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Security in 30:
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Take a break with our experts to learn about trends and topics impacting the security market. We’ll present live every month.  

Series Overview


If you or your company are in the business of Electronic Access Control – Allegion’s Security in 30 webinar series is for you. While anyone is welcome to attend, these sessions were created primarily for integrators and those in the EAC industry.

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Upcoming sessions:

Trends in School Security

Presented by: Paul Timm, Vice President - Physical Security Services and Ken Cook, Director, National Safe Schools & Advocacy - Allegion

As school violence seemingly continues to increase, there is no shortage of solutions being offered. Watch Paul Timm and Ken Cook discuss some of these trends and explore related benefits and shortcomings in this pre-recorded Security in 30 session.


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Allegion’s team of consultants is available to answer your  security questions.


Past sessions:

Security in 30: Key components of a school security management plan

Friday, September 16 - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Is your door and hardware plan a key component of your security management plan?  This session will discuss the best practices around securing the classroom opening as well as the exterior of schools against unwanted visitors.

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Security in 30: Credential and Intelligent Wireless Lock Interoperability

Friday, July 15 - 12:30 p.m EDT

In the electronic access control industry Credential Interoperability among hardware manufacturers has traditionally been very limited.  That however is changing as end users seek to leverage intelligent wireless locks to efficiently and cost effectively add new doors to their access control investment and utilize decision making “at the edge”.  But…it all begins with “does the credential I’m considering investing with and/or I have deployed work with the hardware being considered?”.  

As an Allegion end user customer, consultant or channel partner spend a fast paced 30-minutes with the Allegion team to consider this hardware interoperability innovation.  You may be surprised to learn how competitors are also partners serving the needs of the end user customer!

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Security in 30: DIV 08 and 28 Success 2.0

Friday, June 17 - 12:30 p.m EDT

Diving deeper into the division 8/28 dilemma, Allegion, Bret Emerson, President of Commtech Design and Ryan Benson, Senior Project Architect at Schmidt Associates are back again this year to discuss best practices for coordinating division 8/28. Our panelists will discuss the driving need for Division 8/28 coordination, and how it can impact the overall project.

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10 Overtur Tips for the Integrator and Security Community

Friday, May 20 - 12:30 p.m EDT

Overtur, the platform for design, construction, and operation of opening information is not just for Division 8 items.  Join this session where John Hamilton will showcase 10 individual items within Overtur that benefit the integrator and security consultant.  We’ll cover collaboration between Division 8 / 28, adding information to find scope more efficiently, and field tools to communicate site work to all on the project.

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Healthcare Insights in a Rapidly Evolving Marketplace

Friday, April 15 - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Health care organizations have managed through a rapid response to the pandemic which has transformed every aspect of healthcare delivery.  Recent research explores the current state of the hospital market, focusing primarily on security initiatives, COVID-19 mitigation and the use of electronic access control to provide safer, healthier buildings.  Join Connie Alexander, Allegion’s Senior Manager for Primary Research & Insights, as she discusses the key findings.

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Future Proofing Your Facility 

Friday, March 18 - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Hear from industry experts on strategies to keep your facility not only up to date, but prepared for the future in access control. Topics discussed will include a focus on traditional mechanical security such as key systems, exit devices, and locks as well as electronic solutions and upcoming technologies.

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Understanding Industry, Thru A Service Providers Lens

Friday, February 18 - 12:30 p.m. EST

Tune in for our February Security in 30 for a panel discussion on takeaways from 2021 and thoughts on what the future holds for 2022, through a service providers lens. Join Stephen Abril, Sales Consultant, Wholesale, at Allegion and Kip Cunningham, President and Managing Partner at Lanmor Services Inc. as they discuss this and more.

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Attracting and Retaining Talent in our Current Climate

Friday, January 21 - 12:30 p.m. EST

Let's start 2022 out right, by talking about something everyone is interested in, attracting and retaining talent! In this session, you will hear from Devin Love (Director, Product Management, Allegion), Brandon Douglas (Discretionary Channel Marketing Manager, Allegion), and Andrea Ritter (Talent Acquisition Leader, Allegion), who will be talking about Attracting and Retaining Talent in our Current Climate. They will walk thru how to find the right talent, how to train that talent, and how to keep them, in this ever-changing climate. 

