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August 20, 2007

Wireless Access Control

Wireless Access Control products have been around for a few years now but the quality has left some to be desired. OSI Security Devices Inc. have been providing leading educational institutions across the world, superior products for quite some time. Perhaps not as well known as the larger companies, OSI have produced this incredible new product that offers many of the same advantages of a hard wired system but in a stand alone wireless access control format.

Enter the OM250 (pictured here).

System Features

Maximum General Users: 250 unique user codes (All Users can be extended to change access level of lock)
Maximum Submasters: 5 unique restrictable submasters
Access Levels: Unlocked, Code Required, and Lockout.
Antitamper: Temporary disables keypad for period of 10 seconds if 3 invalid codes are entered. Prevents hackers from "guessing" codes.
Audit: retains activity of the last 250 events, including entries, scheduled actions, antitamper mode, daylight savings setting, and user attempts.
Time schedule: Set eight events per day for each of the seven days the week. Plus, 32 holiday schedules with 2 varying holiday schedules.
Autocode: Allows programming of all 250 codes instantly!!
Battery Life: 5 years/50,000 entries. Lithium Power-Pak

The new wireless package consists of:

WAMS Software Features:

  • Uses standard Microsoft Windows XP Professional (non server) version
  • Runs Microsoft Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to the Portal Gateway
  • SQL Database engine
  • Supports Web Browser / Services
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for OEM applications available
  • Supports virtually unlimited number of card holders (Disk size needs to be optimized) with a maximum of 65,000 card holders resident at any wireless reader at one time
  • Multiple level password control
  • 144 User defined Time Zones with 6 time intervals per Time Zone (Time Zones can cross midnight)
  • 32 User-defined Holiday periods
  • Unique Access levels per cardholder
  • ADA compatibility
  • Supports remote readers in multiple time zones
  • Provides support for variable card formats and technologies to be built into the application
  • Diagnostics built in for Portal Gateway signal strength, preventive maintenance, and Wireless Reader and firmware support

Portal Gateway Availabe Features:

  • Secure Socket Layer communications between the Portal Gateway and host
  • AES 128 Bit Encryption to the wireless readers
  • Up to 300 foot communication range (reader to gateway)
  • Gateway to Gateway communication for range extension
  • Metal key lock cabinet with tamper switch
  • 1 non-dedicated I/O port for OEM applications
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT
  • 1 USB port
  • Tamper Alarm
  • AC Power fail detect
  • Standby power and charger for a 12 VDC 4.5 AMP battery
  • Low Battery Alarm signal to host
  • Low charge rate signal to the host
  • Fire Alarm or Weather Alert Shutdown to Reader

Available Reader Features:

  • 4 AA Battery or external power operation
  • Flash memory (memory retained if power is lost)
  • Keypad ID codes from 4 -10 digits
  • Keypad PINs from 3-6 digits
  • Card or Keypad ID plus Keypad PIN capable with the following card technologies:
    • Magnetic Stripe HI Coercivity Tracks 2 or 3
    • Proximity HID 125 KHz cards in any format
    • MIFARE 15693, ISO 14443 A
    • CAC Contact Smart Card
    • FIPS 201 DESfire contact-less smart card
  • Up to 65,000 IDs per reader depending on configuration
  • 144 Time Zones (Time Zones can roll past midnight)
  • 32 User defined vacation periods
  • An access level assignment for every cardholder
  • ADA compliant
  • Dynamic Memory for IDs vs Transactions
  • A full audit trail stored locally and transmitted to the nearest non-dedicated Portal Gateway
  • 2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum technology
  • AES 128-Bit Encryption with multi-redundant portal Gateway support
Through membership in ALOA, I recently obtained the factory certification from OSI at a course they ran during ALOA Charlotte 2007.

Latest Bumping Video from Master.

Bilock is the only fully 100% guaranteed bump proof pin tumbler lock cylinder available. Bilock has been available since 1980's with technology that is many years ahead of others.

Locks210.com is a proud Bilock Extreme Security exclusive dealer.

Mebeam - Teleconferencing

Mebeam have released their updated version that now allows up to 18 individual users simultanoeus use all FREE!

