News Briefs May 2012

Napco iBridge™ Wins SIA New Product Showcase Award Napco Security Technologies, Inc. iBridge™ Keypad/Touchscreen Tablet won the SIA 2012 New Product Showcase (NPS) Award at ISC West, one of the country’s largest annual tradeshows, with 24,000...


Napco iBridge™ Wins SIA New Product Showcase Award

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. iBridge™ Keypad/Touchscreen Tablet won the SIA 2012 New Product Showcase (NPS) Award at ISC West, one of the country’s largest annual tradeshows, with 24,000 security professionals reported in attendance. Across a broad field of entries, iBridge™ was chosen number one in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions, Wireless, and is the first product in NAPCO’s iBridge® Remote Services Suite.

Napco iBridge Keypad Touchscreen is a slim full-color, internet-enabled tablet computer and uses 802.11 WiFi, to put security and much more at accounts’ fingertips. iBridge controls Napco Security Systems, local & iSee Video™ video cameras and will shortly also control thermostats and lighting via Z-Wave™ devices. Wireless and portable, the IBR-TAB 7” TFT Color Tablet touchscreen also includes time, weather apps and selectable color-scheme palettes, as well as an easy, magnetic on/off combination wall-mount & power-docking station. A desktop stand is also available.

Jorge Hevia, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for NAPCO, said, “Wow, that’s two for two,” when learning of the 2012 win. Last ISC West, 2011, Napco’s GEMC Commercial Intrusion/Fire System won NPS; and now this year won for iBridge™. “It’s very gratifying to win our category among so many admirable competitors. These innovative Napco products are uniquely designed to be beneficial to both the professional installation company and the consumer, and show real market promise.”
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ASSA ABLOY iPad App Details Access Control Locking Products

ASSA ABLOY has launched its Security Continuum application for iPad, which simplifies the process of finding the right access control locking solution for any door opening in a facility.

With three main sections on the opening screen, the app gives experienced ASSA ABLOY customers the choice to navigate via the security continuum chart by technology, allows new customers to filter solutions in the ‘Guide Me’ section and provides sales contact information in their market via the map locator.

The first option, to navigate the security continuum by type of technology, enables users to find a product based on what technology and level of security they require. The continuum consists of solutions for keys; keypad, offline, wireless, and online locks and fully intelligent openings. The second option, Guide Me, presents users with a series of questions to narrow down the available products to reach the most appropriate solution for any need. The contact option allows users to locate the closest sales representative that can assist with product questions and selection.

 “Whether you’re an integrator who is an expert on ASSA ABLOY’s broad range of access control technologies or a facility manager looking for assistance to guide you through the process of making the right product choice, the app is an easy to use and up-to-date resource,” said Kris Bylan, Marketing & Communications Manager, Architectural Hardware Group at ASSA ABLOY.

Once a user finds the products of choice, they can simply add selections to the My Products list for easy reference, or email them to an ASSA ABLOY Integrated Solutions Specialist for further consultation.

The Security Continuum app is currently available in the iTunes App Store for iPad, with iPhone and Android compatibility to follow. 

 

International Hardware Fair: 2012 Results

The International Hardware Fair surprised many skeptics by showing no signs of weakness and left attendees and exhibitors energized and in high spirits. The four March 4-7, 2012, event in Cologne, Germany, brought together 2,665 exhibitors from 50 countries, who met with 53,500 attendees from 132 countries (2010/56,500).

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