News and People, September 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

SALTO Wireless Hotel Solution

Atlanta — SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of wire-free smart electronic locking solutions, and INTEREL, the award-winning hospitality guest room management solution, today announced the integration of SALTO’s BLUEnet technology into INTEREL’s guest room control solutions, using BLE wireless radios to allow hotels to minimize their infrastructure investment, optimize energy consumption, and take advantage of SALTO’s next-generation products.

The new SALTO and INTEREL BLE integration replaces traditional ZigBee with SALTO’s BLUEnet wireless – a future-focused Bluetooth Low Energy technology. INTEREL is one of the first guest room management solutions to integrate with SALTO’s BLUEnet Wireless Technology. Hotels can now integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of SALTO wireless locks that bring intelligent and dependable automation for guest rooms and operating enhancements that provide the most reliable, cost-effective, and technologically-advanced guest room system. SALTO BLUEnet wireless is designed for doors where real-time control is required and can be installed as an independent system or can complement the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN).

“We’re excited to continue to offer technologically-advanced solutions for the hospitality industry with leading guest room management partners like INTEREL,” said SALTO Vice President of Hospitality Sales Michael Cline. “Our newest integration incorporates the most efficient and advanced technology into guest room access control and energy management and is just another example of how SALTO and INTEREL continue to improve product offerings.”

“Our integration with SALTO’s BLUEnet wireless is strongly in line with INTEREL’s dedication to the future of hospitality,” noted Florian Gallini, INTEREL CEO. “By incorporating the latest Bluetooth technology, INTEREL and SALTO are providing hotels with the opportunity to utilize the most efficient way to integrate best-in-class access control and energy management for the hospitality industry.”

The integration provides secure room access control for guests and staff that works in tandem with in-room thermostats and controls to ensure that energy consumption – one of the top expenses for the hospitality industry – is minimized. Guest room management includes features such as controlling the temperature, lighting, curtains, and even requesting hotel services, with the touch of a button. The integrated solution - which can replace mechanical keys and proximity cards with smartphone-based access control technology - also can alert hotel staff when a room is occupied and can help them to respond quicker to guest requests. Additionally, INTEREL and SALTO deliver these advanced guest features and online access control functionality without additional infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership for the hotel. 

For more information on SALTO hospitality solutions, visit

Dortronics Launches New Website

Sag Harbor, NY (July 31, 2019) – Dortronics, the security industry’s go-to source for customized door control products and solutions, announces the launch of a new website,,  specifically designed to strengthen and clarify company communications and serve as a platform for providing ongoing product and thought leadership information to the professional security industry. The new site features a totally new contemporary design that reflects the company’s established branding, along with a host of new sections, features and functions that are accessible on any computer or personal mobile device.

“There’s no doubt that we’ve witnessed a substantial change in how security professionals shop for and compare products,” said John FitzPatrick, President, Dortronics Systems. “In addition to providing the latest information on Dortronics door control solutions, applications and technical information, we’ve designed our  website to become a true resource with a continual stream of new information and content specifically for security professionals.”

In addition to being fully responsive to ensure a positive user experience across all platforms on any device, the site features Dortronics’ highly recognized “what you want, when you want it,” communicating the company’s unique ability to quickly fulfill orders with customized products or directly off the shelf from stock. Additionally, the new website features new sections for the company’s new blog series, industry solutions and a variety of high-value content covering a wide range of subjects.

 Doyle Security Products Joins ABLOY USA Network

Irving, TX –Doyle Security Products, a longtime Midwestern locksmith wholesale powerhouse based in Minneapolis, is the latest company to join the ABLOY USA distributor network. The stocking distributor services customers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

“Adding Doyle to our distributor roster is a key puzzle piece. We are proud to be associated with them,” said Jerry Burhans, U.S. Managing Director of ABLOY USA. “Doyle has a rich history and an excellent reputation with customers within Critical Infrastructure in the Midwest. We think it’s an excellent partnership with the type of high security products that their customers will now have access to.”

Doyle Security Products dates back to when Howard Doyle founded the company in 1921, and has had only three different family owners in 98 years. It achieved steady growth throughout the years and was one of the first high security keyway distributors. The company now services the aftermarket for locksmith supplies, in addition to the healthcare, education, corrections and glass house industries, and provides products to customers the next day with same-day order shipping.

