News Briefs, May 2019

May 2, 2019

Paxton Partners With ADI

Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control and video intercom solutions, has announced a new distribution relationship with ADI Global Distribution, making it even easier for security professionals to buy its products.

Paxton develops simple and integrated security solutions suitable for a wide range of sites and requirements, specializing in systems for the mid-market such as education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial and public sector. Their U.S. headquarters is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and they’ve recently doubled the size of their Customer Support team, adding 11 Regional Sales Managers and four dedicated Training Engineers to ensure dealers and distributors receive an increasingly high level of support.

ADI is part of smart home technology company Resideo and is a leading global distributor of security, AV, and low-voltage products with more than 100 branch locations across North America. For more than 25 years, ADI has provided a superior product offering, and value-added services designed to help residential and commercial dealers of all sizes grow their business.

With this new and exciting relationship, dealers will now be able to purchase the full range of Paxton’s flagship access control product, Net2 and its innovative video intercom system, Net2 Entry, from all ADI locations in the United States and Canada.  

Net2 is designed to be easy to specify and install. It moves beyond the basics of securing access to doors to provide features including system integration, building management, energy saving and security lockdown. Net2 system engineers and operators can also easily manage multiple sites remotely from a smartphone with the Paxton Connect Admin app.

Net2 Entry is a true plug and play system consisting of just three components that auto-detect on set up; external panel, interior monitor, and door controller. The simple video intercom system can easily be added to an existing IP network.

Jonathan Lach, Paxton’s Vice President of Sales said, “As Paxton continues to grow, it’s important that our dealers can easily buy our products across North America. I am excited that ADI Global Distribution is joining our list of distributors, because we’re committed to offering a strong customer experience for dealers. ADI, along with our current distribution partners, are well positioned to continue to serve our new and existing dealers.”

“Our strong relationship with Paxton has been successful across EMEA and played a key role in positioning ADI as a leading distributor of security and low voltage products in this region,” said Marco Cardazzi, Vice President of Global Marketing at ADI Global. “We are excited about expanding this relationship, which will now help our dealers across North America deliver Paxton access control solutions to their customers.”

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Free Mobile Credential Trial

San Jose, Calif., - Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, has announced that end-users, dealers, integrators and system providers can assess how easy it is to convert from card access control to mobile access control through a quick trial provided by Farpointe Data. By simply clicking on a link or accepting a bar code via their smartphone, individuals can obtain a free mobile credential.

"What implementers will quickly find when moving from card- to smartphone-based access credentials is that many legacy access control systems require the use of back-end portal accounts," explains Scott Lindley, Farpointe Data general manager. "However, newer solutions provide an easier way to distribute credentials with features that allow the user to register their handset only once and need no other portal accounts, activation features or hidden fees."

For hackers, these portal accounts have become rich, easy to access caches of sensitive end-user data. These older mobile systems also force the user to register themselves and their integrators for every application. The bookkeeping alone can be confusing. For instance, who signs you up, hidden fees, who is in charge of security and who is ultimately responsible can all be questions left unanswered.

"Today, all that should be needed to activate the new mobile credentials system is the phone number of the smartphone," emphasizes Lindley.

The following link will bring the reader directly to the form to get the code or the reader can use a smartphone to use the QR code:

Aperio™ Integrates with Cansec MAP1

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 14, 2019 – ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, a global leader in access solutions, completed the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with MAP1-based access control systems from Cansec Systems LTD. As access control and security system integration becomes increasingly important—listed as “very important” by 67 percent of security professionals in a 2018 study—these compatible solutions allow facilities to meet goals for security and operational efficiency.

“From the outset, our plan was to integrate Aperio locks with the MAP1 so they would be fully supported on all current and future Cansec solutions,” said Fred Dawber, president of Cansec Systems, Ltd. “ASSA ABLOY’s partnership and outstanding technical expertise contributed to the success of the project and our ability to deliver this much-desired integration to our customers.”

The Aperio integration offers Cansec customers an easy way to connect additional openings to their new and existing MAP1 installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform that works with extensive locking hardware options from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. The platform uses wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4) between the lock and an Aperio hub to provide real-time communication to the access control system, simplifying installation and reducing costs.

The MAP1 is a modular access panel that serves as a building block for Cloud Lock, First Access or Webster access control solutions. Designed to support the changing needs of customers, this panel allows for migration from the Webster embedded web server solution, which supports 5,000 users and four readers, to Cloud Lock™ access control as a service or First Access client-server software, which can support up to 100,000 users and 1,024 readers.

“Cansec consistently demonstrates a firm commitment to providing innovative solutions that are simple to install, use and support, as well as affordable. This complements ASSA ABLOY’s approach with our Aperio technology,” stated Peter Boriskin, Chief Technology Officer, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas. “The result of this integration is a flexible and scalable solution that opens new opportunities for customers of all sizes to expand their access control network

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Viking Electronics Celebrates 50 Years

 HUDSON, WI – We couldn’t have done it without you! From humble beginnings we’ve grown through the years to become your trusted source for excellent service and quality “American made” products.

“We’ve been in business 50 years now and we here at Viking want to thank you for your business and support. Looking forward to the next 50 years.” - Paul Martin, Vice President of Viking Electronics

The late Don Springer started Viking Electronics in 1969, producing power supplies in the basement of his home in Hudson, Wisconsin. Viking’s current building was built in 1982 and includes the manufacturing floor, offices, shipping, receiving, technical support and engineering - all under one roof. We’ve expanded the building twice over the years, so we can maintain our high standards.

Viking works tirelessly designing and manufacturing new products to bring our customers the newest technology as the world of telephony changes from analog to digital. But one thing remains the same, and that is Viking’s dedication to its customers and values that have stood the test of time: Excellent Service, Quality Products, and Made in the USA!

Viking Electronics engineers and manufactures over 500 security and communication products in the USA. Products include Emergency Phones, Entry Systems, Paging Interfaces, Mass Notification Systems, Hotline Phones, Autodialers, Enclosures and more. In addition to an extensive analog line, Viking offers a large selection of IP products that are SIP compliant. Based in Hudson, Wisconsin, Viking has a 50-year legacy of reliability and electronic innovation. Viking builds products that are designed to last and also offer many products with Enhanced Weather Protection.

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