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VIZpin names Wendi Grinnell as VP

July 18, 2018Paul Ragusa

VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of the VIZpin smartphone-based, Bluetooth enabled access entry system, has announced the appointment of Wendi Grinnell to the newly created position of vice president, effective immediately. Grinnell, of Elizabethtown, is a graduate of Rutgers University and has 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 in the role of marketing director. According to VIZpin president and CEO Paul Bodell, the role of VP was added to...

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Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?

July 26, 2016Paul Bodell

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.Installers who understand how to sell services and build long-term relationships with the end-users will benefit from the cloud. For installers who continue to live project-to-project, the cloud will mean shrinking margins and lower market share.At VIZpin,...

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VIZpin to develop 'almost DIY' offering

June 29, 2016Martha Entwistle

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. Paul Bodell, VIZpin president and founder, told Security Systems News that VIZpin is totally committed to the channel, but at the same time “everything is going DIY.” VIZpin plans to make the device so easy to install that “locksmiths and maintenance people will be able to install the devices in addition...

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Also Noted

ECKey launches cloud-based access control, visitor management

September 16, 2013SSN Staff

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 and VIZpin use the convenience of the cloud, the power of the Smartphone and reliability and convenience of Bluetooth to build systems on door at a time,” said Paul Bodell, ECKey president and CEO, in a prepared...

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ECKey expands sales and marketing team

February 5, 2013SSN Staff

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. Amanda Hershey has joined the company as a marketing specialist managing marketing communications, social media initiatives and the ECKey Certified Partner Program. ECKey, which had two rounds of funding toward the end of 2012, also expanded its external sales team to include manufacturers' rep firms Midlantic Marketing...

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ECKey closes funding round

October 17, 2012Martha Entwistle

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. The closing of this A round of funding was for $500,000; a second closing, which will bring the total to $1 million, will be transacted by the end of the year, Bodell said. The investors include security industry veterans who know access control well. The principal investor is Egis LP—run by Robert...

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