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Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?


The security industry is notorious for proprietary systems that make it difficult to integrate different components/devices with one another. The cloud will change this for all manufacturers, and will quickly have an impact on the installer channel.

VIZpin to develop ‘almost DIY’ offering

Bluetooth-enabled ‘phone as key’ product evolving

LANCASTER, Pa.—VIZpin, formerly ECKey, is planning to develop an “almost DIY” option for its access control product which turns your phone into your key.

ECKey launches cloud-based access control, visitor management


LANCASTER, Pa.—ECKey’s new Smartphone access control and visitor management service increases convenience, productivity and security by allowing property managers to send encrypted electronic keys to anyone using a free app, the company said in a Sept. 13 news release.

ECKey expands sales and marketing team


LANCASTER, Pa.—ECKey, a provider of smartphone readers and access control systems, announced that it has expanded its sales and marketing team, according to a company statement.

ECKey closes funding round

Investors include industry vet Robert Chefitz

LANCASTER, Pa.—ECKey, a startup manufacturer of smartphone access-control readers and systems, has closed its first funding round, Paul Bodell, ECKey president, told Security Systems News.