Our Slack chat was a great success but we needed something a bit more robust and conducive to our goals. We wanted an online community that allowed the sharing and archiving of lock related files (videos, PDFs, documents) in addition to chat features. Slack allowed us some of that but not all; we were at the behest of a provider and our capabilities were capped. With that said, I’d like to introduce


Utilizing the free, open-source Rocket.Chat platform, we have created a new community at using our own VPS. This puts us in complete control of what we can accomplish with this community. The community heart of the community are the channels, or areas of discussion. The channels are where we communicate and share information, pictures, files, and more.

Lock-related channels include:

  • Locks
  • Locksmithing
  • Locksport
  • Safes

We also have a few “off-topic” channels:

  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Telephones

If you participated in the original Slack, your transition will be seamless because the two platforms are almost identical. If you are new to either, I think you’ll find is very easy to use. Best of all is on available all platforms: web, desktop, and mobile (Android, iOS, Windows). Registration is easy, simply navigate to in your browser and complete the signup process. Once you have done so, you can use your login information to access the community via the Rocket.Chat app (server URL is, you guessed it,

Please take a moment to sign up and come visit us over at – I think you’ll find your experience very enjoyable!