News Briefs October 2018

Oct. 2, 2018

Allegion-IDenticard Integration for K-12 Security

CARMEL, IND.– Allegion US announced that IDenticard’s PremiSys™ software now integrates with its newest K-12 security solution, the Von Duprin® Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options. These wireless solutions expand the reach of electronic access control to secondary openings.

“Controlling access is a critical part of a school’s efforts to provide a safe learning environment, and it begins with a secure perimeter,” said Yong Lacy, Allegion US category leader, openings. “We’ve found that many schools focus a majority of funds on the front entrance, which, unfortunately, leaves secondary entrances vulnerable. In response, Allegion created the Von Duprin RU and RM options to help schools build a more secure perimeter within budget. Our Software Alliance members like IDenticard help make this possible.”

When integrated with IDenticard’s PremiSys, end users can remotely lock and monitor every connected opening—from classrooms to common areas to perimeter doors—through a single database. Lockdown of an entire facility can occur with the push of a button.

The Von Duprin RU retrofit kit for exit devices is a cost-effective solution for these secondary openings that enables remote undogging for centralized lock down and door status monitoring with integrated request to exit (RX), latch bolt (LX) and door position switch (DPS) signaling capabilities. The RU connects wirelessly via BLE to the ENGAGE Gateway, providing real-time, bi-directional communication to the IDenticard PremiSys software via IP network connection directly to the Gateway. RU is a modular battery powered kit that can be added on to existing Von Duprin 98/99 and 33A/35A series devices. The RM option is the sensor-only configuration for exit-only or fire-rated doors that require monitoring. It provides visibility to door status with the same RX, LX and DPS signals as the RU, without the centralized lockdown component.

"IDenticard's team of access control specialists works closely with Allegion representatives to deliver premier solutions for the end user," said Aaron Henderson, director of sales at IDenticard Access Control. "This latest product integration enables IDenticard to deliver a more sophisticated enterprise solution for schools, hospitals and other facilities that would benefit from the ability to immediately lock down every door in their facility and gain peace of mind in knowing that all doors are secured."

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IDN-H. Hoffman 2018/2019 Print Catalog

IDN-H. Hoffman, a distributor of door hardware and security related products, announces the August release of the 2018/2019 Product Catalog.

Over 250 new products were added to the catalog including storefront hardware, automotive key blanks, multi-housing locksets, and electronic access control solutions such as actuator kits, motorized latch retraction kits, power supplies, low energy standard profile operators, electric strikes, PoE enabled door controllers, networked access controller products, and more.

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IDN-H. Hoffman is part of the International Distribution Network (IDN), which provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through its six regional business hubs located in North America. With a wholesale distribution network of more than 50 locations, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service. 

Wisenet Q Series Affordable Cameras and NVRs

Teaneck, NJ –Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, introduces the Wisenet Q series line of affordable cameras and NVRs, billed as an affordable professional product line that offers simple and essential features that are ideal for small to medium-sized applications.

The Wisenet Q series offers a range of 24 indoor and outdoor dome cameras to meet the needs of a variety of customers looking for sharp and clear image quality at an affordable price, including retail, banking, offices, transportation and more. Available in 2MP and 4MP resolutions, the Q series cameras are packed with innovative features. 

The new QRN NVRs provide high-performance recording solutions yet cost-effective options for smaller installations such as offices and retailers. Customers can save on both installation costs and time by using the Wisenet Q series together with the new Q series PoE NVRs (Network Video Recorders). The PoE ports negate the need for the provision of separate power cables and plug points for each camera or the need for an external PoE switch.

By using the metadata from the cameras, the new QRN NVRs can improve the searching methods of the archived videos. Users can search the metadata via Smart Search, Virtual Lines, and Enter/Exit boxes. These features can be used in combination to reduce the amount of time needed to search for any specific motion-related events.

Should there be a temporary network fault preventing the streaming of captured images to any of the NVRs, an Automatic Recovery Backup (ARB) feature automatically and seamlessly feeds the missing images from the respective cameras’ SD card when the network connection is re-established. This ensures there are no missing gaps in the recording of what could be important evidence of an incident.

The QRN NVRs provide support for the latest version of the Wisenet Mobile App by using a QR code for each of the connected cameras. NVRs can easily be added to the Wisenet Mobile App list by simply scanning the QR code with a smartphone.

The QRN NVRs are fully compatible with Wisenet WAVE VMS (Video Management Software), an extremely easy-to-use and scalable software solution that maximizes the efficiency of Wisenet network cameras and provides the option to seamlessly monitor, expand, and scale its systems.

