News Briefs, July 2017

July 3, 2017

Viking Electronics Catalog Available

Viking Electronics Inc. recently mailed the 2017 Summer Catalog. This latest catalog features hundreds of products, several new innovations, as well as Viking’s core products – such as emergency phones, door entry systems, paging amplifiers, mass notification systems, hot line phones, and more. The catalog is not just a simple product guide; it offers countless ideas and custom solutions from “Access Control” to “Zone Paging” and everything in between.

“Viking is continuously coming out with new technology and updating existing products. Our catalog is just one of many ways to get that information out to our customers,” says Joanne Minke, Product Specialist, Viking Electronics, Inc.

For more than 48 years Viking has been supplying the security and communications industry with reliable, high-quality products that are made in the USA. Viking also stands behind their products with a two-year limited warranty, as well as free lifetime product support. Viking Electronics designs and manufactures over 500 communication and security products, including VoIP and analog emergency phones, entry systems, paging interfaces, paging amplifiers, mass notification systems, hot line products, and enclosures.

The 2017 Product Catalog is available at where you can browse the online catalog, download a PDF version, or request a copy by mail.

ASSA ABLOY acquires IDS in South Africa

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire IDS, the leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic security solutions in South Africa.

“I am very pleased to welcome IDS into the ASSA ABLOY Group. The acquisition of IDS delivers on our strategy to grow our presence in emerging markets”, says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

“IDS is a very attractive addition to the EMEA division, thanks to its strong position in South Africa, its complementary product range and its excellent team. IDS’ distribution outlets and its strong relationships with installers and alarm monitoring companies will open new market routes for us”, says Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of the EMEA division.

IDS was established in 1985. It is headquartered in Durban, South Africa and has some 190 employees.

Sales for 2017 are expected to reach ZAR 310 million (approx. SEK 210 million) and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.

The transaction is conditional on regulatory approval and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2017.

ENTR® Smart Lock Awarded

Mul-T-Lock’s ENTR® Smart Door Lock has won a premier product innovation award from global connected home publication, SMAhome. The ENTR® lock was selected from among 28 smart home product finalists to receive the overall Popularity Award for 2017.

SMAhome awards are judged anonymously by a jury of industry insiders, including system integrators and service providers with an established track record in this market.

ENTR®’s affordability, convenience, sustainability and easy integration with leading smart home ecosystems were cited in the SMAhome award announcement. Award winners were announced in a ceremony at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan.

“SMAhome is one of the world’s leading sources of news and knowledge on the fast-evolving smart home technology and product market,” says Ehud Dinerman, Managing Director ENTR® at Mul-T-Lock. “We are extremely proud our ENTR® Smart Door Lock was selected from a 28-strong list of finalists, which included some of the global industry’s best known manufacturers.”

It takes just one screw to fit an ENTR® lock and transform a front door into a smart front door. With ENTR®, homeowners can open their door via app, PIN code, remote control or fingerprint reader.

ENTR® makes domestic key troubles a thing of the past: there’s no longer any need to get a spare set cut for kids, cleaners, carers or temporary workers. A couple of swipes on a smartphone screen is all it takes to share an ENTR® digital key with family or anyone who needs access — and to revoke the key instantly when required. The Mul-T-Lock ENTR® Smart Lock works equally well as a stand-alone solution or connected to a smart home system.

Mul-T-Lock® is an ASSA ABLOY Group Brand.  For more information, visit

Ilco Key Machine Software Updates

Ilco has announced the following software updates for the Tri-Code HS and Triax e-code electronic machines.

TRIAX e-Code SW UPDATE (VER. DB 45.01), Part Number BK0168XXXX

This software adds the following code series coverage or card:

  • Honda Cycles (4T-6W) A101-800, B101-800
  • Subaru Forester (4T-5W) Card only
  • Toyota (2T-8W) 00000-ZZZZZ
  • Volvo (2T-8W) A001-F099
  • Volvo (4T-4W) 1/5V1-1/5V12995
  • Kia (4T-5W) U0001-2500, KU0001-2608
  • Kia (4T-6W) K0001-2500, KE0001-2500, KG0001-2500
  • Kia (4T-8W) L0001-1000
  • Kia (2T-8W) D0001-3000, KD0001-3000 TB1001-3500, UM1001-3500
  • Land Rover (4T-5W) 0001-6000
  • Land Rover (2T-8W) Card Only

TRI-CODE H.S. SW UPDATE (VER. DB 19.00) Part Number BK0375XXXX

This software adds the following code series coverage or card:

  • Honda Cycles (4T-6W) A101-800, B101-800
  • Subaru Forester (4T-5W) Card only
  • Toyota (2T-8W) 00000-ZZZZZ
  • Volvo (2T-8W) A001-F099
  • Volvo (4T-4W) 1/5V1-1/5V12995

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ASIS International Accepting 'Accolades' Nominations

ASIS International invites companies exhibiting at the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) to enter the Accolades–Security’s Best awards competition. Now in its eighth year, ASIS Accolades recognize the security industry’s newest, most ground-breaking products, services, and technology solutions featured at ASIS 2017, which takes place September 25-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

A team of judges representing security professionals and technology experts will select up to 10 winners based on level of innovation, unique attributes, and benefits the product or service brings to the security industry. In addition, ASIS 2017 attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite submission (the People’s Choice award) onsite via the mobile app and kiosks located on the exhibit floor. 

