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Safe And Vault Locks Ltd ™ has been an official distributor of Sargent And Greenleaf locks since 2007. A Stanley Security Solutions company, Sargent And Greenleaf is a world leader in medium and high security locks and locking systems for safes and vaults. Since 1857, Sargent and Greenleaf innovations have resulted in the industry's largest selection of mechanical combination locks, electronic safe locks, vault locks, time locks and specialty safe-locking solutions. We listen to and understand our Sargent And Greenleaf customers needs and respond with the most pioneering, quality-driven security products to meet U.S. and international demands..
Our Sargent And Greenleaf specification expert who will be happy to assist you with insurance and operational questions is Managing Director Alan Donohoe Redd. M.Sec.I.I. Alan has been sitting on the The Private Security Authority Of Ireland Working Group for a new licensing requirement for suppliers and installers of safes due to be launched in 2016. Alan was specifically asked to advise on European standards for safes, vaults, associated certified locking systems and insurance requirements.
Alan is a certified Sargent And Greenleaf trainer for Sargent and Greenleaf Switzerland, a member of ESSA and a member of the Security Institute Of Ireland.
Sargent And Greenleaf introduced its first combination lock in 1857 under the name Sargent's Magnetic Bank Lock. The lock was so impressive that it was used by the US Treasury Department. That early success was born of hard work, innovation, and craftsmanship. These traditions continue to this day, which is why Sargent And Greenleaf enjoys a solid reputation of dependable products and unequalled support. From Group 2 safe locks to rugged vault locks, Sargent And Greenleaf has set the standard others have tried to emulate for nearly 150 years.
Sargent And Greenleaf electronic safe locks represent the melding of nearly 150 years of security know-how and modern electronic technology. From simple, low cost mechanisms to highly sophisticated safe locks that offer advanced security features, the solution you need is bound to bear the Sargent And Greenleaf name.
James Sargent was the first person to construct and install a vault door time lock. That was back in 1874, and Sargent And Greenleaf has taken time locks and delays very seriously ever since. These devices are proven deterrents to armed robbery, and their effectiveness has been evident ever since the days of notorious outlaw Jesse James. Sargent And Greenleaf offers both mechanical and electronic time locks, and time delay is built into most of its electronic safe locks. From small safes to massive vaults, Sargent And Greenleaf has a time lock to fill your security needs.
Sargent And Greenleaf prides itself on a tradition of quality and innovation which stretches back to 1857. It was then that James Sargent, a bright and inventive young sales agent for Yale & Greenleaf Lock Manufacturers, made the decision to build a lock that would offer a level of security that far surpassed any device available at the time. The result of his resolve and genius was Sargent's Magnetic Bank Lock, the first successful key changeable combination lock. The lock gained almost immediate acceptance from safe manufacturers and the United States Treasury Department, bringing financial stability and paving the way for James Sargent to continue bringing new ideas and products to the security industry.
In 1865, one of Mr. Sargent's former employers, Halbert Greenleaf, became his equal partner in the firm of Sargent And Greenleaf. A manufacturing facility was built in Rochester, New York, and the company remained in that city until 1975. James Sargent was never one to rest on the success of past achievements. In 1868, he invented Sargent's Automatic Lock, bringing refinements to the original Sargent's Magnetic Bank Lock.
Then, in 1873, using parts from locks and two, eight-day kitchen clocks, Mr. Sargent created the first time lock to be installed on a bank vault door. He personally connected the time lock to the vault door of the First National Bank in Morrison, Illinois, on May 26, 1874. This lock continued to secure the vault for nearly forty years until the bank was remodeled and a larger vault was built.
In 1880, Mr. Sargent connected one of his combination locks to a delay timer, creating the first Time Combination Lock, a lock that would remain locked for a predetermined amount of time after the combination was dialed. This was the forerunner of today's Sargent And Greenleaf Timebination®.
These inventions are just a sampling of the numerous advancements and innovations in security hardware that can be attributed directly to James Sargent. His tireless efforts and clear vision of what makes for good security were responsible for the success of his young company. These same qualities continue to drive Sargent And Greenleaf today.
Times have changed since the early days in Rochester, New York. Sargent And Greenleaf now occupies 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 22,000 square feet of offices in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The company also serves European and other international customers from a facility in Switzerland. Safe manufacturers, independent safe technicians, and locksmiths around the world rely on the quality and value of Sargent And Greenleaf products.
Today, Sargent And Greenleaf offers the largest selection of mechanical and electronic locks for safes, vaults, and safe deposit boxes, as well as leading the industry in other specialty security devices. We remain committed to the ideals of our founder, James Sargent. We listen to and understand our customer's needs and respond with the most innovative, quality-driven security products in the industry.