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Securing America – One Door At A Time !!!WE DO NOT REPLACE GLASS!!! MOISTURE BETWEEN PANES OF GLASS REQUIRE COMPLETE WINDOW REPLACEMENT – THEY CANNOT BE REPAIRED!!! Master Key Systems America, a family-owned locksmith and door repair company, offers residents and owners of commercial and residential properties locksmith and door repair services. Over 30 years of international experience on 4 continents. Unique and specialist security products supplied and installed. Friendly, unique service provided. The quality of our work and attention to detail means we are not the cheapest around. If you only want to pay peanuts, expect monkeys! !WE DO NOT MAKE CAR KEYS! WE DO NOT PAINT!

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  • Saint Louis
  • Saint Peters
  • Cottleville
  • O Fallon
  • Ballwin
  • Florissant
  • Saint Charles
  • Chesterfield
  • Fenton
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Services Offered

Doors
  • Storm Door Repair
  • Sliding Door or Tracks Repair
  • Door Hardware Repair
  • Door Repair
  • Storm Door Install
Locksmith
  • Locksmith

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http://www.locks210.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Lock Repairs, Re-keying, Adjustment, New Installations, Service
  • Doors, Safes and Cars Opened
  • Door Repairs
  • Sliding Door or Tracks Repair
  • Hardware, Latches and Tracks (Door) Repair or Replacement

Product Brands Used

  • Kwikset
  • Schlage
  • Bilock, StrikeMaster II, Weiser, Weslock, Yale
  • Lockwood, Meroni, Hooply

Quick Facts

Business Hours

Monday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday:
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM Sunday:
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Please call to confirm)

  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Materials
  • Trip Charge
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Warranty Description: 3 Months Labor and Manufacturers Warranty On Parts

Credentials

In Business Since: 2007
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Associated Locksmiths of America Inc. (ALOA)
  • Society Of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL), Locksmiths Guild
Green Certifications
  • Eco Friendly
Awards
  • 2008 Best Of St. Louis Award for Category Locksmith and Keys By the US Local Business Association
  • 2009 St Louis Award for Locksmith & Keys Category
  • 2010 St Louis Award for Locksmith & Keys Category
  • 2010 St Louis Small Business Monthly Top 20 Under 20
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Creve Coeur Olivette Chamber of Commerce

How We Got Started

I love working in the St. Louis region because people are so friendly and courteous.. We started in this industry in 1983. We describe our business as Family owned and operated

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Showing 1-10 of 382 Page 1 of 39 Sort by newest Date ▼ Rating 5.0 | 11-08-2018 Review by Claudia M. in Saint Louis, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Very patient and knowledgeable with an older locking mechanism on a patio door. Fixed the problem. Offered advice. Prompt service too. Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 11-07-2018 Review by Ronald L. in Ballwin, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Very nice company Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 11-01-2018 Review by Tara K. in Glencoe, MO Project: Repair Interior or Exterior Doors Danny was quick to address the issues and was very reasonably priced for the work that was done. Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-29-2018 Review by Lonnie S. in Maryland Heights, MO Project: Repair a Sliding Door or Tracks Danny repaired our sliding door. He performed the work in a short amount of time and did a great job. He was very courteous and professional. We are very thankful for the help we received. Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-25-2018 Review by Rebecca D. in Gray Summit, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Danny was very flexible and came right away. Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-23-2018 Review by Jean S. in Saint Louis, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Danny was on time, professional and very courteous. Will not hesitate to hire them again and re4commend them to all friends and family Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-23-2018 Review by Darlene M. in Manchester, MO Project: Repair a Sliding Door or Tracks Same day service. Right on time. Don't replace your door, have him repair it! Saved me sooo much money. If I had known it would be this easy, I would have called them weeks ago. My dog is happy to use his backyard again. Definitely a service number to keep. Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-17-2018 Review by Bryant W. in Florissant, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 10-09-2018 Review by Vito L. in Manchester, MO Project: Repair Interior or Exterior Doors Danny was amazing! He was personable and definitely knowledgeable! I felt like I went to school tonight! Not only was our door knob/lock fixed but he fully explained what needed to be done and the processes. He said he's a locksmith who can fix doors! He did that, too for us. Called this afternoon and he was at our home at 6:30 pm. Told us how WD-40 came into existence and showed us a remarkable product called Plastic Aid! THANK YOU!! Vito & Toni L[Consumer name withheld at their request] Was this review helpful? Yes No 5.0 | 09-29-2018 Review by Mary U. in Jennings, MO Project: Find a Locksmith Service Danny is great. He does a great job and will do it right.. He was on time and reasonably priced. Don't hesitate to use his services. Was this review helpful? Yes No Showing 1-10 of 382 Page 1 of 39 Find More

