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Global electronic locking market sees steady growth

electronic lockDespite stagnant and slowing construction rates in Europe and China, the global market for mechanical locks and door hardware is expected to continue along a path of steady growth. Locking device sales are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent, from $7.2 billion in 2014 to more than $9 billion in 2019.

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ZKAccess unveils latest EC10 Elevator Control Panel

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ZKAccess, a leading provider of biometric and RFID security solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its EC10 Elevator Control Panel, a secure, scalable, and affordable access control solution primarily designed to control floor access.

Floor access can be restricted based on various user credentials, including fingerprint and/or proximity card. Pre-defined time schedules can also be used to control floor access. During normal visitor/business hours, unrestricted floor access can also be permitted (aka Passage mode). The EC10 controls up to 10 individual relays and supports up to three expansion boards (model EX16). Each EX16 expansion board controls up to 16 relays, so a single EC10 can control access for up to 58 total floors. Since the EC10 is IP-based, the user can connect as many EC10 controllers on the network as needed.

While the EC10 was primarily designed for controlling elevator access to floors, there are numerous other access control applications requiring the pairing of a single-reader with multiple relays. Here are just a few examples:

  • Storage cabinets with multiple drawers
  • School hallways with multiple lockers
  • Data centers with multiple server cages

“Our powerful yet easy to use software makes the Elevator Control System very easy to manage,” notes Larry Reed, CEO, ZKAccess.  “And, you can connect as many EC10 controllers on the network as needed based on the number of floors you wish to control access on.”

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Honeywell launches latest Command and Control Suite for smart buildings

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Honeywell’s next generation of smart building technology, Command and Control Suite, turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that help boost business outcomes — lowering costs, minimizing risk and reducing downtime. Continue reading Honeywell launches latest Command and Control Suite for smart buildings

Johnson Controls supplies energy efficient York chillers for Kuwait University

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Kuwait University’s Shadadiyah Campus will be cooled by 36 energy efficient York centrifugal chillers from Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company. The 6 million square-meter campus is designed to be one of the most energy efficient campuses in the world, home to 40,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff. Continue reading Johnson Controls supplies energy efficient York chillers for Kuwait University

Johnson Controls and Hitachi sign definitive agreement to form global HVAC joint venture

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Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement for their global joint venture while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The new Johnson Controls-Hitachi joint venture will allow both companies to deliver the most diverse technology portfolio in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Continue reading Johnson Controls and Hitachi sign definitive agreement to form global HVAC joint venture

Johnson Controls helps China office tower achieve double green certification

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Johnson Controls used its building technology and consulting expertise to help an 850,000-square-foot office tower in Changsha City, China earn two prestigious green building certifications and cut energy consumption by 28%. Continue reading Johnson Controls helps China office tower achieve double green certification