Dec. 7 Locksmith Ledger Webinar: Strategies to Convert Entryways to Electronic Access Control

Dec. 7, 2023
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Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM GMT
Sponsor: NAPCO & SDC
Duration: 1 Hour

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ALOA CEU Credit Offered  
An electronic access control (EAC) system is ideally used as a part of a fully integrated facility management system. In such a system, EAC is interfaced and integrated with fire safety/life safety systems, video surveillance systems (CCTV), communications systems, and nonsecurity systems such as HVAC. In an integrated system, EAC systems allow users to access various areas or limited areas.. They can track access and provide attendance records. As a safety feature and for emergency response situations, they can determine where persons are located in facilities. In general, EAC systems are very flexible and strides in technology are making them even more so.

These are some of the technological and logistical solutions our experts will discuss:

  • Types of access control system to choose from: Keypad systems are typically the cheapest and biometric access control systems are the most expensive
  • Licensing and servicing fees: Ongoing costs to operate the door access control system
  • Installation considerations: Number of access points, if any electrical upgrades are required, and whether the client decides to use an integrated security system with video surveillance and/or alarms
  • Choosing the door access system that best works best for the client
  • Cloud-based vs. traditional access control
  • Server hosting options
  • Types of integration


Glenn Younger
Grah Safe and Lock, based in San Diego, Calif.

Glenn Younger, CML, CPP, is owner of San Diego, Calif.-based Grah Safe and Lock, and has worked in the security, access control and life safety field since 1974. In 1985, he joined Clark Security Products, and as a member of the Clark management team the company grew from a small regional distributor to be a national industry leader that was acquired by Anixter then Wesco. In 2005, Younger purchased Grah Safe and Lock, which currently has several departments including installation, locksmith, supply and access control divisions. Younger is on advisory boards for the Calif. State Fire Marshall, Calif. Dept of Consumer Affairs - BSIS, Calif. Contractors State License Board, among others.

Joshua Sands
Key City Locksmith and Security in Kansas City, Mo.

Joshua Sands has been a locksmith for over 12 years now and has served in the security industry for more than 17 years. He is the Vice President and Director of Education for the Missouri-Kansas Locksmith Association and enjoys helping teach others how to be better locksmiths for the community.

Mauricio Lainez, SDC
Product Development Manager

Mauricio brings more than 25 years of experience in the physical security industry, having begun his career in 1998 as a security systems engineer, with a focus on system integration, design, technical support and new product development.

With undergraduate and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mauricio has developed integrated access control system designs, new products, and conducted door hardware and access control training for sales reps at trade shows and in-house at SDC’s headquarters – with a unique perspective on the convergence of physical and IT security applied to door access control.

Chris Donohue
Director of Sales
Alarm Lock

Chris Donohue has over 25 years in the electronic security industry, starting his career fresh out of the Army as a technician, he worked on Access Control, Fire, CCTV, and Security Systems. In the early 2000's, he moved to the manufacturing side of the industry, and has held the positions of Tech Support Manager, Trainer, Field Sales Engineer & Regional Sales Manager, before being promoted to his current position. Today, Chris is a Director of Sales for NAPCO’s Alarm Lock Division, the respected leader in the design and manufacture of commercial door technology solutions for over four decades, specializing in access and egress solutions for education, healthcare, government, airports, corporations and mixed-use environments, multi-use commercial, retail, transportation & industry. Alarm Lock is best-known for class-leading, award-winning standalone Trilogy®  & wireless networked Trilogy Networx® electronic keyless access locks, providing access control with PIN-code or built-in HID® Prox, Multi-technology or swipe reader for ID badges, and more recently, integrating real-time access platforms, such as AirAccess® cloud/cell-based ACaaS; E-Access Web-Browser-Based Embedded Access Control Systems plus more traditional, Continental Enterprise Security Management.

Moderator: Paul Ragusa
Senior Editor
Locksmith Ledger 

After the webinar you will receive a link to register and pay for your CEU Credit from ALOA – please stay on for the full event and then look for the email within 24 hours, contact us if you do not see email.” 
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