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June
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Schlage Offers Quality & Security

Schlage has been providing security for 85 years. Schlage locks are the number one brand used in American commercial building today. Why not take advantage of their reputation for top quality construction when chosing new hardware for your home or business. Schlage heavy duty deadbolts use real brass, precision cylinders with nickel silver pins for maximum wear resistance. The 6-pin Everest cylinders/ keyways feature two patents on their keys and are available from stock at no extra cost. Schlage will never sell the Everest blanks to the home hardware or big box chain stores. The Everest cylinder uses a finger pin for extra security against picking or bump keying. Beware that the SecureKey cylinders that come with the home hardware store locks are not the same and their price point engineering leaves a durability question. Word is that these are being pulled from the market. Advantage Safe & Lock stocks Schlage hardware in both Everest and classic keyways. We also sell and service Primus XP for maximum security with restricted keys and virtually pick proof cylinders. Visit: SCHLAGE.COM

24
June
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Bump Keying, the new security hazard

Thanks to the information age an old technique of lock bypassing has become epidemic. Basically a modified key is bumped with a hammer, piece of wood or any type of object to open the lock. The bump key works in a similar way to a pool cue ball hitting another ball – causing both balls to separate. When the pins inside the lock all separate, the cylinder can be opened. Recently, this technique has been taught and discussed widely on the internet by those outside the industry causing increased concern for public safety.

What can you do to protect yourself. Certain brands of high security locks are really the best method of protecting against this type of attack. Talk to a security professional such as myself about the appropriate options for what you are trying to secure. High security cylinder manufacturers (such as Medeco) provide cylinders that can retrofit into most lock brands without having to replace the entire lock.

24
June
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Brands serviced by Advantage Safe & Lock

We sell and service all major brands of door hardware including:

ABUS LOCK CO.
ADAMS RITE
ADVANCED HARDWARE
AIPHONE CORPORATION
ALARM LOCK
ALMONT LOCK CO
ALTRONIX CORP
AMERICAN LOCK USA
AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS
AMSEC
ARROW
BALDWIN
BAUER
BELWITH (FIRST WATCH)
BEST
BOMMER
CAMDEN
CCL LOCK
CHICAGO LOCK
CORBIN RUSSWIN
DETEX CORP
DON JO
DOOR SCOPE
ESP LOCK
EXIT SECURITY
FALCON LOCK
FOLGER ADAM SECURITY INC.
FORT LOCK CO
GARDALL SAFE
GLOBAL
H. B. IVES
HAYMAN SAFE
HES
HUDSON LOCK
ILCO/UNICAN
JACKSON
KABA
KEEDEX
KWIKSET
LCN
LOCKNETICS
MAG
MAJOR SAFE
MARKS LOCK
MAS HAMILTON
MASTER LOCK
MEDECO SECURITY
MONARCH
MONT HARD
MULTI LOCK (FILE BARS)
NATIONAL LOCK CO.
OLYMPUS LOCK
OMNIA LOCK
PAPAIZ
PLS
PRECISION HARDWARE
PROGRESSIVE HARDWARE
REILOR (GIBB)
ROFU
S. PARKER HARDWARE
SARGENT
SCHLAGE LOCK
SECURITECH CORP
SECURITRON
SECURITY
SENTRY
SENTRY’S GARDZEM
SHURLOCK
SIMPLEX (UNICAN)
SUPRA
TACO
TIMBERLINE LOCK, LTD
TRILEEN
TRINE
VISA LOCK
VON DUPRIN
WEISER LOCK
YALE LOCK
18
November
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Upgrading your safe with a digital lock

Digital Safe lockA digital safe lock adds utilty and convenience to your home or business safe. Many safe owners do not take full advantage of the security available to them. Some people find dialing a safe combination difficult or tedious to operate. An electronic combination is as easy to use as a telephone and much faster than dialing. If you or your spouse are not using your safe as they should maybe it is time for an upgrade.