Interested in learning more about Southern Steel or Folger Adam detention equipment?  Southern Folger offers an in-depth training class on Southern Steel and Folger Adam brand high security detention products, including swing and sliding door locks, electrical controls and miscellaneous hardware. These classes have been developed for facility personnel and detention design engineers, architects and consultants. No prior lock or keying experience is required for these classes. The classes are conducted at our training facility in San Antonio, TX with instructors that have many years of experience
in our industry. Our graduates have told us that it is a worthwhile investment for people who work with or specify these highly specialized products, at any level of expertise. One attendee commented: “Very informative: Even after working on equipment for many years.”

Each seminar is limited to a maximum of 15 students - early enrollment is strongly encouraged!

The cost of the training class is $1,718 per person per class. Lunch is provided on training days; however, all other meals, lodging and transportation are not included in this price. A list of local hotels is listed below. If you book La Quinta and ask for the Southern Folger rate, you will receive a discount; call 1-800-531-5900 or book online (Include code SOUTHERN).
We look forward to the opportunity to provide training. Please contact Monica Rodriguez for further information, phone 210-531-2709 or email.

AREAS OF INSTRUCTION: Electrical and Controls, Locks and Hardware and Locking Systems.
DURATION: Four days (Tuesday through Friday). Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday  and conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
LOCATION: Southern Folger Detention Equipment Company, Assembly Building, 4634 South Presa Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78223

INSTRUCTORS: Eric Hendren, Technical Service Technician, 25-year detention veteran


  1. Electrical Controls and Keys (1 day) - 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 troubleshooting are taught, including visual analysis, circuit isolation, meter usage, etc. The instruction is lecture and “hands-on”. A plant tour showing manufacturing processes is included.
  1. Locks and Hardware (2 days) - 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.
  1. Locking Systems (1 day) - Practical, step-by-step procedures involving 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.
Completion of the three sessions will give anyone who is active in detention equipment a much better knowledge of the products involved. The complete course is developed for detention facility staff and maintenance personnel, as well as architects and engineers. Classes are taught in a professional manner. A certificate is issued upon completion of the instruction. Detailed product manuals for locks, hardware, locking systems and security electronics basics are provided to the student.

Registration Information

Cost: $1,718 per attendee*
*Price does not include transportation or lodging; Lunch included.
Step 1: Download Registration Form

Step 2: Complete Registration Form

Step 3: Return via email -OR- fax: 210-533-2211.
Our Training Coordinator will contact you shortly after receiving registration with confirmation and invoice(s).
Download Training School Schedule

Questions? Call 210-531-4122


There are no motels/hotels within walking distance of our facility and a rental car or taxi service is required. The downtown area is about 10 minutes from our plant, and there are many hotels to choose from. Mention Southern Folger and receive a discount at La Quinta Inns (or use code SFOLGER if booking online.)

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