News, March 2023

March 2, 2023

Codelocks Alliance with D&D Technologies

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, standalone keyless door locks and access solutions, announces a strategic alliance with D&D Technologies, the recognized leader in safety and high-performance gate hardware. D&D products are reliable, rust-free and consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes around the world for the residential, commercial and industrial markets. The alliance will position Codelocks to expand its Gate Solutions by Codelocks range of locks to the fence industry.

In December 2020, Codelocks first announced its Gate Solutions by Codelocks. These comprehensive kits include all components needed for gate and fence installations. Gate Box Kits include a Codelock, latch and accompanying lock box and hardware. Gate Panic Hardware Kits are also available and include the Codelocks Panic Bar, Panic Trim and accompanying panic hardware components. This solution is ideal for any restricted area that will benefit from controlling access including commercial or residential environments like schools and colleges, hospitals, hotels and backyards.

“For over 30 years D&D has been a leader in the gate and fence market and we couldn’t ask for a better partner to provide an even more comprehensive selection of locking solutions to our customers,” states Colin Campbell, president, Americas at Codelocks. “We are committed to providing the best products for simple and effective access control for fenced perimeters and outdoor spaces and our alliance with D&D will allow that to come to fruition.”

“We are excited about our alliance with Codelocks, a global company that is well-respected in the security industry,” said David Calabria, CEO at D&D Technologies. “With an increasing need for superior locking solutions for safety, privacy and security in exterior environments, we are focused on providing our customers the best solutions and that includes Codelocks.”

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Jeske Hardware Adds Corporate HQ

Growth often means expansion, and thanks to several years of exponential growth, Jeske Hardware Distributors has opened a new corporate office in Appleton, Wisconsin. The new office houses many of the company’s teams, including the executive, project, customer service, marketing, purchasing and IT teams. The space, which is just a mile away from the company’s Appleton distribution center, features a bright, modern design and plenty of space for networking and collaboration between teams.

Previously, the company’s customer service team was housed in a different building from the other teams. This expansion allows the entire office team in Appleton to be under one roof and offers room for future growth.

“As we continue to expand, it’s important to have a building that can grow with us,” said Erich Russ, CEO of Jeske Hardware Distributors. “We’re excited to have an updated space, both in design and technology, that better meets our needs. Moving our headquarters out of the distribution center also gives our distribution center team space to streamline their processes and better serve our customers.”

In addition to the Appleton headquarters and distribution center, the company also has distribution centers in Sparks, Nevada, and Southaven, Mississippi.

Jeske Hardware Distributors sells residential and commercial door locks and hardware to lumberyards, millwork shops, hardware and design showrooms and other retailers. Since 1962, the company has partnered with leading hardware brands such as Kwikset, Baldwin and Schlage. The company is also the exclusive wholesale distributor of Stone Harbor Hardware.

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Detex Enters into OEM Partnership with Ryobi

Ryobi’s D4550 heavy-duty door closers are now available from Detex through an OEM partnership agreement.

The Ryobi Model D4550 closers are constructed of high-silicon aluminum alloy for installation on exterior and interior doors that are subject to high use and potential abuse. They are designed and engineered for reliability and superior performance. Commercial applications for which these closers are ideal include schools, medical facilities, institutions and hospitals, as well as office buildings and any entrance door with high foot traffic.

“This will be a great partnership of two well-respected manufacturers in the door hardware industry. We at Detex are very excited to be associated with Ryobi and look forward to a long and growing relationship,” Detex said in its press release.

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Genetec Physical Security Best Practices

In recognition of International Data Privacy Day, Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, shared data protection best practices to help physical security leaders protect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust without compromising security.

In the physical security industry, acquiring digital information such as surveillance footage, photos and license plate information is necessary to help protect people, assets and provide a valuable source of actionable business intelligence.

"Security and privacy are not mutually exclusive,” said Christian Morin, Chief Security Officer at Genetec Inc. “By following best practices and ensuring privacy is designed into their physical security solutions, organizations can have the highest levels of security while respecting personal privacy and complying to privacy laws.”

Best practices for ensuring video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition systems meet data privacy standards include:

Collect and store only the data the organization truly needs. Reduce your exposure to risk in the event of a data breach with simple steps. Consider adjusting a camera’s field of view so it doesn’t record areas that do not require monitoring. Set protocols to automatically archive or delete physical security data based on relevance. And carefully control what data, how much and for how long it can be shared with other organizations.

Limit access to sensitive data. Grant access to data only to those who need it to do their jobs and monitor those activities to ensure identifying information — images and access events, is used only as intended. Review access rights regularly so privileges align with user requirements. Using an identity provider, like Microsoft Active Directory, can also help eliminate human error by automating the processes of adding/removing security user accounts, granting rights, or removing users who have left the organization.

Anonymize data collection automatically. New technologies can automatically restrict and protect access to personal data. Consider deploying privacy masking like Genetec KiwiVision Privacy Protector that automatically anonymizes images of people, so you can continue to survey surveillance footage while respecting privacy. This technology also offers an additional layer of security that ensures only authorized users can “unlock” and view unmasked footage while maintaining an audit trail.

Unify your security solutions. When video surveillance, access control, evidence management and other sensors operate under one platform, it becomes much easier to access and manage all your data and create reports for a variety of systems and sensors from a single interface. A unified system simplifies the process of tracking system and device health and streamlines software and firmware updates which is key to mitigating the threat of data breaches.

Work with certified partners. Make sure your system providers are properly certified (ISO 27001, 27017 standards, UL 2900-2-3 level 3 cybersecurity certification, and SOC2 compliance), and that they develop all their technology based on principles of privacy. A cyber-resilient physical security system will contribute to keeping the data collected from IoT devices and sensors across the physical security network private.

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Badgepass One, Schlage Integration 

Allegion US announced its Schlage intelligent hardware integration with the BadgePass ONE platform. With this integration, BadgePass is the first to offer a subscription software package that includes all hardware and software needed to issue secure ID badges and manage door access privileges within a facility. It is also one of the first Reader Controller model integrations for Allegion, offering customers efficient, cost-effective access control implementations. 

 “As access control moves to the cloud, the teams wanted to make it more cost-effective for customers,” said Jeff Koziol, business development manager – PACS partners at Allegion. “The Schlage NDEB and LEB intelligent wireless locks are easy to install and seamlessly communicate with the software via Wi-Fi. The Reader Controller devices round out the solution by enabling real-time updates and offering an option for doors where wireless locks are not a fit. Through this system, customers can now provision a reader device and assign access privileges to cardholders in just minutes, while greatly reducing implementation costs.”

 “We chose to partner with Allegion because their hardware options help reduce common barriers to installation, including complex and costly wiring,” said Derek Gibbs, EVP of Product Development at BadgePass. “We started with credential issuance, giving customers the ability to enroll cardholder data and print ID badges right from their phone. We’re excited to be at the forefront and now embed access control capabilities to the system. ID badging and secure door access go hand-in-hand, and customers today demand a more comprehensive, integrated experience from their cards.” 

The new cloud access control integration is now available for download in the following app stores: Windows Store and iOS Store

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