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Has New York City Fixed It’s Key Problems?

A post we made in October 2012 continues to find traction and views as it is still of important knowledge to us all today, as much if not more since first written in 2012.
We just updated some of the links to working links (over time websites need to keep up with their broken links to avoid the pitfalls of search engine pagerank issues) so you can view the videos and some of the links we include.
Continuing to provide links to the source of our content (even though we write our own content) credits the source and avoids us being called plagiarists.
The following story is worth remembering and continue to be an important piece of knowledge, not just for the industry but also the marketplace…

The Society Of Professional Locksmiths

is an organization of professional locksmith owners and tradespersons whose intentions are to bring respect and admiration with ethical and moral business practises back to an industry that has seen the erosion of confidence in locksmiths, wane over the past few years, thanks to improprieties and shortcoming of other supposed industry organizations.
The SOPL is fast becoming the industry's leading respected voice, training facility and source of products and services, that the market and industry have long been seeking.
Unlike other locksmith industry organizations and training offerings, the SOPL developed their own superb in-house training guide and mentoring system that is second to none in the North American market.
The following article is copied directly (with permission) from their website.
If you like the article, please consider clicking the like buttons in the post.

FDNY Keys Sold on EBAY – The NY Post – Where there's Smoke, there's Fire

10/07/2012 2 Comments On October 1st, 2012 a news story ran in the NY Post about a retired locksmith named Daniel Ferraris from New Jersey who sold a set of 5 keys on Ebay that were being called Masterkeys for the New York City Fire Department.
Source – http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/lock_away_these_nyc_keys_g3PWCp3FzMapURRjyssJ4J
This apparently angered NY City officials and public advocate Bill DeBlasio who raised concerns over terrorism. Keywords such as being alarmed, angered, lives at risk, safety, and more surfaced. Calls to Home Land Security were even made!
DeBlasio himself went so far to say – "We cannot let anyone sell the safety of over 8 million people so easily. Having these keys on the open market literally puts lives at risk. The billions we've spent on counter-terrorism have been severely undercut by this breech [sic]."
A NYFD lieutenant said, “This guy should be prosecuted for selling something like that."
This blog entry may help to "put out a fire" and possibly help to point to the cause of the fire, which may not necessarily be retired locksmith Daniel Ferraris.
The Society of Professional Locksmiths was contacted by the NY Post to examine the images of these keys to determine if they could be decoded and made simply by sight. The answer is Yes, they can be "decoded" visually. This is a skill of "reading the key" and is often utilized by professional locksmiths, although it is not impossible for a novice to achieve with trial and error. But there is a missing component not being mentioned.
Source – http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/quick_cheap_to_duplicate_LDyfssGvqhuyUrG6b0P6YM
You have to know which keyblank to use and have access to the right one that fits the actual lock cylinder.
The keys in question ARE NOT restricted or controlled in any manner or by any locksmith industry standards or ethics. They are commercially available keys with easily obtainable blanks. There are no markings on the key to indicate any sensitivity, patent number, serial numbers or even a Do Not Duplicate stamping. What makes a key restricted is the restriction or reserved distribution of the blanks themselves among authorized dealers.
The idea that anyone can stamp a key with Do Not Duplicate does not mean it is restricted In fact, there are many companies that stamp keys with this marking as Barry Campbell Managing Director of the SOPL points out – "There is a reason someone stamped that key that way!" Some would argue that some lockmsiths would stamp Do Not Duplicate on every key in an effort to prevent competitors from duplicating them. Even institutional locksmiths and university's stamped keys are not truly restricted but they are indicating that the key is part of a larger security concern which should be respected.