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2021 Reflections, 2022 Opportunities

Friday, December 17 - 12:30 p.m. EST

What a year it has been! Since Security in 30: Live with Allegion webinar series has launched, in April 2020, we have reached thousands of attendees. As we drive together towards 2022, join us in a virtual “fireside chat” with Mark Vigren, Vice President, Sales & Field Marketing as we reflect on the year and discuss our vision of opportunities in 2022.

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The growing acceptance of cloud-based access control systems – Part 2 An Integrator’s perspective

Friday, November 19 - 12:30 p.m. EST

Part two of a two-part session on the increasing acceptance of cloud-based access control. Our first session covered this topic from an end user’s perspective. Our second session focuses on the view from an integrator. In this session, Tom and Ron will discuss how the move to cloud-based access control systems is changing the way a traditional security integration organization operates. 

About CGL Electronic Security - Headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, CGL Electronic Security was founded in 1998 with a vision to deliver outstanding security system integration services to customers with widely differing needs in various industries. Serving customers in a wide range of verticals such as high education, Fortune 500, Biotech, Financial, Healthcare and more, CGL is consistently ranked amongst SDM magazine’s Top 100 Systems Integrators in the United States.

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The growing acceptance of cloud-based access control systems – Part 1 an End User CTO’s perspective

Friday, October 15 - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Part 1 of a 2-part session on the increasing acceptance of cloud based access control solutions. In this session join Tom Welham & Luis Alejandro Wong for a discussion on the movement from on premises access control to cloud-based access control and the role the IT community plays in the decision and support of this movement. 

About ICOE - Imperial County Office of Education is the located in Imperial County, CA, which is in the southeast area of CA bordering AZ and Mexico. ICOE works closely with the county's sixteen independent school districts as well as its public service agencies, businesses, institutions of higher education, and elected officials to ensure that meeting the educational needs of the children is a community priority.

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Is your opening as secure as you think?

Friday, September 17th at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The functional security relationship between mechanical hardware and intelligent electronic solutions is critical. As trusted advisors, security consultants, locksmiths, access control dealers and security integrators all play critical roles in ensuring the outcome for End User is both seamless and secure. Join Brandon Douglas and Jake Fergerstrom as they discuss fundamentals to minimize potential security vulnerabilities that may exist in the market today, by proactively taking a holistic approach to identifying pain points at every opening.

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Training Strategies to Support Your Business Growth

Friday, August 20th at 12:30 p.m. EDT

There are many opportunities to grow your business, but taking them on can sometimes result in unexpected “learning curves” that can challenge your teams and cause disruptions. Additionally, manufacturers continue to create solutions that solve ever-subtler needs, with ever-increasing sophistication, creating further strain on you and your team’s attention and mental energy. How can you get the most out of the time you allocate for training? Join Peter Wilson, Training Manager for Channel Partners, to learn ways to leverage the wide range of training resources available today, and strategies for prioritizing your own training.

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How to Leverage Available Federal COVID Education Stimulus Funding for Access Control Solutions: What to know and actions to take

Friday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The health and safety of students and staff continues to be a top priority for school districts, colleges and universities. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to intensify the magnitude of this challenge. Balancing the procedures related to security, safety and infection control is like putting together a puzzle. 

Thankfully, the US federal government has taken action to support schools in this endeavor by providing Elementary and Seconday School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) funding, to ensure every student has the resources they need to learn in-person, in a safe and healthy environment. Join the discussion as our experts highlight the provisions within the Coronavirus Aid, Recoery and Economic Security (CARES), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Acts, which allow this funding to upgrade access control and security solutions to assist school districts, colleges and universities as they work to get their students & teachers back to school safely. 

