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 June 3, 2015

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A Quick Look At What We Do.


Sales,Service, Installation or Repair of:
Keys Duplicated
Locks Re-keyed
Code Cut keys
Pick Open Locks
Key Control
Door Hardware
Safe Service
Safe Deposit Box
Masterkey Systems
Desk Locks
File Cabinet
Door Closer
Panic Hardware
Electronic Access
Security Cameras
Alarm Systems
Alarm System Takeovers
Alarm Monitoring
Custom Fabrications
Locksmith Training
And Much More...
We are Dealers for:
Von Duprin
Sargent Lock
LCN Door Closer
Adams Rite
Alarm Lock
Corbin Russwin
US Lock
Keri Systems
Galaxy Control System
Dedicated Micros
  And Many More...
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

15. Military dogs

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.


Retail Store Locations
Comlock Security Group
302 W. Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867
(Between Glassell St. & Batavia St.)
Comlock Security Group
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton CA. 92831
(Between Chapman Ave. & Commonwealth Ave.)
Stores Open
8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday
New Career
Are you or someone you know thinking about a new career?


Comlock Security Group, Inc. has been teaching locksmithing courses for over 23 years.

We are a private vocational school approved to operate in California specializing in training students for careers in the rapidly growing field of security. Our programs are designed to teach the student the technical skills necessary for an entry-level position with prospective employers. Our courses are a mix of lecture and hands-on training conducted at our fully equipped facility in the city of Orange, in Southern California. 

As never before, Americans are concerned with security.  Help the public upgrade the security of their homes and business by becoming a locksmith today.  The School of Security Technology is a locksmith school that has been training men and women in Southern California for careers in locksmithing since 1991.   

Our locksmithing program courses are designed to allow students to gain a clear and basic understanding of the locksmith industry and the specific functions of a general locksmith.  We provide hands-on experience that will assist an individual who is seeking job opportunities in the locksmith industry.

Our curriculum is updated periodically, our instructors have a minimum of fifteen years experience in the locksmith industry, and you could be our next graduate!
For additional information or to tour our school facility call 714 633-1366 or visit our website.
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In This Issue

What you need to know about

a masterkey system

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 


       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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New Gas Theft Scam!
Low-Tech Scam...Proves to be  Effective


KTVU News Clip on Gas Pump Scam 


SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - From the North Bay, there's a crime

so simple it's complicated. The scam is pumping gas on another person's dime, right under their noses.


It's happened several times at Chevron stations on Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa and on Old Redwood Highway in Cotati.

"They did it on two different pumps, in daylight," cashier Rogger Duran told KTVU, as he patrolled the Santa Rosa location Friday evening.  Duran explained how thieves make a quick switch: moving the hoses from one side to the other and then wait and watch for an unsuspecting victim to pull in.


"If I'm the customer, I think I'm paying for gas," demonstrated Duran, "but the hose in my car isn't getting any gas. It's going in on the other side."  The thief, who has strategically pulled in on the opposite side, gets the fuel and drives away.  The first telltale sign for drivers would be a hose that's stretched across the pump in a position more horizontal than vertical.  But if the customer doesn't catch it, and sees their purchase tallying up in front of them, they don't suspect anything is amiss.


"That's crazy," marveled customer Kaye Martin of Occidental, "and I can't imagine that happening, I'm just amazed."  Victims were mystified and upset when their fuel gauges didn't move after a purchase.  They had a receipt but no gas. Many wondered if it was a pump problem or a car problem.  Surveillance video told the story.  "After review of the video we saw what they were doing," Lynn D'Amato told KTVU. 


D'Amato works at the corporate office of Redwood Oil Company, owner of 20 service stations in the region.  "Then we put two and two together, and we couldn't believe what we saw," exclaimed D'Amato, "they're taking our customers gas!"  The surveillance images show at least three men involved.  They were even bold enough to come into the station's convenience store as they waited for victims.


On video, one man is seen messing with the pump hoses; then a white van sits off to the side waiting.  A few minutes later, when a customer arrives, the van pulls into position.  Duran and other employees regularly patrol the pumps now, watching for hoses that have been rearranged.


Some customers are confident they'd never fall for it, because they can feel the gas coming through the hose.  "I always hold mine," explained Jonathan Vejar of Santa Rosa," I never walk away from it, and I know when the gas is coming through. I'm always right here by my car."  But often people are distracted, and may walk off or be preoccupied with their phone.


The thieves even make a point of luring them away from the pump.

"They tell them their tires look a little low," noted Duran, "so the customer goes over and starts looking around at their tires, not realizing that their gas is being taken." 


Santa Rosa Police were startled by the unusual thefts, and Redwood Oil thought twice about publicizing them because of possible copycats, but decided in favor of warning people.


"This is happening and it could happen to anybody," declared D'Amato, so just be aware of what's going on around you."

Warning labels advising customers to "Look Up!" to examine the nozzle and hose are now posted on the pumps.


We have a Winner!   

Congratulation to last

month's contest  winner


 Ken Jennings


Answer: "Christ Cathedral Diocese of Orange, formerly Crystal Cathedral"  Garden Grove, Ca.


June Contest

Each month we will feature a picture of a popular destination or landmark from around
the Southern California area.

Guess correctly as to the location of this picture

and you'll be entered into a drawing to

Win $25.00 Gift Certificate.

One winner will be drawn each month!

Comlock Security Group employees, their family members

and business associates not eligible to participate in contest.

This Months Location 

What is the location of this picture? 

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Winner will be contact at the end of each month.


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Orange      302 W. Katella Ave
    Map          Orange, Ca. 92867
                            714 288-7170
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     Map           Fullerton, Ca. 92831
                           714 738-3529
  8:30am - 5:00pm
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Formerly Known as 
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Comlock Security Group, Inc. |
    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705