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Tennessee area warned of locksmith scam
A warning for businesses and consumers: Possible scammers are posing as locksmiths and are ripping you off. Business owners believe scammers are somehow intercepting their phone calls, so when you try to call a legitimate locksmith, your call goes to the scammer instead. The scammer then takes down your information and then shows up at your door posing as a locksmith, ready to change your locks for a hefty price and possibly come back to rob you.
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Reno is so great, we are holding 2 shows there 2015!
The Sherman Travel blog agrees ... Reno is a top budget destination for 2015.

You asked for VALUE ... We Listened! With the room rate at the Silver Legacy under a $100 per night, why not make room to attend both shows?

Come for Value, come for exceptional education, come for networking to this years ALOA & SAFETECH Conventions!

The SAFETECH 2015 Convention & Trade Show, specializing in hands-on safe work, is coming to Reno April 20-25. The ALOA Convention & Security Expo, headed to Reno July 19-26, will showcase all types of locksmithing classes from general locksmithing to automotive, to electronics, and also business classes.

Sign up for both shows & maximize your education & knowledge for 2015. The Host hotel is the Silver Legacy Resort. It has a great location, great amenities and a phenomenal price. Book your room before the hotel gets filled.

Visit, and for more information on each show.

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  The Lock. Loaded.
With Schlage’s new Touchscreen Deadbolt, we’ve created a door lock that combines all of our best security features into one lock- redefining what it means to be secure. Our innovative touchscreen feature, gives you the convenience of going keyless and no-longer having keys to lose, hid, carry or forget.

New Year, New Level for your Business

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by January 31, 2015, for discounts & drawing.

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Yale's YRD240, a secure and home-friendly smart lock
Truly Net
According to the author "Greg": Beyond wearables and virtual reality, automotive technology and 4,000 televisions, one area that got a lot of dedicated space at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was home automations. It's always had a few booths devoted to the concept, showcasing products and manufacturers and protocols — but this time there were more than we've seen in the past and they appeared moving towards an ecosystem that might soon be ready for your average consumer. It's come down to a couple of basic camps — ZigBee, Z-Wave — along with a host of other smaller competitors.
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Turn your old phone into a security camera
According to author Kim Komando: I talk a lot about digital thieves stealing your data, but it's important to remember that regular old burglars can still break into your home and clean you out. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you automatically when someone breaks in. Of course, you don't always need a security system that covers an entire house.
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Facial recognition home security camera
Lots of you have installed webcams as a security device in your homes, but if you want to take it to the next level, a company called Netatmo has an option. They were one of a handful of companies showing home security cameras that included facial recognition, so it can tell the difference between your family and a stranger. The sophistication of facial recognition has improved dramatically and the demonstrations at this year's CES were pretty impressive.
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PDQ Introduces Stand Alone Locking Trim for Exit Devices
Finally a smart and economical solution for managing authorized access. Perfect for offices, schools, restaurants or retail when complex hard wired systems are too costly and impractical. MORE
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Are you indispensable to your customers?
By Adrian Davis
As you look at your customer base, are there any customers who really can't do without you? If not, you could be in big trouble. Our economy is fragile, and it is no longer sheltered from the unpredictable upheavals overseas. Anything that happens anywhere in the world can cause an economic downturn in North America, resulting in difficult financial challenges for your customers. The easiest way to deal with these challenges is to simply stop paying suppliers. Sometimes that means altogether, and other times, it means delaying payments until cash flow improves. Either way, it means trouble for you.
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The secret to a more productive intern
By Carol Heiberger
Are you looking forward to the new intern's arrival? There are so many things that you'd like her to do. In your vision, she does more than run for coffee and make the copies. Now, look at what interns actually know about your company, your products and your services. Nothing beyond what might be on the website. Quite the disconnect. In reality, they know as little as you did on your first day on the job. By the time they figure out what's going on, the summer will be over.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Reasonable Locksmithing, ALOA warn of scammer locksmiths (Reasonable Locksmithing)
Parker Lock & Safe: 30 years as a locksmith has interesting scenarios (Parker Pioneer)
5 simple steps to better leadership in the New Year (By Betty Boyd)
Deadbolts of no value if not put to use (The Bulletin)
Digipas focuses on luggage with latest smart lock (Small Business Trends)

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In last week's Weekly Update, the article "Parker Lock & Safe: 30 years as a locksmith has interesting scenarios" incorrectly stated that Parker Lock and Safe is located in Colorado. It is actually located in Parker, Arizona.

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