“We are well known for handling special orders for hard to find products with unique functions and uncommon finishes,” states John Rohling, Doyle’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the last eight years. He acknowledged having Abloy USA products available will help satisfy demand for high security products.

“High security business has increased as end-users are realizing the benefits of key control, as well as the physical strength and pick resistance these products provide,” he said. “Not only will ABLOY USA add their rotating disc cylinder technology to our high security offerings, but they will also have their second to none padlock designs. This will allow Doyle to pursue more business in government sales and service, especially to the infrastructure for utilities.”

Condo Resort Boosts Security With Linear Access Control

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA — The Sanctuary at False Cape is a leading luxury condo community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where permanent residents and vacation rental guests enjoy amazing beaches, state-of-the-art amenities and invigorating local experiences.

In order to ensure all residents and guests can access the available amenities and buildings safely and easily without incurring frustration or obstacles, The Sanctuary recently tasked security and communication integrator Lee Telecom, Inc. (LTI) with upgrading its existing Linear building entry and ID card system to accommodate dozens more entry points and enable a single guest ID card to work across the entire property. “The goal of this project was to make the complex future-ready while simplifying management of access control throughout its multiple buildings,” said Leon Nelms at Lee Telecom, Inc. (LTI) located in Hampton. Virginia. “They were very happy with their existing Linear access system, which is expandable. It’s the perfect system to rely on because we know it can easily accommodate future growth.”

The upgraded system features two new Linear EN-2M4 Telephone Entry Access Control panels with RFID card readers, increasing the entry point capacity to 36 and enabling further access point expansion through Linear browser-based access software. The Sanctuary at False Cape currently uses 29 Linear EN-EXN access nodes to control access at 29 doors, and plans to integrate up to 55 total entry points.

Lee Telecom, Inc. (LTI) also laid a new fiber optic backbone to create a new server-client based system that connects the access systems for both buildings and eliminates the need to issue different multiple ID cards for each guest.

“By expanding our Linear access control system, we’ve ensured that our guests continue to have simple, reliable access to every amenity as we grow and integrate new access points,” said Rebecca Beamon, Association Manager at The Sanctuary at False Cape.  “As a beach resort destination, we want our guests to feel safe and carefree, and this upgraded system delivers that feeling with secure, reliable multi-building access that eliminates the need for guests to carry multiple access cards.”

Mazda® Software Update from Advanced Diagnostics

Rocky Mount, NC – Advanced Diagnostics USA  announces a new software update for Smart Pro™.  This update marks another AD “first to market” solution.

 The ADS2267 software update brings coverage to select Mazda® 2018 and 2019 models. Prior to this update only the 2017 models were supported.

This update provides programming of proximity keys for selected Mazda® vehicles with push button start and allows keys to be added or programmed from a lost key situation.

 For a complete listing of software updates, visit Updates/References, Software Updates

New Paxton Website

Paxton has launched a new global website, with exciting new features and pages, all based on dealer feedback.

Created to be a one-stop-shop for everything needed to install, sell, and work with Paxton systems, the site has a modern design, easy navigation, and improved content and search capabilities.

It’s now simple to see solutions for a range of markets, browse real-life installations, watch tutorial videos and quickly sign up for the latest free training on the go.

Other features include:

  • New information-rich product pages, with videos, case studies, instructions and brochures
  •  A dealer resource area for everything you need to fit & quote Paxton
  • A handy image download hub to help dealers marketing to customers
  • News from around the globe
  • Improved career and jobs section for those looking to join the Paxton team

Paxton’s Global Communications Manager, Katie Millis-Ward said, “We’re so proud of our new website and would like to thank those dealers who engaged with us – your insights really helped shape the final design.

“The website is simple to use and navigate but contains a huge amount of valuable information to support dealers. We believe having these resources available in one place will make our systems easier to sell, install, and use. It will ultimately create an even better user-experience for customers.”

GSX 2019 Innovative Product Awards

Alexandria, VA— ASIS International, the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals, announces the recipients of its 2019 Innovative Product Awards (IPA) for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held September 8-12 in Chicago, Ill.

The ASIS IPA competition, formerly known as Accolades, recognizes the security industry’s newest, most innovative products, services, and technology solutions. These peer-distinguished solutions address critical industry trends and reflect the best of the innovation shaping the security industry.

