SSI’s Most Read Access Control News Items for 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based on reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed news items on the Access Control channel on in 2012:

1. ASSA ABLOY Purchases Greensteel Industries, Expands Presence in Canada

[Jan. 1, 2012] Access control solutions provider ASSA ABLOY has purchased assets of Greensteel Industries Ltd., a metal commercial door and frame maker.

2. HID Global Beefs Up Visitor Management by Purchasing EasyLobby

[Jan. 3, 2012] With a goal of breaking into the visitor management market, HID Global has acquired secure visitor management supplier EasyLobby of Needham, Mass.

3. Ingersoll Rand Offers Access Control Training for Integrators, End Users

[July 10, 2012] At the request of its customers, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies (IR) will host a series of training events throughout the United States to educate security professionals on electronic access control technologies.

4. Security Brands Expands Access Control Offering With Acquisition

[March 6, 2012] Access control solutions provider Security Brands Inc., based here, has purchased American Access Systems (AAS).

5. Salto Unveils Electronic Locks That Stop the Spread of Bacteria

[March 29, 2012] At its ISC West press conference Thursday, Salto Systems introduced several new access control products that feature an antimicrobial agent that prevents bacteria from spreading.

6. Brivo’s New Program to Help Dealers With Web Marketing

[May 3, 2012] Brivo Systems, a provider of software as a service (SaaS) security management systems, has launched a dealer program to help installing security contractors develop new streams of recurring revenue and achieve long-term growth.

7. SIA Updates OSDP Protocol

[Oct. 4, 2012] The Security Industry Association (SIA) has releases version 2.1.5 of its Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) specification.

8. ZK Technology Breaks Into Access Control Market

[March 13, 2012] Security and time management solutions provider ZK Technology has launched an access control solution division called ZK Access.

9. Schlage Cuts Cost of AD-Series Locks by Consolidating Options

[March 13, 2012] Schlage, an Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies (IR) company, will only offer the multi-tech (MT) and multi-tech with keypad (MTK) options for contactless credentials with the company’s standard AD-Series platform.

10. HID Global, Lenel Enter Reseller Agreement

[July 10, 2012] HID Global and Lenel Systems Int’l have entered into an agreement that allows Lenel to resell HID’s EasyLobby Secure Visitor Management (SVM) software with the Lenel OnGuard advanced access control application.

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