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Remembering Thomas Hennessy Sr.
Thomas F. Hennessy, Sr., 88, of Bristol, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was the husband of the late Rita (Ryan) Hennessy. Tom was born in Bristol on March 11, 1927 and was a son of the late Isabelle (Jennings) Hennessy and John Hennessy.

He graduated from Bristol Technical High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the Navy during WWII. He was a radar operator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa where his lifelong interest in the lock industry began.

He was issued a small brass padlock to use for his locker aboard ship and became so intrigued with this lock that this began his lifelong passion.
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July 19 – 26, 2015 ~~~~ Reno, NV


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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.

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Woman locksmith making inroads in man's world
Victoria Advocate
Elissa Rabalais isn't breaking the glass ceiling. She's unlocking it. A year into her position as a locksmith with Pop-A-Lock in Victoria, Texas, Rabalais is among a strong group of women closing the position gap in male-dominated industries. "You have to prove yourself as a woman in this field," Rabalais, 26, said. "You have to be good, efficient and quick. You have to present yourself like you know what you're doing, or you'll get eaten alive."
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ALOA members, their employees, family members are eligible for vehicle incentives
There are extra benefits to being a member of ALOA. Employees and their family members get $500 CASH ALLOWANCE* on many FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC) vehicles. Employees also get On The Job perks. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to drive off the lot with more money in your pocket.
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Ola developing fingerprint-enabled smart lock
Planet Biometrics
Beijing, China-based Ola is developing a Bluetooth-enabled entry lock with a fingerprint scanner built into its handle, removing the need to use keys or passcodes. The lock is already available for pre-order on Kickstarter, where the company aims to raise $125,000 to help fund a production run. The lock incorporates a Fingerprint Cards FPC1020AM sensor, and the developers test-opened Ola over 31,042 times with one set of 4 AA-batteries, which is the equivalent of two years of normal use.
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Apple lists new smart home commands that work with Siri
Apple HomeKit is an iOS-based smart home platform, and Siri sits right at the center of it. Tell her to turn the lights off or lock the door, and she'll get right to work (assuming you've got the proper smart lights and smart locks installed, of course). Recently, with an update to the HomeKit support page, Apple provided a clearer look at some of the HomeKit commands that Siri will respond to.
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Nest security camera is a winner — But holding onto memories will cost
Yahoo Tech
Maybe you've heard the awkward term the Internet of Things. It refers to networkable home gadgets: door locks, light switches, coffee makers, stuff like that. Most of these Things haven't really caught on with the public; at this moment, the only people who control their door locks from their phones are the kinds of people who like to speak in Javascript and count in binary. But at least one category is catching on: Home security cameras.
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Myfox brings innovative security camera, home alarm to US
One of Europe's leading home-security providers is coming across the pond in a big way. The 10-year-old French manufacturer Myfox announced the availability of its Myfox Home Security System and Myfox Security Camera at Amazon, Home Depot and other online and brick-and-mortar retailers. From what I saw during a hands-on demo recently, I'm comfortable saying Myfox's offerings are innovative and very different from what's on the market.
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How supervisors can earn employees' T.R.U.S.T.
By D. Albert Brannen
Every manager and supervisor wants their employees to trust them. Earning trust is difficult, but once it exists in a relationship, the sky is the limit. Employees who trust their superiors are more satisfied, productive and innovative. They are also less likely to feel a need to be represented by a union, file lawsuits against their employers and probably even work safer. So, how does one earn the trust of employees? This article offers five steps on the way toward earning employees’ trust.
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Why the best leaders are also great followers
By Tamara Lynch
You're sitting in your Sunday best sitting at a desk in a plush corner office. You're facing the top executive of the company you've fantasized about working for since your first semester of college. Here comes that probing interview question: "Would you consider yourself more of a leader or a follower?" You answer with confidence: "A leader, of course!" It seems like an obvious response. No one in her right mind would call herself a follower. Right?
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Instagram steals social spotlight: 3 ways to make your business shine
By Emma Fitzpatrick
If you've been on Instagram lately, then you may have already spotted a couple changes. The Instagram site now has much larger pictures and closely mirrors the layout of its app. Speaking of which, the "Explore" section of the app has a different format. Now, trending places and hashtags are prominently displayed and updated in real-time. Here, you can search for top trends, places, tags and users all at once. Granted, these changes seem small, but their end goal is not.
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