Feenics expands headquarters

Company doubles facility’s footprint to keep pace with growth
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario—Feenics, a company that provides on premise and cloud-hosted integrated access control and security management solutions, recently doubled its headquarters' footprint here to accommodate growth, including the additions of Denis Hébert, president and equity partner, and Fadi Hajjar, Canadian sales director, as well as additional engineers and software developers. 

"The revenue growth has really been the driving factor, which has brought on the need for faster deployment of feature sets within Keep to meet the customers' needs," Paul DiPeso, executive vice president, told Security Systems News, noting that the expanded facility includes a larger meeting room, a demo room, and an expanded test lab area for new product integrations and releases. "Having more space allows us to bring more customers and end users into our facility to have meetings."

Feenics launched operations in 2010 and brought its Keep by Feenics cloud-hosted access control and security management system (SMS) to market in 2014. Since then, Feenics has expanded its value-added reseller (VAR) program, adding many top systems integrators as partners, and winning numerous awards for its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.

The company recently announced a new integration with Allegion/Schlage NDE Series wireless locks and the launch of AccessXpert Enterprise Security Solution, an OEM partnership with Schneider Electric. Coming to market soon is the newest release of Keep with additional capabilities, unlimited scalability and easy to program and use features available through the intuitive User Interface, with connectivity through smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices.

DiPeso said that the efficiencies, cost-effectiveness and power from cloud hosting is now being embraced by both systems integrators and end-user communities, including CIOs and IT professionals.

"They are all realizing the benefits of cloud, and they are driving a lot of the initiative to get these types of systems into their facilities, which is pushing our industry to adapt and to adapt faster to be able to meet those needs," he said. “It’s an exciting time to witness and be able to propel widespread acceptance by CIOs and facilities’ directors on the value of cloud-hosted SMS, especially Keep, which reduces hardware costs and provides a lower total cost of ownership while offering automatic backups, redundancy, real-time updates and scalability."

DiPeso said he is looking forward to additional growth and "helping more systems integrators transform their business to include hosted and managed services by using Keep. These services add a new, higher margin, revenue stream to their bottom line while improving their ability to service their customers more effectively."