La Gard

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La Gard

La Gard
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Name La Gard
Headquarters Lexington, Kentucky (USA)
Founded 1975
Founder(s) Klaus W. Gartner aka "Nick Gartner"
Safe locks, Combination locks, Electronic locks

La Gard is an American lock manufacturer that produces safe locks, particularly combination and electronic locks. La Gard is owned by Dormakaba.


La Gard began as a subcontractor for Sargent & Greenleaf, manufacturing time locks in its facility in Torrance, California.[1]

La Gard was sold to Masco Corporation in February of 1997, and later to Kaba-Mas in 2006.

Lock Listing


  • 16 November 1976 - Patent US3991596A - Tumbler wheel, changeable combination key lock construction - Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner, Downey, CA. Assignee: Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc., Nicholasville, KY.
  • 6 November 1990 - Patent US4967577A - Electronic lock with manual combination override - Inventors: Gartner and Uyeda, CA. Assignee: La Gard, Inc., Torrance, CA.
  • 4 June 1991 - Patent US5020345 - Self-locking electronic lock - Inventors: Gartner, Uyeda, & Phillips, CA. Assignee: La Gard, Inc., Torrance, CA.
  • 4 August 1992 - Patent US5134870 - Electro-mechanical lock with rotary bolt - Inventors: Uyeda, Gartner, Phillips, & Herrmann, CA. Assignee: La Gard, Inc., Torrance, CA.


  1. "Icons of the Locksmithing Industry"Locksmith Ledger. 15 November 2004.

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