High security lock cylinders or locking systems are useless if the keyblanks they use are made freely available and offer no key control management.
Daniel Ferraris offered for sale keys that were not restricted by design but by possible internal policy of the NYFD. The term Masterkey is also questionable since many people mistakenly identify their keys as being a masterkey simply because it opens more than one lock. To understand the difference between a masterkey, operating key, change key and more it would be necessary to review Basic Masterkeying –
http://www.sopl.us/basic-masterkeying.html
A key with a single bitting combination which is issued to everyone in the NYFD is not a masterkey if the lock cylinders are all fit to operate that single combination and no others.
To further understand the differences between Do Not Duplicate, Do Not Copy, proprietary key systems and un-monitored keys, read institutional locksmith Don O'Shalls paper on "Do Not Duplicate" –
Source – http://locksmithcharley.com/DND.pdf
In his writing Don also points out institutional policy as it relates to controlling keys. So what exactly was or is the policy in the NY Fire Department? Mayor Bloomberg states that they are investigating current procedures to ensure "proper controls are in place."
Source –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/nyc-master-keys-being-sold-ebay-daniel-ferraris_n_1928603.html?utm_hp_ref=new-york
Of the 5 keys sold on EBAY, 3 of them were Yale keyways. None were restricted. However, Yale does have 3 levels of security cylinders with exclusive keyways. The highest restriction being the VYZ keyway where keys can only be obtained from the manufacturer and only with an authorized signature. There are many such systems which require an authorized signature that even the local locksmith provides.
Source – http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/user/jhawk/cyl_keys.pdf
The NYFD and City of New York did not utilize such systems when we examine these keys. By claiming they are restricted appears to be more of an internal policy to prevent their firefighters from having unauthorized duplicates made. So who is to blame?
If retired locksmith Daniel Ferraris promoted and sold these keys on EBAY with full knowledge of what they were for, then shame on him, he knows better. But the question still comes back to the fact that they are not restricted and can be made without any penalty. If the NYFD chose to use a non-restrictive locking system or failed to upgrade those in highly sensitive applications that could result in chaos, then maybe Bill DeBlasio and others need to look more closely at why they are presenting a false sense of security and any mentioning of prosecution may become negligence on behalf of New York City and the NYFD.
Unlike the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) which advises its members to treat the "Do Not Duplicate" keys in the same manner as any unrestricted key, we at the Society of Professional Locksmiths disagree with their standards and prefer the ethical approach by recommending a refusal of service. Other alternatives are available such as rekeying the lock the key fits, or replacing the hardware. Keys with this stamping are in essence no longer capable of being generated beyond itself.
Source – http://www.sandiegolockandsafe.com/docs/aloatechnicalstandards.pdf
There is no need for more rules, laws or prosecution. What is needed is better "key control" and members of the Society of Professional Locksmiths provide such products and services.
Another thing to consider is that mass retailers are now using automated vending machines to duplicate keys and there is no way to prevent an unauthorized key from being made. MinuteKey is the company who provides these machines in places such as Lowes claim in their FAQ's the following –
Can I copy “Do Not Duplicate,” school building, high-security, public institution or other restricted keys? No, this machine is not to be used for duplicating these types of keys. See Terms & Conditions.
Source – http://www.minutekey.com/faq.htm
What is needed is for the consumer and others to learn and understand what the professional and ethical locksmiths offer and how they can resolve these issues cost effectively.
Ask your Locksmith! – http://www.sopl.us/public-service-announcements.html

The following keys shapes and many others can be duplicated without your knowledge. If you have one of these on your key ring, contact your local Society of Professional Locksmiths and ask for an upgrade.

