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ALCEA acquisition to complement ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ critical infrastructure offering

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions announced that French-based ALCEA (SAS), whose acquisition was made known in August this year, will be merged into Global Solutions’ Critical Infrastructure business. ALCEA has a strong focus on access control and relevant vertical markets. The parties will present their combined offering at the Expoprotection trade show in Paris, 15–17 November. ALCEA’s has a turnover of approximately 20 million euros. The company is well established in the French-speaking market, in addition to France, also in South America.

US DOJ Sues to Block ASSA ABLOY’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Division

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block ASSA ABLOY AB’s (ASSA ABLOY) proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of the Hardware and Home Improvement division of its rival, Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (Spectrum). ASSA ABLOY and Spectrum are two of the three largest producers of residential door hardware in the concentrated, $2.4 billion U.S. industry. If the merger were to go through the DoJ says that Assa Abloy would have a “near monopoly” on premium mechanical door hardware and more than a 50 percent share in smart locks.

ASSA ABLOY Academy Introduces New Learning Experience Platform Clearly in a Class Of Its Own

ASSA ABLOY unveils a newly redesigned and easier to use Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for ASSA ABLOY Academy, the company’s industry-leading e-learning and in-person training system. The ASSA ABLOY Academy LXP is designed to educate door and hardware professionals about proper installation techniques, how to identify common issues, maintaining code compliance, and the latest product innovations to help enhance building safety, security, convenience and performance. The site features a full spectrum of training, from fundamentals through intermediate courses to advanced level learning.

At Europe’s Newest Multipurpose Arena, Nokia Arena, Doors Open with Mobile Phones

Europe’s newest multipurpose arena, Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland, includes state-of-the-art access management. Security and access control systems are integrated with arena staff shifts and logistics. Mobile devices and wristbands are used as keys. Rapid emergency exit is also central to the arena, which draws 15,000 people. Solutions for the arena have been provided by Abloy Oy.

The PSIA Elects Jason Ouellette, Johnson Controls and Ewa Pigna, LenelS2, as Officers

PSIA announced it has elected Jason Ouellette, as its Chairman and Ewa Pigna, the Chief Technology Officer for LenelS2, a part of Carrier Global Corporation, as its Vice-Chairman. In addition, Peter Boriskin, the Chief Technology Officer for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, will continue in his role as the organization’s treasurer. The PSIA membership develops specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.

LenelS2 Announces NetBox Version 5.3, Supporting BlueDiamond Touchless Access

LenelS2 announced the release of LenelS2 NetBox Version 5.3 access control software that brings complete BlueDiamondä support to the NetBox ecosystem as well as expanded support for ASSA ABLOY and Allegion products. LenelS2, a global leader in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

HID Global Names Björn Lidefelt President and CEO

HID Global announces Björn Lidefelt has been named President and CEO. Björn joins the company after serving as Chief Commercial Officer at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, commercial development and strategy. He also has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, having spent more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia.

Sielox Layered Access and Emergency Notification Solutions Take Center Stage at ISC East 2019

Sielox LLC is showcasing its latest innovations for access control and emergency notification and response at ISC East. The company’s layered security solutions address the challenges and complexities of providing a balanced combination of features and configurations to best accommodate each individual user’s specific application and need. Featured solutions on display include: new integrations with Allegion Over Network Reprogramming for networked Schlage locks.

ASSA ABLOY Acquires LifeSafety Power

ASSA ABLOY has acquired LifeSafety Power, a leading US supplier of smart integrated access control power solutions for OEMs, integrators and end-users. LifeSafety Power was established in 2009 and has some 65 employees. The main office is located in Libertyville, Illinois. Sales for 2019 are expected to reach about USD 30 million with a good EBIT margin and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start. The ASSA ABLOY Group is a global leader in access solutions.

ASSA ABLOY Integrates Aperio Wireless Technology with Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announces the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with the Pinnacle Advanced access control software and 1700 Intelligent Controller from Sielox LLC, a designer of innovative Layered Security Solutions since 1979. Aperio will integrate with Version 10.4 of Pinnacle Access Control Platform.

HID Global Announces Support for Student IDs in Apple Wallet

HID Global announced support for Seos® enabled student IDs in Apple Wallet. Beginning this fall, students, faculty and staff at Clemson University will be able to add their IDs to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings on campus, purchase meals and much more. To support student IDs in Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch, HID provides Seos-enabled credentials, HID iCLASS SE and HID OMNIKEY readers.

