Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Assa Abloy Road Show Open House

Open house at Security Lock Distributors, Westwood, Massachusetts. The Assa Abloy rolling road show will be on hand to show off their innovative products, established and new.

It is not to late to RSVP if you are an SLD customer and would like to come. Email your RSVP to me at t.rubenoff@seclock.com


Friday, August 21, 2009

Assa Abloy Visits SLD Westwood

Representatives from Corbin, Sargent, Yale, HES, Securitron and other members of the Assa Abloy group of companies recently visited Security Lock Distributors national headquarters in Westwood, Massacusetts. Security Lock Distributors has quickly grown to be one of the largest distributors of Assa Abloy products in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Everybody hates returns and so do we, although we still have one of the most relaxed returns policies in the industry. We have tightened things up a bit, however. Whereas customers used to be able to return anything anytime for any reason, pretty much, we have now, like all our competition, adopted a 25% restocking fee for returns more than 60 days after the original sale.

Naturally this does not apply to defective returns. We continue to comply with various manufacturer's guidelines for returns of defective materials.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

David Jeschke Returns!

I forgot to mention that David Jeschke has returned to duty at Security Lock Distributors as of June 29th. He was sorely missed and we are glad to have him back with his expertise and great attitude.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chicago's Incredible Reach

One of the greatest advantages of having a branch in the Chicago area is the incredible reach it gives us when shipping via UPS. For example, we can ship from Buffalo Grove, IL, via UPS ground and our package bound for any of fourteen states from Oklahoma to New York will arrive in two days. In concert with our other branches in Nevada, Florida, and Massachusetts, our Chicago branch helps make delivery from Security Lock Distributors faster all across the United States.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Security Lock Closed July 3rd

Security Lock Distributors will be closed July 3rd, 2009.

I am riding my bike in the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser, Cape Cod Getaway, next Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th. Please click below if you want to know more.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Still filling the giant shoes of Mr. David Jeschke who is recovering nicely from surgery. We are all looking forward to his return - especially me! People regularly refer to David as the nicest guy in the world. I think they're right. We all wish him the best.

David is expected back at the end of June.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Free Freight Fridays

Our Free Freight Friday promotion is back. Order up!

No word yet on when the elusive new Falcon exit devices will ship. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Engineering Specials

When you have an entity with which you can only communicate by fax, and they ... well, if I can't say something nice I guess I better not say anything at all.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Last couple of days have really picked up here, from every kind of customer. If you ask me, I think that's a good sign!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Check out our specials at www.seclock.com

Due to a buy out we have a lot of hinges, kickplates, and even exit devices we didn't have before. It seems like I am learning a new line every month or two. Good exercise for the brain.

I am beginning to feel pretty good about my Assa Abloy knowledge these days - Sargent, Corbin-Russwin, and even Yale. Especially in the Sargent and Corbin lines we really have a LOT of stock.

Need a tech support number? We have a full listing online in our RMA section. Check it out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No IR Price Increases Planned

Of course, right after I write this I know that Ingersol Rand will send out price increase notices, but the word right now is that, given that they raised their prices on various lines 2 or 3 times last year, they have no plans at this time to raise prices again in the immediate future.

In one way I think this is too bad, because my Schlage price book is really raggedy and by now I usually would have had a new one. One big upside is that maybe Von Duprin will have to put off their annual random part number changes! That would be a treat.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

John Flaherty

After 35 years in our Massachusetts office, John Flaherty will be moving to North Carolina to work out of his house, where he will continue to provide hardware sales expertise to his large following of customers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Annual Fundraiser for MS

I will be riding in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraising cycling event, the Cape Cod Getaway on June 27th and 28th. If you would like to learn more about this event please visit my fundraising web page.

Click HERE to go THERE

Here at Security Lock we are having a busy day. Hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Continuous Hinges with ETP Prep

Every week I am having a nightmare order. What is it? Full mortise continuous hinges prepared for electric power transfer.

Some hinge companies have a form to fill out to show where, exactly, you want the prep to be. Other hinge companies leave you more on your own. Typically what happens is that the order is held up at the factory because of the absence of some detail.

When ordering full mortise continuous hinges prepared for EPT, always remember to tell your vendor, in addition to the usual details of finish and height, the distance between the top of the hinge and the centerline of the prep, the handing, and whose EPT you will be using. That will save us all a lot of trouble.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I will be trying to post daily from now on. There is a lot going on in the hardware industry and it bears discussion. There are many fears concerning our current national economic state of affairs. Yet from my position in a national hardware distribution, I see a slowing that is by no means terribly drastic or universal. While that may come, what I see right now is a number of new, large jobs appearing every day. So there is work out there, my friends. It might be harder to get, so that means we all have to get smarter.

All the best in these challenging times.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Want a Cup of Coffee but I'm Stuck on the Chat

Security Lock has a Chat on their web site and I'm it. I'm getting part numbers for Schlage electrified cylindrical and mortise locks with RX switch, but I want a cup of coffee. He wants them to be compatible with Medeco full size interchangeable core, but I want a cup of coffee. I want a cup of coffee.

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The Golden Years are Coming to Getcha