Banner Solutions Acquires Berg Wholesale

Banner Solutions, a national wholesaler of security opening hardware products, announced the acquisition of Berg Wholesale, an Oregon-based distributor of door and bath hardware. Banner Solutions is backed by private equity firm High Road Capital Partners. [Read More via SDM Magazine]

With New Technology Comes New Ways to Die

Since 2005, 37 deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning have been attributed to vehicles with keyless ignitions that were inadvertently left running. Automatic engine shutoff is not currently mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so manufacturer’s application of the technology is sporadic. But the PARK IT Act wants to change that. [Read More via The Truth About Cars]


There have been some recent manufacturer price increases. These include:

  • Emtek Products, Inc. +3%
  • Master Lock Company, LLC + 6%
  • Deltana Enterprises, Inc. +8%
  • International Door Closers , Inc. +3%
  • PBB, Inc. +15%

Future price increases include:

  • Cal-Royal Products, Inc. +5-10% (June 27th)
  • Alarm Lock Systems Inc. +5% on T2/T2 Expanded Series (July 1st)
  • MARKS USA +~3% (July 1st)
  • Nortek Security & Control +~6% on Control, Power, and AV Electronics (July 1st)
  • Detex Corporation (August 1st)


Tuesday, June 25th – Rixson Product Training (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA)

Wednesday, June 26th – Door Controls Workshop (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA)

Thursday, June 27th – Friday, June 28th – Alabama Locksmith Association June Classes (Pell City, AL)

Thursday, June 27th – IDN-Hardware Minneapolis Trade Show (Bloomington, MN)

Thursday, June 27th – Installation and Programming of Norton Auto Operators (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA)

Saturday, June 29th – Jason/SE Lock and Key’s Saturday Morning Live Stream