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.
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