News and People, Jan 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

Catch the Camden TouchlessWave 

Camden Door Controls has completed production of its TouchlessWave video. It comes on the heels of Camden’s newly launched microsite, which highlights Camden’s “no-touch” and “low-touch” solutions that eliminate the spread of germs.

The COVID-19 era has sparked a huge demand for touchless access control solutions, and Camden produced a seven-minute video to acquaint viewers with its wide range of no-touch and low-touch solutions. They include Camden’s touchless switches, wireless fobs, Request to Exit Detectors, Lazerpoint wireless devices, low-touch push plate switches and Lazerpoint battery-operated transmitter.

“We produced our TouchlessWave video as part of our comprehensive effort to assist installers, facility managers, architects and system specifiers in responding to the new ‘wave’ of requirements for touchless door control,” says David Price, Camden’s vice president of corporate communication and business development. “Each of our no-touch and low-touch solutions are featured in this video, which will serve as a valuable resource for installers and their end users.”

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Sargent and Greenleaf's New Look

You might have noticed that Sargent and Greenleaf has a different logo and a redesigned website. It’s all part of a freshening to “reflect a powerful commitment to product innovation and customer experience,” the company says.

The transformation embodies the company’s focus to a future-forward vision of products and services, as well as a commitment to its customers’ security and success.

“Our bold new look at S&G builds on our company’s 160 years of expertise in global security while focusing on innovating for the future,” says Mark LeMire, chief executive officer. “We are investing in our people, facilities, products and emerging technologies to ensure we continue developing high-security solutions for a rapidly changing world.”

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dormakaba Touch-Free eBook

Architects, planners and facility operators who want to continue building attractive, futureproof buildings must take into account the increased hygiene awareness of the people who enter them. A new, free Touchless Solutions eBook from dormakaba addresses the five most critical points where hygiene is important.

“We talk often about the concept of smart, connected and automated buildings for greater convenience, energy efficiency and lower costs,” says Darren Blankenship, associate vice president, Vertical Market Development. “In the future, the smart building will also be defined by its levels of hygiene and infection control. Wherever infection protection is a top priority, people feel safer, welcome, and comfortable.”

The top five critical points where hygiene is important are:

  1. When entering through the main entrance
  2. Interior access points
  3. When opening and closing doors
  4. When entering nonpublic areas
  5. For large flows of people or crowds

dormakaba’s Touchless Solutions eBook offers additional details about surface and building hygiene requirements and documents related behaviors of people as a result of today’s heightened cleanliness awareness. It also shows what contactless passage through a building that is as hygienic as possible might look like. Finally, it introduces specific solutions to reduce surface contact using touch-free and barrier-free access solutions.

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Ron Virden has joined dormakaba’s Access Solutions Americas segment as senior vice president, Entrance Systems & Interior Glass. He will lead those product lines in North and South America, with a focus on growth. Virden joined dormakaba Dec. 1, 2020, and will be based in the company’s Indianapolis headquarters. 

“Ron is a proven security industry executive,” says Alex Housten, chief operating officer, dormakaba AS AMER. “With his strong leadership record, built on exceptional customer service and product innovation, I am excited he will join our segment leadership team and drive critical growth initiatives.” 

“dormakaba’s entrance systems and interior glass products play a vital role in today’s modern intelligent building, enabling smart and secure building entryways, with unmatched architectural and aesthetic qualities,” Virden says. “Today’s buildings must also play a specific role in rebuilding occupant confidence, incorporating safety and health measures, including seamless and touchless solutions. My aim is to advance dormakaba entrance systems and interior glass products as the most trusted solutions in the industry. I am honored to join the dormakaba team, and I look forward to serving our customers.” 

Virden has nearly 25 years of experience in executive leadership roles within multinational and portfolio companies in the security industry. His most recent role was as chief operating officer and president, International at ACRE LLC.  

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