Sept. 14, 2007 - Dennis Raefield, a well-known name in the security industry for his former involvement with such companies as Honeywell, Rosslare and Ortega InfoSystems, has announced that he is joining with Edge Integration Systems.
Raefield was perhaps best known as president of Honeywell Access Systems Group, representing the company's Northern and NexWatch access control systems. After leaving Honeywell, Raefield since served as president of Rosslare Security Products and then as president/CEO at Ortega InfoSystems, a provider of video management systems. Raefield's career also involved the presidency of systems integration firm Omega Corporate Security, which was sold to Pinkerton, which in turn became part of Securitas.
Edge Integration offers an IP-connected access control system called the Edge ACS that is designed to replace traditional alarm panels with the Edge IP-panel. Users can keep all their traditional hardware (push-to-exit buttons, card readers, etc.), but by going IP at the panel, security personnel can manage the systems using a clever software interface from any web-connected PC. It's become quite popular for multi-location sites due to the ease of access control management.
"The 'managed access' service offering available to systems integrators will forever change how they view and sell access control," said Raefield of the new technology at the firm he will be leading. The technology allows integrators/dealers to "host" the management of the access control system, allowing them the opportunity for an RMR stream.
Details on Edge Integration Systems can be found on the company's website, www.edge-integration.com.