Mebeam is the culmination of about 3 years beta testing of the superb Wigiwigi framework being developed by a very talented Australian programmer.

I am a long term member of the beta testing network and we are pleased with this latest devlopment. Visit www.mebeam.com and try it yourself.

August 17, 2007

Wireless Remote-Controlled Pan/Tilt Camera System

The Wireless Remote-Controlled Pan And Tilt Surveillance Camera.
This is the remote-controlled surveillance camera that pans and tilts at a touch of a button for a range of motion unavailable in lesser cameras, and it sends crystal clear images and audio to an LCD on the handheld remote, allowing real-time monitoring from up to 330' away. Unlike cameras rooted in a fixed position, this one pans 210 and tilts 63 for an optimal field-of-view. The remote's 2.5" thin film transistor LCD has a 480 x 234 resolution, and infrared LEDs in the camera allow nighttime observation up to 16' from the camera lens. The 2.4 GHz wireless signal operates on three different channels, minimizing interference, and the device includes an AV cable for connecting to a television. Includes earphones and AC adapters for camera and receiver. Receiver requires 4 AAA batteries. Camera: 5" H x 4 1/3" D x 4" W. (9 oz.) Receiver: 6" H x 2 2/3" W x 1" D. (6 oz.)

$249.95 Limited time only.

Network Security

Arguably the biggest advancement in CCTV security in the last 25 years is the wide scale advancement of Network Security (aka Wireless CCTV)

Wireless PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras have been surfacing in the marketplace with more vigour recently due to the market demanding increased functions for decreased infrastructure costs.

Aving News Network, one of the global leaders in security industry reporting, recently interviewed Anders Laurin, Vice President of AXIS, one of the top 10 network security firms in Sweden.

The future of CCTV in many parts of the world is changing. Consumers are demanding more user friendly equipment, wireless access to that equipment and having it software driven rather than hardware driven.

USB padlock

Came across this new device today. A USB Combination Padlock. Does this open up possibilities?

Post revisted - Pick Proof Lock (& Bump Proof)

I was sitting here thinking about the bumping phenomena that is so relevant today and got reminded about our signature product Bilock.

Bilock is without doubt the simplest, easiest and most user friendly security product to evolve since the invention of the modern pin tumbler mechanism.

August 13, 2007

Tele-conferencing with Mebeam

Mentioned previously on this site, I have been working with a very talented Australian programmer for the last few years in development of a video conferencing tool and application that can be used over the world wide web and best of all it is completely FREE!.

Mebeam is a completely new way to have real time - live, super fast video and audio connections with friends, family or business contacts.

The only requirements are broadband connections (for better quality), a webcam (with microphone if possible), speakers and/or headset.

There is no program to download, it is very user friendly, easy to use. Simply open your browser and type in http://www.mebeam.com/ into your address bar. The instructions that appear are self explanatory. To test it out, click on testroom. If there is a conversation happening (and there often is) you can see what it's like.

August 10, 2007

Locks210.com (Master Key Systems America LLC) is very pleased to have become a full member of The Society Of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL).This new organisation brings together many of the industries leaders in forming a super professional and ethical society.

One of the prime purposes of SOPL, is to foster the continued growth of the locksmith industry through superior training opportunities with the Security Technical Institute.

"The Security Technical Institute offers educational programs with a "blended" learning environment utilizing the power of the Internet to deliver lesson plans, testing, interactive chat, forums, SCORM/AICC presentations, and much more. Learner participation is archived along with historical proficiency performance for all your accreditation needs. STI is a depository for the delivery of educational material developed for you to succeed in your career as a provider of security related services."

With many jurisdictions considering and implementing legislation to license locksmiths, the same authorities are also looking to provide certified training courses aimed at producing suitably qualified and authorised technicians.

The incredible depth of modules and format of training, is a testament to the many long hours and initiatives employed by the principals, in developing this clearly superior training regimen.

Currently there are 9 states in the USA that have enacted licensing of the trade and a further 16 states have legislation in discussion. One of the common stumbling blocks in many legislative discussions, happens to be the lack of suitable training programs for technicians.

