Ingersoll Rand to present at IFMA’s World Workplace 2013

Session to focus on 'Balancing Physical Security & Productivity'


CARMEL, IND., August 22, 2013 – During the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) World Workplace 2013 at Philadelphia’s Conference and Expo October 2-4, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ Monte Salway and Kelly O’Connor will discuss “Balancing Physical Security and Productivity,” at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 3. The session is geared toward credentialed or aspiring Facility Management Professionals (FMP), Certified Facility Managers (CFP) and Sustainability Facility Professionals (SFP). Salway is a product manager for Ingersoll Rand and holds a number of renowned certifications, including Certified Master Locksmith (Associated Locksmiths of America); Certified Instructor (U.S. Navy); and an ALOA Continuing Education Certified Instructor. He will be joined by Kelly O’Connor, Ingersoll Rand marketing manager, mechanical hardware.

“The most common physical security maintenance issues troubling facility managers today will be explored,” emphasizes Salway. “We will share implementable maintenance best practices and solutions that support productivity, liability reduction and code compliance, as well as the latest security and access control technology trends. We’ll also discuss solutions that reduce ongoing costs, improve product reliability and help better manage customer service.”

For instance, attendees will learn the importance of layering security throughout the facility and how to most effectively utilize mechanical or electronic solutions. Attendees will learn how to deploy patented master key systems effectively in a mechanical locking environment.

Participants will also discover how to gain greater knowledge, speed, efficiency and control with “on-the-door” solution in which the reader, power and intelligence are all integrated inside one single device. Such locks are becoming increasingly popular because they bring near online access control benefits to more openings in a facility without all the costly and intrusive installation and cabling of a networked system. These on-the-door solutions provide a range of options and can be manually or computer programmed.

Attendees will also be shown how an exit device with a concealed vertical cable system eliminates common frustrations with traditional rod systems. Instead of installing and adjusting vertical rods, the installer simply inserts and secures the flexible cable latching system into the door before the exit device is installed. Once the latches are secured in the top and bottom of the door, the user installs the exit device and quickly attaches it to the cable latching system. During the entire two to three minute installation process, only one point of adjustment is required.