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Aug. 1, 2016

S&G Hosts Global Distributor Meeting

Nicholasville, KY –Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security, hosted over 40 industry distributors from 24 countries including Sweden, New Zealand, China, Ecuador and United Kingdom during its Global Distributor Meeting in May. S&G is a world leader in developing and manufacturing high security locks and locking systems for highly sensitive government facilities, residential gun safes, ATMs, and bank vault doors and safes.

S&G introduced its 2016 campaign -- Taking it to the Next Level -- to its worldwide distributors, showcasing S&G’s forward-thinking approach to the marketplace and commitment to bringing innovative products to its customers. The four-day meeting included previews of new products for 2016, the unveiling of the Audit Lock 2.0, which was introduced to the market earlier this month, marketing and sales strategies and plans for the next several years.

The Nicholasville, Ky., headquarters recently underwent multiple renovations resulting in an updated, modern environment with an open work space that has fostered a collaborative working atmosphere for all staff. The meeting was held to not only update about the new campaign and upcoming products, but to acknowledge the collective successes of the 150-year-old company.

One way that Sargent and Greenleaf is Taking it to the Next Level is through aggressive product innovation. S&G’s Digital Platform is a new technology platform that is more flexible and modular in design, easier to operate and simpler to program. This platform also provides enhanced security, a consistent user experience and advanced data management.

 “Holding substantial work sessions for our top global distributors at our newly renovated world headquarters allowed the S&G team to demonstrate what it means to ‘take it to the next level’,” said Brian Leary, Chief Operating Officer, Sargent and Greenleaf.  “It was essential to share our new products and programs that are being introduced, while updating and educating our team about the S&G businesses.”

The timing of the S&G Global Distributor Meeting coincided with the Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA) annual convention, which took place in Lexington, Kentucky.  S&G hosted an Open House for all SAVTA attendees and meeting attendees, which include a tour of the plant and newly renovated office space.

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Farpointe Smart Card Readers with OSDP Standard

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group Company, announced that access control manufacturers, distributors and integrators can add the option of having the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP™), a communication standard adopted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), to their Farpointe smart card readers. OSDP lets Farpointe smart card readers interface easily with control panels or other security management systems, fostering interoperability among security devices.

"For years, Wiegand has been the industry standard but it is no longer inherently secure due to its original obscure and non-standard nature and the multiple definitions associated with the Wiegand name have created confusion over the years," explains Scott Lindley, Farpointe president.  "OSDP is IP-extensible for next generation security applications and has already been embraced by important segments of the industry. It is a standard that brings consistency, as well as heightened security and interoperability, between different manufacturers' devices. This is especially important for our OEM and integrator customers."

According to Lindley, OSDP helps ensure that numerous manufacturers’ products will work with each other. Importantly, interoperability can be achieved regardless of system architecture. The specification handles smartcards, constantly monitoring wiring to protect against attack threats and can serve as a solution for high-end encryption such as required in federal applications. The specification for handling LEDs, text, buzzers and other feedback mechanisms provides a rich, user-centric access control environment.

Significantly, the SIA Access Control & Identity Subcommittee is in the process of making OSDP v 2.1.6 an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. Many manufacturers have already implemented OSDP and there are many other companies with OSDP devices in development. To encourage this, the SIA is releasing tools that will ensure that these numbers continue to grow.

Farpointe's Delta smart card readers employing the OSDP standard are available for delivery now.

Allegion’s Greene Recognized By DHI

CARMEL, IND.– Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), an association serving door security and safety professionals, recently honored Allegion Manager of Codes and Resources Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, FDHI, with its Distinguished Architectural Hardware Consultant (DAHC) award.

 The award is based on technical expertise and is reserved for consultants with more than 10 years as a contributing member to the DHI organization. It also acknowledges those who have demonstrated a high degree of technical excellence and standards of performance as an active DHI consultant, as well as contributed to the improvement and advancements of the door hardware industry.

 "I’m honored to become a Distinguished Architectural Hardware Consultant and join a group that includes many of my instructors, mentors and respected industry icons,” Greene said. “It has been a pleasure to be part of this organization and have the opportunity to connect with esteemed professionals on the regulatory side of door hardware.”

 Greene has more than 30 years of door hardware industry experience, focusing largely on support and education around code requirements around the doorway. In 2009, Lori created ‘’, a door hardware, code-specific blog, in which she shares her expertise and answers questions across various code-related topics. Since its creation, it has generated close to two million page views and garnered nearly 500,000 visitors.

Hansen Named Codelocks Business Development Manager

Irvine, Calif. – Standalone digital lock manufacturer Codelocks, Inc. has appointed George Hansen as its new Business Development Manager, based in Londonderry, NH. Hansen will be responsible for developing rapid organic sales growth in multiple distribution channels.

