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Allegion surveys baby boomers on smart home interests

Thirty-two percent of responding baby boomers already use smart devices

CARMEL, Ind.—Schlage, a lock brand within Allegion, recently looked into the baby boomer generation and its feelings on smart home devices by surveying about 500 U.S. adults aged 53-71.

Allegion looks at consumers’ experiences with security

Fifty-six percent of survey respondents either lost or misplaced their house key

CARMEL, Ind.—Allegion, with Wakefield Research, recently surveyed about 1,000 U.S. adults to learn more about their experiences with security.

Allegion futurist looks into his crystal ball

Company has big plans for ISC West 2017

DUBLIN—Security Systems News caught up with Allegion futurist and VP of strategy and partnerships Rob Martens to get his take on the top emerging technology trends in the industry, from big data and analytics to AI and robotics, as well as the company’s plans for ISC West.

Survey says millennial renters want a smart home too

Some millennials would prefer smart home features over parking spaces

CARMEL, Ind.—Door hardware company Schlage conducted a study with Wakefield Research showing that millennials in multi-family housing would pay more, or give up other amenities, for smart home features.

Allegion’s Tim Eckersley awarded

Eckersley receives Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced in late September that Tim Eckersley, Allegion’s senior vice president and president of the Americas, will receive this year’s Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, in part for his work with PASS—the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools.

The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

Iris scan technologies crowned as the winner with most long-term potential

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.

Allegion acquires lock company SimonsVoss


DUBLIN—Allegion is acquiring SimonsVoss Technologies from HgCapital. The transaction, valued at €210 million ($234 million), is expected to close later this year.

Allegion talks on recent acquisitions

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I saw that Allegion had some interesting news, recently finalizing its acquisition of sliding- and folding-door company Brio, based in Syndey, Australia. I got the chance to hear a bit more about it from Franklin McClelland, Allegion’s VP of business development.

“Brio and Allegion have a strong relationship in New Zealand as well as in Australia, where [the companies] have worked on projects together,” McClelland told me in an email interview. “As we started having more strategic dialogues with Brio’s parent, we came to realize that Brio is very complementary to Allegion: They are involved in specifications for door hardware, and there are synergies in terms of channel.”

Brio’s current GM will still manage the company in its Australia location, McClelland said. “We are working with a great management team [at Allegion], who will continue to grow Brio while creating a complementary platform for the other Allegion lines.”

Brio has an office in Rochester, New York, and has a “growing US presence,” according to McClelland.

Terms of the finalized deal, announced May 4, were not released.

Allegion’s announced the finalized acquisition of Zero International, a little over a month before, on April 1. Zero is a New York based provider of commercial door and window products.

“The Zero International acquisition allowed Allegion to expand its presence in the door and hardware accessories market, and there are synergies in terms of specification and channel,” McClelland said. “The new Zero suite of products gives Allegion an increased emphasis on green building applications that support heating and cooling efficiency, as well as delivering the sound dampening and fire and smoke sealing solutions that commercial customers are seeking.”

“Zero, [like Brio], has a global footprint we can leverage and strengthen for our customers,” McClelland noted.

Figures of the Zero acquisition were also not released.

Online wireless locks moving forward, but not locked into the market


Online wireless locks are making inroads in the security industry, particularly on the perimeters of large buildings with hundreds of doors inside.

Schaffer joins Allegion board


SWORDS, Ireland—On April 9, 2014, the Board of Directors of Allegion appointed Dean I. Schaffer to the Board of Directors. Schaffer was also appointed a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.