People and Places, July 2013

July 1, 2013

Kaba’s Shuford  Attains CFL Status

Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas (ADS) is pleased to announce that Rick Shuford, product trainer, has been awarded the title Certified Forensic Locksmith (CFL). To achieve this designation from the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths (IAIL), Shuford completed rigorous training and intensive local, state, national, and FBI background checks. As one of only 39 Certified Forensic Locksmiths in the United States, Shuford can provide expert testimony in legal proceedings on locks and keys-more specifically to determine how an act occurred or suggest what device was used to gain access into a lock. Since his certification, Shuford has conducted four forensic investigations and provided evidence based strictly on facts, data, and methodologies.

"With Rick's recent certification, he has clearly demonstrated his competency and passion for locksmithing and helped to increase the knowledge base of our product training group," says Tasha Birdwell, marketing manager Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas. "We always encourage our employees to develop their competencies; it not only helps them grow professionally, but in turn, we can provide our customers with top-notch service and expertise. And, anyone who has ever attended one of Rick's training seminars can attest that it is loaded with valuable and reliable content."

Over the past five years, Shuford has taught over 300 classes and instructed more than 3,500 students from 48 states and 16 countries about the ins and outs of electronic and mechanical locks as well as key control systems. As Kaba develops new products, Shuford will also be responsible for testing, improving and, in some cases, the simple interrogation of the Kaba product lines. In addition to being a Certified Forensic Locksmith, Shuford also has more than a dozen certifications in all areas of locksmithing, including Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) and Certified ACE Instructor (CAI). He has published numerous articles for trade publications and belongs to many industry associations throughout North America.

For more information regarding Kaba training and seminars or to register for training classes, e-mail Rick Shuford at [email protected]

New Jet Representation

Jet Hardware Mfg. announces some new sales reps, some returning reps as well as some growing current reps.

Dean Henke of DCH Sales will now be covering all of the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas & Missouri. Dean brings over 30 years in the door and hardware industry and focuses on manufactures producing goods in the USA. This new addition will now expand Jet’s representation further into a region not previously thoroughly covered by direct representation.

Ed Skaaland of Tarpon Sales returns to Jet in the state of Florida. Ed’s return to representing Jet in the region after nearly 5 years will help to support Jet’s further growth in the region. Ed has been involved in our industry since 1978.

Dick Fitzgerald of Mid-Atlantic Sales Group will be covering Jet’s Pennsylvania and Baltimore/Washington area. Dick has worked his entire career in the locksmith and hardware industries calling on industrial end-users as well as local lock shops.

For further information, call Jet directly at (855)266-5539 or email [email protected].

ADI Dealer Wins Two Camaros

Troy Leach, product manager at Triphase Technologies in Carmel, IN, has won two brand new Chevrolet Camaro Coupes in ADI’s Customer Appreciation Car Giveaway Sweepstakes   Leach was selected from over 17,000 entry forms received last year through ADI’s customer appreciation sweepstakes.

For more than ten years, ADI has awarded a lucky dealer with a brand new car through its customer appreciation sweepstakes. Thousands of ADI customers complete entry forms each year at U.S. ADI Expos and industry tradeshows including ISC West, InfoComm, and CEDIA EXPO. In the spirit of providing its customers with MORE, this year’s winner received two high performance vehicles.

“At ADI, our customers are our number one focus and we are always looking for ways to thank them for their continued support,” said John Sullivan, senior vice president of sales at ADI. “Running this sweepstakes is one way we get to thank our customers each year. We are really excited for Troy.”

Leach has been in the security and A/V industry for more than five years, after spending nine years working in the retail A/V market. Troy and his colleagues regularly visit ADI’s Indianapolis, IN branch, and take advantage of branch training opportunities and attend the ADI Expo Training Series each year.

“I can’t believe it, this is great news,” said Leach when he was notified that he won. “ADI has been so helpful to us through the years, by providing us with all the products and solutions we need. I am so grateful to win these cars from ADI.”

ADI offers events and activities throughout the year to express its gratitude to customers. ADI events include Expo training seminars, trade show events, branch customer appreciation days, vendor product demos, training classes and more. This year, ADI will be giving away the coveted Cadillac CTS-V.

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Tri-Ed Adds Five Branches

TRI-ED Distribution has opened new branches in Denver, Centennial, Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, CO and Little Rock, AR. These locations will also specialize as TRI-ED Data Solutions Centers and stock a complete breadth of connectivity and low voltage products.

TRI-ED, through its select Data Solutions Centers, will offer dealers and integrators comprehensive product lines from over 500 of the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP Video, Intrusion, Fire, Sound, and Communications. These locations will also serve as the premier distribution channel for the comCables line of connectivity solutions.

The five new branches, formerly comCables sales centers, are located at:

Denver: 2607 West 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, Phone: 303.296.1000

Centennial: 8200 South Akron, Centennial, CO 80112. Phone: 303.268.8333

Grand Junction: 213 South 15th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Phone: 970.263.7770

Colorado Springs: 3360 North El Paso, Unit L, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Phone: 719.447.1024

Little Rock: 401 Collins St., Little Rock, AR 72202. Phone: 501.224.5544

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Genetec Named Top VMS Vendor

MONTREAL, June 3, 2013—Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry, and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, was named as the world's leading vendor of Video Management Software (VMS) by IHS, the leading provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry. In the 2013 edition of the IHS 'World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance' report, Genetec also maintained its leading position in the Americas region—the world’s largest VMS market—as well as demonstrated strong double digit growth in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions.

Genetec reports 30 percent growth in 2012 of its combined product categories, including VMS, Access Control, and License Plate Recognition (LPR). This can be attributed to expansion into Asia Pacific and Latin America as well as new product development.

"Innovation is in our DNA," said Pierre Racz, President & CEO of Genetec. “We believe that the key to success is to invent new technologies that will help our customers today and tomorrow. By investing over 20 percent of our revenue in R&D, we foster a strong culture of innovation. From pioneering IP video, to developing the industry's first unified security platform that combines video, access control, and license plate recognition, to bringing physical security to the Cloud, we are consistently delivering groundbreaking solutions to our industry."

Genetec continues to achieve widespread adoption of its unified security platform, Security Center, in the education, city wide surveillance, transportation, retail, gaming, parking, and law enforcement sectors.
"Because Security Center combines video surveillance with access control and LPR, and integrates seamlessly with a multitude of partner technologies such as video analytics and intrusion software, Genetec can offer a stronger ROI to its customers," said Racz.

In 2012, Genetec launched  Stratocast, its cloud-based video surveillance solution powered by Windows Azure. Designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses, a section of the market that is currently underserved by existing VMS developers, Stratocast offers an enterprise-grade video monitoring solution without the costs and complexities of installing and managing on-premise systems.

A full copy of the 2013 edition of IHS' World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance is available from: