Master Lock Bluetooth Padlock at IDN


Want to be key-free? Of course a regular combination padlock allows for this. However, a Bluetooth Padlock allows being key-free in a whole new way. Master Lock has two versions of a Bluetooth Padlock–indoor and outdoor–and both are available at IDN.

The unique features of the lock include a free smartphone app (for Android or iOS) that allows you to control how the lock operates. Two significant features include the ability to grant others access to the lock and an audit trail of who has accessed the lock. Continue reading

Connecting the Dots


How are you at spotting trends, predicting future behavior, and connecting the dots within your chosen profession?

More importantly, how well do you act on that information? Do your resulting actions advance your career, land a big sale, result in a new product or service that becomes a huge hit? Do you fail to act? Are you blindsided before acting? Do you take actions that result in poor outcomes? Continue reading



Early November – Just a quick note that a new employment offer within the security industry lead to me resigning from Anixter. Of course, most important to me, was my offer to assist with transition of my customer accounts over a two week period before leaving Anixter and joining my new employer in mid-November. Continue reading

Of Marshmallow and Fi

A confession.  I am a full-blown mobile phone techno-geek.  Over the years I have unlocked, rooted, side-loaded, overclocked, flashed, and nearly bricked many a mobile phone.  If that last sentence doesn’t make sense, rest assured, you are not alone.  We can be an odd bunch, and many others sharing my hobby/passion/addiction are likely 20-30 years my junior!

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I use 4 steps – and You?

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No matter my role….Sales Director, Account Executive, Business Development, Sales Mentor…….my selling of security technology (hardware, software, and services) boils down to hard work.  Honing one’s craft, if you will.

I’ve done it door-to-door (starting at age 8! – and again later in life).  I’ve done it with cold phone calls – residential, commercial, and at the enterprise level.  I’ve done it walking through factories, jails, chemical plants, hospitals, schools, utilities, hotels and more.  I’ve presented to Executives, Architects, Consultants, IT Departments, Facilities, Law Enforcement, and every flavor of Security Professional you can imagine. Continue reading