“The pace of innovation in security applications, solutions and services is staggering,” says 2017 Accolades judge Howard J. Belfor, CPP, president, Belfor & Associates, LLC. “The Accolades awards provide ASIS 2017 attendees with a quick look at what’s new, exciting, and worth examining on the exhibit floor.”   

To be eligible, the product or service must have launched after September 15, 2016. The submission deadline is August 13, 2017, and winners will be recognized onsite at ASIS 2017.

The early bird entry fee is $2,000 thru July 9 and $2,500 thereafter. A multi-entry discount fee for 3+ submissions by the same company is available for $1,500 each. There is no limit to the number of entries per exhibitor.

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ASIS Educational Lineup

ASIS International (ASIS) has also announced the education lineup for its 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening September 25-28 in Dallas, Texas. The conference program features innovative learning formats, ranging from 25-minute impact sessions to immersive deep dives, as well as expanded training opportunities across the exhibit floor.

"ASIS is widely regarded as the gold standard for security certifications, standards, and career development, and is committed to translating that expertise and value into our seminar conference program," said Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 president, ASIS International. "Our robust education lineup reflects today’s headline security issues, as well as topics facing security professionals in their day-to-day work. The 180+ sessions offer a depth of expertise and level of learning that can’t be found anywhere else.”

In addition to a keynote lineup featuring the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush; futurist and author Scott Klososky; and Boston Marathon bombing investigators Edward F. Davis, III and Rick DesLauriers, the ASIS 2017 conference program includes breakout sessions, case studies, lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations and simulations. These offerings address some of the most pressing topics facing the security community today.

A sample of sessions include:

The exhibit floor will also set the stage for some exciting changes and new features this year. These innovations include more than two dozen 25-minute impact learning sessions hosted in two theaters, as well as resume reviews and career coaching in the onsite Career Center, fireside chats in the ASIS Hub, and product and technology demos.

"Our education has been designed to better engage attendees," said Peter J. O’Neil, executive vice president and CEO, ASIS International. "The modern learning methods and formats add variety to traditional lectures. The impact sessions transform the exhibit floor into a learning lab environment. And, the countless opportunities for peers to collaborate, share best practices, and develop lasting relationships ensures the learning extends throughout the year.”

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CAMDEN Expands Support Services

Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, has greatly expanded its support of Western U.S. and Canada customers -with faster shipping, extended technical support hours and more ‘quick ship’ warehouse stock!

Expanded customer service hours mean that Camden's Tech Support team is now available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Western customers can now also take advantage of Camden's two-day air shipping service which now delivers product at the same low cost as standard ground across the U.S. and Canada.

And, Camden's San Diego Quick Ship warehouse has also expanded its inventory and is fully stocked with Camden's industry-leading lines of door activation, control and locking products.

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SDC confirms the addition of Ascheman Marketing Group (AMG) to its national family of quality Security Industry Sales and Support Centers. AMG works with the Commercial Security, A/V, Datacomm and the Lock and Hardware markets. Their expertise includes Video Surveillance, Access Control, Audio/Visual, Datacomm and Tools.

 “Tom Ascheman and the sales reps at AMG are solid, experienced additions to our Midwest sales and service presence,” said Shane Geringer, SDC’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategic Development. “Their decades of leadership in the security, systems integration and contract hardware segments increases SDC’s influence and reputation in the region.”

AMG will be representing SDC to the Alarm/Security Industry in Territory 49s and representing SDC to the Door Hardware Industry in Territory 10. Both territories serve Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois. AMG offers personal service and technical assistance to architects, engineers, systems integrators, wholesalers, installers, and dealers in these industries.

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For direct inquiries contact: Tom Ascheman, Cell (314) 713-0587 or Email: [email protected]

Hager Companies, a leading U.S. manufacturer of commercial and residential door hardware products, announces the promotion of Joshua D. Hager to the position of president and chief operating officer effective immediately. Ralph J. Hager, II retains the position of chief executive officer and operating responsibilities reporting to the board of directors. Rusty Hager also retains his position as chairman of the board of directors of the Hager Companies. Coinciding with this announcement, Ralph J. (Johnston) Hager was promoted to vice president, residential sales and national accounts.

 “I am pleased with the direction our company is going and expect continued success with Josh leading our team as president and Johnston’s focus on growing key segments of our business going forward”, said CEO Ralph Hager.  “On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Hager team, I want to congratulate Josh and Johnston on their promotions and wish them the best in their new roles.  I have complete faith in their abilities to lead our team to continued top and bottom line growth going forward.”

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Hanwha Techwin America, a global leader and supplier of video surveillance and security products, announced that Johnell Johnson has joined the company as its Marketing Communications Manager. 

“Johnell brings the ideal blend of broadcast, communications and social media experience to the Hanwha Techwin America marketing division,” said Miguel Lazatin, Director, Product and Channel Marketing, Hanwha Techwin America. “She will be instrumental in driving messaging and communication initiatives to support the company’s new marketing direction and strategic vision.”

In her role, Ms. Johnson will be responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic communications plan and leading the development of the company’s advertising campaigns and brand strategy.

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