Security Brands Expands Access Control Offering With Acquisition

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Access control solutions provider Security Brands Inc., based here, has purchased American Access Systems (AAS).

For more than 30 years, Denver-based AAS has provided access control keypads, card readers and telephone entry systems. As a result of the deal, Kevin Downing, formerly general manager for AAS, has been appointed president of Security Brands.

“Our objective is to continue to grow AAS while setting new standards for the care and service for our customers and the industry overall,” he says.

Don Allen, who founded AAS and served as its president and CEO until the acquisition, has retired, according to the company. Michael “Jay” Jernigan has been promoted to vice president of operations after working in multiple positions during the past 18 years with AAS.

Security Brands consists of three divisions that all relate to the perimeter access control industry, including AAS, Summit Access Control and Kodiak Black.


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