The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named ASSA ABLOY as the recipient of the 2020 Member of the Year Award, which honours SIA member companies that have shown noteworthy involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference programme; leadership activity; recruitment of SIA members; and contributions to SIA thought leadership and the industry overall. SIA will present ASSA ABLOY with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West. ASSA ABLOY – the global provider of access solutions – is a long-time SIA corporate member that takes an active role in participating in SIA’s array of programs, products and services and fully supports its employees’ involvement in SIA committees, working groups and advisory boards. The company is a regular sponsor of key SIA events, including the Market Leaders Reception at ISC West, SIA GovSummit and Securing New Ground. On-demand training courses SIA is proud to honour ASSA ABLOY as the 2020 SIA Member of the Year and applauds the company for its invaluable engagement “SIA is proud to honour ASSA ABLOY as the 2020 SIA Member of the Year and applauds the company for its invaluable engagement, thought leadership efforts and contributions to SIA, our members and the security industry overall,” said Scott Schafer, Chairman of the SIA Board of Directors. “Thanks in large part to the outstanding support of members like ASSA ABLOY, SIA is able to continue building on its robust suite of resources, programming and education and training offerings to better serve our members and the industry.” ASSA ABLOY is a contributing member to the SIA Center of Excellence, SIA’s online repository of vendor-neutral, vetted information – including on-demand training courses, e-learning modules, articles and webinars – to foster industry knowledge and help organisations keep at the forefront of market demands. Significant resources and services Additionally, the company has contributed content to SIA Technology Insights, SIA’s journal distilling the most current thinking for applying today’s security technologies and moderated webinars in partnership with SIA and Security Systems News, and ASSA ABLOY executives have spoken at SIA events including Securing New Ground. “ASSA ABLOY is honoured to receive SIA’s Member of the Year Award. Since serving on the SIA Board of Directors, my eyes have been opened to the significant resources and services provided by the SIA management team and staff under the leadership of Don Erickson and Scott Schafer,” said Martin Huddart, Head of Smart Residential for ASSA ABLOY. Vast network of member volunteers The Advance will take place during ISC West 2020 on Tuesday, March 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m" “I have also been impressed by the vast network of member volunteers who work on important committees and support SIA events – I think this is a reflection of the relevance and vitality of this trade association. I’d like to thank not only the ASSA ABLOY volunteers that led to this recognition, but all SIA members who contribute their time to the advancement of security in the workplace and in our homes. We shouldn’t forget that our collective impact makes a real difference in the world.” The Advance will take place during ISC West 2020 on Tuesday, March 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Exchange market intelligence In addition to the presentation of the SIA Member of the Year Award, attendees will enjoy a high-impact presentation from William Wilkins, Executive Director of Global Security Operations at Valero Energy Corporation, on the Chief Security Officer framework and key lessons for security professionals. SIA will also review key association business, exchange market intelligence for the year ahead and present the SIA Chairman’s Award, Committee Chair of the Year Award and Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. Attendees of The Advance will receive complimentary lunch and have the opportunity to network with industry colleagues.
ASSA ABLOY, global door opening solutions provider, has announced several new and exciting partnerships that provide integrators with security solutions to create new opportunities for collaboration with both existing and potential clients. Software integrations The new partnerships include: Averics, BluB0X, Dot Origin, Identiv and Viscount. In addition, ASSA ABLOY is also collaborating with select access control partners to ensure easy integration of its PIV-enabled WiFi and PoE locks with access control systems. AccessNsite, Lenel, Open Options and RS2 are the first four partners to complete an integration with the PIV-enabled solutions. Averics is integrating its AvericsUnity software with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology “When we seek out partnerships we look to work with companies that share our values,” said Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “That means partnering with those who make it a core mission to protect the people and places that matter most. With this list of partners, it is clear we are achieving that goal, and in turn offering integrators some incredible solutions to bring to their clients.” Aperio wireless lock-AvericsUnity integration Averics is integrating its AvericsUnity software – the browser-based, cost effective, easy-to-use access control system – with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks. BluB0X is integrating its BluSKY IoT Security Platform for Access Control with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks. Dot Origin is integrating EdgeConnector with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology EdgeConnector-Aperio access control Dot Origin is integrating EdgeConnector, the physical access control software that radically strengthens and simplifies access management, with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology. Identiv is integrating its Hirsch Velocity 3.6 integrated solution with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology. Viscount Systems is integrating its open platform, web-based security management solution, Freedom Access Control, with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks.
