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Five Questions: Wendi Grinnell

October 3, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Wendi Grinnell was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president for VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of a smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access entry system. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 as marketing director, and has more than 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. Security Systems News asked Grinnell five questions.Are you married? Any kids?I have been married 16 years this month [September] and I have three kids, a daughter who is 12, a son who...

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On The Editor's Desk

VIZpin names Wendi Grinnell as VP

July 18, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

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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General News

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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Suppliers

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 to security...

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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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