Doyle Security Products Provides Midwestern Presence for ABLOY USA’s Distributor Network

Doyle Security Products is the latest company to join the ABLOY USA distributor network. The stocking distributor services customers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Doyle Security Products dates back to when Howard Doyle founded the company in 1921 and has had only three different family owners in 98 years. It achieved steady growth throughout the years and was one of the first high-security keyway distributors.

North Carolina Retirement Community Secures Hundreds Of Doors With ProdataKey And ASSA ABLOY Wireless Solution

ProdataKey and ASSA ABLOY, announced the completion of a campus-wide security upgrade at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, North Carolina. Modern Systems, of Yadkinville, North Carolina, has installed a fully integrated wireless lock and access control solution securing 370 doors spread across the community’s main building entrances, public access areas, offices and residential apartment units.

ASSA ABLOY Introduces Preferred Installer Program To Streamline Deployments

ASSA ABLOY announced its new Preferred Installer program. Building on decades of experience in the higher education market, ASSA ABLOY has developed a national network of Intertek certified hardware installers who are highly skilled in providing physical installation of its integrated electronic locking devices. Systems integrators, who often face staff shortages, can take advantage of this network of installers to maximize their efficiency.

ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware And Adams Rite Release New Electric Strike

ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware and ASSA ABLOY Group brand Adams Rite today announced the release of the HES® 9800 and Adams Rite® 7800 Electric Strike. The HES 9800/Adams Rite 7800 Series is a low-profile, surface mounted electric strike designed specifically to work with the Adams Rite 8800 & 8700 Series Narrow Stile Rim Exit Devices and the EX88 Interlocking Rim Exit Device.

Sustainable Solutions From ASSA ABLOY Include Multiple Layers Of Support For Architects, Designers, Integrators And More

Door Security Solutions involve more than just the product being deployed – they also include the impact a solution can have and the support available throughout the life of the installation. While ASSA ABLOY sustainable solutions contribute a number of impressive sustainability benefits, the support for architects, designers, integrators and other security professionals is also robust. Efficient and cost-effective building design requires everyone to be on the same page from the first day of planning.

ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories Expands Rockwood Geometek Collection

ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories delivers six sides of perfection with its latest in the Rockwood GeoMetek Collection: the RM7700 hex shaped architectural door pull. Portraying balance, harmony and unity, the striking RM7700 hex pull is suited for wood, metal and glass doors for public buildings, offices, multi-family residences, and hotels. Crafted for comfort, functionality and durability, the new Rockwood RM7700 hex pulls are 1” in diameter and are made of stainless steel. To accommodate most aesthetic environments, the hex pulls are available in variety of striking finishes includlng chrome and the new Black Suede, an on-trend yet versatile, chic, modern and sophisticated matte black powder coat finish.

Product Ingredient Transparency And Energy Savings Highlighted By ASSA ABLOY At Greenbuild 2018

When seeking sustainable options for projects, it helps to have a team committed to success. ASSA ABLOY offers an approach to sustainability that focuses on more than just products – it also includes the expertise of their people, the partners they have in the industry and the resources needed to be successful. At Greenbuild 2018 “Connect to More” Booth, ASSA ABLOY will be presenting a number of exciting products that are not only healthy but help the bottom line.

ASSA ABLOY’s New Rockwood Products Achieve GreenCircle Certifications

ASSA ABLOY has announced the company’s latest GreenCircle Certifications and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Architectural Door Accessories. The Rockwood products achieved GreenCircle’s Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute) label. This label details the sustainability attributes of the product as well as the facility where the products are manufactured in order to tell the full sustainability story of the product. The Rockwood products also have EPDs that are third-party certified by UL Environment.

ASSA ABLOY Introduces New Soft Close Device For Pemko Sliding Door Hardware

ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories announces an optional soft close device for Pemko box track and flat track straight sliding door hardware. The new device is designed to bring the door to a quiet, smooth and controlled stop making it an excellent addition to higher-use sliding doors, especially where additional safety benefits are desired. Healthcare, senior and assisted living, multi-family residences, childcare facilities, as well as hospitality and corporate applications can benefit greatly from upgrading existing hardware or installing new systems with the optional soft close device.