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PHOENIX – ABUS USA announces that 20-year industry veteran Morgan Lewis has joined the organization as its first exclusive company Outside Sales Representative. The new role will support the development of sales through its growing locksmith and security channels in Arizona and Southern California.

“We are excited to have Morgan join our expanding sales team as an Outside Sales Representative for the Arizona and Southern California markets,” George Eubanks, VP of Sales and Marketing, said. “Hiring our first outside company representative for this region aligns with our immediate goal in providing a focused service approach right in our own backyard.”

Additionally, as the company continues to grow nationally in both the security and safety channels, ABUS USA recently added Robert O’Boyle as US Operations Manager. With over 25 years of experience in warehouse operations and logistics, most recently with the Interline Brands, Robert will be primarily focused on driving service levels up as customer demand

“I’m thrilled to see the accelerated growth within ABUS USA,” Johannes Bremicker, CEO, said. “Our mission is to provide security solutions for people worldwide. I believe the team we’ve developed can successfully carry out the company’s mission to protect lives and valuables.”

ABUS provides a large product range of innovative solutions for home security, safety lockout, commercial security and recreational security. ABUS USA is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and is a wholly owned subsidiary in the ABUS Group.

Atlanta, GA – SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has appointed Michelle Johnson to the commercial sales team position of Western Regional Sales Manager.

Based in Southern California, Johnson oversees sales of SALTO products in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. She reports to SALTO Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales Michael J. Mahon.

“Michelle has impressive experience in a variety of security products. Her knowledge of management and her territory are great assets that will serve both Michelle and SALTO very well in this important region,” said Mahon. “SALTO Systems is excited to have an industry sales veteran like Michelle on the team.”

Prior to joining SALTO, Johnson served in a variety of security industry sales leadership positions including Vice President of Operations and Director of Operations for Alert Alarm Hawaii; Business Development Manager with Tri-Ed Distribution/Anixter; Owner of Dynamic Integrated Solutions and as Area Manager for ADI Global Distribution.

“I am thrilled to work for a company as innovative as Salto Systems,” said Johnson. “The opportunity to provide technology that is changing the way we do access control today is very exciting. SALTO is hands down the best product in the market to provide the highest security available in our growing keyless world.”

Johnson can be reached by email [email protected] or phone 770-359-7840.

Irvine, Calif. – Two new sales representatives, Len Stoia and Bruce Lindstrom, have joined Codelocks Inc. as it further expands throughout North America.

Stoia of Midwest Security Sales Inc.will cover Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana, and Wisconsin and Lindstrom of LindTec Solutions will cover New York and New England. They will be working alongside new General Manager, Matt Welty, who is responsible for company development and driving growth throughout the market.

“Len and Bruce will be a great asset to Codelocks as we launch our KeySecure product line in addition to other new products from Codelocks. We welcome these two industry experts enabling us to continue to provide service to our customers that exceeds their expectations,” Welty said.

Stoia has been involved in the door hardware and security market for a considerable number of years. During that time, he has developed an impeccable reputation for follow through, customer service and problem-solving for his accounts.

Codelocks Inc.’s sales representatives now serve New Jersey, Illinois, Colorado, California, Florida, Toronto and Virginia.

AUSTIN, Texas – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced the appointments of two high-profile senior executives to the HID leadership team to support growth targets, continued market expansion, customer relevance and innovation. 

The new executives bring extensive experience, business acumen and technical prowess to HID Global:

Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, who was formerly the Executive Vice President of the Citizen Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA, has joined HID as VP & Managing Director of the Citizen ID Business. 

Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy, who was formerly VP Engineering and CTO at Honeywell Security & Fire, has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of HID Global. 

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “HID is driving innovation and growth, and we are actively expanding opportunities for our teams of smart, forward-thinking people to take HID to the next level.”   

“I am truly excited to be joining HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions that literally impact millions of people every day,” said Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, VP & Managing Director, Citizen ID business with HID Global. “The citizen identity market is at an inflection point that will create real change. I see the opportunity for HID to lead the way and help guide governments through this transformation, ranging from a shift to mobile IDs and a more holistic, digital-based approach to managing the identities of people in a country.” 

“I love the commitment to innovation and the focus on growth that HID Global has. It is a place full of opportunities for engineers to make a huge difference,” said Ramesh Songukrishnasamy, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, HID Global. “I want to build on HID’s strong reputation and help fuel the company’s growth for years to come.” 

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