People and Places, May 2013

May 1, 2013

IDN-Hardware Sales Hosts 24th Annual Trade Show

IDN-Hardware Sales hosted its 24th annual Trade Show March 21-23, 2013, in Novi, Mich. With an emphasis on education, IDN-Hardware Sales offered a wide variety of classes for locksmiths including automotive updates, access control solutions, door installation, safe opening, facility code compliance, and more Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23.

The IDN-Hardware Sales Michigan Trade Show was filled with 70-plus manufacturers displaying items as diverse as automotive products, locksmith tools, padlocks, access control, CCTV, safes, safe locks, key machines, doors & frames, electronic access control, and both residential and commercial locks. There was something for every locksmith to see and hundreds of locksmiths made the trip to the Detroit area for the show.

IDN-Hardware Sales is part of the International Distribution Network (IDN), which provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through its six regional business hubs located in North America. With a wholesale distribution network of more than 50 locations, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service.

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Codelocks Names GM, North America

Grant Macdonald, president of Codelocks Ltd., United Kingdom, announces the appointment of lock and security industry veteran Joey Dalessio as general manager, Codelocks, Inc. North American division.

Dalessio will oversee the firm's marketing and sales functions as well as the day to day business operations effective immediately. He can be reached at e-mail: [email protected].

ABUS Adds Sales & Marketing Staff

ABUS President and CEO Zac Twight announces the additions of Jenna Martell and Leo Requejado to the company.

As marketing coordinator, Ms. Martell’s main focus will be on creating and new and innovative marketing program, including print advertising, website content management, trade show coordination and production of a new quarterly newsletter. Before joining ABUS, she was in-house marketing coordinator for the Arizona Opera.

Requejado’s main focus will be increasing sales in the Southwest and managing the manufacturer’s representatives who work in his territory. Based in California, he will cover the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Requejado speaks fluent Spanish and has 10 years of experience in the locksmith industry, most recently as shop manager, Dean Security Lock & Safe.

Ms. Martell can be reached at [email protected] or 800-352-2287, ext. 102. Requejado can be reached at [email protected] or 800-352-2287, ext. 125.

JLM Hardware Certified As Women’s Business Enterprise

JLM Wholesale, one of the nation’s most trusted security door hardware wholesalers, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council - Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

JLM Wholesale is a family owned business started in 1984 by Janet Mirku in Oxford, Mich.  As of 2010, her daughter, Annette Baldwin, continues as JLM’s CEO/Owner.  JLM Wholesale now has locations in Oxford, Mich., Charlotte, NC, and Plano, Texas.

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Linear Acquires 2GIG

Linear, LLC has closed on its acquisition of 2GIG Technologies, which will become part of the security and control group within Linear. The acquisition of 2GIG was announced in February 2013.

With the acquisition, Linear's dealers and OEM partners gain access to 2GIG's Go!Control integrated security and automation system that includes a system CPU, touchscreen interface, Z-Wave radio for automation, cellular radio for communications with a central station, and narrow-band RF for communicating with security sensors. 2GIG also provides a wide range of wireless peripherals including thermostats, panic buttons, keyfobs, glass break detectors and wireless carbon monoxide detectors, all of which can be integrated into a home automation system that can be remotely monitored, managed and controlled via the Internet.

"Acquiring 2GIG positions Linear as one of the world's top-tier hardware developers and manufacturers in the rapidly growing residential security and home automation markets," said Michael O'Neal, president of Linear. "We're especially excited about the synergy between the brands since 2GIG offers products that can be leveraged by Linear and its dealers to grow their businesses. At the same time, Linear offers products that can expand and enhance the 2GIG home automation platform, potentially opening doors to new market opportunities."

"Adding 2GIG's technologies and products to the Linear portfolio strengthens our product pillars of security and control, access and integration, and health and wellness," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development for Linear. "Our dealers and channel partners now have more choices."

2GIG will remain an iconic brand under Linear, benefitting from Nortek and Linear resources, which include manufacturing infrastructure and OEM partner connections across broad segments.

Linear is a leading manufacturer of security and access control products, personal emergency response systems (PERS), garage door openers and wireless devices. 2GIG dealers will have additional opportunities in these segments and from Linear's suite of interactive service offerings.

Linear co-developed and has manufactured the Go!Control platform for 2GIG since it was formed in 2007. 2GIG is a major supplier to Vivint, one of the largest home automation services companies in North America. The acquisition includes a five-year supply agreement with Vivint, making the company an important customer for Linear. The deal was finalized with Nortek purchasing all the outstanding stock of 2GIG for approximately $135 million on a cash- and debt-free basis. For more information about Linear LLC, visit

Fluidmesh Unveils Rebranding, New Logo

Fluidmesh Networks, a worldwide leader in wireless backhauling systems for security, industrial, and mission-critical applications, announces a major rebranding initiative and the unveiling of its new logo.

Cosimo Malesci, Fluidmesh co-founder and vice president, sales and marketing, explains, " We deliver unique, powerful and reliable products and it is time that our image reflects that. We wanted to refresh our image so that we align with the quality of our products, reflect who we are as a company, reflect our values, reflect our youth and refusal to be boxed in. We are leading the wireless revolution and are ready to show the world what we are made of: energy, honesty, research, insight."

The objective was to create a logo with graphics that clearly represent the product line through specific characteristics. The color palette – pure red, cool gray and white - are reminiscent of the original brand, and represent power, vitality, courage, optimism and speed. The new, high tech logo suggests the analysis of movement, union of elements, and connections.

Fluidmesh Networks has expanded its staff to include Andre Duncan, Central Region sales manager, and Tom Goodman, inside sales channel manager serving the Western United States  and the UK.

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