has been used for many years by countries that do not respect patent laws, to build often cheaper, inferior versions of electronic gadgets and sell to the wider markets.

The argument, the scientists put forward, that insider knowledge (industry and criminal) of the methods to determine a vehicles security weakness should be tabled to potential buyers and current owners of automobiles, was dismissed by the High Court, who sided with Volkswagen. Mr Justice Birss said he recognized the scientists right to publish, but it will mean "that car crime will be facilitated".

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July 16, 2013

Sargent G1.5 - Serious Stand Alone Access Control Product With Unique RF Remote Lockdown

The Sargent G1.5 Cylindrical lock is a part of their Profile series of products.

The product pictured here is actually the Mortise lock version and is considerably more expensive but the cylindrical version is essentially the same design except the key cylinder overide is in the body of the lever instead of the body of the controller and it uses a standard tubular latch backset.

The product has been designed and built from the ground up, in consultation with many school administrators, maintenance and facilities managers and school security experts.

Many of these discussions have taken place because of the unusual increase in school related invasions and murders in recent years.

The Sargent G1.5 is a hard wired access control product that allows for up to 2000 users. It also has a 2000 event history that can be used for audit trail benefits. There is a data transfer port to enable acquiring audit trail data or installing new access codes.

The fabulous remote RF activator allows a teacher to be 75 feet away and lock the door, disabling all entry codes except an administrator, in case of an emergency lockdown. (see video below)

July 8, 2013

Push, Pull, Rotate - Brinks Locksets Take On The Fabulous Meroni Premiapri Mechanism



We are the North American distributors for the high quality Serrature Meroni product line, which includes a wide range of nouveau push/pull and press button lock sets that require no twisting of the wrist or clenched fist grasping of a knob or lever to operate a door lock.

The 2012 International Building Code states in section B 1008.1.9.1 Door Operations; Hardware:

"Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices on doors required to be accessible by Chapter 11 of the International Building Code, shall not require tight grasping, tight pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate."

Brinks, a well known manufacturer of light duty security deadbolts, padlocks and entrance hardware recently introduced their new Push, Pull, Rotate line of door entry sets, that are a new take on the successful Meroni product line, available throughout Europe since the early 1970's. Fundamentally different in their design, from the Meroni, these handle sets offer another look at the convenience of the push/pull mechanism but with the addition of a twisting option.

Essentially, Meroni lock sets exceed the International Building Code requirements for entry and egress. The product line is considered in line with Grade 1 hardware found in the USA, although has not yet applied for such status, keeping the product line moderately priced.

The Brinks product displayed in the above video is exclusively available at Lowes hardware stores and is relatively inexpensive.

The quality of the Meroni product line is significantly stronger and this is felt in the weight and feel of the product. Meroni products are available in a significantly larger range of finishes and color options.

Most municipalities and states and counties have adopted and ratified (or are about to) the 2012 International Building Code, as the core guidelines for construction, renovations or refurbishment of dwellings and public use buildings throughout the world. Compliance to these core principles means that your building contractor accepts and adopts their responsibility for life safety as a fundamental principal in their business.


July 2, 2013

Molson Beer Fridge - Canadian Security At It's Finest

The Molson Brewing Company, a well known Canadian brewer, recently released a novel advertising campaign across Europe to showcase their brand of beverage.

The reason we include it here is because they have designed a fridge that will only open with a Canadian passport.


An interesting and novel approach to securing your most prized collection of Canadian lager.

(video after the jump)

June 26, 2013

Lockwood 7410 Pocket Door Passage Set With Latching Option

Lockwood just released a new version of the Pocket Door Passage Lock in the 74 series of pocket door locks.

There has been justified demand for a version of the passage function to include a latching passage function, where you can have a turn button on both inside and outside that operates a latch to hold a passage door in the closed position.
The Lockwood 7410 Passage Latching Pocket Door Lock will soon be available in North America too.

