News Briefs November 2009


ADI joined together with many industry-leading vendors to host a special event to thank customers for their continuous support at this year’s CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, Ga. ADI also sponsored the CEDIA Learning Labs to provide attendees with hands-on experiences with the latest technology.

More than 1,300 security professionals were invited to ADI’s fourth annual customer celebration, held at the Opera Atlanta Event Center. The event was sponsored by more than 20 leading manufacturers including Key Digital, Pioneer, Proficient, Russound, Honeywell, Peerless, Universal Remote Control, JVC, Monster and Sharp. Customers and vendors enjoyed an evening of first-class catering and entertainment by the popular band Soul Asylum, who captivated the audience with their alternative rock hits.

The CEDIA Learning Labs sponsored by ADI included four separate full-featured rooms equipped with the latest technology to provide electronic systems contractors with practical real-world knowledge. Over 700 dealers visited the Learning Labs for an opportunity to see and test the newest products. The Learning Labs hosted 23 separate training sessions linked to 12 CEDIA University courses being offer at the EXPO.

“The Learning Labs were the highlight of my CEDIA EXPO experience. I’m a hands-on, visual learner and these labs gave me the opportunity to touch, feel and see products that I design on a daily basis,” said Ben Savage, custom installations specialist at A to Z Security and Sound, Inc. in Mary Esther, Fla. “It was great to have an environment that was conducive to one-on-one product training without the stereotypes of a traditional training environment. I highly recommend this type of learning be introduced at future events.”

Over 3,000 attendees visited ADI’s booth to get the winning combination at this year’s CEDIA EXPO. Visitors tried their luck at traditional gaming tables, and had an opportunity to participate in ADI’s Player’s Club program for a chance to win a new Hitachi UltraThin HD flat screen monitor. Dealers were also able to enter to win a brand new Chevy Corvette Coupe through ADI’s Customer Appreciation Car Give Away Sweepstakes. Entries are collected throughout the year at all U.S. ADI Expos and major industry tradeshows.


The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.7-2009 American National Standard for Template Hinge Dimensions.

This standard is a reaffirmation of A156.7-2003. It covers the requirements for the length, width, thickness, offset, and screw-hole spacing for builders template hinges. Included in the standard are hinge identification symbols and screw sizes. Methods for identifying template hinges that conform to the Standard are also provided.

BHMA also announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.21-2009 for Thresholds.

This standard is a revision of A156.21-2006. It establishes requirements for thresholds. Types are described with identifying numbers. Strength tests, fastening systems, and gasketing tests are included.

The new edition includes provisions for additional material types listed below:

1 – Architectural Extruded Brass or Bronze

3 – Aluminum

5 – Stainless Steel

7 – Rubber and Similar Non-

0 – Other [i.e. cast iron, safety abrasive, etc.]

There are requirements for thresholds used in fire door assemblies and openings, as well as the test requirements and procedures in the standard.


You can also order standards by phone by calling 800-699-9277. (Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.)


Effective August 10, 2009, Lockmasters Security Institute was approved to offer the Montgomery GI Bill. With changes in our economy and unemployment on the rise, why not use the Montgomery GI Bill to help pay for training in a field that is expected to grow by 22 percent over the next nine years? (Bureau of Labor Statistics figures)

Lockmasters Security Institute, Inc., Nicholasville, KY, will begin offering the following programs that are approved for the enrollment of veterans, reservists, servicepersons, and other eligible persons: Anti-Terrorism Physical Security Specialist, Safe and Lock Technician, Security Management Coordinator and Supply Chain Security. These programs are approved under the provisions of Chapters 30, 32, and 35, Title 38, U.S. Code; and Chapters 1606 and 1607, Title 10, U.S. Code which are part of the Montgomery GI Bill.

LSI has been a leading educational organization for technical and physical security education since 1955. LSI students include the federal government, US military, FORTUNE 500, private industry, small business and law enforcement communities. LSI classes range from 3 to 11 days and include Professional Locksmithing, Safe Lock Servicing, Automotive Locksmithing, Certified Inspector and Technician for GSA Approved Security Equipment, Cargo Crime Security and Comprehensive Security Specialist Training.

Their well qualified instructors and expertly crafted hands-on training are the reason they have taught more than 40,000 students in the past 50 plus years.

For more information on VA Regulations, go to web www. .

or contact Tom Ingram at LSI at [email protected].


PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative with more than 285 locally owned and operated offices, is in the process of launching the Schlage reader and credential product line with their member integrators. Products include the Schlage SXF proximity readers and credentials, which support 125 kHz proximity card technology and are compatible with industry standard proximity technologies including HID, GE/CASI ProxLite, XceedID and Schlage proximity.

“Now leading integrators throughout the nation will have increased access to Schlage proximity readers and credentials, enabling them to provide their customers with the flexibility to use and intermix proximity readers from multiple manufacturers via the Schlage SXF Series,” advises George Nortonen, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies vice president of sales, integrators/business partners. “We look forward to working with PSA Security Network and its many integrators whose customers are demanding access control components with open architectures that integrate with their existing and future systems.”

“Schlage is a trusted and respected name in the security industry and PSA is pleased to have them in our product portfolio,” stated Bill Bozeman, president and chief executive officer of PSA. “The objective of PSA is to offer security system integrators the best options at the best possible pricing. With the addition of Schlage readers and cards, we have once again added a powerful price performer to the PSA family of security products.”

A joint training program has already begun and customers may order the Schlage SXF Proximity Series through their PSA Security Network affiliated integrators now.