News Briefs November 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

Networx™ Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim

Amityville, NY – The new Trilogy® Networx™ Narrow Stile Wireless Access Prox/Digital Lock Trim is ideal for building management, professional offices, shared workspaces, classroom labs, retail stores and more. In an easy, trouble free installation, it adds Trilogy® keyless access lock convenience via PIN code or Prox ID, for up to 5000 users, anywhere there’s a glass door. Plus by customer request, it includes new keyfob support, for locking, unlocking and global network lock-down emergencies.

Trilogy® Networx™ Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim, P/DL1300NW, are weatherproof, all-metal and vandal resistant. Networked to save manpower, they offer automatic lock or free-passage scheduling to all Adams Rite® latch lock applications. Trilogy Networx locks communicate wirelessly via Gateways to Ethernet or 802.11B/G for a comprehensive wireless networked access control system, eliminating door-to-door programming and audit trail queries (35K), that can be auto-polled on schedule during non-peak hours, etc.  The PDL model includes a built in HID reader for easy use of existing or new proximity ID Cards. This also makes the PDL lock an excellent self-contained hosted access building management system, where the building manager’s access-managed clients are the users of the individual office suites he/she leases and maintains, providing a new service & RMR stream.  

For equipment cost savings the PDL or DL1300NW models, use a choice of Networx Gateways, supporting 63 locks each, and multiple gateways can be used to support thousands of locks per system. Field-proven to be reliable and low-maintenance,Trilogy® Networx™ Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim offers unsurpassed battery life with advanced Power-Saver circuits, for years of use, even in high-traffic areas, powered by 4 standard AA batteries.  Available in US26D or US10B to match most doors, this advanced lock trim uses free DL-WINDOWS management software, and a 1-1/4” mortise rim cylinder, supplied.

More Info:  download spec sheet ALA522, or visit 

Rockwood Sustainability Product Certifications

NEW HAVEN, CT  — ASSA ABLOY has announced the company’s latest GreenCircle Certifications and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Architectural Door Accessories, which include the following Rockwood Products: Locking Pull LP3301, MegaTek Pulls, MezzoTek Pulls, GeoMetek Pulls, BandWidth Pulls, Vandal Resistant Pull, Offset Pull and Push Bar, Pull Plates including 105x70C, 107x70C, and 111x70C. As well as the following ASSA ABLOY Glass Solutions products: 4” Square and Tapered Door Rails, and the PDU8000-3 Panic Device.

ASSA ABLOY and its brands are committed to providing products and services that are environmentally conscious throughout the entire production process and product lifecycle, and value these certifications as well as the standards they set. To become GreenCircle certified, a product or solution goes through a rigorous evaluation process to verify that it has sustainability attributes. The Rockwood products achieved GreenCircle’s Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute) label. This label details the sustainability attributes of the product as well as the facility where the products are manufactured in order to tell the full sustainability story of the product. The Rockwood products also have EPDs that are third-party certified by UL Environment. EPDs are comprehensive reports that document the environmental impacts of a product throughout its lifecycle.

“GreenCircle was established to provide third-party certification of environmental claims that in turn benefit manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants, and consumers,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer, GreenCircle. “Today’s digital age has added new demands for transparency and honesty, and consumers are actively seeking information to substantiate claims made by manufacturers. ASSA ABLOY has long been committed to submitted products for certification and we are pleased to award GreenCircle’s Certified Environmental Facts certification for these Rockwood Products and Glass Solutions.”

ASSA ABLOY has many products in its sustainable building solutions portfolio, with over 70 products and multiple manufacturing sites now GreenCircle Certified for various attributes. Not only are the Rockwood products themselves more responsible, they are also manufactured at a facility that has reduced their water and waste and has diverted 77% of their waste from landfill. These factors are also considered and communicated through the product’s EPD. The benefit of an EPD is the life cycle data contained within, which provides a benchmark used to optimize future versions of the product.

“At ASSA ABLOY we look beyond products that minimize energy use,” said Catelyn Herman, Product Manager – Rockwood Products, ASSA ABLOY. “We also look to manufacture our products with sustainable production methods and then share that distinction with our customers so they know they are not only investing in an aesthetic and high quality product, but also one that was made in an environmentally conscious way.”

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Sielox CLASS Emergency Notification

Sielox LLC, a leading provider of layered security solutions, is featuring its award-winning Sielox CLASS™ (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System™) Emergency Notification and Response. CLASS dramatically improves emergency notification and response capabilities, saving time and potentially saving lives. Initially designed for the education market, CLASS is also proving to be a highly effective resource for corporate campuses, hospitals and large facilities across a range of markets to manage all hazards, including threatening situations, inclement weather and more.

“Sielox has purpose-designed CLASS to provide instant notification of emergency situations with communications between occupants and first responders. Additionally, CLASS provides scalability for future expansion, and the ability to integrate with access control as an integral component in a layered security solution,” said Karen Evans, CEO and President, Sielox. “These capabilities alone put CLASS in a class by itself.”