Pricing to follow

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June 18, 2013

ELMES INC. are a Torrance California based importer of specialty and custom designed and built  door hardware. Specifically, ornate and unusual door handles.

The company was established in April 1997, specifically to introduce the fabulous range of Japanese door hardware solutions to the American market.






 All of ELMES INC. products are produced by their Japanese parent company UNION Corporation. Attention to detail and use of high-tech manufacturing techniques, separates Union Corporation from other door hardware manufacturers.

Catering to the high-end of the market, discerning interior designers and architects are seeking nouveau and novel designs to compliment their many and varied customers tastes and desires.

They also sell their products to other than high-end customers, including many leading retail chains found in shopping centers across the world. The custom built handles are very beautifully designed and expertly manufactured to tight tolerances.

Unique door handles are often the first item a visitor will see as they enter your property and having something that differs from the norm while being fully functional and aesthetically pleasing, can make your home or office stand out from the rest.

June 7, 2013

#ABC The Lookout - Exposes Renegade Company Posing As Locksmiths Ripping Off Consumers

We have warned consumers many times over the past 5 years about the slew of scammer companies posing as locksmiths ripping off victims, all across the United States and Canada.

These perpetrators are now invading many other countries operating similar scam operations in Australia, New Zealand, Great Brittain and other European countries.

This news is not really news to the locksmith industry but thanks to the Network Television companies, like #ABC, prime time television now has provided a much wider net to expose the shenanigans.

My good friend and colleague, Mike Bronzell of All Hours Locksmiths in Chicago, has been one of the leading voices exposing these crooks for the last 10 years. I joined Mike about 5 years ago in Chicago to watch a case filed against Dependable Locksmiths by the Illinois Dept Of Professional Regulation. that prosecuted one David Peer for running a similar scam company. (the court found the company guilty of fraud and fined them and cancelled their business licenses, but they simply popped up again under a different name to continue their victimizations. Just this year, in February we discovered that all charges against this company had been dropped and the judgement overturned due to improper court procedures)

The leader of the company operating these scams has finally been exposed, thanks to the in depth investigation and reporting by the team at #ABC's The Lookout, a highly acclaimed television series developed to provide the marketplace with expose's on many ripoff artists scamming consumers across the USA.

Meni Agababayev is the name of the owner of this company. (see the video after the jump)

June 6, 2013

Fingersafe - Protecting Your Fingers

Security products often involves not just protection systems designed at mitigating or reducing unauthorised entry. Often safety products are combined with security products to provide products and services aimed at making all our lives safer and more secure.

Fingersafe® is one such product designed especially to attach to entry doors (or just about any swinging door) that closes the gap on the hinge side of the door, preventing injury from fingers jammed in the hinge side.

Especially produced with a concertina/accordian like design, the product attaches to almost any hinge side door jamb and prevents your child or anyone from a world of pain.

Liability costs for business owners are skyrocketing. Awards in the United States have been as high as $750,000 for a child’s amputated fingertip. Retailers, restaurants and child-care facilities are the most common types of businesses at risk.

Fingersafe® is Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) approved with a fire rating of four hours. It can be installed on any fire door and has been tested and complies with the following standards: NFPA 252, UL 10B, UL 10C, ASTM E-152, CAN4 S-104, and UBC7-2 (1997).

Fingersafe® was awarded a United States Government contract and is the recommended door safety product for US Government and Military child care facilities.

Applications for Fingersafe® Door Hinge Guards include schools, youth centers, fast food restaurants, hospitals, ships, factories, universities and churches. 

More and more standards now require door safety devices in recognition of the need to eliminate this type risk.

Fingersafe® is available in WhiteBlackBrown and Gray and in various lengths. e.g. 80 inches, 83 inches and 96 inches. It can also be produced in additional colors and lengths on special order.


