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Women in Security Feature: Sandra Polvi – ‘I’ve made some valuable connections with my peers’

November 21, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Sandra Polvi has many people to thank for her professional growth in the security industry. Polvi currently serves as director of marketing for Kaadas North America, a developer of high-tech electronic and smart lock solutions serving millions of homes and businesses worldwide, based out of Orange, Calif., with its worldwide headquarters located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. She told Security Systems News that the connections she has made throughout her 12-year career...

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Kwikset unveils its first EAC solution for multifamily market

April 6, 2023SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Residential lock manufacturer Kwikset has introduced its first-ever electronic access control (EAC) solution to the multifamily market. UNITE will give property managers and owners in the multifamily sector a number of noteworthy benefits. Besides providing a more effective way to manage their properties, it will reduce key management time and costs while increasing profits. What’s more, it allows for increased occupancy, retention, and rental rates, as renters...

AMLI, Crescent Communities, DHI Communities, Kwikset, Sean Artz, UNITE, Woodfield

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2022 ESX Innovation Award winners

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2022 ESX Innovation Award winners announced

June 6, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovation Awards, distinguishing innovation and excellence in the industry, and identifying the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunities for growth for integrator companies. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market...

2022, ADT,, Altronix, Alula, Amherst Alarm, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, CSRPS, Deep Innovation, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovation Award, Eric Widner, Essence Security International Ltd., Evolon Technology, Inc., George De Marco, Johnson Controls (JCI), Kwikset, Loud Security Systems, Mark Reimer, Michele Monheim, Rodger Reiswig, RSPNDR, SiteOwl, STid, Vistacom, WeSuite

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ASSA ABLOY to acquire HHI division of Spectrum Brands, includes Kwikset


ASSA ABLOY to acquire HHI division of Spectrum Brands, includes Kwikset

September 9, 2021SSN Staff

STOCKHOLM—ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands for a purchase price of $4.3 billion on a cash- and debt-free basis. The transaction is conditional upon regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021. Spectrum Brands' HHI division is a leading provider of security, plumbing, and builders' hardware products to the North American...

Assa Abloy, Kwikset, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

August 17, 2020Paul Spinella

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business. But some companies, like All-In-One Security of Louisville, KY, may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others. Consistently ready to make changes“We try not to be too comfortable,” said All-In-One Co-Owner, Eric Armstrong. “We’ve been growing this business for 20 years, and part...

Aging In Place, All-in-One Security, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Eric Armstrong, Kwikset, Lisa Armstrong, locks, Paul Spinella

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State of the physical access control market, part II

October 2, 2019Ginger Hill

Editor's Note: State of the access control market, part I revealed the top five, current trends in the market as explained by industry-leading physical access control-minded security professionals of security- and physical access control-focused companies producing and offering first-class technologies and services. YARMOUTH, Maine—Security brands and companies offer varying technologies, products and services within the physical access control (PAC) market today; therefore, all security...

acre, Allegion, Brivo, HID Global, Kwikset, Physical Access Control, smart home, SouthCo

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State of the access control market, part I

August 20, 2019Ginger Hill

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space. At its core is some type of lock, mechanical or electronic, that must be breached legitimately, accidentally or forcefully to gain access. Once access is gained, the results can be advantageous, detrimental or even a combination of both. Although simple to define, the complexity lies in formulating the best access control plan using the...

Access Control, acre, Allegion, Brivo, Cloud, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Joe Grillo, Kwikset, Nick English, Rob Lydic, SouthCo, Stephen Carney, Steve Spatig, Steve Van Till, wireless locks

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ADT gets into the Ring

July 20, 2016Paul Ragusa

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners. Others who have had success with doorbell cameras include Vivint, Skybell and August, to name just a few. As more and more consumers begin to embrace smart home products like the video doorbell, dealers are adding...

ADT,, Amazon Echo, August, Honeywell, iControl Networks, IFTTT, Kwikset, Nest, Skybell, Vivint

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SentryNet: Here's how to take on national companies

December 29, 2014SSN Staff

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet is hosting a series of classes designed to teach its dealers how to grow their businesses. David Avritt and Kurt Erdman of SentryNet, Patrick Bleser of Kwikset, and Robert Walker of Honeywell will provide information on how to sell, explain and install smart home and Z-Wave technology. “This training is exclusive for dealers that want to go toe-to-toe with ADT, Vivint and other national companies,” SentryNet said in a prepared statement. The first session...

Honeywell, Kwikset, SentryNet

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Kwikset by Kevo makes it easier to open your home to houseguests

July 24, 2014SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Just in time for summer houseguests, Kwikset this week introduced its latest upgrade to the Kwikset by Kevo Bluetooth residential door application, giving Kevo homeowners the ability to send free and unlimited guest electronic keys [eKeys] to recipients. Also, with a scheduled eKey, homeowners can set day and time constraints for regular house visitors, such as babysitters, dog-walkers and contractors. Kevo homeowners can update their Kevo mobile app and lock firmware to...

Bluetooth, Guest eKeys, Keith Brandon, Kwikset, Kwikset by Kevo, Scheduled eKeys, UniKey

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