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. Call 210-531-4122 for more information. 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, control panels and PLC’s. Followed by an analysis of wiring diagrams, lock labels and accessories used throughout the facility. Basic skills in trouble-shooting are taught, including visual analysis, circuit isolation, meter usage, etc. The instruction is lecture and “hands-on”.
DAYS 2-3 Locks and Hardware - This session consists of a comprehensive study of swinging and sliding door locks and all related hardware items, such as door position switches, hinges, pulls, etc. Principal areas of instruction include functions, usage, troubleshooting and maintenance. This will be hands on instruction and will consist of taking locks apart and reassembling. Mechanical, electrical and pneumatic locks are provided.
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.”