People and Places Dec. 2011

Dec. 2, 2011

Clark Security Opens Atlanta Location

CLARK Security Products, an Anixter company, has opened an Atlanta location at 250 Horizon Dr., Suite 100, Suwanee, GA 30024. Telephone: 800-669-5625.

With more than 50 years in the security hardware industry, Clark Security provides door hardware, key systems, CCTV, access control and value added services to security professionals nationwide. We partner with over 200 industry–leading manufacturers of quality security products to stock over 25,000 at 16 locations across the country. Through our recent partnership with Anixter International, a leading global distributor of communications and security products, we provide our customers with a broad range of innovative security solutions.

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SIA Names Erickson CEO

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –Security Industry Association (SIA) Government Relations Director Don Erickson has been appointed the SIA’s next chief executive officer.

“After an extensive evaluation over the past several months, the SIA Board this week unanimously decided to select Don Erickson to lead this association,” said Gordon Hope, chairman of the board. “His dedication, impeccable reputation and track record of success at SIA played a large role in our ultimate decision.”

Erickson has served as director of government relations for SIA since February 2006. During this time, he worked closely with SIA's leadership to build a robust government relations program for SIA members and serve as SIA's chief advocate before Congress and other government agencies. As director of government relations, Erickson was responsible for successfully implementing key SIA public policy initiatives such as the enactment of legislation creating the GSA Schedule 84 Cooperative Purchasing Program, as well as legislation signed by President Obama in January that provides SIA member manufacturers with an exemption from certain onerous Department of Energy efficiency requirements.

Prior to joining SIA, Erickson served as manager of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams (R-Minn.), where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to telecommunications and technology policy.

“I am honored to have been selected by the SIA Board of Directors to serve as our association's CEO,” Erickson said. “I look forward to working closely with the board and SIA staff to strengthen SIA's value to our membership. I share the board's commitment to working together to help SIA become a greater resource for our members.”

The Security Industry Association (,  a leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market, protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Expos.

Visonic Adds Sales Managers

Visonic Ltd developer and manufacturer of home security and safety systems and components, announces the addition of two new North American sales managers, Rachel St. John and Bob Carrino.

Ms. St. John is sales manager of the Central Region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. She can be reached at 614-441-2707.

Carrino joins the team as Northeast Sales Manager, serving the states of Maryland through Vermont, inclusive of Pittsburgh. He can be reached at 860-983-0168.

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution Stocks Kwikset

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution has added Kwikset to its extensive line of vendor partners. Kwikset offers a complete line of door locks and door hardware including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications.

Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology enables a door lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in the home such as the security system and the lighting, thermostat, and home automation systems. It also allows for remote access to lock or unlock doors via any Smart Phone (Blackberry, iPhone, or Android) through applications. 

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution has also added to its roster of vendor partners. Offering convenience and control for security systems using wireless, web and mobile technology,'s technology platform enables consumers to monitor everything that happens in their homes or businesses. doesn’t require a phone line or broadband connection; services work wirelessly through a secure GSM network to maintain a dedicated connection that will continue to work for 24+ hours after a power failure.

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