Other industries have seen fit to address educational requirements as a fundamental ingredient of licensing legislation.

With the forward thinking initiatives of SOPL and The Security Technical Institute, it may become easier for new jurisdictions to enact legislation thereby protecting both consumers and technicians alike.

August 9, 2007

White House, Pentagon, US Embassies not secure!

White House and Pentagon and US Embassies worldwide have been found wanting in their physical security systems.

DefCon15 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada revealed to the world that the door locks at the above locations are NOT secure.

Many and varied news reporting agencies are reporting.

Bilock Cam Locks

Bilock manufactures a range of cam locks tailored to work together with their keying systems, to enable the security and convenience conscious to maintain one uniform keying system across their entire range of products. These pictures show some of the Bilock range of cam locks and their measurements.

Locks210.com can tailor professionally designed and manufactured keying systems including these cam locks in your system, maximising convenience and accessibility.

With the power of Promaster Keymanager and the Promaster 5 master keying software, Locks210.com now offers our clients to easily manage, locate and order their keys.

Bilock Cylinders

The three commonly found cylinders found in most door locks in America today are Mortise, Rim and Entrance cylinders.

Pictured above are left to right are some of the Bilock range of cylinders. These three cylinders can all be keyed into the same master key system easily, providing interchangeable core (IC) configuration, in the only fully guaranteed bump proof pin tumbler system available on the current US market.

The mortise cylinders specifically, can be supplied in 15/16" (8 pin only), 1 1/8", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" varieties.

All cylinders can be supplied in any desired keying configuration with up to 16 million codes per keyway, with 2 keys per cylinder. Locks210.com can provide professionally designed and manufactured master key systems tailored to special requirements.

Mortise Cylinder (subject to length) from $65.00
Rim Cylinder from $65.00
Entrance set cylinder (Sargeant, Yale, Arrow, Schlage) from $61.00

Patlite Wireless CCTV stills camera

This revolutionary new camera from Patlite Japan, is brand new and not currently available in the USA.

This small security color camera can easily be stored above the main entrance to your home or office. The camera uses radio frequency (2.4GHz) to transmit picture to the receiver unit. As no wiring is required, the receiver unit can be placed conveniently inside your home or office. The picture taken, can easily be viewed on your TV. The waterproof camera has the ability to store up to 50 photos at a time, offering the ability to have photo evidence of persons in your home or office. Camera angles are adlustable.

This will be another competitively priced security package based on CCTV technology without video recording option.
The estimated package cost is around US$300.00

August 7, 2007

Introducing Promaster 5

Locks210.com is pleased to introduce this fundamental component of our business. ProMaster 5 is without a doubt, the most comprehensive and easy to use master-key system management tool available anywhere in the world. ProMaster 5 is powerful, versatile and robust, and has been designed to meet the requirements of lock manufacturers and professional locksmiths worldwide.

Along with this phenomenal software, we are pleased to make available Promaster Keymanager. Promaster Keymanager is a robust and powerful tool designed to help system administrators perfect their key control tasks.

Medeco M3 locks bumped and picked

For quite some time now, I have been extolling the virtues of the Bilock lock system and continually explaining to all, the misleading statements being bandied about by Medeco and certain locksport groups that the Medeco product was supposedly bump proof.

This week at DefCon 15, evidence was produced exposing Medeco locks are indeed susceptible to bumping and picking.

Here is a video showing a 12 year old girl bumping a Medeco M3 cylinder.

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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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Welcome to Locks210.com.
This site is to inform about historical and modern approaches to Keys and Physical Security products and services.
Locks210.com, established in 2006, offers residents and businesses of St Louis Locksmith premium quality products and services. As the Premier Bilock Extreme Security Dealer in The Mid-West,
Our conveniently located workshop and service vehicles are uniquely designed to offer trade qualified, bonded, insured tradespeople with knowledge and experience spanning multiple countries and product lines.

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All products are sent in manufacturers condition.
All products are subject to sales tax where applicable.
All products are dispatched within 10 business days of remittance.
All products are subject to manufacturers warranties.
All products returned within 30 days, will be 95% refunded less shipping.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
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