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Tech Talk: Corey

by Stacey Simmons

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Corey. He has over 10 years of industry experience and has visited hundreds of job sites as our Client Care Manager. He has completed numerous fire and life safety trainings, ADA compliance training, and is a certified technical/contract writer.

Q: What is your favorite type of lock to repair/replace? Why?
A: My favorite category of locks is anything offering a stand-alone access control solution. Think of keypad or fob locks, such as the Kaba E-plex, Simplex, Trilogy, or a stand-alone wall mounted keypad. So many times we run into older, historic properties where running wires is not feasible. The lock industry offers a wide array of options where all the access control is located directly at the door and nothing is tied into a complex system. These are cost-effective solutions that still can provide the sense of security larger systems offer. And without the requirement of monitoring, you have your entire access system under your control!

Q: What advice would you give about home locks and why?
A: I’ve always recommended key control for a personal lock. The last  thing you want is someone making a copy of your key at a hardware store or laundromat and giving it out like candy. Key control provides just that – control over your door. You can only obtain key copies through a certified physical security provider or via a restricted form, depending on the level of security you desire. 

Q: What is the most memorable job you’ve been a part of? 
A: There have been so many memorable projects I’ve helped work on here at FedLock. I’d say one that stands out is helping a large, metro DC hospital with their CCTV needs after their previous vendor closed shop. We came in and helped reorganize their system and added a number of cameras to help with zones where coverage was lacking. We had to work with various contractors and a limited budget, but were able to assess their direct needs and provide an optimal solution. This taught me more than I could have ever learned about CCTV systems in a training course – nothing beats real life experience and solving problems for a customer in need of help.