Advanced Safe & Lock

At Advanced Safe and Lock our name speaks for itself. We are advanced with our knowledge and expertise of locks, safes and hardware.

Whether you need an array of locks for your home, office or general piece of mind we have the state of the art safe.

The staff at advanced safe and locks has the skill and a variety of products to fulfill your needs.

Medeco High Security Lock Systems

Since 1968, the Medeco develops and protects the integrity of high security locking devices.

Medeco manufactures locks serving retailers, schools, universities, government, facilities, and much more.

Applications include deadbolts, mortise, rim, cam, padlocks, small format and large format interchangeable core, ratchet, parking, and much more.

About Us

Joel Snell, Founder of Advanced Safe & LockJoel Snell, Founder of Advanced Safe & Lock, Joel has more than 25 years’ experience in the locksmith trade. He is considered a master locksmith with extensive skills and experience in antique, unique and unusual keys and locks.




FFrank Cicha, President of ASLFrank Cicha, Chief Executive Officer of ASL, has a BS degree from RIT in 1961 and spent the majority of his career in the photographic and printing industries. As he progressed from technical sales to marketing and management positions, he gained experience in business and financial disciplines. He has over 15 years’ experience as a business management.



John Mallette, Vice President of OperationsJohn Mallette, President, has nearly 30 years’ experience as a master locksmith. He has numerous industry certifications and specialized training in products such as Medeco lock and key systems. His vast experience gives him the ability to find parts and materials that are rare and difficult to locate.

John is a member of A.L.O.A. (Associate Locksmiths of America) and a member of N.S.O. (National Safemans Organization).



John Mastrella, Director of Operations and CommunicationsJohn Mastrella, Vice President, has more than 30 years’ experience as a locksmith with training from various locksmith schools. He is expanding his professional experience by taking on  financial responsibilities at ASL.




Matt Ruggles, LocksmithMatt Ruggles, Locksmith, has the trade in his blood. His father and uncle were locksmiths and Matt grew up in the industry. Although still learning, he adds youth and enthusiasm to ASL. He has over 10 years’ experience.




David Blake, A 3rd generation locksmith with over 20 years of experience. Dave has extensive knowledge in most aspects of the business.  Dave has great experience with antique locks and their keys. He has become a great asset to Advanced Safe and Lock, both in the shop and on the road.




Jerry Harrison II, Our locksmith in training, Jerry’s previous experience includes management, training and tech support. He is enjoying his position at the front counter. With his experience, he can take a “hands-on” approach to troubleshoot and repair hardware issues.