News and People, January 2020

Jan. 2, 2020

H.L. Flake and International Key Supply Combine Forces

Farmingdale, NY - H.L. Flake Security Hardware and International Key Supply have combined forces to create one of the largest independent security hardware distribution portfolios in the U.S. serving locksmiths and security professionals.

“Bringing these businesses together leverages International Key Supply’s leading market position in automotive locksmith supplies with H. L. Flake’s extensive hardware product offering, our combined inventory availability, rock solid infrastructure and state of the art technology for the benefit of all our customers”, according to Sean McAuliffe, Director & Chief Strategy Officer - Automotive.

“With International Key Supply and HL Flake operating together we now become the one true full line provider of security products to security professionals in the locksmith community”, commented Mark Knight, C.E.O.

Mark added, “A major benefit is providing industry leading product availability, quicker shipping from a trusted and reliable network and increased technical support. H. L. Flake will better serve Northeastern and Northwestern U.S. customers with the added footprint, while International Key Supply will be able to leverage three additional distribution points and a greatly expanded product offering.”

The companies will integrate back end systems to work seamlessly in supporting their security professional locksmith customers, offering a combined 45,000 stocked items shipping from 5 locations serving all of North America and customers worldwide. The full product offering will be available from both companies before the end of the year with complete back end systems integration happening in the first half of 2020.

Herbert L. Flake Company, LLC and International Key Supply, LLC are leading distributors of security products primarily serving security professionals in the locksmithing industry. Combined, the companies stock over 45,000 line items for commercial hardware, access control, residential hardware, safe and automotive security applications from the top manufacturers in the industry serving customers from warehouse locations in Houston, New York, Memphis, Jacksonville and Portland, OR. Additional brand names include McDonald Dash and H.E. Mitchell.

D&D SureClose® Conceal Fit Closers

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:  D&D Technologies recently introduced its new robust ConcealFit Closer and Hinge Set, the world’s only hydraulic concealed closer and hinge set in an all-in-one combination.  The new closer and hinge kit is suitable for both interior and exterior applications for both doors and gates.

Door applications:

The ConcealFit Door Closer and Hinge set provides concealed, clean openings for an elegant, distinctive and timeless look.  ConcealFit includes four positional adjustments:  lateral, vertical, depth and inclination to ensure perfect installation, as well as adjustable closing speed, latching speed and backcheck allowing a quiet, custom close with no slamming.  The ConcealFit features a UL10C fire rating, is suitable for ADA use and is ideal for hotels, offices buildings, high-end residences and safe rooms, and is applicable for wood, hollow metal and fiberglass doors.

“Invisible hardware makes any flush door look clean, appearance refined, and performance beautiful. With ConcealFit, we pushed the design to the limit by integrating the hydraulic closer to the hinge – a first in the industry – without sacrificing esthetic, functionality and adjustability,” says David Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, D&D Technologies. “ConcealFit also provides unparalleled security and quiet operation whether for a door or a gate. We’re thrilled to bring ConcealFit to market and see what people will build.”

Gate applications:

The ConcealFit Gate Closer and Hinge set delivers unparalleled security with a gate gap as low as 5/64”, no exposed parts for use as a climbing foothold and cannot be vandalized.  The ConcealFit is suitable for ADA use and the available weld boxes make for easy installation within the gate and post.  The gate closer and hinge set is ideal for schools, utilities, businesses and multi-family residential settings.

“The unique all-in-one closing and hinge system in the ConcealFit delivers real-world security and consistent results,” says Jim Paterson, D&D’s vice president of sales and marketing.  “It offers a durable 50-micron hard anodized coating on the components and housing as well as an industry best 5-year warranty.  The ConcealFit is ideal for interior and exterior applications where security and strength matter—hotels, offices, safe rooms, hospitals, schools as well as luxury and multi-family residential settings. When security and reliability matter, choose the ConcealFit.”

The ConcealFit Closer and Hinge set has been independently tested to over 500,000 open/close cycles, closes heavy duty doors and gates up to 220 lb and can be used on both left and right-handed single swing doors.  The ConcealFit Closer and Hinge set includes dress covers and powerful, hidden hydraulics in a tamper resistant, compact design. No other manufacturer offers a hydraulic concealed closer and concealed hinge combination.

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New Options for Owning a Smart Pro™

Rocky Mount, NC - Advanced Diagnostics, the worldwide leader in key programming software is proud to introduce new options for owning a Smart Pro™.

Not the commitment Type? No Problem: Customers can now purchase the Smart Pro with 1-year UTP without a 3-year commitment. After the one-year UTP (included) expires, manage the Smart Pro with choice of tokens, UTP, or software.

For existing Smart Pro Owners with a three-year/36-month UTP commitment, you can void years 2 & 3 with the Commitment Buyout Option

Own a Smart Pro Custom? Do you want to upgrade to 1-year UTP? No Problem! You can get an additional 11 months UTP with the Buyout/Upgrade option.

New exchange options:  Existing TCode Classic, TCode Pro, MVP Classic, MVP Pro, and TKO owners have new options, and great prices for trading in for a new Smart Pro.

TCode Classic, TCode Pro, or TKO Owners: When trading in units, owners have the opportunity to catch up on missing software with a new Catch-Up Plan.

MVP Classic and MVP Pro Owners:  When exchanging an MVP unit for a Smart Pro, take advantage of this one-time opportunity on a 1-year UTP at an amazing 64% savings!

Contact an Advanced Diagnostics USA Distributor for additional details and to place your order.

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SHDA On The Move

The Security Hardware Distributors Association has moved into a new headquarters at 180 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401. The phone number remains the same, 410-940-6346 .

Save the date for the 50th anniversary SHDA Industry Summit, May 4-8 in Dallas-Frisco, TX.

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Redmond, Wash. – Aiphone Corp., the leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communications products, has promoted Brad Kamcheff to the position of marketing manager.

He will be responsible for leading the Aiphone marketing team to facilitate successful corporate communications, events and collateral, leveraging marketing resources in support of sales strategies, and to grow Aiphone’s position in the marketplace utilizing market and competitor data and insights from industry resources.

Kamcheff has more than 30 years of broad experience at Aiphone, starting in shipping and later working in the customer and technical support departments. Most recently in the marketing department, he served as the company’s web analyst. 

While in the technical support department, Kamcheff developed QuikSpecTM, Aiphone’s popular online design tool, making it easier for specifiers and installers to find product information required to accurately design and assemble intercom products. This tool is just one of many contributions he has made during his Aiphone career.

 “Aiphone has long been recognized for the high quality and performance of its products and services,” Kamcheff said. “I’ll be relying on my experienced marketing team to continue executing powerful and strategic work, therefore elevating our team and the company as a whole.”

For more information about Aiphone products visit the company website.

Runnemede, NJ Sielox LLC, a leading provider of access control solutions since 1979, announces that Stephen Supeck is joining the company as Western Regional Sales Manager. Supeck brings more than 17 years of sales experience with him to Sielox, including 15  years at an access control manufacturer.

“Stephen has extensive experience and knowledge of a wide range of access control and security system applications, along with a proven track record working with both systems integrators and end users,” said Karen Evans, President and CEO. “We are excited to have Stephen on the Sielox team to help further strengthen relationships with our certified integrators and sales representatives in the Western U.S.”

Supeck most recently spent 15 years in various sales and marketing roles at IDenticard Systems LLC.

Based in Los Angeles, Supeck will be responsible for growing sales of the Sielox Layered Security solutions in the Western U.S.

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