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June 5, 2013

New Window Film Offers Smartphone Controllable Shading

 We have discussed security film here before and we also sell and install the high quality Shattergard product made by Global Security Products. The Shattergard product is the type of product that strengthens glass windows making them significantly harder to smash, thereby increasing the security of your premises without detracting from the ambience of your living areas.

Sonte are a company that have recently introduced a long sought for solution for transition windows. Transition windows are windows that include the ability to alter the opaqueness of the window. This enables you to have a clear see through window and change it yourself to provide privacy.

There are companies that make dedicated windows that can be transitioned from clear (see through) to frosted (privacy mode) but they are very expensive and time consuming to install.



The pictures here display the difference between clear and frosted look.

Sonte have taken technology further than the dedicated transitioning glass companies and produced a window film product that enable you to apply the same transitioning technology to existing windows, but using your smartphone as the controller. (See the installation video after the jump)

Canon Security Products - Radio Vault



Canon Security Products recently introduced their new Radio Vault, which is a smart looking clock radio speaker system that includes an iPod/iPhone dock, enabling a high quality speaker sound system combined with a hidden biometric vault drawer.









Features

  • $349.99 in Black
  • Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hidden Drawer for securing your valuables
  • High Contrast LCD
  • Easy to use Keypad
  • Visual display of date
  • FM Radio with Presets
  • Dual Alarms
  • Superior Sound Quality
  • Time Sync
  • WORKS WITH MOST MP3 DEVICES

June 3, 2013

Cowdroy P697 Keyed Pocket Door Lock - Additional Inventory Discovered

We recently discontinued this product line due to the concerns about using a double cylinder product on entry doors. The international building code suggests that the use of double cylinder lock products potentially could cause life threatening issues if someone was accidentally locked inside a room. Life Safety codes in the USA, also require that all door locks require the ability for any person inside to be easily able to escape.

We just cleaned our inventory room and discovered (to our surprise) 2 in Satin Chrome and 2 in Polished Brass.

We are pleased to make these available to the first people who contact us requesting so, by email. They are $125.00 each + shipping.

2013 Best Of Home Advisor Award Winner


What is this award?

We just received notification of being a recipient of the 2013 Best Of Home Advisor Awards.

We have continued to be a proud member of the Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) group of professionals.

We take this opportunity to thank our customers and clients for nominating us for this honor and pledge to continue offering our services to the best of our ability. 

IQ - Intelligent Key Management Alternative

The IQ Key management system is a robust and superior key control and access management system similar to the Traka product that is used widely by many automobile dealerships and hospitals.

Simple to configure and competitively priced to Assa-Abloys product, the IQ system offers an alternative that concerned security management controllers should look into to compare possibilities.

The video (after the jump) shows how simple the system is to use. It includes options for proximity card access and/or PIN access control.

May 31, 2013

August Lock - A New Bluetooth Key System

This is the August Lock Adaptor. It is a product similar in concept to the Lockitron product we have mentioned before here.

This classy looking gadget works similarly to the Lockitron product, using Bluetooth to pair with your selected mobile handset.

This is an add on product that installs to the inside of your existing deadbolt lock. It offers convenient keyless access to your entry. It is designed to work with many existing brands of single cylinder deadbolt locks.

Similar to the much touted Lockitron product (which is currently 6 months overdue for release), you simply replace the inside turn button with the August Bluetooth adaptor. The product works just like your existing turnbutton.

Here you can see a depiction of what it will look like on the inside of your door.

Once programmed, you can invite selected users to use their personal phone to access your door. No more handing out keys or worrying about surreptitious duplication.

The product uses a proximity sensor to detect an authorised user's presence and automatically unlocks the lock.

It is important to remember that this is only designed for the deadbolt. many people also use a locking handle or knob on their entry doors. If you do use a locking knob, the August product becomes irrelevant.

Realistically, locking knobs are not a secure product anyway and often the only real security you have on your door is through the use of a deadbolt lock.

While the merits of keyless entry are obvious, I think that many people will forget to lock the door as they exit, leaving your property unsecured.