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DIV 08 and 28 Success - Panel of Peers discuss best ways to successfully serve customers

Friday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. EST

As locking hardware becomes more integrated with the access control security head-end system, the need for proper installation, maintenance and configuration is becoming more critical than ever. Join us as Chris Stull, Electronic Sales Engineer at Allegion, moderates a discussion with Bret Emerson, President of Commtech Design and Ryan Benson, Senior Project Architect at Schmidt Associates. Learn about key trends in the end user market that are driving the need for Division 8/28 coordination. Points of discussion will include:

  • Typical challenges bridging the gap between DIV 08 door hardware requirements and DIV 28 electronic access control needs
  • Efficiencies created using an electronic design tool or service such as Overtur™ beginning with the building of door schedules, modifications/updates, punch lists and the value presented with real time project updates
  • Project challenges including the need to quickly update records reflecting changes in scope, design change orders, etc. and efficiently distribute updates to impacted project participants

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The Multifamily Property Technology Stack and the Impact on Seamless Access

Friday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Join us as we take a closer look at the various security components and technology solutions in the multifamily space. Our multifamily experts will discuss how the multifamily vertical has been impacted by an acceleration in adoption of technology, and how solutions such as access control, visitor management, smart apartments and IoT components are solving for customer pain points and tenant expectations. 

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The Perimeter is Secured, Now What?

Friday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. EST

What happens when someone with bad intentions either breaches the perimeter or is already on the inside? How has the pandemic brought changes to the way our buildings (and the people in them) operate? Where can you go to get credible code information? In this session, Jamie Lyn Callahan and Don Cherry talk best practices, things to consider and questions to ask once the perimeter has been secured. We talk concepts, not gizmos!

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MIFARE DESFire Encryption Key Options – Why and How to Compete Against Proprietary Credentials

Friday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

As the industry evolves, end users continue to demand greater electronics interoperability. In this session, learn more about NXP based custom encryption keys as an alternative to the dated proprietary models in our industry. Evaluate custom encryption key strategies, end user value and how providers can leverage custom keys in competitive, consultative selling relationships.

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Code Compliance: What a security integrator should know about fire door assemblies

Friday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Allegion is excited to continue the Security in 30 Series targeted to equip you with updates and insights on key technology, policy, and business trends influencing the market of commercial access control. Join us on Feb 19th at 12:30pm EST for our discussion on Code Compliance, with special focus on Fire Rated Doors, led by Lori Greene- DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, FDHI. Topics that will be covered during this session include: Which products can be used on fire door assemblies How to modify existing fire doors without affecting the rating Filling existing holes when new hardware is installed The proper type of electrified hardware to use on fire rated stairwell doors

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2020 Reflections, 2021 Opportunities

Friday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. EST

What a year it has been! The Security in 30: Live with Allegion webinar series launched in April and has reached thousands of attendees. End the year with us by joining a virtual “fireside chat” with Tim Eckersley, Senior Vice President and President of Americas, as we reflect on 2020 and discuss our vision for the future.

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Ultra-Wideband (UWB) - Are you prepared for its impact on Access Control?

Friday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. EST

You’ve heard the buzz about UWB, but are you prepared for its impact on access control? Ultra-wideband (UWB) is an emerging wireless technology that securely determines the relative position of peer devices with a very high degree of accuracy and low power consumption. In this Security in 30 webinar, Ryan Kincaid, Global Technology Leader, Connectivity, will walk you through the background and basics of UWB technology and Roy Johnson, Product Manager, Connectivity, will discuss its application and real-life use cases within access control. Join us for an insightful discussion that will equip you with the knowledge you need to stay on top of UWB adoption.

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The Benefits of Wireless Locks: Opportunities for the Security Integrator

Friday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Gone are the days of electronic access control only being used on high-security, exterior openings. Today, wireless devices improve the user experience by extending the benefits of electronic access control to interior doors—all while providing you with additional revenue opportunity per project. Topics covered in this session include: Flexibility and scalability of wireless locks Labor Costs Savings Recurring monthly revenue (RMR)

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Complexities, challenges and opportunities for the integrator within the multifamily market

Friday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m. EDT 

The multifamily market continues to be a hot bed for growth. This growth in multifamily housing presents a unique opportunity to incorporate new technologies that both attract and retain residents – millennials and seniors alike. Join Robert Gaulden and Brad Aikin as they explore the challenges and opportunities for integrators within this ever-changing market segment.

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Open Supervised Device Protocol: What you need to know

Friday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Have you heard of OSDP? A trending term being used in the security industry, Open Supervised Device Protocol is important for both manufacturers and security professionals. In this session, Brian Marris will share the benefits of OSDP while explaining how to evaluate your current access control system and identify a path to move to OSDP.

