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Providing Security Solutions to Southern California Since 1961
Issue #44       Formerly known as "Bill's Lock & Safe Service",  "Commercial Lock & Security"     April 5,  2017
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Locksmithing       Security Cameras       Alarm Systems       Electronic Access Control     Safes
Alarm Monitoring     Key Control Systems
Sales     Service     Installations

714 633-1499 

   RETAIL STORE LOCATIONS
 
Orange
302 W. Katella Ave   
Orange, Ca. 92867 
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Fullerton
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton, Ca. 92931
 
Store Hours 8:30am to  5:00pm  Mon. - Fri. 
Closed Sat. & Sun.
714 633-1499
We are Dealers for:
Mult-t-lock
Schlage
Von Duprin
Sargent Lock
LCN Door Closer
Adams Rite
Alarm Lock
Corbin Russwin
Arrow
US Lock
Detex
Keri Systems
Brivo
Galaxy Control System
HID
OpenEye
Pelco
Toshiba
Dedicated Micros
Sony
  And Many More...
  
U.S. Armed Forces Facts

1. The Department of Defense uses 4,600,000,000 US gallons of fuel annually.

2. In 2010, the U.S. government used 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build a supercomputer for the Department of Defense.
Their reason was that it was more cost efficient and "green."
 
3. Stores on US military bases around the world don't accept pennies as currency because they are "too heavy and are not cost-effective to ship."

4. The 'Department of Defense Excess Property Program', hands out over $500 million worth of free surplus military-grade weaponry to state and local law enforcement each year, militarizing hundreds of jurisdictions a year.

5. The United States Department of Defense is the largest employer in the world at 3.2 million people. Walmart is number 3.

6. The United States hasn't formally "declared war" since World War II. Since then, the U.S. has used the term "authorization to use military force."

7. The United States Army has not had a 5 Star General since Sept 22 1950.

8. The reason many U.S army helicopters are named after native-American tribes is because the first U.S Air Force bases were located on native reserves.

9. The total known land area occupied by US bases and facilities is 15,654 square miles - bigger than Washington DC, Massachusetts, and New Jersey combined

10. The Coast Guard seizes 169 pounds of marijuana and 306 pounds of cocaine, worth about $9,589,000.00 everyday.

11. This year, the U.S. government will allocate over 600 billion dollars to the Department of Defense. In contrast, NASA will receive just over 17 billion dollars in funding.

12. There are 8,400 attack helicopters in the world. The US owns 6,400 of them. Also, the US has 10 aircraft carriers. The rest of the world also has 10....combined.

13. Due to American Public Law 94-479, by the 94th Congress, George Washington is protected from being outranked by any officer in past, present, and future - so if there's a 6 star general, Washington is automatically upgraded to 7.

14. The US Military has a cemetery where the 'dishonored dead' are buried
were branded as "equipment" and soldiers were ordered to leave them behind if necessary. A bill is now in place that makes them veterans of war and once they return home, they are retrained and re- homed to finish living out their lives.
 
16. To prevent mistreatment, dogs in the military are always higher ranks than their handlers.

17. The Soviet special forces were issued ballistic knives, capable of being fired up to 16 feet at up to 39 mph, due to knife-throwing training being considered overly time-consuming.

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Our Licenses & Permits
C10 - Electrical Contractor
 
D28 - Door and Gate, Activating Devices
 
C28 - Lock & Security Contractor
 
D16 - Hardware & Safes
 
C61 - Limited Specialty
 
C7 - Low Voltage
 
Contractor License - 478006
 
Locksmith Permit - LCO646
 
Alarm Company Operators - License 4166
 
Safety Trained - Ladders, Lifts and Booms
What you need to know about Masterkey Systems
 
You've heard the term, 'master key' many times. It conjures up notions of a magical key that can open everything. Where do I get one? Well, there is such a thing called a master key but it is not as magical as one would expect. A master key is a design function of a master key system. The real 'magic' comes from the design and implementation of a well-built master key system.
                                                                                                 
Simply put a master key system is a group of locks of a building or set of  buildings keyed in such a fashion so that one key can operate all locks in the group while individual operating keys can operate one or more locks in specified areas of the building or buildings. The larger the number of locks in building the more complex the master key system can be. Specific areas can be departments like accounting, warehouse, and marketing.
 
The purpose of the master key system is to control access of personnel to specific areas that relate to their job or function. Controlling access limits liability, internal theft, potential hazards, and business disruption.
 
In order to design an effective master key system, a discussion with the owner or responsible person must take place. Understanding how an organization operates with its many departments and work groups allow the designer to consider just how the system should be developed. Along with that, considering future growth and potential internal changes must also be taken into account. Although a company may not know how the future may play out, acquiring a sense of the company will allow for a well thought out system.
 
The average life span of a master key system is about seven years. This duration depends highly on how the system is managed. Here are a few items that will prolong the life a good master key system:
 
  Policies and Procedures:
      a. How keys are issued
      b. How to handle a lost key
      c. How to maintain spare and returned keys
      d. Designate a responsible person to manage system
      e. How to handle unauthorized key duplication or  distribution
       f. How to obtain additional keys
       g. Who will interface with the locksmith
Key Records:
       a. Record of the person who issued a key
       b. Record key designation
       c. Record date key was returned
       d. Signature of person to whom the key was issued
Other Possible Records:
       a. Floor plan with door designation
       b. Key designation log
       c. How each door is keyed
       d. Key no longer in the system
       e. Door lock keying changes
       f.  Department changes
       g. Key cabinet housing a copy of each key in the system
 
There should be at least one person designated who is authorized to issue keys and maintain key records. Oftentimes, we see companies give less importance to key management and question why three years later no one knows where keys are and who has them. We have also seen the master key (the most important key of the system) passed out because it will get the new employee in the door he or she needs, let alone every other lock in the system.
 
With the advent of high security key systems such as Medeco and Mul-T-Lock, key control improves because of the authorization process involved in obtaining additional keys. However, maintaining good records will safe-guard the investment made in developing and implementing any master key system whether it's a standard keying system or high security system.
 
So, if it has been awhile or there has been some turnover of personnel that had been issued keys, a review of your organization's keying system is a good start to understanding whether or not you need to take some action to regain control of the system or start over. Record who has what keys and where those keys operate. Assess the vulnerability that may be present and determine what to do next. One thing that can be done is contact your professional security provider (Comlock) for a no cost audit and review of your findings. We can provide insight into coping with what your have or help with developing a new plan to regain control over the access to your facility. Remember, the liability of a poorly maintained master key system can cost the company in several ways. Controlling your employees' access with a well-thought out and designed master key system along with effective implementation and management can reduce the cost of doing business.
 

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Brady Walsh
 
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302. W. Katella Ave,
Orange
714 288-7170
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    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705