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Small Business Week 2022

May 3, 2022

Happy Small Business Week from your locally owned locksmith! Supporting small businesses means customer service from a real person – someone who knows you, knows your company, and knows the region. We’re proud to be a small business you can count on!

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FedLock in Action: Exit Devices

April 28, 2022

Exit devices are an integral piece of hardware for life safety. The door can be locked to those on the outside, providing security, while allowing single-motion egress from the inside, providing safe passage out of the building in case of fire or emergency. This door is a clearly labeled exit in a hotel so it’s […]

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Fire Code Friday: Astragals

April 22, 2022

Per NFPA 80 (6.4.7), astragals may not inhibit free use of either leaf when located in a means of egress. This photo, for example, would not meet code because both doors cannot be opened independently. Questions or concerns? We are here to assist you!

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Fire Code Friday: Exit Device

April 15, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! You are likely familiar with the basics of panic hardware (NFPA 101 7.2.1.7), but there are a few very important details to keep in mind.1. The actuating portion of the device must be at least half the width of the door.2. The device must be mounted between 34-48 inches above the finished […]

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High Security Locks

April 12, 2022

Manual, key-operated locks are the most common type of security device used to regulate door entrances. Despite advancements in lock technology, standard locks are vulnerable to picking or drilling. To solve the weaknesses of standard locks, “high-security” locks were developed and offer the following benefits: Patented or Restricted Keys: High-security locks require that duplicate keys are […]

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Fire Code Friday: Door Clearance

April 8, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! What good are fire rated doors and hardware if smoke and fire can sneak through gaps? NFPA 80 provides the required measurements that prevent those gaps to allow fire to spread. Clearance under the bottom of the door (4.8.4) can be no more than 3/4 inch. Clearance between the door and frame […]

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Tech Talk: Doug

April 4, 2022

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Doug. He has over 4 years of experience and has certifications in electronics and access control. Q: What is your favorite type of lock to repair/replace? Why?A: I really enjoy working on older mortise locks. It can be a […]

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FedLock in the Community

April 1, 2022

We always enjoying shopping for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and last week was no exception. We were able to donate more than 850 non-perishable food items. AFAC serves an important role in our community and we are delighted that we can help them support those who need their service.

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Tech Talk: Kevin

March 21, 2022

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Kevin. He has over 4 years of experience and has worked with many types of hardware. Q: What is your favorite type of lock to repair/replace? Why?A: I like to work on Schlage lever locks and mortise locks. They […]

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Basic Repairs Are Vital

March 15, 2022

We’ve been in the security business for over 30 years and have seen some pretty crazy stuff. Footage from a security camera recently went viral and unfortunately, we weren’t too surprised by what transpired. The video shows a glass door falling on a woman who is trying to enter the building. This woman could have been seriously injured […]

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