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Core Principles of Cybersecurity: Protect, Detect, Correct 

Friday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m. EDT 

Cybersecurity strategies have shifted from just a protection-only model to an additional focus on detection and response. While prevention is important, it is futile unless it is combined with detection and response capabilities. In this session, Dave York and Frank Kasper will discuss this shift in cybersecurity and what it means for access control. 

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Navigating the complexities of Electronic Access Control

Friday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

While access control may seem simple, delivering an integrated EAC solution is no easy task. From navigating the various system architectures and technology decisions, to coordinating with stakeholders and trades, many integrators struggle with its complexity. In this session, Mark Casey and Chris Stull will share their tips on options, tools and support services to help you cut through the confusion and master EAC navigation.

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The risks of aging control systems and how to address them

Friday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

As technology significantly advances every 2 to 3 years, it can be challenging to keep up, let alone get ahead. In this session, Brian Marris and Jake Fergerstrom will explain the risks of an aging control system and provide practical solutions you can begin using right away.

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Codes are crucial

Friday, August 7 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

When specifying or installing access control systems—especially electrified hardware that deters egress—it’s critical to consider the applicable code requirements, including fire-door and accessibility standards. Where can these requirements be found? What training is available on the codes that impact access control, delayed egress, controlled egress and stairwell reentry? Tune in to find out.

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Door opening design changes in the era of a global pandemic

Friday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

COVID-19 has changed how we live, work and play at an extraordinary pace. In less than six months we’ve seen healthcare facilities surpass capacity and schools and universities temporarily halt operations. As a result, the door hardware industry is responding to new needs. During this session, our host will explore how you can support facilities as they make short- and long-term security adjustments.

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Best practices for safer schools

Friday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Mark Williams joins Allegion to discuss the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS). Developed with the knowledge of industry experts like K-12 school security leaders, the National Systems Contractors Association and the Security Industry Association, the PASS guidelines offer comprehensive information and best practice for securing school facilities. 

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Overtur™: Collaboration made easy

Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Openings are tedious and complex to coordinate and manage, especially in today’s electronics age. Allegion’s Overtur is here to help by getting key stakeholders involved throughout the project, not just at the end. This session will focus on how stakeholders in the access control space can find value using Overtur to review and search relevant project opening data, collaborate with project stakeholders, and use mobile applications in the field.

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Hear from a peer: St. Catherine University on EAC 

Friday, June 5 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Allegion customer and vice president of safety, security and facilities at St. Catherine University, Mark Johnson will host this week’s Security in 30. Johnson will discuss the factors leading to St. Catherine’s April 2019 decision to deploy more than 7,500 non-proprietary Mifare Desfire EV1 credentials, 290 Schlage NDE wireless locks and 200 Schlage card readers on campus. Mark will highlight the immediate reduction in campus thefts and the savings from reducing re-keying and coring. He will also discuss the university’s future plan to deploy mobile credentials.

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The rise of mobile: how to communicate the value to your customers

Friday May 22 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

New technologies have brought the industry more secure and convenient solutions, and new use-cases emerge each year that make routines exceedingly seamless. We’ve seen this with the rise of mobile credentials. This session will cover the value of upgrading to today’s credential technologies. The host will explain how to help customers decide if they are “mobile-ready” and guide you through the adoption process.

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The power of the credential: Simple, open, secure

Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m EDT

It’s important to keep security top of mind and transition from unsecure technology, such as proximity and magstripe, to smart credentials. Moving to smart technology doesn’t have to be complicated, but it is necessary to understand your options. Don’t get tricked by proprietary solutions. Misinformation or lack of knowledge on this topic can leave you in an undesirable—and potentially costly—situation. Know the facts before making decisions about your credential technology platform. Our hosts will explain differences between proprietary and open solutions and how the technology you choose today will impact your future.

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Delivering value at every door

Friday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m EDT

We all know electronic access control has value beyond simply securing the perimeter. But how can you help your customers understand that you can serve more of their needs? Hear some of the best practices on consulting with your existing customers to grow your value.

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