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10 Years On And This Toy Proved A Novelty But Never Took Off

Biometric Voice Activated Safe


Yes! This is a novelty item. Especially for the holiday season.
Just say the word! This ultra-secure, high-tech safe only opens at the sound of your voice.

  • Uses voice-recognition technology
  • Prompts you for biometric verification
  • Identifies the sound waves of your voice
  • Door opens automatically
  • Provides hands-free access
  • Alarm sounds when someone tries to physically open it
  • Features a handy shelf and drawer

Keep your secret treasures secure in this cool, cutting-edge safe.

Ages: 8 +
Batteries: Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
Dimensions: 5.75" L x 6.5" W x 7.75" H
Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Made In: China
Made Of: Plastic
Model Number: 0205606
Gift Box: Available

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It would not surprise me one bit, to see a large tech giant like Amazon come out with a safe that you can activate by voice. Of course you'd probably have to plug it in to mains electricity

New Award

For the 11th consecutive year we have been selected as a recipient of the St Louis Award – Locksmith and Keys category.
While it is nice to be recognized, we are not in business to receive awards. Our reward comes from helping our customer with their keys, locks and door issues.
A copy of the press release is below and a link to the source too.
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Master Key Systems America, LLC Receives 2018 St. Louis Award St. Louis Award Program Honors the Achievement
ST. LOUIS November 14, 2018 — Master Key Systems America, LLC has been selected for the 2018 St. Louis Award in the Locksmiths & Keys category by the St. Louis Award Program.
Each year, the St. Louis Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the St. Louis area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 St. Louis Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the St. Louis Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About St. Louis Award Program The St. Louis Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the St. Louis area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The St. Louis Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: St. Louis Award Program
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International Building Code Integral To Life Safety And Protection On Display in Alaska Earthquake

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The recent earthquake that hit just south of Anchorage Alaska has been all over the news in recent days, however for some reason it appears to have been forced back from the headlines, unfortunately due to no deaths and little injuries having occurred.
Reporting has been slow, especially about the fact that Alaska took it upon themselves to ensure strict adherence to the International Building Code, to shore up and protect the citizens and residents of Alaska.
There is considerable, continuing discussion across my industry about building codes and life safety codes because the locksmith and door industry perform integral acts in installation of doors and lock systems that can have telling effects on all our lives.
The International Building Code has been agreed upon by an international coalition of countries as a minimum standard by which all people on the planet can benefit from the safety concerns of our leaders. If you care to notice, the quantity of natural disasters appears to be on the increase in recent years, though this may also be due to better reporting by the mainstream news outlets too.
An article I read yesterday peaked my curiosity and leads me to write this post.
The article (in the source below) is by ABC News and tells about how the strict adherence to some of the highest standards of the International Building Code in Alaska, actually made a huge difference in protecting the residents and citizens who choose to live in that beautiful state.
The article tells that the magnitude 7.0 earthquake was one of the largest recorded in state history since the devastating 1964 quake that caused monumental losses of life and properties.
And that the primary reason there was little damage (comparatively), this time around was because Alaska adopted strict building code policies, some superior to the agreed minimum standards set forth by the agreed International Building Code.
The article quotes the current Alaskan Governor Bill Walker, "Building codes mean something". Gov. Walker himself was very thankful for the building codes, saying that sometimes people, including himself, gripe about stringent building codes but he's really glad they are in place because he only had minor water damage in his own home.
Further distressing was the after-shock that occurred within minutes of the initial 7.0. The 5.7 after-shock itself is also considered very substantial. There have been 550 plus after shocks since with at least 11 measuring 4.5 or greater.
The locksmith industry is often in the drivers seat of adherence to life safety codes and International Building Code adoptions. A great many consumers desire to install some products that just do not comply with the minimum standards set forth by the code, in attempt to increase their perception of security for their homes and work places. We often are asked to install double-cylinder deadbolt locks to residents primary entrance doors, for which we refuse every time. We always advise our clients and potential clients that life safety ALWAYS exceeds security, We only recommend single-cylinder deadbolts be installed to primary entrances (like the main front door and main back door).
I will often quote a story I remember from the late 1980's, when I lived and worked in California. There was an instance where a burglar had broken into a home that actually had double-cylinder locks installed on their doors. The burglar had pulled some shingles from the roof and jumped in through the ceiling. Unfortunately an electrical fire started while the burglar was inside and he was killed in the fire while the house was burned down. Now, many people might think that he received his come-uppence and bad luck for him. But the investigators proved that the reason the burglar perished was due to the installation of double cylinder deadbolt locks that prevented him from easily escaping the burning building. Authorities proceeded to charge and convict the homeowner and the technician and company that installed the locks with manslaughter. The courts threw the book at these people and each convicted person received the maximum sentence available to the court of 25 years incarceration and $250,000 fine each. To top it off, the insurance company refused to compensate the homeowners for the loss of their property because "Ignorance is no defense" and to continue to insure them for clearly violating the law might have supposedly put the insurance company as an accessory after the fact.
So, not only were the company who provided the locks found guilty and incarcerated, but the specific technician too, the homeowner and the homeowners family was refused compensation by the insurance company. I later heard that the burglars next of kin also sued in civil court for loss of income, but i am not sure about that outcome.
This example, reiterates why, as a locksmith professional it is vital and important that we stay apprised of changes and modifications to the International Building Code and any modifications that separate local and state governments might apply in local regions. The health, welfare and life safety can depend on our being compliant with the codes written deliberately to protect us.
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As Winter Approaches – Now May Be The Time To Get Proactive To Protect Family, Customers, Friends and Strangers