CLASS provides vital emergency status details to responders so they can best manage events. Administrators or any designated initiator can issue an emergency alert to notify responders of conditions in real time while communicating status via one of five programmable color-coded alert levels. Occupants within the facility can then report status at their specific location enabling responders to view detailed facility maps with compiled room-by-room, color-coded conditions that update in real time as the situation evolves. A chat feature enables two-way communications between occupants and first responders to exchange detailed information or instructions. CLASS can also issue messages with response instructions specific to each alert level via email or text, and override any PC on the network to ensure the highest visibility of alert status.

A browser-based application that functions across LAN, Wi-Fi, WAN or high-speed cellular service for maximum accessibility, CLASS is designed for stand-alone or integrated system operation. CLASS can integrate with any system or device with an IP address providing authorized responders with the additional ability to view live cameras, change access control permissions, lock doors, and more. CLASS also provides for event archiving, with chronological event sequences that can capture who/what/when/where information, providing an audit trail to support event re-creation and review if needed. Because CLASS is an embedded appliance, there are no annual hosting fees – further contributing to the solution’s low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Sielox CLASS has been successfully deployed in school districts across the U.S. One example is at the Catoosa County Public Schools in Georgia, where CLASS is being used to fulfill several different safety and security objectives. Here, CLASS is being utilized to issue medical alerts on school playgrounds in the event a child is injured during recess to quickly dispatch emergency personnel to the site. CLASS is also being used by teachers for morning check-in to let administrators know that they and their students are in the building. Each classroom is represented by a different color and a different square on CLASS, so school administrators know the status of every connected classroom. In the event of an incident, a chat box will pop up for all CLASS users where communication can take place.

CLASS also gives first responders and administrators at Catoosa County Public Schools a clear picture of where students and teachers are at any given moment. For example, if teachers leave the building or take students off campus, they use CLASS to let school administrators know that they are no longer on the premises, which is critical information in the event of an emergency.

The Catoosa County Public School district also utilizes CLASS as part of its layered security and safety system through integration with the schools’ video surveillance systems. The district’s integrated camera systems employs motion detection with a video window pop-up that appears in CLASS to help alert and notify first responders and administrators of an intruder’s location in a lockdown situation. In the event of a lockdown, teachers receive notification and receive a bullet list of instructions on what to do with two camera views of the hallway outside their classroom. This allows teachers to see if there’s any danger outside the doorway so they can better decide if it’s safe to exit the area. The Catoosa County Public Schools district plans to have CLASS deployed at all 17 schools by the end of the 2018/2019 school year.

More Info:, email [email protected], or call 800-424-2126.

Dortronics Custom Door Control

. With all product design and manufacturing taking place on site at their Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, Dortronics has carved a unique niche in the access and door control category by providing customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for customized products.

“We’ve been manufacturing customized door control products with fast turnaround times since the inception of this company,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “At first, the customization requests were more geared towards tweaking a product or manufacturing a specialty item for a specific application, but as physical security installations have become more prolific in high profile facilities, the need for custom finishes and engraving has really escalated. Aside from Dortronics, there are very few, if any, options available to have door control products customized with fast turnaround time and at a competitive price.”

Dortronics’ highly flexible and versatile manufacturing facility can deliver a wide range of customized products including switches with durable, highly visible laser etched or engraved paint filled lettering, custom plate sizes and annunciators in almost any shape and size. Dortronics’ fast order fulfillment turnaround assures installers will get what they need fast to avoid installation delays. Dortronics also offers a comprehensive line of magnetic locks, push buttons and key switches in special finishes such as polished or brushed chrome or brass, as well as color anodized aluminum from stock.

More info: call 800-906-0137, e-mail [email protected] or visit

HID Global Acquires Crossmatch

AUSTIN, TX – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners.  Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies. 

“Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global.  “Adding Crossmatch to our company will extend HID’s market leadership in the trusted identity space and allow us to fulfill the promise of biometrics in critical identity applications.” 

Founded in 1996 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Crossmatch employs over 270 professionals across a global network of development hubs and strategic sales offices.  With the acquisition, HID Global gains industry-leading biometric identity management solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a secure multifactor authentication software solution.

Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics business enhances HID’s reach into immigration and border control, law enforcement, and military and defense markets with products and solutions that include criminal booking, rapid mobile identification, background checks, security clearance processing, military base access, counter-terrorism and mobile intelligence gathering, visa processing and citizen services.

The Crossmatch commercial biometrics business extends HID’s portfolio to include a broad array of single finger readers, modules, sensors and software developer kits (SDKs) for multiple vertical markets including – retail, financial, healthcare and OEM markets. This is a global business supporting a large volume of integrated partners.  Crossmatch is also a leading provider of single fingerprint sensors to point-of-sale (POS) terminal manufacturers and is integrated with the major POS software applications.

HID also gains a unique secure authentication solution, DigitalPersona, that goes beyond the traditional multifactor approach to cybersecurity. DigitalPersona adds an array of risk-based factors, including behavioral biometrics, for secure, frictionless access to Windows and cloud, web, mobile and traditional applications.

“I am very pleased that Crossmatch is joining the HID family. Countering today’s advanced security threats requires innovative, comprehensive identity management solutions incorporating both biometric and non-biometric components. Our market-leading biometric identity management solutions and unique composite authentication solution perfectly complement HID’s already robust offerings. This will enable us to provide our global customers with an even broader range of trusted identity solutions, and our employees with increased opportunity for professional growth,” said Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch.  

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