Galaxy Control Systems has added to its list of partners by completing an integration with IP-enabled solutions from ASSA ABLOY. The combination of System Galaxy and WiFi and PoE locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and Sargent will allow end users and integrators to harness the power of these industry-leading solutions at reduced expense. Significant savings over traditional solutions “Wireless and IP-based technologies reduce installation time and material cost to increase installers’ profit on each deployment and deliver a lower total cost of ownership for end users,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP, Galaxy Control Systems. “This latest integration ensures that System Galaxy will support industry-leading IP solutions from the world leader in access control and locking technologies.” ASSA ABLOY’s WiFi locks connect to System Galaxy through a facility’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi network, and the IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks connect to System Galaxy through the Local Area Network (LAN) utilising a single Ethernet cable for both power and data. “This integration between System Galaxy and the ASSA ABLOY suite of IP-enabled access control products ensures that System Galaxy customers can use existing or planned network infrastructure to expand their system easily and at significant savings versus traditional solutions,” said Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas. System Galaxy features System Galaxy, a scalable, enterprise-class access control and management solution, seamlessly integrates security and building management functions. Additional features include active directory support to enable real-time identity management, individualised identity-based door access, and the ability to generate specific reports for each screen view or credential holder. Data can be shared with other systems such as time and attendance, visitor management, time clocks, parking garages and personal messaging. System Galaxy accommodates unlimited users and is also accessible from mobile web browsers, and is designed for backward compatibility with all legacy Galaxy systems.
Brent will speak on the conference panel entitled, "A Snapshot into the Evolution of Security Technology" Louroe Electronics, provider of audio monitoring technology in the security industry, is proud to announce that its CEO, Richard Brent, has been selected to present at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2016. SNG, presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the industry's top executive conference and will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Security technology panelists Brent will be speaking on the conference panel entitled, "A Snapshot into the Evolution of Security Technology" on Wednesday, October 19. Joining him on the panel will be Pierre Racz, president of Genetec, Martin Huddart, division president of access and egress hardware at ASSA ABLOY, and Tim Purpura, group publisher and vice president of United Publications Inc. Together, they will discuss the challenges manufacturers, developers and security practitioners face in a market where commoditisation, competition and risk constantly redefine security technology. "I am honoured to be given the opportunity to address the stakeholders in the industry that attend Securing New Ground 2016," said Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics. Brent will also be a featured presenter on SIA's Oct. 4 webinar called, "The Evolution of Security Technology." The webcast will preview some of the topics that Brent, Racz and Huddart will discuss on their panel at SNG.
Securitron EcoPower power supply is designed to work with low-power electrified access control devices Reaffirming a commitment to providing access control solutions that help customers achieve sustainability goals and reduce energy consumption, ASSA ABLOY will showcase a comprehensive array of high-performing, sustainable access control technologies at ASIS 2016. These technologies address sustainability on two levels—they are designed and manufactured in facilities certified to be environmentally-friendly and individually they contribute to a building’s operational efficiency.Standout technologies on display Integrated Power-over-Ethernet locks, such as the Corbin Russwin and Sargent IN220, which combine all access control functionality into the lock and use existing Ethernet network cabling for both power and data. These products consume very little power with a maximum of 3.84 watts per lock—more than 50 percent less than typical PoE device installations. Securitron EcoPower power supply, designed to work with low-power electrified access control devices. This small power supply reduces standby power consumption to only 8.5mW (0.0085W), a 99 percent energy savings when paired with the EcoFlex electrified mortise lock from Sargent and Corbin Russwin. EcoFlex electrified mortise locks from ASSA ABLOY group brands Corbin Russwin and Sargent that reduce energy consumption up to 96 percent compared to standard electrified mortise locks, as certified by GreenCircle. HES EcoStrike Technology which uses 98 percent less power than traditional electric strikes and is designed to work with the Securitron EcoPower power supply to reduce total door power consumption. Reduced energy costs“Offering sustainable access control technologies that reduce energy costs and improve overall building performance will soon be the standard,” stated Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY. “At ASSA ABLOY we’re developing these innovative technologies and enabling integration partners and end-users to sensibly and effectively transition to sustainable and secure facilities. We look forward to meeting with security leaders at ASIS 2016 to demonstrate the value of our green access control solutions.” Save
AMAG Technology announces the integration of their Symmetry™ Access Control and Video Management system with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled locks. The integration allows the expansion of Symmetry to doors not normally included in a traditional security system via a facility’s network infrastructure. Reduced installation and material costs ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled offering includes a broad range of WiFi and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT. IP-enabled locks lower the total cost of ownership by using existing or planned network infrastructure to reduce installation time and material costs. The WiFi locks connect to Symmetry through a facility’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi network, and the IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks connect to Symmetry through the Local Area Network (LAN) utilising a single Ethernet cable for both power and data. “Customers can easily and affordably expand their Symmetry system to include those extra doors that often are not addressed in an original security design due to budget constraints,” said AMAG Technology, Vice President of Product Marketing, David Ella. “The Symmetry and ASSA ABLOY IP lock integration provides an effective alternative for facilities of all types and sizes.” "The integration of ASSA ABLOY IP-enabled locks with AMAG's Symmetry platform allows facilities to leverage their IT infrastructure to bring electronic access control deeper into the building," said Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas. "We are excited to expand our partnership with AMAG to offer customers even greater flexibility to maximise their security coverage." The integration will be available with Symmetry v8.1, due out in early 2016. All versions of Symmetry currently integrate with ASSA ABLOY Aperio® wireless lock technology.
