Locksmith’s Pick Guns Help Some Burglars Gain Quick Access to Area Homes

For potential burglars who don’t want to kick in a door, there’s another device that is being used locally. Although they are intended for locksmiths’ use, an online search shows a variety of pick guns available to the general public. In the hands of someone who knows how to use them, entry through a locked door can occur almost instantly. [Read More via News4 San Antonio]

Lockport Schools Banned From Using Facial Recognition

The State Education Department said that it is not allowing the Lockport City School District to use or test its facial recognition security system.

Last month, the New York school district which planned to unveil a facial recognition system, intended to stop intruders, had paused the installment due to security and student privacy concerns due to state officials concern about privacy and wanted to test it out before the technology was implemented in September. [Read More via Security Magazine]

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ALOA will host their first webinar in nearly 7 years this week. On Wednesday, July 10th, an Ethics webinar will take place starting at 6:00 PM CST. This webinar will earn you 1 CEU/AEU credit and pricing is $30 per person. To register, please contact Jim Hancock at

Speaking of webinars, we will host our second webinar in conjunction with this Thursday, July 11th. The topic of the webinar will be “Creating Pinning Charts for Small Format Interchangeable Cores (SFIC)” and it will start at 6:00 PM EST. This is a free webinar and a few spots still remain. To register, please contact us.


Tuesday, July 9th – Thursday, July 11th – Electronic Opening Solutions (ASSA ABLOY) (Monroe, NC)

Wednesday, July 10th – ALOA Ethics Webinar

Thursday, July 11th – Creating Pinning Charts for Small Format Interchangeable Cores (SFIC) Webinar

Saturday, July 13th – Jason/SE Lock and Key’s Saturday Morning Live Stream.

Saturday, July 13th – 2019 Lancaster Lock Show (Morgantown, PA)

Sunday, July 14th – Penn-Ohio Locksmith Association (POLA) July Meeting (Canton, OH)

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