News Briefs, October 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

ABLOY Celebrates 110 Years

For over a century, Abloy has been at the forefront of the ever-changing global security market. Offering highly advanced and unique solutions, the Abloy name has become synonymous with quality and innovation. 

This spirit of innovation began in Helsinki, in 1907 where precision mechanic Henrikkson recognized that the principle of the rotating detainer discs inside a cash register could be applied to locks. His initial idea for a secure and durable lock was patented in 1919, at which time, the now globally recognized Abloy trademark was also registered. 

Thanks to its revolutionary disc design, the lock was virtually unpickable. This led to Abloy becoming the market leader in 1930’s Finland and gaining momentum on a global scale, becoming the locking choice for some of the world’s most important buildings.

The 1960s and 1970s saw the integration of electromechanical technology into Henrickkson’s revolutionary mechanical lock and Abloy maintained its position as market leader during the rapid technological advancement of the following decades. 

In 1994, Abloy merged with ASSA to form the ASSA ABLOY group. In the last decade, Abloy has developed game-changing access control systems such as PROTEC2 CLIQ™ and CLIQ Connect™, maximizing security yet reducing the number of keys required.

Abloy’s range of products encompasses mechanical and electric locks, as well as access control systems for applications including Utilities, Telecoms and Banking. Its innovative locking solutions can be found securing some of the world’s most iconic landmarks from museums and sporting venues to hospitals, airports and government buildings.

Abloy continues to invest heavily in research and development to ensure that its product range consistently meets the changing needs of consumers, striving to offer not only what customers need, but what they will need in the future. Abloy remains proud of its roots and history, with each product maintaining Henriksson’s Finnish values of reliability, resilience and durability.

For further information on products and services available from Abloy UK, or visit

Secure Critical Openings from Storms

ASSA ABLOY introduces the Sargent FM7300 Series and Corbin Russwin FE6600 Series tornado-compliant, multi-point locks that are engineered to withstand severe wind speeds and flying debris. These locks can be deployed to protect community shelters, safe rooms, corporate and educational facilities, healthcare and government campuses, 911 call stations, emergency operation centers, fire and rescue, police stations, and other public and first-responder facilities. The FM7300 Series and FE6600 Series are also ideal solutions to enhance security in traditional applications. 

The FM7300 Series and FE6600 Series deliver worry-free operation while providing safety and security during the most severe storms. Both utilize robust mortise locks and concealed vertical rods and are available with both standard and decorative levers, as well as a broad range of electronic access control technologies. 

 “Available in multiple function and trim combinations, the Sargent FM7300 Series and Corbin Russwin FE6600 Series locks offer the flexibility needed to accommodate a full range of door opening solutions, including electronic access control,” said Chris Gaughan, Director of Product Management, ASSA ABLOY. “Plus, the unique center-case adjustability feature simplifies installation and device adjustment while providing the strength and durability needed for critical applications.”  

The FM7300 Series and FE600 Series offer an optional indicator with a hold-back feature that allows for standard mortise lock operation throughout the day.  This increases the device longevity while allowing a quick release to engage multi-point latching for emergency situations.

Included with a seven-year warranty, the Sargent FM7300 Series and the Corbin Russwin FE6600 Series meet the following certifications and compliances: ICC500-2014, ANSI/BHMA 156.37, FEMA 320, FEMA 361, 3-hour UL-10C fire listing.

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New STANLEY Security North America HQ

Stanley Black & Decker announces the grand opening of its STANLEY Security North America headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The $16 million, 80,000-square-foot facility will house 350 STANLEY Security employees who will be brought together in one building from various locations throughout the Greater Indianapolis area. STANLEY Security is an approximately $2 billion provider of electronic security solutions with more than 9,000 employees.

"Today is an important milestone in the continued growth and evolution of our Security business and we are excited to bring our employees together here in one location in Indiana, where we have maintained a strong presence for nearly two decades," said Jim Loree, President & CEO of Stanley Black & Decker. "This state-of-the-art headquarters will provide a powerful new springboard from which to grow the Security business and develop the innovative security technologies of the future.

"The project could not have been completed without the help and financial assistance from the town of Fishers, as well as partnership from the County, State and Indiana Economic Development Corporation," said Loree, "and we want to thank everyone involved for their assistance on this project."

"As a leader in the security industry, we're thrilled to have STANLEY Security's new headquarters officially open for business in Fishers," said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. "The vision for Fishersleading in economic progress as a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city continues to grow momentum as the I-69 corridor builds out with great companies such as STANLEY establishing roots in our community."

The new headquarters will evolve into a showcase of the world's latest security products and services, and includes features and amenities designed to attract and retain the most high-caliber, talented employees in the area.

