News and People, Sept. 2016

Sept. 1, 2016

Introducing the Silca Speed Series

Rocky Mount, NC- Kaba Ilco Corp. introduces the Speed Series Mechanical key duplication machines by Silca. The four new Speed models have an open design for ease of cleaning and features that the operator will find beneficial when cutting edge cut keys.

The new Speed Series lineup includes the Speed 040 (Automatic/Manual), Speed 044 (Semi-Automatic), Speed 045 (Manual) for duplication of edge cut residential, commercial and automotive keys including the large bow (head), longer blade keys such as cruciform, flip style and keys with remote heads. The Speed 046 operates the same as the 045 manual but is equipped for duplication of flat/safe deposit style keys.

Features include:

  • Smooth rotating, four-sided jaws with tip stop slots for accurate tip gauging of keys.
  • Wide spacing between jaws
  • Optimized calibration depth tracer system with micro adjustment allows for fast, precise calibration
  • Electro-magnetic main switch and separate cutter motor switch for easy access
  • Large safety shield with a molded tray for accessories and a separate belt and brush cover
  • TiN coated cutters (models 040/044/045) for long life and oxidation resistance
  • Speed 040 and 044 features a spring loaded carriage

Visit for additional features, brochure, and manuals.

Test Your Skills to Win Cash, Allegion Products

It’s time to put your skills to the test for a chance to win cash and products! Allegion’s Ultimate Locksmith Challenge is a race against the clock to see who can install a Schlage® NDE Series lock and an LCN® closer the fastest. You can take either the Schlage® Challenge or the LCN® Challenge – or better yet, go for Ultimate Locksmith Challenge status in both product categories.

The challenge began  at AOLA and will continue online and at live events this fall. Go to the to learn more and sign up.

Schlage NDE Challenge Prize Package:

1st Place: $500 and a Schlage NDE Series lock

2nd Place: $250 

3rd Place: $100

LCN Aluminum Challenge Prize Package:

1st Place:  $500 and an LCN aluminum door closer 

2nd Place:  $250 

3rd Place:  $100

Medeco Wins 2016 Campus Safety BEST Award

Salem, Va. – Medeco® Security Locks, a high security product manufacturer and ASSA ABLOY Group company located in Salem, Va., won a Campus Safety BEST Award on July 25, 2016 during the Opening Session of the Campus Safety Conference East in National Harbor, Md. Medeco XT Data Analytics was recognized in the Access Control & Identity Management category. 

Medeco XT Data Analytics is a powerful analytics tool that is built into the XT Web Manager software program. It leverages the data collected from Medeco XT intelligent keys and cylinders, giving security administrators the ability to quickly see access trends so they can act on the data. “XT Data Analytics is a time-saving feature that eliminates the need to search through hundreds or thousands of audit records to spot trends or to see something out of the ordinary,” said Gene Cronin, Medeco XT Product Line Manager.  “Administrators need quick visibility of problems occurring within their facility. Data Analytics provides a visual tool that immediately highlights inappropriate behavior within the system. This is a real game changer when it comes to audit trail analysis.” 

Medeco XT Data Analytics lets you know who might be “fishing” for access, or trying to gain access to areas where they do not belong.  Additionally, the visual dashboard graphics show access trends that can highlight inefficiencies within certain work environments for even more value.

“Our ultimate goal is to make this software an invaluable tool when it comes to a customer’s intelligent key system,” added Cronin. “All software enhancements are driven by customer feedback. Medeco’s commitment is to give administrators what they need to do their jobs more effectively. There is nothing else out there like XT Data Analytics.”

For more information about Medeco Intelligent Key Systems, visit

Award-Winning Restaurant Design Features DORMA Product

Reamstown, Pa. – dorma+kaba Group  contributed to the award-winning design of Donatos Pizza restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. The project was recognized internationally as the “2016 Design Is...Award Market Winner” in the Retail category. From a field of approximately 450 entries from around the world, Donato’s Pizza’s design won the nod from a panel of 17 judges, consisting of experts from within the architectural design community.

Shawn McCord, Director of Sales for dorma+kaba’s interior division, worked with the architects on the design of the wall systems. “We worked alongside McGrory Glass in securing the decorative laminated glass that became the hallmark of the dining room.”

DORMA’s black anodized DRS Rail System was specified for the project, providing an elegant base material for a highly specialized red glass wall. With a slim profile that supports maximal expanses of glass, the rail system discreetly floats the glass without obstructing its beauty.

For more information about dorma+kaba and its access solutions, visit

Amityville, NY -- Continental Access, a Division of Napco Security Technologies, Inc., announces the appointment of Ron Kandcer as Director of Sales, reporting to Scott Schramme, Continental’s VP, Sales. Kandcer comes to Continental Access with a successful career spanning over 2 decades in the access control and security industry, including sales management roles at Allegion®, Matrix Systems® and UTC® Fire & Security.

Kandcer will lead Continental’s sales force and coordinate the efforts of its US regional sales managers and training program nationwide. This newly-created position will be especially key, as the Division prepares to launch its high-anticipated CA4K™ Enterprise Access Control & Security Management Platform, rolling out later this year, featuring an all new UI, more hosted services; more integration options, i.e., VMS, intercom, biometric and building services; plus, comprehensive web client and distributed & local database management. 

Contact Kandcer via email [email protected] or cell 631.553.0587, or stop by and see him at Napco Security Technologies’ ASIS Booth 3500, Sept. 12 – 14 in Orlando, FL.

Brooklyn, NY   –Bryan McGee has joined Altronix as Sales Manager for the South Central U.S. region. In this newly created positon, McGee will manage business development activities with professional security and surveillance consultants, specifiers, distributors and systems integrators in the territory, and support the company’s award winning line of power supplies and adaptive transmission solutions.

 “Bryan is a seasoned professional with a multi-faceted background and extensive industry relationships that will further enhance the level of support Altronix provides to our partners, customers and end users in the South Central region,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “In addition to designing and manufacturing products that deliver the features, performance and quality that our customers need, a large part of our success is built upon reputation and relationships. Bryan is a perfect fit for Altronix, and we are most pleased to have him on our team.”

McGee was a co-founder of Knight Security Systems and most recently served as a territory sales manager for LRG Inc., a leading manufacturer’s representative serving the central United States.

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Ottawa, Can. ‑ Denis Hébert has been named President and Equity Partner of Feenics, effective August 1. Hébert, currently the Chairman of the Board of the Security Industry Associationhas an extensive and distinguished career in security. Hébert’s notable career includes 12 years as President and CEO of HID Global Corp., as well as Executive VP for ASSA ABLOY. He previously spent 17 years with Honeywell, having held executive positions in Canada, France and the U.S.

Hébert said his focus will be to further enable the successes Feenics has achieved in bringing cloud-hosted solutions to market in the systems integration and value-added reseller communities.

“I am excited to be part of this journey with Feenics, as the access control paradigm shifts to cloud computing, providing a wealth of new service offerings to systems integrators and their customers. In every industry there are evolutions, and the cloud alternative to access control is a significant transformation in physical access management,” Hébert said.

For more information on Feenics, visit