Products from ASSA ABLOY Group brands are now available through the PSA Security Network. On hand for the formal announcement were (from left) Jeffrey Schwartz, vice president of Security Lock Distributors; Kevin Klemmer, director of the ASSA ABLOY Integrated Solutions Specialist group; Diana Hanna, PSA national sales manager; Bill Bozeman, PSA president and CEO; and Tim Brooks, PSA eastern sales manager.
Alliance Means Stronger Growth for Assay Abloy and PSA
ASSA ABLOY, New Haven, Conn., a global provider of door opening solutions, is now an approved vendor partner for the PSA Security Network, who represent security system integrators, and PSA Distribution. The joint partnership adds products from ASSA ABLOY Group brands to the online storefront for PSA and creates a distribution channel to PSA’s extensive membership of security systems integrators; ASSA ABLOY products are also available to systems integrators at-large through PSA Distribution.
“The addition of ASSA ABLOY to both PSA and PSA Distribution provides security integrators with access to an increased selection of locking products,” stated Bill Bozeman, president and chief executive officer of PSA. “We’re committed to developing our product line to meet the needs of our industry-leading integrators; the ASSA ABLOY Group ensures PSA delivers on this goal.” Visit www.securityinfowatch.com/sdi/einquiry 185.
Technology Partnership Leverages Open Architecture
A partnership between ioimage, Herzliya, Israel, a provider of intelligent video appliances, and Milestone Systems, Beaverton, Ore., a global developer of open platform IP video management software, further illustrates the value of leadership alliances in the industry, according to Henrik Friborg, vice president of Strategic Alliances and co-founder of Milestone Systems. Ioimage intelligent cameras and encoders can now be seamlessly integrated within the Milestone XProtect video management open platform. Video from ioimage’s intelligent encoders and IP cameras is viewed through Milestone’s XProtect user interface, alerting operators to threats and recording relevant events for easy indexing and searching. Visit www.securityinfowatch.com/sdi/einquiry 186.
Walters Wholesale Celebrates New Branch Opening
Walters Wholesale Electric Co.’s, Brea, Calif., grand opening “tailgate party” and ribbon-cutting ceremony was a hit; 50 of the leading manufacturers in the security and low voltage industry displayed their products to a crowd of approximately 500 people. The event was held at Walters 247,000 square foot central distribution center at 200 North Berry Street in Brea, Ca. where the new low voltage branch is located. “We had a phenomenal turnout “stated Wayne Brushett, low voltage division general manager. “I want to thank our customers for supporting our low voltage grand opening in such a tremendous way throughout the entire evening. It was an exciting time for everyone involved.” Visit www.securityinfowatch.com/sdi/einquiry 187.
Biometric Partnership Expands Reach
With the recent partnership between Codebench, Inc. and MorphoTrak (Safran group), Codebench’s PIVCheck software suite, an end-to-end card validation, authentication and registration solution for HSPD-12 compliance, now supports the MA520 PIV fixed reader and the MSO 1350e, a USB combination smart card reader and fingerprint sensor, both from MorphoTrak. Together, Codebench, Coconut Creek, Fla., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication software, and Morphotrak (Safran group), specialists in large fingerprint identification systems and biometric technology readers, are able to offer seaports, government and law enforcement agencies a complete fixed reader-based credentialing solution with seamless integration between the reader and the credentialing software. Visit www.securityinfowatch.com/sdi/einquiry 188.