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Kerby Lecka

Kerby Lecka
Kerby Lecka has over 25 years of marketing experience from specialized niche products, healthcare, consumer and high-tech to packaged goods…most notably Packard Bell and Mattel. He ensures that every marketing message is grounded in well-planned strategies derived from a complete knowledge of the target audience as well as the market. With a degree in Radio-TV-Film from Cal State Northridge’s respected School of Communications, Kerby provides brand management, corporate image and product positioning skills to every client marketing assignment.

Recent Posts

Southeast Security Products Crowned DoorSnap Champions

Posted by Kerby Lecka on September 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM

SES Generates the Most DoorSnapTM Customer Submissions

Southeast Security Products (https://sesproducts.com), located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, earned year-long bragging rights among SDC’s Door Hardware and Alarm/Electronic Security outside sales rep agencies. From June 1st thru August 31st SES promoted and received the most customer submissions18 - for DoorSnapTM, our award-winning solution for recommending access control locking hardware for door retrofits.


DoorSnapTM is included in our Free SDC App and allows customers to send a picture of their retrofit door installation and receive a complimentary access and egress electrified solution recommendation from SDC with product information links and more.


For more details, visit: www.sdcsecurity.com/doorsnap.

Concerning DoorSnapTM, SES President, Roy Nilsen says: “We simply show DoorSnapTM to every dealer we can. There is simply no easier way to give a dealer the confidence of specifying a door opening knowing you have the right hardware to get the job done right the first time. It saves dealers time and money and is the easiest value proposition we have in our tool bag…”

Rumor has it that Roy has already reserved a special spot in his display case for the electrified DoorSnapTM trophy being shipped to him this week. When plugged in, the trophy is lit with a rotating palette of colors designed to subliminally encourage more sales on our behalf. Way to go Roy!


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Topics: Free App, Access Control, Door Access Control Solutions, Solutions, Division 8, Division 28, DoorSnap

Leaders in Latch Retraction

Posted by Kerby Lecka on September 7, 2023 at 10:00 PM

Electric Latch Retraction (ELR)

Since 2012, when SDC launched QuietDuo™ – the first Motorized ELR Kits to convert mechanical exit devices – we’ve been “quietly” leading in electric latch retraction (ELR) upgrades for access control. This includes retrofit solutions for most brands of exit devices, as well as innovative SDC exit devices & mortise lock-sets with factory-installed ELR and automatic door operators with a built-in 1 Amp+ power supply to power them.

With advancements in electric motor technology, the use of a motor for electric latch retraction provides lower current draw, quieter operation, and greater durability over time vs. solenoids. 


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Topics: Electric Latch Retraction, Access Control, Door Access Control Solutions, Auto EntryControl, ADA, Division 8, Division 28

SDC Will Be Closed for Labor Day 2023

Posted by Kerby Lecka on September 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM

SDC will be closed on September 4th in honor and celebration of Labor Day. Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the efforts and achievements made by hard working Americans.

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Back to Basics: Egress Devices

Posted by Kerby Lecka on August 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Back to Basics: Egress Devices

In 1992, SDC’s SureExit® was and still is the only tri-failsafe request-to-exit bar and the only egress device utilizing pressure sense technology - with no moving parts. When slight pressure is applied two redundant solid state pressure sensors release locks immediately. A third redundant micro switch is automatically activated to release the door if both sensors or the electronics fail. This ensures door operation will continue without prior knowledge or use. Unlike touch sensors, activation may be accomplished while wearing heavy gloves.

The MSB550 series of mechanical switch REX bars are an economical alternative to sensor activated bars. Both of these narrow, low profile egress device lines are built with heavy duty aluminum extrusions and metal end caps for high traffic while maintaining superior aesthetics for high profile openings. Since 1972 SDC products have been designed, engineered and built in America to provide quality products that are readily available.


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Topics: Access Control, Door Access Control Solutions, Electrified Exit Devices

Back to Basics: Electromagnetic Locks

Posted by Kerby Lecka on July 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Back to Basics: Electromagnetic Locks

In 1983, SDC’s EMLock® design became the standard in electromagnetic locking innovation. EMLocks were the first electromagnetic lock to feature an interlocking quick mount assembly with captive mounting screws to simplify installations. With a second-to-none complimentary offering of mounting brackets, kits and hardware, EMLocks can meet virtually any application.

It is no wonder “EMLock” is used synonymously for premium electromagnetic locks throughout the industry today. Over the years, SDC’s
electromagnetic product offering has expanded to meet narrow header, sliding door, gate, cabinet and hazardous applications. The Excel™ product line is our fully featured, economical alternative to low-cost imports.




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Topics: SDC, Access Control, Electromagnetic, Magnetic Locks, Door Access Control Solutions

Price List 22 is Available for Download Now!

Posted by Kerby Lecka on June 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM


To Our Valued Partners,

Price List 22 is now available for download.

I suggest that where possible, you and your customers place orders now through August 25th, 2023 to lock in pricing and product availability - before the increase goes into effect August 28th.



A limited supply of print copies are available. If desired, select the ORDER IN PRINT button, fill out the form and submit by End of Day July 14th to confirm your order (no exceptions).   ORDER IN PRINT

Press on,

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Celebrating a Special Founder's Day Centenary - Saturday, June 10th

Posted by Kerby Lecka on June 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Centenary – noun: the hundredth anniversary of a significant event. Our founder – Art Geringer - was born 100 years ago making June 10th not only a significant event in our company history but also in the modern era of the access control and door hardware industry. As a significant contributor to the great migration to locking systems, Art’s innovations helped revolutionize the use of electrified hardware for fire life safety and code compliance throughout the world. We’re proud to celebrate this special anniversary and to continue his legacy of commitment to innovation, skill and quality today.

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Topics: SDC

Delayed Egress Locking Systems Overview: Part 3

Posted by Kerby Lecka on June 5, 2023 at 3:04 PM

This post is the third in a series to address concerns expressed on our social media platforms regarding Delayed Egress Systems that indicated misconceptions about their proper application in Security, and Fire and Life Safety applications. Here’s some information and examples of common applications of Delayed Egress Systems.

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Topics: SDC, Access Control, Delayed Egress, News, Design, Division 8, Division 28, Buy American

Size Matters

Posted by Kerby Lecka on June 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Mini Integrated Delayed Egress Locks

SDC’s 1581S series mini delayed egress locks are designed to meet the needs of long term care and commercial facilities that require a smaller, less obtrusive, and less expensive delayed egress lock that is better suited for minimum security needs.

The 1581S series delays egress through perimeter exit doors for 15 or 30 seconds, alerts security and personnel to unauthorized egress, and is compatible with access controls and patient wandering and infant tracking systems.


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Topics: Access Control, Delayed Egress, Electromagnetic, Magnetic Locks, Door Access Control Solutions, Division 8, Division 28, Electrified Exit Devices, LTC

Closed to Observe Memorial Day 2023

Posted by Kerby Lecka on May 26, 2023 at 10:00 AM

We Will Be Closed Monday 5/29


Memorial Day is a day to remember the military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. We celebrate Memorial Day to honor all who died while serving in the United states Armed Forces to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

SDC Proudly Supports

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Topics: News, Customer Support