Access control solutions manufacturer Keri Systems announced Thursday that it’s combining with its subsidiary, Digital Horizon Solutions (DHS).
The companies will now be a single entity under the Keri Systems name and will combine their respective sales and engineering teams to help streamline customer relations and product development efforts.
According to a statement issued by the company regarding the merger, DHS’ technical and engineering staff will remain at their office located in Frisco, Texas and continue to work in conjunction with Keri Systems staff in San Jose, Calif. The sales staffs of both companies will combine to pick up responsibility for DHS’ Eclipse product line, as well as Keri’s PXL/Doors and NXT solutions.
Keri Systems Vice President of Marketing and International Sales Dennis Geiszler added that the company wanted to shed the “stigma” domestically that the company’s solutions are only for small-to-mid-sized applications and that they are also a leader in enterprise class access control. When Keri System first purchased DHS, Geiszler said they branded DHS’ Eclipse enterprise class product line as “Eclipse by Keri Systems,” but now that the market has gotten use to company’s name, they’ve decided to bring everything under the Keri Systems brand.
“A lot of the Keri channel is clamoring to have a product like (Eclipse),” he said. “(The merge) allows us to take advantage of our channel and our domestic sales force, which frankly is larger than the one we had with DHS. So, we did it for those reasons, our customers wanted the product and our sales force wanted to be able to sell it.”
The only significant change that is taking place personnel wise, according to Geiszler, is that DHS’ head engineer is now vice president of engineering for all of Keri Systems.