ASIS 2017 Spotlight on HES’ Wireless Cabinet Lock
HES showcased its advanced cabinet lock offerings at ASIS last week in Dallas.
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At this year’s ASIS convention held last week in Dallas, lock and door hardware provider HES showcased its latest product offerings. In this Q&A conducted with Campus Safety prior to ASIS, HES previewed what attendees could expect from the company at the show.
CS: What is the top product or offering you are showing off at ASIS 2017 for hospitals, schools (higher ed) or universities?
HES: Now more than ever, hospitals, schools and universities must secure their physical assets and data as well as provide secure doors and drawers for their students, teachers, medical staff and patients. At ASIS, we’ll be showcasing our advanced cabinet lock offerings, which include the new Aperio version 3 K100 Series Wireless Cabinet Lock. Upgrades include enhancements to mechanical key override and card reader technology.
This allows hospitals, schools and universities the ability to add cabinet security without the cost and hassle of providing separate credentials. In addition, we’ll be previewing the next level of intelligent security through Aperio Wireless Lock Technology with our KS100 cabinet locks.
CS:How does it benefit a school, university or hospital? Why should they buy your product or service?
HES:The mobility of our society demands that these institutions provide the convenience that students, employees and patients expect. By integrating scalable cabinet locking solutions, institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals can secure more openings to support short-term and long-term users while protecting personal and company assets.
In addition, HES cabinet locks offer a simple yet effective solutions: low-profile for compact applications, convenient installation throughout large co-location facilities and essential components in consolidated packaging. All of which advance the product offerings while meeting the traditional expectations of mechanical key override.
CS: Are there other reasons why campuses should choose to work with your company, such as customer service, easy integration with other systems and/or other cool features?
HES: Backed by the strength of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, HES integrates with many other product offerings to provide a complete security solution for door openings. Our skilled Customer Care team is dedicated to assisting customers with the smallest detail to the most difficult access control issue.
CS: What other products or offerings would you like to highlight, and what are some of qualities that differentiate them in the marketplace?
HES: More customers are discovering the difference of the HES 1500/1600 Series Electric Strike Platform. Viewed as the next generation of electric strikes, the 1500/1600 Series evolves our electric strikes from single solution options to dynamic and modular complete solutions that offer the flexibility that installers demand. The platform’s innovative design accommodates every brand of cylindrical and mortise lock designed to work with a 4-7/8” strike plate. The adjustability of the integrated shim and interchangeable faceplates allows installers to overcome unexpected door conditions and challenges on the job site.
The HES 9600 Series is ideal for retrofit applications – it’s a no cut solution. This surface mounted strike is also wind-storm rated. In fact, it was the first surface mounted electric strike designed with the strength and durability required to exceed the severe forces of ANSI Windstorm testing.
In addition, the M680E series with EcoMag technology from Securitron delivers the same unsurpassed intelligence, style and convenience as the previous M680 series but with an increased holding force of 1,200 lbs. and up to 80 percent reduction in energy consumption. Built-in door prop sensing allows the magnet to de-energize the coil when the door is held open for extended periods, dropping power draw even further. Installation time has been decreased with the new strike plate mounting template, ensuring perfect strike alignment. With increased strength, all-in-one integration and decreased energy consumption, the new Securitron M680E EcoMag is the most advanced (and eco-friendly) maglock available.
CS: What else is new or noteworthy about your company as the end of 2017 draws near?
HES: HES is not only introducing and evolving products to meet customer demands for quality and convenience, we’re seeking to help customers fulfill additional industry demands. For instance, at ASIS, we’ll be providing a Tech Preview of new FIPS-enabled KS200 card reader technology for server cabinet locks. The enhanced components will better allow end-users to monitor critical access control information while meeting and/or surpassing government compliance requirements.
CS: Looking ahead at 2018, what do you see as some of the top challenges facing hospitals, schools or universities? How can your company help address these challenges?
HES: As challenges also present new opportunities, we will explore ways to advance our products to correspond with emerging trends. For instance, expansion of our cabinet lock portfolio to strengthen asset protection in workplace environments such as education, healthcare and other shared spaces.
It’s important to thank our customers and partners for their continued collaboration as we work together, as an industry, to provide all with safety and security. Our doors are always open to customer feedback to identify new opportunities to provide security solutions.
Visit hesinnovations.com for complete product information.
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