Interested in learning more about Southern Steel or Folger Adam detention equipment? We offer specialized, in-depth training classes covering the full range of high security detention locks, hardware and sliding door locking devices. Classes feature hands-on training, troubleshooting and maintenance. Click here for training dates and information or call 210-531-2701. Registration forms can be faxed to 210-533-2211 or emailed to .
DAY 1 Electrical and Controls - This course begins with instruction in basic electricity, followed by an in-depth analysis of wiring diagrams for all different types of electrically-operated devices. Basic skills in trouble-shooting are taught, including visual analysis, circuit isolation, meter usage, etc. The instruction is 50% lecture and 50% “hands-on”.
DAYS 2-3 Locks and Hardware - This session consists of a comprehensive study of swinging and sliding door locks. In addition, all related hardware items, such as door position switches, hinges, pulls, etc., are covered. Principal areas of instruction include functions, usage, ordering information and hollow metal preparation.
DAY 4 Locking Systems - Practical, step-by-step procedures involving installation, adjustment, inspection and maintenance of sliding door locking systems are covered in this session. As in the other courses, the format is structured so that the instructor works with the student in a classroom atmosphere, but also employs “hands-on” techniques when possible.
The complete course is developed for detention facility staff and maintenance personnel, as well as architects and engineers. Detailed product manuals for locks, hardware, locking systems and security electronics basics are provided to the student.
Our “graduates” have told us that it is a worthwhile investment for people who work with or specify these highly specialized products. One person wrote: “ Very informative: Even after working on equipment for many years.”