Other features of this product include notifications (logs) of entry and exit that you can view on your computer or mobile phone.

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May 30, 2013

Home Security Invention Contest $10,000 Grand Prize

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Jordan Frankel, world-renowned security professional and founder of Global Security Experts, today announced the opening of the company’s first home security invention contest. The inventor with the most innovative security-related creation or concept will be awarded with a $10,000 cash prize.

Professional and amateur inventors are invited to submit innovative security-related inventions or development concepts to the Global Security Experts Inventor’s Contest. There are only two requirements for submissions: all invention and concept submissions must be related to home security, and the inventions must retail for $99 or less.

“We’re looking for the next best home security product or concept – something that will really make an impact by making homes safer and more secure” Frankel said.

Invention submissions can be either physical security or electronic security products, like door locks, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, lighting systems, and more. Entries may be in the form of sophisticated concept drawings, basic concept descriptions, or photos or descriptions of actual prototypes.

The deadline for entry submission is August 31, 2013. Entries must be submitted electronically to Mr. Jordan Frankel at Inventions@Globalsecurityexperts.com.

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Danny was very professional and friendly at the same time. He not only gave me the quote and fixed the exterior door and explained his work. He was prompt and upfront about the work and did the work. He came in time took care of it on the same day. (Sasheethn K St Louis MO) June 2018d out problems but assured not urgent. Please feel free to have Danny pass out my number for my total experience review 314-351-5553

Charlie M. (St Louis, MO) November 2015


Danny was pleasure to meet and was very knowledgable. He explained several lock replacement options but I decided none of them were a good fit for a storm door, however, I did replace a lock on my entry door with a type of lock I had never seen before. I would highly recommend this company.
Patricia J (Bridgeton, MO) March 2014
They were prompt and showed up when he said he would show up. He knew his stuff. I had ordered new handles and he was honest enough to say that we don't need them that he can fix the doors and he did. Made me lock and unlock my doors to his satisfaction so that I knew what to do. Am very, very pleased with the service and cost.
Joyce K (Glencoe, MO) May 2015

Showed up on time for appointment. Was very knowledgeable about the project and offered a solution beyond what I asked to be done.
Stephen G (Chesterfield, MO) May 2015


Daniel was right on time, assessed the problems I had with two doors, made the repairs, and explained what caused the problems to begin with .... He is a "door expert" and a true professional. I highly recommend him.

Vince V (St. Louis MO) May, 2015




Danny was fabulous! He went over my concerns and he provided me with more than a fair quote. He was there when he said he was going to be there. I would highly recommend Danny. Cheers!
Denise S (Imperial, MO) May 8, 2014

Hired Danny to re-key locks on "new" house purchase. He advised to replace with new deadbolts & door knobs on 3 entry doors instead which I agreed with. All doors have 1 matching key & the safety of excellent quality product & workmanship. He also added new strike plate to door frame to complete project.. I recommend as your 1st & only call to a Locksmith.

Denise F (St. Louis, MO) April 3, 2014


Danny was very helpful in solving a pretty complex problem involving many lock.
Scott C (Eureka, MO) March 27, 2014




Needed patio door track to run smoothly. Arrived early, fixed door and explained what he was doing during repair. Quick and easy. Door works great, my wife will now speak to me, and I've become a better dancer.

Mike W. (Arnold/Oakville MO) July 2013


The owner spent a longtime with me on the phone helping diagnosis the problem. He was on-time, friendly and helped resolve my issue. I will definitely use him again!

Chris C (Lake St Louis, MO) July 2013


I had a very pleasant experience with Master Key Systems. They came out, did the job (which took longer than expected) and they did not change the price they quoted me. Now, I am not certain that it was a great value for the money because I don't have a comparison, but they did what they said, when they said, for the price they said. Enough said!!!