Having worked in the security industry for 25 years, Hansen brings a wealth of experience to the company. He is looking forward to expanding distribution channels, driving new business development and promoting the wide range of innovative lock solutions Codelocks Inc. provides.

Commenting on the company and key objectives in his new role, Hansen says: “Codelocks has taken a global leadership role in product development and marketing and I like the way it’s forward thinking. They are continually developing their products with smart technologies to meet demands of changing environments and improve customer experience. I will continue to provide expert product advice and technical support to remain as a highly valued source for access control products.”

Commenting on the appointment, General Manager, Joey Dalessio, said: “George brings market savvy, strong relationships and business generation expertise to the team. This is very exciting and will help Codelocks as we build the business in the Americas. We welcome a talented individual to Team Codelocks.”

Wood Named President, SALTO Systems North America

Effective August 1,  Bill Wood will become President of SALTO Systems North America , responsible for both the commercial and hospitality business lines in the United States and Canada.  He will report to Marc Handels, SALTO's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. 

SALTO Systems’ CEO Javier Roquero explained, “Bill is the ideal person to take over the role of SALTO Americas President, a position that I have held these last years. We know that Bill understands SALTO as a company, our vision and values, and of course our portfolio of products and solutions.”

 “We are more convinced than ever that SALTO’s secure, flexible and convenient solutions have outstanding opportunities in the massive U.S. and Canadian markets.  Working with our excellent local teams in both the Commercial and Hospitality markets, we are better positioned than ever to capture this exciting market growth with Bill leading the team,” added Handels.

Wood commented, “After working with SALTO’s team, products and services for over 10 years, I’ve come to know first-hand the value that these solutions bring to end-users’ unique challenges. SALTO’s portfolio continues to evolve as the team continues to deliver products and services that exceed customer expectations and market needs.   I am anxious to work with such an outstanding team of professionals to help make SALTO the North American market leader.”

SDC Remembers Dwayne Johnson

CAMARILLO, CA – Security Door Controls unexpectedly lost friend and longtime employee, Dwayne “DJ” Johnson, age 47, after a sudden health event on Sunday, June 12th. Johnson began his security industry career at SDC in August, 1998, and contributed greatly to the company’s success and reputation for integrity and service among door hardware and security rep companies and distributors.

“We truly lost a brother,” asserts Shane Geringer, SDC’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategic Development. “As SDC entered the 21st century, Dwayne was able to help us grow and navigate the new market realities and technology demands he encountered in the field. We all grew up together and he will be sorely missed by the many customers he turned into friends and especially his extended family here at SDC.”

Johnson  is fondly remembered for his smile, love of football and affection for his beloved dogs. He is survived by his wife Debra, his mother Sharon, his brother Dave, and many aunts, uncles, cousins loving family and friends. On-line condolences may be left at:

Paxton Expands Technical Resources for Latin America

Greenville, SC – June  13th, 2016 –Paxton Access, the manufacturer of IP access control, entry and building intelligence solutions, announces the appointment of Ruben Vogeler as Application Engineer for the Latin American Region. His appointment further strengthens the company’s Latin American support and sales teams.

Vogeler  will work  closely with Craig Robinson, Paxton’s Latin America Executive Sales Director, to provide presales system design, and conduct technical training courses in the field. He will also offer onsite technical support and advanced troubleshooting for existing systems and customers.

Originally from Venezuela, Vogeler has over 30 years of experience in the security industry having previously worked as a security contractor and installer. He joined Paxton in 2011 as a Technical Support Engineer and after a successful completion of training, he has moved into a field position.

Devon Felise, National Sales Manager, says: “As Paxton expands into the Latin America market, it’s important that we not only provide our customers with sales support but technical support as well. Ruben’s experience on Paxton’s world-class support team, quality customer service and ‘can-do attitude’ makes him an ideal member of our expanding team.”

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Pedersen Named Bosch VP, Sales

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has named Ed Pedersen Vice President of Sales, Security Integrator and Distributor Channel. He  will lead the company’s key account and field sales team for the security system integrator and distributor channel in the U.S. 

Joining Bosch with more than 24 years of experience in a range of sales and management roles for security system integrators, Pedersen brings extensive knowledge of the security industry to his new role.

“Ed’s expertise will enable us to enhance how we support our channel partners as they strive to grow sales using Bosch products and solutions, and his drive to deliver excellent service will further strengthen our customer-first culture,” said Brian Wiser, President of Sales – North America, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “His addition to the leadership team will benefit both our customers and our business.”