Matrix Systems solutions to appear on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

Smaller scale adaptation of company's commercial equipment installed in family’s residence


Miamisburg, Ohio—Matrix Systems, a Miamisburg, Ohio-based turnkey access control and security solutions provider, has donated access control equipment and installation services for the Jan. 2, 2011 episode of the Emmy-award winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

The hour-long episode features a new two-story house built by hundreds of volunteers and vendors for the Grommesh family of Moorhead, Minn. Matrix Systems donated and installed some of the same high-technology security equipment it provides customers, such as Miami International Airport; The Cleveland Clinic; and international steel producer ArcelorMittal Steel Co., East Chicago, Ind., only on a much smaller scale.

"Our security business is solely in commercial markets such as government, transportation, healthcare, education, commercial and industrial facilities, but we were honored to provide this needy family a residential adaptation of our services," said James Young, president, Matrix Systems, a security industry leader in commercial web browser-based, open architecture enterprise and legacy access control systems under the Frontier brand.

On the TV reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its eighth season, contractors renovate and replace the homes of deserving families that have fallen victim to illness or natural disasters. Design team leader Ty Pennington provides a unique take on the American dream, while viewers follow the many twists and turns of special themed episodes.