Sielox LLC is showcasing versatile new enhancements to its Pinnacle™ v.10.4 Access Control Platform at ISC West 2019. New functionality allows users to seamlessly access the features of Allegion’s Schlage Engage™ Wi-Fi locks enabling them to be easily integrated with Pinnacle Schlage Wi-Fi access platform feature. Additionally, Allegion Schlage wireless locks can now receive firmware updates through Sielox’s 1700 controller using Allegion ONR technology.
Aren’t these the same? No, but they are related. Innovation is taking an existing product or concept and building something new and different that meets a customer’s need, whether they knew they had the need or not. Disruption completely changes how a product or service’s value chain is consumed and displaces an existing market. Clayton Christensen has put a lot of thought and research into the concept of how true disruption occurs.
Access control and the overall physical security market continue to grow at a rapid pace with no signs of slowing down. Market research expects the access control industry to grow to over $10B by 2022 which is about 9% CAGR. So, what’s driving this growth? There are several trends and disruptive technologies that are driving acceleration in a category that has traditionally been slower to migrate.
Financial Institutions are a prime example of corporate campuses that should be investing in perimeter protection solutions to keep their employees safe at all times. Securing who can come in and out of a building at unmanned checkpoints is crucial. Companies need to be vigilant in helping to secure egress points. Aeroturn has been working with major campuses over the years and recently helped protect a financial institution who had a brand new $285M corporate location in Rhode Island that needed perimeter protection.
Open Options has appointed Steve Wagner as the company’s new President. Steve began his career in the industry in 1986 as VP of Sales & Marketing for Checkpoint Systems. He moved on to become the COO with HID Global for 8 years. In 2009, Steve became the President of Mercury Security and successfully grew that business which was eventually sold to HID Global/Assa Abloy. Steve brings a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to the Open Options team.
ACRE announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Open Options based in Addison, Texas. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio. ACRE’s CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this transaction will continue to expand ACRE’s competitive position in a highly fragmented market with great growth potential.
Security professionals throughout the U.S. have one thing in common; they are all working diligently on trying to improve school safety and security. What can we do as Americans to better protect our students and faculty on a daily basis? As a father of three with the youngest still attending college, security is always at the forefront of my mind. With our facility only being 10 minutes from Sandy Hook, CT; school safety has always been our core mission as a manufacturer of physical security equipment. Aeroturn is always experimenting with ways to make our turnstiles unique and better able to protect our children and faculty across the country.
Aeroturn announced that the company will be exhibiting and showcasing its cutting edge turnstile solutions in booth #833 at the ISC East Show taking place at the Jacob Javits Center on November 14 and 15, 2018. ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security trade show where 7,000 security and public safety professionals convene in New York each year to meet experts from over 250 leading security brands.
3xLOGIC announced the successful integration of the company’s infinias access control software with Allegion’s Engage platform of wireless locks. Wireless locks are the controller, reader, power, door contact, and lock hardware all bundled together in one easy-to-install device. Allegion Wireless Locksets integrated with infinias are modular and customized for either mortise or cylinder locks. These wireless locks also offer custom lever styles and finishes, making them versatile for almost any residential or commercial door.
The common methods of accessing workspaces —physical keys, keycards and FOBs— all share some of the same downsides: they are expensive to create, maintain and replace, they provide limited cross-door accessibility and present massive security concerns. To dig deeper, we commissioned a survey of over 1,000 U.S. respondents who work in office buildings and found that traditional methods of accessing spaces are costly and vulnerable.