It’s a God Thing

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I sell locks.  For a manufacturer who makes 65 million of them annually.  That’s not the story, but like all good stories one must start at the beginning.

Some weeks ago I answered an incoming call at our office.  Not odd, yet it is not often that I pick up, given we have a Receptionist/Admin who answers and directs 95% of all incoming calls. Continue reading

I Call B.S.

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A few months back I was at Panera for lunch. I was sitting near two guys having a conversation among co-workers. While one did not supervise the other, it was clear he was a mentor or in a position to influence the career of the other. The senior guy was around 30, the other was closer to 25. Continue reading

Why My Work Matters

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To me it seems obvious. My work matters.  I work within the security field.  I have for many years now.

The early years of my career were filled with rewarding work within Security Management, Investigations, and Operations.  My work protected people.  Good people like employees, customers, vendors, and others benefited from life safety and physical security systems I managed and directed.  My work investigated and addressed challenges in the workplace like sexual harassment, employee fraud, and organized crime. I trained staff in workplace safety, being first responders and even self-defense training.

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2018 Excitement

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As I join Euro-Locks (a Lowe and Fletcher company) it is my first foray into the manufacturing side of the security industry. Choosing to do it with a sixth-generation 129 year old global company that makes 60 million locks a year is exciting. The history, craftsmanship, character, and technological innovation of Lowe and Fletcher is matched by few within the security industry. I find that very appealing. Continue reading

IDN showcases new Multi-Family deadbolt technology

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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