People and Places, July 2014

July 1, 2014

Kwikset Promotes Goldman

LAKE FOREST, CA – Larry Goldman has been promoted to Kwikset Director, North American Sales and Business Development, Residential Access Solutions (RAS).  In his new role, Goldman will continue to lead Kwikset's RAS Channel Sales and Business Development efforts across the United States and Canada.

Goldman has been with Kwikset's Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business for over three years and brings over 20 years of industry leadership to his new role. Prior to his promotion, Goldman served as North American Sales and Business Development Manager, RAS.  In this position, which he held since 2010, Goldman developed and implemented strategic distribution channels and partnerships within the security and CEDIA channels.

We're excited to have Larry assume this high-profile position," said Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset.  "During his tenure, Larry has embraced increasing responsibility, establishing an unparalleled sales team that has grown Kwikset's RAS sales presence and conversions while solidifying our market-leading position for future success.  Larry has also proven to be an integral part of developing the emerging residential security and home automation market relationships that will continue to deliver significant sales growth ahead."

Kwikset (, manufactures and markets 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.

ADI Launches Mobile Site

ADI has launched a new mobile website to help customers easily access the products they need for complete installations. The mobile version of the website allows security professionals to shop and order from ADI anytime from their smartphone or mobile device. To reach the new ADI mobile site, simply go to on your mobile device.

The ADI mobile website delivers the same user experience as the desktop version, and makes it easy to shop more than 100,000 products and 1,000 brands while on the go. The mobile site also provides instant access to ADI’s Sales Center, Clearance Zone and Online Specials.

“Going mobile was just the next step in the evolution of ADI’s exceptional online customer experience,” said Michael Flink, president of ADI Americas. “ADI redesigned its desktop site and is continually adding new features and functionality, to make it easier for dealers to shop at ADI.”

With its ease of use, the modernized ADI mobile website makes finding the right products fast and simple. Dealers can search by item number or keywords, select brand name or product feature, or browse through ADI’s product categories. After sign-in, users can access and manage their account online and view pricing and inventory levels. In a safe and secure environment, users can check availability at local branches, and place orders for quick pick up or shipping.

In addition, ADI has launched new websites in Canada and Puerto Rico to help security professions access the products they need, and easily shop and order online at ADI. The new full featured sites offer a friendly user interface and improved navigation so visitors can find the latest information on products, support, services, branch locations, training opportunities, and more.

The redesigned Canada and Puerto Rico sites follow a similar platform as ADI’s U.S. ecommerce site, and were built to deliver an exceptional customer experience. The improved sites offer product information for more than 100,000 SKUs, and pack a number of powerful features including search filters and sort capabilities, product comparisons, pricing, inventory, delivery options and complete account management. Customers can shop by product, shop by brand, check out sales and clearance items, take advantage of online specials, explore support and services, learn out about local trainings and branch events, view monthly sales promotion flyers, access product catalogs, and more.

In a safe and secure environment, registered users are able to access and manage their accounts online. Users can find products in stock online, and order for pick up in branch or have it shipped for delivery. A unique set of resources helps customers easily place orders online including frequently purchased products, standardized kits, express ordering for fast online purchases, and customized order lists to save order history for quick and easy purchase in the future.

The ADI Canada site is available in English at and French at, and the ADI Puerto Rico site at To sign up for an online ADI account, click on the Website Registration Link on the upper right corner of the homepage.

Zwipe Wins American SESAMES Award

Zwipe’s new biometric card was named the winner of the first annual American SESAMES Award at the CARTES Secure Connexions Show Dinner held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas May 13, 2014. The American SESAMES Awards competition rewards the best technological innovations that span the entire identification sector of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology. The members of the jury were all international experts in their categories, chosen for their involvement in associations and organizations for the promotion and development of smart technologies.

“This is another verification of how important it is to have biometrics directly on the card itself,” emphasizes Kim Humborstad. “When the industry’s leading authorities acknowledge the need for a solution that provides a biometric solution so quickly and efficiently, it gives our prospects the confidence that this is the type of product that their customers want and need.”

Moving the biometric technology from the reader to the card, Zwipe’s innovative on-card authentication gives organizations the ability to upgrade their access control systems to biometrics practically overnight. Eliminating the need to swap out traditional card readers for biometric readers, Zwipe provides a simple and cost-effective solution for biometric access control. The contactless Zwipe biometric card reads the user’s fingerprint in less than one second and, once verified, sends a signal to the reader to unlock the door. This eliminates the risk of lost or stolen cards being used for unauthorized access as well as strengthening the audit trail of accountability.

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Dortronics Wins Customer Service Award

Sag Harbor, NY – At this year’s PSA-TEC conference, Dortronics’ Customer Service Manager Mike Palermo was presented with an award for outstanding customer service. The PSA award recognizes an individual who has regularly and consistently excelled in providing support to the PSA Customer Service team. The annual TEC event was held the week of May 5th in Westminster, Colo.

Bryan Sanderford, national sales manager for Dortronics, attributes Mike’s win to his professional attitude and innate people skills. He says, “While product knowledge is critical, it’s only a portion of what makes a good customer support representative. Mike understands this implicitly and continually works toward making every customer interaction a positive experience.”

Voting for the awards is done by PSA customer service team. PSA represents security system integrators who combine the purchasing power and the resources of large vendor groups with the strengths and personal attention to detail of locally owned companies. PSA integrators improve security performance through their access to the latest security products, best practices and other resources to develop cost-effective security solutions.

“PSA and our sales channel members congratulate Mike Palermo and Dortronics on this achievement,” said Sandy Vecchiarelli, Customer Service Manager, PSA Security Network. “We are pleased to recognize him for his the exceptional level of commitment, service and expertise we expect from our vendor partners.”

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