STI at ISC West 2022: Protect Electronics From Environmental Hazards
STI will be showcasing its portfolio of environmental enclosures, including models offered in polycarbonate, fiberglass or metal with optional AC/heat.
ISC West 2022 will be held March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. Ahead of this year’s show, SSI heard from STI’S Michael Mikaelian, vice president of sales & business development. He discusses what the company will be showcasing at ISC West, its value proposition and more.
What is a leading product or offering your company is showing off at ISCW this year, and what makes it unique or special?
The leading STI product being featured at the 2022 ISC West tradeshow is our full line of Environmental Enclosures.
The emerging industry trend is to store and install more equipment outdoors. In many cases, climate-controlled environments are needed. STI’s durable and reliable series of Environmental Enclosures are the solution. The enclosures are offered in polycarbonate, fiberglass, or metal with optional AC/heat to help guard devices in harsh or exposed environments such as severe weather, temperatures, and the elements. Capable of mounting on the wall, the enclosures allow sensitive devices to be stored and protected almost anywhere such as: warehouses, storage units, freezers, outdoors, and more.
STI’s Environmental Enclosures are an immediate, easy, and necessary temperature-controlled solution with dependable performance to help protect electronics from hazards of the environment. The AC/heater is externally mounted to minimize space intrusion. The unit cycles as required, and a fan runs continuously to sustain a uniform temperature inside the enclosure. This helps prevent uncontrolled environments and the elements from wreaking havoc on electronics and equipment or causing damage and malfunctions.
Any other products or offerings would you like to highlight?
The demand for touchless access control solutions has become a priority with the emergence of COVID-19. The pandemic changed the way businesses, employers and building owners and managers view security and safety. One of the most touched surfaces in a building is a door handle. Using touchless access control technology is in high demand and is a simple solution to help reduce the spread of germs. To adapt to the “new normal” and post-COVID environment, STI introduced a complete line of NoTouch® IR Switches to aid in minimizing physical contact and decreasing the risk of virus contraction.
To exit or enter a building without touching the door, a user must simply wave their hand in front of STI’s no touch button. The active infrared is designed to detect the motion of a wave, send an electrical signal to the door operator, and unlatch the time adjustable door. The touch-free action reduces germs from transferring to hundreds of hands and surfaces, helping to promote health and safety. Models constructed of heavy-duty die cast aluminum or medical/food grade 304 stainless steel. They have dual color status LED (green/red or red/green) and an approximate 1.5~6 inch detection range.
What else is new or noteworthy about the company for 2022?
STI is designing new products and working on updates for current products in the near future. We are excited to introduce and mention these details soon. Visit STI’s website or sign up for their StopperNews to stay informed.
STI is also thrilled to be renovating their headquarters. The building construction started the end of 2021, and the site installations are advancing at a steady pace, on track for completion in 2022. They can’t wait for the reveal and to better serve their customer base even more efficiently in the updated space.
What is your company’s overall value proposition to security dealers/integrators? Why should they do business with you?
For over 40 years STI has been viewed by dealers, integrators, and the industry as a manufacturer with high standards. They are problem-solvers who offer unique product solutions to help resolve issues in the fire, safety, and security industry. STI’s superior customer service, attention to detail, and critical-thinking skills help solve each customers unique needs. A friendly STI team member will always answer the phone and assist the caller to the correct staff to help with concerns, solutions, product questions, and more.
What do you see as some of the top opportunities in the marketplace right now?
STI’s top priority and opportunity in the current marketplace is to listen to their customers wants and needs. Their willingness to take their time and have open and knowledgeable conversations with other experts and customers in need, allows STI the opportunity to design and manufacture new and cutting-edge products for the industry.
Anything else you would like to add?
STI began as a humble company that wanted to help stop false fire alarms for a local Detroit, Michigan school district. The strong desire to help others and make the world a safer place has been passed down from STI’s founder. Today, STI’s drive, desire and determination has resulted in over 1000 products that help protect the things that protect you. Along with enclosures, cages, alarms, and buttons, STI is motivated to be your solution company. You can rely on STI.
Visit STI at booth #30044.
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