The Latest in Product Delivery

U.S. Lock Expands with New Branches

U.S. Lock, Brentwood, N.Y., a national distributor of security hardware and access control products, announced the relocation, remodeling and expansion of two branch distribution centers. The Louisville, Ky., branch distribution center relocated to a more centralized location at 4829 Jennings Lane, which enables U.S. Lock to provide customers with a more spacious, newly remodeled showroom with updated product displays. In addition, orders are being processed through a modernized warehouse.

The Ontario, Calif., branch distribution center relocated to a new facility at 1110 East Mill Street in San Bernardino, which provides customers a state-of-the-art, 141,605 square-foot distribution facility with improved order processing. In addition to offering customers continued next-day delivery, U.S. Lock will now be offering customers the convenience of a next-day pickup center at 14101 Rosecrans Avenue in La Mirada for orders placed by 5 p.m. PST.

New Hires

At Distributor

Boyle and Chase, a wholesale distributor of commercial and decorative hardware and access control solutions located in Hingham, Mass., recently expanded its sales team. Now, the team consists of 14 representatives with over 60 years of experience. New B&C personnel pictured at left include Tim Thatcher, Antonio Baptista and Dave Gustafson.

Marketing Buddies: Napco and Tri-Ed

The Infinity Marketing Program for North America, launched by Napco Security Technologies, Amityville, N.Y., and Tri-Ed Distribution, Woodbury, N.Y., includes special offers, product introductions, training seminars and a Napco product headquarters in every Tri-Ed branch in the U.S.

As a major distributor for the manufacturer, Tri-Ed carries Napco’s Gemini and F-Series hybrid burglar and fire alarms, sensors and wireless devices, access control and online video systems. Napco’s iSee video line provides a new plug-and-play source of recurring revenue as dealers’ accounts remotely check in on the status of their homes and/or businesses over the Internet, 24/7 via the Napco-provided server.

Ship-Shape: New Audio Authority

Component for Sound/Sight Projects

Audio Authority Corp., Lexington, Ky., is shipping the new CMX-144 component video and audio matrix switcher. Featuring a wide variety of control options, such as Ethernet, RS-232, front and back panel IR and a touch-sensitive front panel, the CMX-144 is designed to integrate with any control system. The durable metal chassis houses high bandwidth component video switching capable of handing video resolutions up to 1080p. The matrix switches component video, L/R analog audio, digital coaxial audio, and digital optical audio.

New Diggs for Akron Hardware

Akron Hardware, Akron, Ohio, a national wholesale distributor of architectural hardware and security products, relocated its Eastern Pennsylvania Distribution Center into a new state-of-the-art building located in Phoenixville, Pa. The move was effective August 31st. The new distribution center will continue to service the eastern United States with products from ASSA ABLOY, DORMA, ACSI and Kaba Access.

Pelco and ObjectVideo

Align for Integrated Solution

Pelco, Clovis, Calif., provider of video and security systems, and ObjectVideo, Reston, Va., an intelligent video manufacturer, now offer an integrated product to support open-architecture solutions. Pelco has embedded the ObjectVideo OnBoard suite of analytics software into its Sarix™-based megapixel series camera.

“By using the open architecture capabilities of Sarix to host the industry leading analytics from ObjectVideo we are able to provide intelligent megapixel camera solutions,” said Dave DeLisser, director of Integration, Pelco.

According to Pelco, the company’s participation in the OV Ready Partner Network enables third-party systems that are also part of the OV Ready Partner Network, to set rules, receive alerts and configure communications with ObjectVideo-enabled Sarix-based technology cameras. OV Ready is ObjectVideo’s network protocol for interoperability of intelligent devices and video management platforms

SC Black Announces

Franchise Partnership

Supercircuits, Austin, Texas, a provider of video surveillance technology, formed a partnership with Inc., Tampa, Fla., which sells digital surveillance franchises worldwide, to distribute its line of SC Black cameras and DVRs privately-labeled through franchisees.

In addition, the partnership will provide franchisees access to support, marketing and technical services and other special programs available through the SC Black Dealer Program.

DBL Distributes NXG HDMI Cables

NXG Technology, Scottsdale, Ariz., a manufacturer of digital and analog interconnects, architectural and freestanding speakers and accessories for the custom installation industry, announced the manufacture of first available v1.4 capable HDMI cables, to be distributed through DBL.

“Through our exclusive distribution agreement with NXG, DBL Distributing is giving the custom installer community a unique opportunity to be the first in the marketplace to offer this technology to their customers,” said Tim Coakley, vice president of Merchandising, DBL Distributing. “As v1.4 capable hardware is introduced in the first or second quarter of next year, the ability to ‘future-proof’ the client’s cabling will be a huge advantage to the installer.”

Channel Vision Grabs

Vantage Point

D-Tools Inc., Concord, Calif., provider of system integration software, announced that Channel Vision, Costa Mesa, Calif., a supplier of technology solutions for the residential and commercial market, has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program, making its detailed product specification capabilities directly available to users of D-Tools System Integrator™ software for the end-user client. The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program is designed to help provide system integrators with product information directly from the manufacturer to over 2,500 companies using D-Tools System Integrator software.

“We’re pleased to welcome Channel Vision to the MVP Program,” said Adam Stone, president, D-Tools. “Our manufacturer partners understand the need in this tough economy to make it easier for integrators get the job done.”

Chesley Brown Adds

Immix to the Mix

SureView Systems, Tampa, Fla., announced that Chesley Brown Companies, headquarted in Atlanta and with operations in Kansas City, Mo., has selected Immix as their video monitoring automation platform for its customers.

Chesley Brown is a national player with global footprint serving customers with monitoring, consulting and man-guarding in 28 states and three countries. It has been well-entrenched in offering video analytics to its customers, according to Brent C. Brown, Brown’s chairman and CEO.

SureView’s Immix software brand delivers a single platform to manage all video surveillance/CCTV, intrusion and fire alarms, access control and VoIP audio.

Immix gives Chesley Brown growth opportunities through enhanced software solutions for their remote command center, InCommand Worldwide. “InCommand is the first of its type in the U.S. and takes typical passive uses of CCTV and electronic security and creates a more valued asset with much greater return on investment for our customers,” Brown said. “We’re excited to partner with SureView to deliver an even greater ability to serve our customers with superior, more cost-effective and state-of-the art security solutions.”