CRL Acquires Key Control Specialists
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has announced its acquisition
of Key Control Specialists (KCS).
KCS is the manufacturer of the SlideGuard, PatioGuard, CamGuard and FixtureGuard
lines of keyed, thumb-turn and combination locks for windows, doors, and
“This acquisition is a natural for CRL,” comments Lloyd Talbert, president
of CRL. “For years we have provided our customers with a wide variety
of commercial lock systems and components, as well as a full line of transaction
hardware. The extensive product line, technology and experience we
gain from KCS will help us provide our customers with additional high-quality
Customers contacting KCS will now be routed to CRL’s corporate headquarters.
Adams Rite Connects
with Dual Force 2190
Security takes on a whole new meaning with the Dual Force 2190, the industry’s
first interconnected deadbolt and deadlatch for narrow stile aluminum
entrance systems. The product from Adams Rite, an ASSA ABLOY company,
provides the functionality of a full mortise lock in a narrow stile package,
while meeting stringent building egress requirements.
With the deadbolt project, a turn of the inside lever retracts both the
latch and deadbolt simultaneously, providing code-compliant, panic-proof
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