Accredited Lock Supply
Now in our 43rd year of operation, our user friendly catalog
boasts our extensive and fully
stocked product lines from over
120 manufacturers. Accredited
Lock carries all the standard lock
& door hardware, plus locksmith
software, electronic access con-
trol, safes, decorative hardware,
power tools, cameras, mailboxes
and much more.
Blaydes Lock & Security
Established in 1952, Blaydes
Lock Co. (now Blaydes Lock and
Security) was founded by W.F.
Blaydes and Jack Hildebrand and
is headquartered in a 40,000 sq.
ft. facility in Washington, D.C.
Family owned by four genera-
tions for over 50 years, Blaydes
has an inventory of over 30,000
items from 100 manufacturers.
CLARK, An Anixter
Anixter, Tri-Ed, and CLARK
Security provide complete security solutions from the industry’s
leading manufacturers. With
Here is a very basic business question.
When it came time to check the shop inventory
today and you saw that you didn’t have enough electric
strikes or exit devices to finish the job, who did you
We don’t think so, and it probably wasn’t Ray, Peter,
Egon or Winston who came to your rescue with their
proton packs to fight off the Stay Puft Marshmallow
More likely you went online or picked up the phone
to call your favorite distributor who offered you prompt
delivery and has always been there to answer your immediate product service question.
That’s what this particular article is about. We are
paying tribute to those distributors who over the years
have earned the respect of the locksmith, and are there
every day to help you grow your business.
The locksmith distribution network is the heartbeat
of our industry. It is an artery which pulses product to us in a timely and cost effective fashion. The
distributor also provides education and training on
the latest products and service techniques necessary
for those of us in the trade to keep our skills competitive and current. Many also host regular trade shows
where vendors gather closer to a locksmith’s location,
enabling manufacturers to give hands-on demonstrations of various tips and techniques designed to make
a locksmith’s business more time efficient, productive
and profitable and to keep skills current.
We at The National Locksmith appreciate the
support of our distributor sponsors. While there are
hundreds of distributors selling to this trade, companies represented in this Distributor Tribute section are
among the strongest supporters of locksmiths and of
this particular issue of The National Locksmith. Remember to support those who support you. You would
want the same.