CRL Acquires Key Control Specialists
February 26, 2010

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) announced the acquisition of Key Control Specialists, also known as KCS, manufacturer of the SlideGuard, PatioGuard, CamGuard and FixtureGuard lines of keyed, thumbturn and combination locks for doors, windows and display cases.

"This acquisition is a natural for 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," says Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL. "The extensive product line, technology and experience we gain from KCS will help us provide our customers with additional high quality security solutions."

Gary Noha, brand manager for the new KCS Locksmith Division, adds, "Our popular Convenience Series and high security Control Series key options are available, and keyed-alike models for larger retail stores can be supplied upon request. We continue to provide an extensive selection of security enhancing hardware for commercial and residential application."

Noha adds, "Customers contacting KCS will now be routed to CRL's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, where our new KCS Locksmith Division has been established."

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