The current seasonal shift is well underway, no matter what part of the planet you live on.
Of course with the northern hemisphere changing over to Winter, so come the inevitable virus', colds, flu, pneumonia and other potentially life threatening illnesses.
An often over looked issue, that faces all of us regularly is the transference of potentially harmful pathogens that can occur when differing users might touch or operate a door handle, safety bar, handrail etc. Do you know who touched the item before you? Do you care?
A little over 7 years ago we wrote an article about the recently released (at the time) blockbuster movie, starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. We included the preview in our article too. (See the article we wrote in October 2011, below).
When you go to a hospital or medical clinic, you hope that the managers of such public places care enough about the health and welfare of their consumers to have policies and rules in place to mitigate any harm potentially caused therein, right?
I'm sure you have seen and continue to see many private and public places include a pump bottle of hand sanitizer near a restroom and often signs posted inside a restroom requiring employees to wash hands prior to handling food or after using the facilities. This modern day policy stemmed from the outbreak of the highly contagious H1N1 virus that threatened many thousands of people all across the planet. Luckily the quick action of governments worldwide and especially the CDC in America, stemmed the threat, but not before thousands of people, animals, birds etc, were slaughtered or died.
See our post from October 1, 2011.

Contagion


Just last week my wife and I went to see this movie. I found it to be one of the most entertaining suspense filled films I have seen in ages.
It stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and a gaggle of other big name stars.
The storyline involves a woman who returns home to the USA from abroad who has been in contact with someone who passed on a virus to her. Anything or anyone she came into contact with seemed to also contract the contagious virus.
To make a long story short, many millions of people become infected and die before a cure is found.
The realism in this fictional movie was astounding. The film director makes the audience feel that the whole scenario is entirely plausible and probable.
The recent bird flu and H1N1 virus' that the world contracted in the last couple of years, makes this film even more realistic and topical.
Why do I post this review here?
I am the exclusive USA importer/distributor of the sensational Serrature Meroni brand of locks and door and cabinet hardware from Italy. Serrature Meroni, a few years ago introduced a unique line of inventory that includes especially designed anti-bacterial polymer door knobs. These handles minimize the potential impact of transferring diseasebetween people.
Virtually all people touch a door knob to operate a door at home or work or the doctors surgery or a hospital or any other public building, in order to enter or exit a room or the building. All people rarely consider the likelihood of catching and spreading germs from unknowingly touching a surface that a possible infected carrier has also touched.
Remember when those recent well known virus' (Bird Flu and H1N1) were breaking news all over the media? Pharmacists, grocery stores and merchants everywhere suddenly began selling notoriously huge amounts of hand sanitizers and similar products. Many institutions enacted strict policies forcing people to use hand sanitizers as often as possible and some even required employees to wear face masks to minimize the potential spread of airborne diseases.
The realism of the movie Contagion, made me think about how easy it would be to spread disease.
But thanks to forward thinking companies like Serrature Meroni, we can now rest easier with the assurance that forward thinking home owners, hospital management, doctors surgeries, chemical research laboratories and other concerned proactive people, are taking steps to protect their customers, staff, friends and families from the potential deadly side effects of unknown or even known virus'.