ASSA ABLOY discussed the importance of securing the critical infrastructure, the building and beyond, at a media press conference April 15 on the opening day of ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas. Martin Huddart, president of ASSA ABLOY’s Access and Egress Hardware Group, based in New Haven, Conn., outlined some of the current and future objectives of the company, which continues to fine-tune its global leadership in door opening solutions while playing a significant role in the future of access control technologies. “Guards and barriers are the first line of defence in access control, and the next layer is doors and frames as well as bullet-resistant doors,” says Martin Huddart, president of ASSA ABLOY’s Access and Egress Hardware Group Huddart spoke about the 2013 acquisition of Ameristar while showcasing its recent launch of the Freedom C2 access control point command and control system. Freedom C2 is a PC-based system developed in response to demand for an integrated and seamless combination of Active Vehicle Barrier Control System (AVBCS), Access Control Point Controls System (ACPCS), Automated Installation Entry (AIE), Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS), Wrong Way and Over Speed Protection (WW/OS) and support for CCTV/DVR. Freedom C2 puts all of this functionality on a single platform that is easy to use and can stand alone or function as part of a network. Media were treated to an intense video showcasing the capabilities of the Freedom C2 in action—stopping a speeding vehicle dead in its tracks. “Guards and barriers are the first line of defence in access control, and the next layer is doors and frames as well as bullet-resistant doors,” Huddart said. He added that the Freedom C2 is easy to install and the system is password-protected, with the features accessible to a user determined, controlled and monitored by that user’s login. Huddart also discussed the importance of doors, frames and securing the perimeter of a facility for total access control. But in addition to the focus on the mainstay of perimeter security, he unveiled new ideas, technologies and products to illustrate how ASSA ABLOY is “reimagining access control.” Huddart outlined a renewed focus on the growing multi-family market, while announcing a suite of next-generation solutions now available from Yale Locks & Hardware designed for growing multi-family and small business segments called nexTouch™. nexTouch™ is the next generation of the Yale InTouch access control lock, Yale Real Living™ digital deadbolts, and user-friendly, cloud-based software specifically designed for managing multi-family properties. The small business solution includes the same locks plus integration with burglar alarm systems, such as those from Honeywell and Alarm.com, and with connected home platform solutions such as those offered by Icontrol Networks. Mobile access trends In discussing future trends, Huddart said mobile phone access control is at a tipping point. “Hospitality venues like Starwood Resorts are using mobile phones instead of keys. Now users can have their keys on their phones and over the air and the technology is agnostic.” At ISC West, ASSA ABLOY also unveiled HID Mobile Access® support across a broad range of access control locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT. This enables the ability to use phones and other mobile devices enabled with Bluetooth® Smart and NFC credentials with the IN120 WiFi lock, Access 700 and Passport 1000 PoE and WiFi locks and the SE LP10 Integrated Wiegand lock. HID Mobile Access "powered by Seos" provides an easy, intuitive solution for issuing, delivering and revoking digital credentials on iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets with Bluetooth Smart and/or NFC technology. Offering comprehensive security, it protects identity data and keeps over-the-air communications between mobile devices and locks private. “Seos is like having a magic key chain, and you don’t have to fool around with keys -- it’s all in the phone. Mobile-enabled locks allow customers to extend the convenience and security of mobile access to a wider variety of applications, while maintaining interoperability with their existing credential base.”