The program saw a 17% growth in entrants over last year, receiving 35 product submissions from across the globe in this year’s competition. Product entries had to represent a technology that was introduced within the last year. A group of judges comprised of end users and experts in security technology selected the top winners based on level of innovation, unique attributes and the benefit the product or service brings to the security industry.

“Developing a new security solution or service can be a difficult challenge, and as such we are excited to highlight the dedication, expertise, and sheer hard work of our deserving winners,” said Ronald Lander, CPP, Chief Specialist, Ultrasafe Security Solutions and Co-Chair, ASIS IPA Committee. “This year’s competition was the closest in the eleven-year history of this competition, with contributions from several new security sectors. We congratulate all honorees and look forward to showcasing each winning solution at GSX this year.”

ASIS congratulates the 2019 IPA Winners:

Judge’s Choice: Ouster – OS-1-64 Lidar and Object Tracking Ouster's OS-1-64 Lidar achieves 360o superior vision, 24/7 night vision and reliability in challenging weather conditions. With object tracking software, the system builds precise 3D renderings of surroundings, identifies and tracks objects, and predicts threats before they happen.

Compliant Technologies – The Force Multiplier Generated Low Output Voltage Emitter (G.L.O.V.E) quickly transforms into a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) to supplement existing intermediate tools within Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security, EMS and the Military.

IP Video Corporation – The ViewScan passive walkthrough Concealed Weapons Detection System does not require pat downs as it displays threat images of the exact location on a body and stores images.

Orion Entrance Control – The Orion Secure DoorGuard™ is a high-accuracy tailgate detection system that uses disruptive, solid state LiDAR technology to accurately determine when there’s an attempt to gain invalid entry through a secured access point.

Sternum – The EIV (Embedded Integrity Verification) solution offers a holistic and highly scalable solution, which enables IoT manufacturers to secure devices from end-to-end. 

Sure-Fi – The Serial Data Bridge provides a solution to the problem of wiring access points to controllers in any situation. Utilizing the proprietary Sure-Fi 900 MHz Radio Module, users can connect any access point without running wire.

All award winners will be on display in the GSX 2019 expo hall. Attendees are encouraged to visit company booths to see and demo the products in person. In addition, IPA winners will be showcased on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:30 p.m-4:30 p.m. (CST) on the X2 Stage (Booth #3601), where attendees can hear from the inventors behind the latest technology.

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Nicholasville, KY – Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a global manufacturer of high-security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Mark LeMire to Chief Executive Officer.

LeMire comes to Sargent and Greenleaf with over 25 years of experience in executive management, new product development and engineering. Most recently, LeMire held leadership positions at Loma Systems and Buehler, both divisions of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). As a Global Director of Marketing and Product Development for Buehler, he managed and led the product portfolio encompassing lifecycle management, innovation and new product development.  As CEO, LeMire will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf, guiding the company to exceed its business objectives.

“We are proud to welcome Mark to the S&G executive team,” said Paul Bridwell, Managing Director at OpenGate Capital, who is responsible for overseeing all North American investments for the firm. “With his extensive product development knowledge, Mark will be a great asset as he takes on this role to help further S&G’s long-standing reputation as a trustworthy and dependable manufacturer of high-quality, innovative products.”

OpenGate Capital acquired S&G in June 2019 and the business joins the firm’s global portfolio of lower middle market businesses operating across North America and Europe.

“I am excited to work with the S&G team to build upon the successful and respected legacy that those before me have built over the last 160-plus years,” states LeMire. “As technology evolves, S&G will continue to provide products that secure our customers’ most valuable assets, while building even stronger customer relationships.”

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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2019 – Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI) announced that Bob Appleby will join its ADI Global Distribution business as vice president and general manager of ADI North America, effective immediately.

In his new role, Appleby will oversee all of ADI North America’s business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and will help ADI deliver on financial commitments, modernize operations and continue to reinforce its commitment to customer service excellence. Appleby will be based in Melville, N.Y., and report directly to ADI Global Distribution President Rob Aarnes.

Prior to joining Resideo, Appleby served in the pharmaceuticals distribution industry as president of H.D. Smith, now part of AmerisourceBergen.

“Bob is an accomplished leader in the distribution industry with a proven track record of exceeding financial results while delivering exceptional customer service,” said Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution. “His deep expertise and understanding of the needs of the customer will help ADI drive growth and deliver on our commitment to serving the professional contractor channel.”