CARMEL, IND. (SEPTEMBER 10, 2018) – Allegion US™, a leading provider of security products and solutions, won Security Today’s 2018 New Product of the Year award in the Access Control Devices/Peripherals–Wireless category. The high honor recognizes the Von Duprin® Remote Undogging and Remote Monitoring kits.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized for our K-12 security efforts,” said Yong Lacy, Allegion US category leader, openings. “Our vision at Allegion is to make the world safer by securing places where people thrive. For students to thrive in their classrooms, they need not only educational tools to learn, but also an environment that allows them to achieve their full potential—one where they feel safe. That is what we hope to deliver with the Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Remote Monitoring options.”
These latest Von Duprin solutions were designed to enhance perimeter security in K-12 facilities by enabling remote undogging for centralized lockdown and door status monitoring. The retrofitable solutions expand the reach of the electronic access control system to secondary openings that traditionally would go unaddressed because of the cost and complexity of running wires. Without electronic access control, these openings may be left unlocked or propped open, compromising security and limiting a school’s ability to effectively lockdown the facility in response to an emergency.
The award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief and content director of Security Today, said in a statement released by the publication, “There is real genius behind the products that have been entered, and I’m pleased that we can help bring this new technology to the forefront of the security industry.”
More than 100 entries were received in the 10th successful year of the independently juried contest. Winners honored in 47 product categories will receive awards and be recognized at the Global Security Exchange conference (GSX), Sept. 25-27 in Las Vegas. See the complete list of recipients here.
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Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2.4 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit us.allegion.com.