IDN showcases new Multi-Family deadbolt technology


I spent some time recently at Allegion. They have rolled out a new product for Multi-Family Properties and I was very impressed. It’s the Schlage Control wireless deadbolt.

Property Managers are going to love this affordable lock that reduces the cost of maintenance, employs advanced technology that millennial renters desire, and provides a level of security and audit information that is unrivaled by ordinary cut keys. Continue reading

How to Grow YOUR Locksmith Business


Coming Soon! – Locksmith Partners

In my territory role with IDN H. Hoffman, I spend a good portion of my week with our Locksmith owners/customers.  Face-to-Face, on the phone, via email, working through their staff members, and at training events/shows.  Of course I balance those efforts with doing the very same with Institutional Locksmiths, Security Integrators, and my End-User accounts within about a half dozen vertical markets. Continue reading

Rinse, Repeat, Drone on…


How many have been in meetings that become a mind-numbing experience of “going through the motions.”  The agenda remains unchanged from month to month or week to week.  Results, News, What’s upcoming, Share a story, go forth, conquer, see you next time around……  Rinse, Repeat, Drone on, Rinse, Repeat, Drone on. Continue reading

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