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Interchangeable Core Wiki #100610

Posted by MCS not at CMS on June 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM Comments comments (1)

As primarily composed and edited by MCS not at CMS...

An interchangeable core or "ic" is a compact keying mechanism in a specific "small format" figure-eight shape.  Unlike a standard key cylinder, which is accessible for combinating only via locking device disassembly, an interchangeable mechanism relies upon a specialized "control" key for insertion and extraction of the essential (aka "core") co...

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Do You See What I See?

Posted by MCS at CMS on February 11, 2010 at 1:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Embedded below is a scan of the cover from a 2008 marketing mailer.  Since its arrival at CMS nearly two years ago, the nominally sized 5-inch by 8-inch glossy original has been displayed in a position of prominence on the wall in my office.  Although I see the publication every time that I enter, the message that it conveys still produces a certain sense of awe...

To be clear, however, that message is not actually the one implied as worded in yellow...

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Locks Talk and ARRA :: Part One

Posted by MCS at CMS on December 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (0)


For those with stimulus funded projects under way - and especially for those with openings set to receive ANSI Grade 2 primary door hardware from recognizable household brands such as Dexter, Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser or Weslock, or from interchangeable core mainstays like Best and Falcon - quickly:  Memorize the words "plausible deniability" and
stop reading now!

For those still reading - and especially for those with a penchan...

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