Antonio B (Saint Louis, Missouri) March 2013


Professional.. Upfront about charges. Fixed the sticky door within 20 minutes. I will recommend Master Key for exterior door issues.
Muthu R (Ballwin, MO) July 2012


Danny was a master craftsman, knowledgable and professional. I will be calling on him again in the future as well as passing on his services to friends and family.

Marsha L (Saint Louis, MO) July 2012


Danny was excellent! I called him on a Monday to fix a sliding glass door. He happened to have the exact part we needed (and it was not an easy find - we had looked everywhere) and he came over Tuesday evening. He stayed until 8:00 until the job was done, and cleaned up afterwards. He was courteous, professional, and efficient! I could not be happier!

Rachel P Maryland Heights, MO (July 2012)


He did an excellent job. Got there on time and quickly solved the issue. Was very pleasant and explained the situation and how to keep the door from sticking in the future. Would definitely use Master Key LLC again!

Neil F. (Saint Louis, MO) April 2012


Danny was very friendly and knowledgeable, although his apprentice seemed to do most of the work, Danny kept an eye on him to make sure it was done right. He had very reasonable pricing for re-keying.
Greg D (St Louis, MO) October 2011


He was extrememly fabulous and helpful and did a wonderful job. He was very professional.
Shannon M. (Arnold, MO) October 2011


Growing up spending so much of my time in Italy, the uniqueness of the Nova Classico left quite an impression on me. To be able to have and enjoy them in my own home here in the states is a nostalgic indulgence I'm enjoying beyond words. Thank you Danny for coordinating this transaction.

Joseph M (Chicago, IL) September 2011





great job. hired on the spot and he did job right then at great price

Ron B (Arnold, MO) July 2011







I searched the internet and found your services. I received three phone calls within several days. A service call was scheduled. Two gentlemen arrived promptly, analyzed the problem and fixed it.
James & Florenc M Saint Louis, MO July 2011

The repairman was on time and did an excellent job of fixing a very stubborn door lock. He was persistent and cleaned up the work area afterwards. I would use this service again.

Brenda F (Saint Peters, MO) June 2011


Danny at Master Key Systems has succeeded in making the purchasing of our Meroni door locks, from Italy, an absolute breeze. Even though I live in Australia with a 16hr time difference and was ordering door knobs from Italy that weren't in stock, the whole process was faultless. Danny was prompt and efficient with all his emails and made sure we had covered every possible variable so that the product I received was exactly as required. I would have no hesitation in recommending Danny for your next purchase.
Patrick Carr (Canberra, Australia)


Your product really helped because I needed to secure a nurse's station adjacent to a waiting room and needed a pocket door. Unfortunately, no real options were available to lock a pocket door effectively that would keep me compliant with HIPAA and secure an area that stores medical supplies. This was vitally important as this particular waiting room was for "waiting detox patients". Thank you very much.
Randall R The Fritz Clinic (Birmingham, Al) March 2011


Danny was very polite and knew what the problem was and how to fix it. He also gave me some information about other issues that could arise with my door and locks. Will hire again if I ever need that type of work done.
Jason M Imperial, MO March 2011




I had an exterior basement door that dragged when opening and closing. The hinges were not fitting properly and the door frame had shifted, probably due to the age of the house.The screwswould not go far enough into the wall without hitting stone...even using a special drill bit. Dan worked a long time drilling and sanding to shore up the door as best as possible. I know it will never be perfect. He could have easily sold me a new door and the same issue would happen. He was honest, thorough, and did an excellent job without charging me a fortune. I'm satisfied with the door now. If you want an honest, experienced man, Then Dan is the man

Roger M Saint Louis, MO March 2011


I purchased the Cowdroy P697 Pocket door lock with key over the internet. I emailed questions before my purchase and was provided with the answers quickly by return email. The purchase was quick and easy and the lock was shipped immediatly. Installation is quick and easy. But you do need to convert millimeters to inches (use the internet) in the installation instructions. And the lock looks great and works great. I will do business with them again. THANK YOU

Ed D (February, 2011)





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