News Briefs June 2011

MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division Chosen For The Lucida, NY

Marks USA’s Custom Lockset Division welcomes The Lucida (Manhattan, N.Y.) to the growing list of residential buildings where Marks Grade 1 Mortise Locksets are currently in use.

The Marks USA Custom Lockset Division manufactures mortise, cylindrical and tubular locks in a large variety of designs and functions. Marks USA also offers custom trim with engraving and conventional and high-security keying for residential and industrial systems.

As the Upper East Side’s first LEED-certified green building, residents of the Lucida can enjoy a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Marks USA’s Custom Lockset Division locksets are manufactured from metals using mixes of virgin and 10 percent recycled metals (post consumer) to reduce environmental impacts from extracting and processing virgin materials.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-526-0233.

Corporate Safe Specialists Merges with Fire King

Corporate Safe Specialists, Inc. (“Corporate Safe”), a Posen, IL-based provider of cash management products and services, including traditional safes, intelligent safes, and services, has merged with its portfolio company, FKI Security Group, L.L.C. (“Fire King”).

“The merger with Corporate Safe expands both company’s capabilities on a global scale,” said Philip Bradney, President & CEO of Fire King. “The two companies have long been recognized as premier manufacturers and service providers of security, safety and asset protection solutions. This enables both businesses to offer a more comprehensive product and service solution for customers.”

“This combination creates the nation’s premier cash security firm,” said Edward McGunn, President & CEO of Corporate Safe. “We are looking forward to partnering with Fire King to continue to provide the innovative products and solutions that our customers have come to expect.”

Fire King is a global manufacturer and national service provider of security, safety and asset protection products. Products include fire and impact-resistant file cabinets and safes, traditional and intelligent safes and digital video security systems. The company sells its branded and private-label products and services to a variety of retail end-users, commercial end-users and mass merchandisers.

The transaction closed on April 29, 2011. For more information on Fire King and Corporate Safe, visit and

ASSA ABLOY Acquires French Fire Door Manufacturer

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Portafeu, the French market leader in customized fire doors. Portafeu offers fire-rated flame-retardant, firebreak and blast-resistant doors for commercial and residential customers as well as for special closures.

"I am very satisfied to welcome Portafeu as a new member of the ASSA ABLOY Group. This move strengthens our footprint in mature markets and constitutes an important part of our strategy to add complementary products and segments to our offerings," says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

"Portafeu's focus on customised solutions for door openings with a significant maintenance and services activity, along with its large customer base, makes it an excellent addition to one of our largest markets in Europe," says Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY, and Head of the EMEA division. "We believe that ASSA ABLOY is an ideal partner to develop Portafeu's potential further."

Created in 1936, Headquartered in Romilly sur Andelle, Portafeu has 245 employees and sales of € 30 M in the financial year 2010.

ALOA Scholarship Foundation Aids Storm Victims

The non-profit ALOA Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has donated Inventory Surplus comprised of 294 DORMA and Arrow leverets, knobsets and deadbolts, a value in excess of $22,000, to the Alabama Disaster Relief. This inventory has been donated by lock manufacturers, security distributors and individuals to generate monies to support the scholarship of men and women entering the security field.

Tom R. Demont, ASF President commented: “There is a time when we must all step forward to help not only those close to us but lend aid to others in dire need.”

The mission of the ALOA Scholarship Foundation is to provide educational services, programs and assistance for the locksmith/security industry. To contribute to the ASF, visit the ASF website at; To donate excess inventory, or to purchase any of the remaining surplus inventory at an ASF discounted price, visit

Lumidigm Partners with Imprivata Companies

Biometrics access has been proven to be the most simple and cost-effective way to maintain patient privacy and to manage the distribution of controlled substances as mandated by DEA regulations. Users that are biometrically enrolled in Imprivata's OneSign platform will benefit from its central management and reporting capabilities which support secure access to pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and patient data.

"Lumidigm's biometric sensors and OneSign give clinicians fast access to EMR applications regardless of environmental conditions," said Ed Gaudet, chief marketing officer at Imprivata. "With support for Lumidigm devices, our customers can leverage their existing OneSign investments across clinician workflows that involve surgical gloves."

"Using Imprivata's OneSign solution in tandem with the security and superior performance of Lumidigm biometric sensors is essential in healthcare applications where security is a must but where security cannot interfere with critical-care technicians, doctors or nurses attending to their jobs," explains Phil Scarfo, Lumidigm senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Enterprise single sign-on and biometric authentication eliminate clinician frustrations with multiple passwords, two-tier authentication and lost tokens. Imprivata OneSign consolidates multiple applications into a single access point and completes a healthcare provider's investment by merging all authentication needs to a single finger."

Lumidigm's partnership with Imprivata allows hospital employees to access multiple applications throughout a hospital with a single biometric enrollment. Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads. Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, Lumidigm's sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers.

More information on Lumidigm biometric solutions is available at