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SDC’s CEO Wins Office Football Pool

Posted by Kerby Lecka on October 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Shane Geringer - pictured relaxing outside his office with our “Getting To Know SDC” Brochure and Football Trophy – won the SDC NFL office football pool for Week 4. Word has it he promised to work from the floor the rest of the week so people will believe his gratitude and humility at having won the pool over the rest of us.

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Topics: People

Leaders in Latch Retraction

Posted by Kerby Lecka on September 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Electric Latch Retraction (ELR)

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Topics: Electric Latch Retraction, Access Control

Meet Erik and Les - Our New Sales Associates

Posted by Kerby Lecka on August 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM

These two industry veterans add to our commitment to excellence.

We’re very pleased to announce the addition of Erik Mosher and Les Neal to the SDC sales team. Both bring unique experience and valuable knowledge by virtue of wearing several hats during their careers in the industry.

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Topics: In The News

New SDC Animated Installation Quick Guides to Save You Time

Posted by Kerby Lecka on August 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM



Then you’ll love these animated quick guides designed to complement our detailed installation instructions for the SK-L90 Field Electrification Kit Install Overview and the EMLock® Install Overview.

SK-L90 Field Electrification Kit Install Overview

A quick guide for the SK-L90 / SK-L90-SC Mortise lock field electrification kits - Schlage L9070 / Schlage L9080

EMLock® Install Overview

A quick guide for the 1510, 1570 and 1580 series EM


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SDC's Door Prop Alarms: Protect Your Investment With Our EA Series

Posted by Delaney McKenna on August 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM

With a visually appealing and functional design, SDC Door Prop Alarms are compatible with all access control systems, but can also function as a stand-alone solution. Now you can support positive access control and security behavior at any facility.

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Topics: Access Control, Solutions, Division 8, Division 28

New 2022 Condensed Catalog

Posted by Kerby Lecka on July 19, 2022 at 7:00 AM


Since 1972 SDC products have been Designed, Engineered and Built in America while most of our larger competitors manufacture overseas. Our new condensed catalog provides streamlined access to a robust toolbox of over 35,000 access and egress control components that form turnkey solutions to address almost any door opening imagined.

SDC’s locking systems can be found in virtually any application where access control of a door is required. We’re particularly adept at new or retrofit applications of 1 – 10 doors, where 80% of the security door and hardware market exists.

We provide savings and profits to our partners through:

  • Lower installation costs
  • Fewer callbacks, increased longevity
  • High-touch service that only a family-run enterprise can provide

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SDC Gets a Grip on Sales at IMLSS Utah Golf Tourney

Posted by Kerby Lecka on July 15, 2022 at 10:32 AM

Tom Morrison, SDC’s National Sales Manager, multi-tasked with the folks from Intermountain Lock & Security Supply – playing in their tournament on July 12th while doing his best Michael Jackson, 1-glove imitation. No word if he was required to pay additional green fees for deep furrows created from moon-walking in his golf shoes after sinking a few putts. Hopefully, he received a pass due to our Tee Sponsorship and valued partnership with IMLSS.

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Don't Miss SDC's New Article Featured in Locksmith Ledger!

Posted by Kerby Lecka on June 25, 2022 at 2:00 AM

"Bringing Electronics to the Door"

 How you upgrade the door is key to minimizing liability and maximizing profit potential.

Volumes have been written and various training courses designed to educate security pros about the proper ways to convert door openings to electronic access control (EAC). This overview is a short summary of recommendations to consider when upgrading any door from mechanical to electronic.

Visit the article to read more!

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Topics: Access Control, Door Access Control Solutions

SDC's UniFLEX™ Electric Strikes

Posted by Security Door Controls on May 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM

SDC's UniFLEX™ electric strike products feature an interchangeable faceplate design.

Why should you care? The interchangeable faceplate design allows for these strikes to meet a variety of applications. Simply change the faceplate to meet your specific needs!

SDC's 55 series and 45 series electric strikes are available in a variety of configurations to accommodate several types of mechanical locksets and door and frame styles - as well as failsafe and failsecure applications.

SDC’s 55 series 3/4” latchbolt electric strikes are heavy duty. They are designed for installation in hollow metal frames for access control of cylindrical locksets, mortise locksets with or without deadbolts and mortise exit devices. 55 series strikes accept 3/4” throw latchbolts and up to 1” throw deadbolts. The choice of six application faceplates eliminates the need for centerline relocation, making them ideal for new or retrofit, high security access control applications.

SDC’s 45 series 5/8” latchbolt electric strikes are centerline latch entry strikes designed for use with cylindrical locksets and mortise locksets without deadbolt for both metal and wood frames. 45 series strikes accept 5/8” throw latchbolts or up to ¾” throw latchbolts with 1/8” door gap. Centerline latch entry strikes require the latch to enter at the strike “centerline” located exactly between the top and bottom of the strike faceplate.

As an additional benefit, we have created all-in-one part numbers that come with the electric strike and three faceplates for the most common applications.


Check out our new Electric Strikes page for more information!

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Topics: Access Control, Design, electric strikes, strikes, locking devices

SDC's AUTO Operators Work Well With Electric Latch Retraction Applications

Posted by Security Door Controls on April 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM

SDC's AUTO series operators can power all of SDC's motorized ELR products.

Why should you care?
AUTO series operators eliminates the need for a separate power supply to power latch retraction products with it's own built in 1 Amp+ power supply! 

Since 2012, when SDC launched the QuietDuo™ LR100 series – the first retrofit motorized ELR kits to convert mechanical exit devices – we’ve been “quietly” leading in electric latch retraction upgrades for access control.

SDC now provides these same high performing motorized ELR features in the new American Made S5000 series storefront and S4000 series industrial electrified exit devices.

The new electrified devices, in addition to the existing LR100 series retrofit ELR kits and 7600 series motorized ELR mortise locks are conveniently compatible with low energy operators including SDC's AUTO series.

Highlights of our AUTO series operators include:

  • Built-in 1 Amp+ power supply
  • Single-button, self-tuning setup
  • Onboard lock sequencing



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Topics: Electric Latch Retraction, Access Control, Design, Auto EntryControl, Automatic Door Opener, ADA