Introducing, “Lab Notes,” a special series of blog posts dedicated to research, innovation, tips, guides, and learning process of: Physical Security, Locks & Keys, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Structured Cabling, Linux, Access Control, Intrusion Alarms, Security Cameras, the Internet of Things and more curiosities.

This series will be in addition to our regular blog but also be published on our blog. These posts will be more informal than our regular blog posts. Experiments, reviews, notes, failures. Everything to learn. We’ve been accused of being silly at times. This series will definitely include some silliness.

I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes.

Neri Oxman

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho – Author of The Alchemist

I’m not a fortune teller and I make no promises but I have a few thoughts about the impact of Covid-19 on the security industry. Thermal Cameras: I need to address this first.  Every manufacturer is going to try and sell a fever detection system. Companies have already been caught faking the technology and accuracy […]

Working with SFIC locks requires learning a new skill set and terminology. It’s a different way to think about locks. One point of confusion is the difference between machine and stamped caps. The LAB pinning kit comes with both machined and stamped caps and both types are readily available from suppliers. So which ones should […]

There is a proliferation of new DIY alarm and security systems. Tech companies are hungry to offer yet another device and subscription service. Privacy concerns aside, there are some issues with DIY security and alarm systems. Before delving into potential issues, I’d like to state that DIY is okay. There’s nothing wrong with someone taking […]