Lodi Unified School District
Jason Glissman, head locksmith for the last nine years with the Lodi Unified School District (LodiUSD), is currently replacing several of the locksets used throughout the District with 11 Line bored locks from Sargent Manufacturing Company. He’s extremely pleased to be installing such rugged and reliable locksets. He just wishes he’d turned to Sargent a bit sooner.
Glissman never expected that he’d have to replace the older locksets so soon. But just a short time after the original locks were installed -- mere months in some cases -- problems began to arise.
“We had several failed latches, problems with spindles, parts sticking, and many locks that just couldn’t stand up to everyday use,” Glissman said. “It was frustrating thinking that I was going to be working with these locksets for upwards of 10 years, when things were failing so quickly after installation. Sure, the locks were under warranty, but there’s no compensation for my time spent trying to fix and then replace these things.”
Glissman brought the problem to the attention of the District’s Facilities and Planning Department in early 2009, and has been working on replacing these deficient locks and other outdated locks with the SARGENT 11 Line bored locks ever since.