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Oct. 2, 2019

39 New Additions to Ilco® Look-Alike® Remotes

Rocky Mount, NC – Ilco announces 39 new additions to the Ilco® Look-Alike® line of remotes. These include remotes for many Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota vehicles.

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Ilco also announces its Ilco Scratch promotion.

Ilco Scratch Tickets are being randomly packed in Ilco®, Advanced Diagnostics® and Silca® branded products. Winning tickets have values of $10, $25, $50, and $100 that can be apply as a credit toward the next purchase of Ilco/Silca/Advanced Diagnostics branded products. Grand Prizes Include: Smart Pro™, Futura Auto, Speed 045, Flash 008.

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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.

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 360-degree 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.

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Doyle Security Products Joins ABLOY USA Distributor 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.”

Allegion Supports Contactless Student IDs

CARMEL, IND – Allegion annouces that the Schlage® AD electronic locks, NDE networked wireless locks, LE networked wireless locks and MT multi-technology readers now support contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet. Allegion worked with CBORD and Apple to enable a mobile credential leveraging the industry-leading global standard NXP DESFire EV1 security technology to provide higher education campuses with an easy-to-implement solution for the enablement of contactless student IDs for iPhone and Apple Watch. The University of Tennessee, University of Vermont and University of San Francisco are among the first schools to leverage the solution.

“A recent study from The Center for Generational Kinetics found that 95 percent of Gen Z owns a smartphone and being connected is their norm. Because of this, universities are tasked with meeting student preferences while also ensuring campus security,” said Jeff Koziol, Allegion business development manager, campus software partner. “Allegion is proud to expand its product features to provide higher education campuses seamless yet flexible security solutions, and an improved mobile access experience for students and faculty members alike.”

Having contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet makes it easier and more convenient for students and faculty to access buildings like residence halls or the library, as well as make payments on and around campus for coffee, laundry and other purchases with iPhone and Apple Watch. Universities can remotely issue credentials over-the-air, and those credentials are protected by two-factor authentication and can be remotely deactivated by the student or university.

"As an institution that values innovation, it's important to us that we are always adapting to the way students use technology to enhance the campus experience," said Chris Cimino, senior vice chancellor for finance and administration. "Being able to access your VolCard on your iPhone is one of the many ways UT is continuously improving to meet expectations for a modern campus.”

MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology, supported by Allegion in this program, is the widely accepted open global standard and one of the top solutions in contactless credentials. By leveraging Allegion and CBORD’s solution with DESFire, higher education campuses are now able to take advantage of an open architecture and work with various manufacturers without being locked into a siloed proprietary solution.

This new capability is compatible with the following Schlage commercial solutions:

  • AD electronic locks—Schlage AD-400 wireless locks were designed to reduce installation costs on interior access-controlled doors, such as student rooms, faculty offices, classrooms and lab spaces, while offering the adaptability to support future evolutions in technology. The AD-400 and AD-300 wired locks are available in cylindrical, mortise, mortise deadbolt and exit trim chassis options, and they integrate into popular physical electronic access control systems (PACS).
  • NDE networked wireless cylindrical locks—NDE wireless locks integrate into popular electronic access control systems from PACS providers to bring the benefits of electronic access control deeper into university buildings. NDE packages the cylindrical lock, credential reader and access control sensors       together in to a small footprint that is both easy to install on university campuses and affordable.
  • LE networked wireless mortise locks—The LE design packages the mortise lock, credential reader and access control sensors together into a small footprint that is both elegant and affordable. They feature two sleek trim options with broad range of decorative lever choices to match the style of any residence hall.
  • MT Multi-Technology readers—Schlage MT multi-technology readers are designed to simplify university access control solutions and allow a transition from proximity or magnetic stripe (on a physical student ID) to more secure, encrypted smart card technology or mobile credentials in the Apple Wallet.

This extended offering is the next wave in Allegion’s pursuit to work with other providers in the industry for digital credential rollout in universities. Recently, the company announced its collaboration with Transact to enable contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet through Schlage’s AD Series Locks at Mercer University.

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LAB Security began in 1956 by Robert Labbe.  The purpose was to provide the highest quality lock tumbler pins and pin kits to the locksmith trade and lock manufacturer.  LAB currently houses one of the largest numbers of Swiss escomatic machines in North America.  LAB Security has branched out over the past several years to supply other industries with high quality precision pins and is ISO certified 9001:2015 manufacturer.  LAB prides itself on it its core business and continues to dedicate itself as the largest pin tumbler manufacturer in the World.

LAB has a dedicated staff of employees and distributors that continue to assist LAB in its future growth.  LAB currently has 3 generations of Labbe’s working at LAB that ensure the pride in craftsmanship of all our products that are made here in Bristol, CT. 

Rick Labbe (second generation) has been recently promoted to Vice president of LAB Security.  He follows in the footsteps of Jerry Roraback who was with Robert Labbe from the beginning.  Rick has over 34 years with the company and has been directly involved in operations, sales and business development.  His expertise will continue to allow LAB to grow and support the industry of locksmiths and lock manufacturers in the coming years.

Irving, TX – ABLOY USA continues to strengthen its distributor network and now is doing the same to its workforce. Mark Scharff recently joined the company as Vertical Market Manager for architects and engineers.

His industry experience speaks volumes. Scharff has 25 years of sales and marketing strategy program development, sales distribution and team management experience. He bridges the gap between the manufacturer and the product influencer, working with architects, designers, engineers and others to achieve specifications.

Most recently, Scharff spent five years with Geberit, working as an architect specialist in the architecture and hospitality industries for the Swiss manufacturing group.

“This was an opportunity I could not pass up. Abloy USA is a great company and one of the best in the business with an outstanding reputation,” said Scharff, who is based in the Chicago area. “I’ve enjoyed a good amount of success in the industry with architects, designers and engineers to get on spec. It’s a recipe to bring everything together and now I have the chance to do it for all of Abloy’s products and solutions.”

Scharff has created, written and presented more than 1,000 AIA CEU platforms for accredited courses as a solution to a product influencer. He is fluent in the McGraw Hill Construction data subscription, Dodge and SpecShare, and has devised manufacturer product specifications using 3-part, CAD and Revit/BIM.  He can be reached via email: [email protected].

FRESNO, Calif -- PELCO Inc. today announced that Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO, will be leaving the organization, effective immediately. As part of this change, Brian McClain, COO, will take the role of President, leading the recently independent company while the search for a new CEO is finalized. Transom Capital Group acquired the Company in May 2019.

McClain stated, "Jean-Marc served as a critical member of the Pelco team in the recent sale and resulting ownership transition. I want to thank him for his passion and service to Pelco and wish him the very best for the future." 

Also announced was the promotion of existing Pelco employees Brooke Christopher to Head of Marketing Communications and Branding, and Stuart Rawling to Vice President of Marketing Strategy. 

"We congratulate Brooke and Stuart on their new roles and look forward to their continued leadership in the company," McClain added.

AUSTIN, Texas – Resideo Technologies, Inc.  announced that Bob Appleby will join ADI Global Distribution 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. As president, he managed a business with 600 employees, 5,000 customers and 10 distribution facilities.

“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.” 

Resideo is a leading global provider of critical comfort and security solutions primarily in residential environments, and distributor of low-voltage electronic and security products. Its  ADI Global Distribution unit exports to more than 100 countries from more than 200 stocking locations around the world.