Kaba Acquires Keyscan Inc.

Nov. 4, 2014
Acquisition will grow Kaba’s sales channel and facilitate wired access control integration with existing Kaba products

With today’s acquisition announcement of the Canadian company Keyscan Inc., a specialist in innovative, wired access control solutions, Kaba has significantly strengthened its product offering in North America. In addition to its traditional standalone and wireless systems, Kaba will now offer Keyscan’s wired solutions for complete access control in virtually any commercial building.

Since 1990, Keyscan products have been installed in more than 50,000 sites, with 10 million credentials and 65 million credential transactions processed daily throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

"The integration of Keyscan will provide Kaba with access to a large, established network of low-voltage wholesalers, system integrators and security dealers, which presents valuable growth opportunities,” states Michael Kincaid, Chief Operating Officer for Kaba ADS Americas.

The technical integration of some of Kaba’s electronic locks with Keyscan’s access control products will enhance the combined approach, e.g. wireless and standalone, wireless and wired, standalone and wired, etc. , which produces customized solutions for key vertical market segments and further defines Kaba’s channel strategy.

“Keyscan’s robust suite of access control hardware and software will be integral building blocks for future advancements in Kaba’s comprehensive access control solutions” states Laura Reid, VP of Product Management for Kaba ADS America.

With its innovative products, systems and services, globally active technology group Kaba is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, keys, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording systems, and hotel access systems. The group is also a global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys and key manufacturing machines. 

For more information, visit www.kaba.com.

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