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Builders' show: Remote-controlled deadbolt locks
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If you can lock and unlock your car without a key, why not your home? That's part of the appeal of SimpliciKey's remote-control deadbolt door lock, which was on display at the International Builders' Show. Owned by Electronic Warfare Associates, a Department of Defense contractor, SimpliciKey draws on its parent company's high-security background. More



Veteran locksmith accused of stealing from safes
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A South Florida locksmith is accused of pilfering from some of the same safes he was supposed to protect from thieves. Eric Welch, 50, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was arrested in the back of a Home Depot in Margate, Fla., after he allegedly cracked opened a safe full of cash that was bolted to a van's floorboard.  More

Alarm installs down, RMR up
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The Barnes-Buchanan conference in Palm Beach, Fla., the mood was positive for the security alarm industry. The conference, which is primarily attended by large alarm industry firms and investors/buyers for these firms, often serves as an annual assessment for the financial state of the alarm industry and is organized by firms that specialize in alarm industry acquisitions. More

Anderson Lock wins Women's Business Enterprise Certification
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Cortney Anderson Wascher is President / Owner of the family business founded by her father, Gene Anderson. Originally a one-man locksmith service company, Anderson Lock is now a total door-opening supplier with an emphasis on doors, frames and electronic access controls. More

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Mobile apps save small businesses time and money
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Small businesses that use mobile apps to help manage their operations are saving more than 370 million of their own hours and over 725 million employee hours annually, according to a study by the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council. More

Resolutions small business owners should keep all year long
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While we all start the new year hoping to better ourselves, business owners have another improvement goal to think about: strengthening their business. But while personal promises to go to the gym more or read 50 books often fall by the wayside, business owners have to keep up their efforts to keep their ventures thriving in a strained economy. More

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Stake your claim to the connected home
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Home automation is the name of the game this month, one which many more businesses have decided to stake their claim to over the past year. The "connected home" is the tipping point in residential and home automation and some industry leaders who weighed in infer this is just the beginning. More

Bedroom locks to span all colleges
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Nearly five years after a Yale College Council proposal called for bedroom-door locks, Yale Facilities will install locks in the final three residential colleges, John Meeske, associate dean for student organizations and physical resources, said in an email. Administrators approved the proposal in 2008, reasoning that room locks would enable students to better protect their belongings even if suite mates neglect to lock the door to the suite. More

Identity management with virtual credentials — adding a new dimension to the access control industry
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Today's mobile phones are so much more than communication devices — they have become an indispensable consumer appliance for numerous personal, professional and entertainment applications. With the advent of Near Field Communications technology, these mobile phones can now also be used to hold your identity keys and used to carry out numerous secure transactions. More
 


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