march, 2020

thu26mar(mar 26)8:00 amsat28(mar 28)5:00 pmEvent Cancelled2020 H.L. Flake Trade Show and EducationLocation:HoustonType:Education,Trade Show


Event Details


First and foremost, our hearts go out to the individuals and communities that have been affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and with the city of Houston declaring a state of emergency, in an abundance of caution for the safety of our customers, instructors, employees and suppliers, it has become clear that we will not be able to accommodate the hundreds of guests who have registered to attend our show and therefore regret to advise you that the HLF/IKS Houston Show has been postponed.

Now the good news:

  • We are looking to reschedule the Educational portion of the event on June 11-12
  • We are exploring options to deliver training through webinars and other online applications so look for more to come
  • We will still offer the Tradeshow Specials to all of our customers with over $30K in prizes from March 20-31!
    • Sale booklets will be mailed in the next 10 days
    • Emails with links to the booklet will also be sent out
  • If you registered for the show, we will send an additional message regarding how crediting for classes will be handled and how to cancel hotel rooms if booked


With this being one of the largest locksmith and security professional events in the country, we know that this is disappointing for everyone.

  • We felt that we had a responsibility to the industry and the community at large to take decisive action for the greater good
  • A number of companies are banning employee travel, which has caused us concerns with regard to supplier and instructor availability
  • Cities are now issuing restrictions on meetings of over 250 and for meetings of less than 250 to allow for 6 feet of separation for each person, which isn’t possible in a classroom setting
  • Houston issued a Health State of Emergency this week due to the first case of community spread


We appreciate your understanding and look forward to continuing to serve you during this uncertain time.  We appreciate your business.  Thanks for all of your support!


Be safe and stay healthy!

H.L. Flake Security Hardware


26 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 28 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


H.L. Flake Security Hardware

5235 Glenmont Dr


  • Reply Martin J. Rabalais March 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Every year we need an ethics course for 1 hour but you have this scheduled at 809 (27T) I am signed up for residential Lishi at the same time. Can I go to Ethics then to Lishi and just get 3 hours for the Lishi. This is a real problem for small town locksmiths like me in Victoria Tx as there are no other alternatives for ethics of 1 hour and 7 hours regular CE.

    Let me know as I am in the middle of a DPS audit and would like to show compliance with regulations. Marty, Pop A Lock Victoria xxx-xxx-xxxx

    • Reply Ryan March 10, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Marty, the Ethics Class at this show (27T) is scheduled for 8pm in the evening and should not conflict with the morning Lishi residential class. We will give you a call shortly to make sure that your schedule goes smoothly!

  • Reply Dustin March 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Have there been any discussions about rescheduling this event due to COVID19?

    • Reply Ryan March 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Dustin, we are still a go! 👍 We’ll be having the hotel operate on an expedited cleaning schedule during the education weekend and considering a “no handshake” policy, but the show is still on track.

      Of course, we will be keeping a close eye on the news to maintain everyone has a safe weekend, and we plan to let everyone know if anything changes with the show scheduling or otherwise!

  • Reply Antonio torres May 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    some one know whent we will have the next trade show

    • Reply Ryan May 15, 2020 at 9:40 am

      Hello Antonio, it’s unfortunate that we had to postpone our March Trade Show for the first time in 10 years, but with the remaining current level of uncertainty we have decided to postpone the Houston Trade Show and Education event to March 25-27, 2021.

      However, we will be having a Show in Farmingdale, New York this September. We will still be monitoring events as America reopens for business and move forward taking into consideration the best interests of all attending. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

      • Reply Antonio June 19, 2020 at 1:44 pm

        Still won’t b any courses for this year?

        • Reply Ryan June 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm

          Hello Antonio, yes because of ongoing complications we will be unable to hold a physical training event this year. However, you can still get your CEU hours through the many online training opportunities we are having all Summer.

          You can find the classes available for registration on our events page here: Event Directory

  • Reply Manuel Natal April 8, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Do not miss the ILCO classes they are packed with factual insight and explanation s of the AD and ILCO Automotive product lines.

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