Locksmith News, Notes, and Events – 6/3/19


State Rankings: How Often Are Burglars Arrested in Your State?

If you were to become a victim of burglary, what are the chances that police could catch the criminal? Considering the fact that property crimes are notoriously hard to solve in the United States—and that the data varies from state to state—it may not be likely. Still, some burglaries do result in arrests. Our data analyst looked at FBI crime reports for each state to compare the total number of reported burglaries to the number of burglary arrests. Read on to find your state’s ranking and learn what you can do to help police catch these criminals now and in the future. [Read More via A Secure Life]

Schneider Electric Sells Pelco to Transom Capital Group

Schneider Electric completed the sale of video surveillance manufacturer Pelco to Transom Capital Group, a middle market private equity firm, for undisclosed terms. In March, Schneider Electric announced it had entered exclusive negotiations to sell Pelco to the Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The French electrical building automation equipment maker purchased privately held Pelco for $1.54 billion in 2007. [Read More via Security Sales & Integration]


LockReference.com debuted on FeedSpots’ Top 100 Locksmith Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2019 at number 7. If you are interested in discovering other blogs/websites related to locks and locksmithing, please give this website a visit. As the name implies, there are over 100 blogs/websites listed. Each listing contains a link, brief description, and frequency of posting. It’s a great list of educational resources.
A friend of the website, LockPickingPatrolman, has set up a GoFundMe page to assist with emergency vet bills for his cat, Bernoulli. I have donated and I urge you to do the same, even if it’s only a few dollars because every little bit helps. I have listed a few rare Medeco items on eBay as well to help raise money for Bernoulli. If you’re searching for some unique Medeco swag and want to help a good cause, place a bid.


Wednesday, June 5th – Voting cutoff for ALOA 2019 Election.
Thursday, June 6th – Installing Continuous Hinge Webinar.
Friday, June 7th – ALOA certifies the 2019 Election and elects new Officers and Directors.
Saturday, June 8thJason/SE Lock and Key’s Saturday Morning Live Stream.
Sunday, June 9thPenn-Ohio Locksmith Association (POLA) Meeting.