"Our new headquarters serves two purposes," said Robert Raff, President of STANLEY Security North America. "First, it is a destination for any customer who wants to see the very latest technology and innovation in the security industry, and secondly, it is a next-generation workplace for those who are passionately driven to help make the world safer."

Galaxy Control Systems’ Integration with ASSA ABLOY

Walkersville, MD/New Haven, CT  – Galaxy Control Systems has added to its already impressive list of partners by completing an integration with IPenabled solutions from ASSA ABLOY. The combination of System Galaxy and WiFi and PoE locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and Sargent will allow end users and integrators to harness the power of these industry-leading solutions at reduced expense.

“Wireless and IP-based technologies reduce installation time and material cost to increase installers’ profit on each deployment and deliver a lower total cost of ownership for end users,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP, Galaxy Control Systems. “This latest integration ensures that System Galaxy will support industry-leading IP solutions from the world leader in access control and locking technologies.”

ASSA ABLOY’s WiFi locks connect to System Galaxy through a facility’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi network, and the IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks connect to System Galaxy through the Local Area Network (LAN) utilizing a single Ethernet cable for both power and data.

This integration between System Galaxy and the ASSA ABLOY suite of IP-enabled access control products ensures that System Galaxy customers can use existing or planned network infrastructure to expand their system easily and at a significant savings versus traditional solutions,” said Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas.

System Galaxy, a scalable, enterprise-class access control and management solution, seamlessly integrates security and building management functions. Additional features include active directory support to enable real-time identity management, individualized identity-based door access, and the ability to generate specific reports for each screen view or credential holder. Data can be shared with other systems such as time and attendance, visitor management, time clocks, parking garages and personal messaging. System Galaxy accommodates unlimited users and is also accessible from mobile web browsers, and is designed for backward compatibility with all legacy Galaxy systems.

To contact Galaxy Control Systems, call 800.445.556 or email [email protected].

Leola, Pa. - Travis Willis has joined PDQ Manufacturing as National Sales Manager for Integrated Locking and Access Solutions.

Willis serves customers nationwide from his office in Fort Collins, Colo., responsible for customer contact in connection with the physical locks and hardware as well as the cloud-based access control systems that make up the PDQ SMART™ line.

PDQ SMART is a breakthrough in access management, combining cloud-hosted technology, intuitive interfaces, powerful features and more than 30 years of industry-leading hardware experience. It puts complete control of who can enter and exit any facility at users' fingertips. From a single door to a multi-location facility, access management has never been easier or more secure.

"Technology is coming to the door hardware space," Willis said, "driving it in a new direction and creating a whole new market opportunity."

For 19 years, he has been active in the door frame and hardware industry. Before joining PDQ, he was employed with AccessNsite, Santa Maria, Calif., a division of American Direct.

For more on PDQ Manufacturing and its products, visit

SALTO Systems has appointed Michael Cline as Vice President, Hospitality Sales, reporting directly to Bill Wood, President, SALTO Systems, North America. Cline assumed responsibilities on June 19th and will be based at the U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

Cline will guide the continued growth and expansion of SALTO’s Hospitality Sales organization in the U.S. “Michael’s ability to build strategically, coupled with his experience as a sales leader focused on team dynamics, are skills that our team needs, especially during this exciting and challenging time of exponential growth,” according to Bill Wood. 

Cline has nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently with INNCOM by Honeywell, as Director of U.S. Sales. Prior to joining INNCOM, Michael held positions of Vice President of Corporate Accounts with Kaba Lodging and National Accounts Manager at Tesa Entry Systems.

Pearl River, NY – OnSSI continues to leverage its investment funding by expanding the company’s roster of industry professionals supporting OnSSI’s Ocularis and other innovative VMS solutions. The latest appointment to the OnSSI team is Earl Bolanos, who will serve as Southwest Regional Manager, responsible for Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii working closely with the company’s manufacturer’s rep, Bassett Sales Corporation, to drive demand for the Ocularis 5 VMS solution.

“As part of our expansion initiative, Earl’s appointment as Southwest Regional Manager builds on our increasing abilities to deliver the highest levels of support for our industryleading portfolio of Ocularis VMS solutions and business intelligence technologies,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales & Marketing, OnSSI. “With Earl’s extensive industry experience and technical knowledge, we look forward to continued growth with an expanded portfolio of end users, system integrators and consultants.”

Bolanos is a 25-year veteran in the security industry working with companies such as Arecont Vision and ADI-Honeywell. In his new position at OnSSI, hewill apply his experience to manage sales activities with both existing and new customers. Earl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from California’s Pepperdine University. For more information on OnSSI, call 845-732-7900, e-mail [email protected] or visit