EVENTS - 1999
1999. The meeting was sponsored by Corporate Member Labadie Sales, and featured an
overview of new products from Corbin-Russwin. Vincent Coniglio
and Darren Weinstein presented features of the enhanced model CL3900
Grade 2 and CL3300 Grade 1 cylindrical locksets, including a lifetime
guarantee on the finish and the lever springs, available with
competitive keyways. Also highlighted was the ML2000 Grade 1
mortise lockset, with easily reversible handing and a five year
warrantee. A buffet dinner was served.
- Nov. 10, 1999. The meeting was
sponsored by Intellikey, and
featured a product presentation by Bruce Stewart. The product
features a mechanical key with a computer chip in the bow, and a
mortise/rim (or cylindrical) cylinder with an external 'brain'. The
cylinder allows this system to be used with existing locks with
minor modifications. The key and cylinder communicate by infrared
light, and the brain determines whether the key should operate the lock
at that particular time. Also required is a computer program and a key
programming unit. Together they provide an access system using
standalone units with the features of hardwired system, including timed
access, individual key deletion (by two methods), unlimited cross
keying, and operation limited to as little as one minute. Audit
trails can be obtained on both keys and locks, to determine where a
particular key has been used or which keys have attempted to operate a
particular lock. Altogether an impressive system, with
applications possible for all institutional needs.
- Oct. 13, 1999. The
meeting was sponsored by Corporate Member Mayflower Sales, and featured a
question-and-answer session with Brian O'Dowd on life safety and ADA
Codes. It's a complicated subject, but Brian was able to provide some
guidance around the 'land mines' of regulations. Especially useful was
information about where to buy copies of the applicable codes,
especially the NYC Building Code.
- Sept. 14,
1999. The meeting was sponsored by Porter-Cable, and Mr. Chris
Lipowski explained how Porter Cable introduced the 12 volt system
of cordless tools, and how their new battery technology and design help
preserve the life of the batteries. He described how his mortising
machine worked, and NYAIL's Education Coordinator Martin Murphy
produced the Bellevue Hospital lock shop's mortising machine for
inspection. Chris also explained how Porter Cable started in 1906, used
the name Rockwell for a few years, then returned to the Porter Cable
name once again.
- June 26, 1999. There was a free
full-day Ilco/Unican class for members, held at Sloan-Kettering Cancer
- June 9, 1999. The
meeting was sponsored by Paul J. Polke and
corporate member Labadie Sales, and
featured a product presentation by Michael Quinlan of exit devices made
by Precision Hardware Inc. Stressed were the heavy-duty construction
using many investment cast stainless steel parts, and mostly springless
- May 22-23, 1999. About two dozen
members gave up their weekend to attend a free two day Schlage
Advanced Master Keying class held at Bellevue. This was an
excellent course, and covered everything from key bitting arrays and
selection of top master keys to rotating constants and cross keying.
Our instructor, Lloyd Seliber, Product Training Manager/ Key System
Development for Schlage Lock, was very enthusiastic and gave clear
instruction and examples of what is a complex and potentially
mind-numbing subject. Ever refer to change key bittings as bats or
Ghana? This is one example of the innovative teaching
methods used during the class. Exercises and group participation were
included, and everyone came out of the class more educated and better
equipped to handle master keying in our jobs. If you ever have the
opportunity to take this class elsewhere, do so. This class is
highly recommended, even if you think you know everything about the
subject; you're sure to learn something new! Our thanks to Schlage Territory
Manager John Bartolomeo and NYAIL Education Coordinator Martin Murphy
for arranging this great class.
May 12, 1999.
The meeting was sponsored by Koines & Allen, and featured a product
presentation of Hanchett Entry Systems (HES) electric strikes by
William Lane. Covered were history of the company, advantages of
each of their products, and how to pick the specific
product. They also make electric cabinet locks.
Also shown was a stainless steel door guard, designed to protect door
knobs and panic bars from being damaged by lab carts and other wheeled
furniture moving through doorways.
- April 14,
1999. The meeting was sponsored by the Mas-Hamilton Group, and
featured a product presentation by NE Regional Sales Director Bob
Kassoff. They feature high security combination locks with audit
trails, which are frequently used on ATMs and other containers which
require reportability of access, such as drug storage areas and
fast-food restaurant safes. Their PowerLever series provide a
similar kind of accountability for door access. All use their
PowerStar technology, which means their locks are powered by turning
the dial or lever, and don't use batteries. Locks are
programmed using a standard PC, and carried by a nonvolatile Dallas key
to the lock; the Dallas key is also used to carry lock reports from
lock to computer for printout.
- March 20, 1999. Members traveled
Master Locksmiths Association of
New Jersey Convention at the New Jersey Exposition Center in
Somerset, and a good time was enjoyed by all.
- March 10,
1999. The meeting was sponsored by Wilson Bohannan Padlocks, and
featured a product presentation by William Tway. Their padlocks
feature solid brass construction and offer many custom features, such
as logo stamping, stainless steel shackles, restricted keyways, and can
be keyed to almost any existing keying system (Yale, Sargent,
etc.) They will do short runs of custom jobs, and offer a lifetime
guarantee on their products.
- February 10, 1999.
A number of bylaws changes were enacted.
- January 13, 1999. The
annual meeting featured discussions internal to our association.
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