Antique Locks – A Collection Of Articles Written By Us That Are Proving Popular

We organize categories or subject headings or labels on the right side of this website, where you can view all the articles we have submitted under that label.
One of our more popular labels/categories we find to be Antique Locks.
One article that we have seen a relatively large number of pageviews in our site analytics is…

History Of Locks – Sargent & Greenleaf


Sargent & Greenleaf are arguably the second most well known lock industry brand. Right behind Yale. Their history dates back to 1857, when young James Sargent, an engineer with Yale & Greenleaf, decided to branch out on his own with his invention, a magnetic dial combination lock.
Halbert Greenleaf was the partner and financier (known today as Venture Capitalist) of Linus Yale Jr. Yes, the same Linus Yale Jr credited with the invention of the modern day pin tumbler lock cylinder system, which was awarded it's patent in 1865. Their joint company was called originally Yale & Greenleaf. Halbert Greenleaf ended his partnership with Linus Yale Jr. at the outset of the American Civil War to become an officer in the Union army. After completing his service, Halbert sought out his former employee James Sargent and decided to finance his company, creating what we know today as Sargent & Greenleaf.
The above 7 minute video gives a brief history of the evolution of the company from it's roots.
It is interesting to see in the video, some of the products that Sargent & Greenleaf produced, many of which are still in operation today in the field. Products like the reversible panic exit device, door security bolts, entrance door hardware, push/pull plates among others.
Below find a 15 minute industrial video from the 1950's that shows the production of Sargent & Greenleaf products.
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There are about 13 separate articles appearing under the Antique Locks label, of which you might be interested in reading some of them in the list. Just click on Antique Locks here or on the link in the categories menu.
Feel free to comment below or on any individual page. We accept links to your sites in your comments, although please remember that comments are subject to moderation.

Facial Recognition Technology Has Really Come Of Age Thanks To Apple Iphone – Check Out This facial Recognition Security Device From About 10 Years Ago

Almost 10 years ago we wrote an article about some facial recognition technology and especially one particular product that we also sold a number of.
The post we wrote in December 2009 was one of the last posts that year, but proved to be wildly popular. I dont know why exactly.
I have sold about 4 of these units and I believe my customers are still using them today.

Face Recognition Security – For Doors

I have been touting the use of biometric access control systems, especially residential fingerprint controlled door locks, for quite some time.
Recent experience installing some of these products has lead me to understand some of the pitfalls of the technology, especially age related syndromes that affect interface operation by elder users.
Here is a new product, recently released that adopts a variation in biometric access technology.
Facial recognition technology is still in it's infancy compared to other existing biometric systems (like fingerprints etc). Embrace the world of advanced time attendance systems. Beautifully designed to compliment any imaginable décor, this facial identification time attendance system recognizes faces in 3D by utilizing the internal dual sensor and dual camera that allows it to establish an incredible facial recognition algorithm in a fraction of a second.
At a Glance…

  • Lock and unlocks doors
  • Face recognition technology
  • Record employee attendance
  • Time keeping and data logging
  • Export and Import from a TXT file
  • Download recorded data via USB or TCP/IP
  • Included software for detailed record keeping and analysis

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