Lenel and ASSA ABLOY Team to Offer Integrated Lock Systems in North America
Rochester, NY, April 8, 2013 — Lenel Systems International, Inc., a market leader in access control security, announced a partnership with ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, to offer a wide variety of integrated lock systems to North American customers. This strategic partnership between industry leaders will enable greater integration among security systems. Lenel is a part of UTC Climate Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
Open systems and easy integration are founding principles of Lenel, which continues to works with companies that complement its product line. "This is the start of what we hope to be a long-term partnership for both Lenel and ASSA ABLOY customers," said Martin Huddart, vice president, Electronic Technologies, ASSA ABLOY Americas. "This strategic initiative will allow us both to expand our offerings with top-line technology to current and prospective customers."
Additionally, the partnership allows Lenel to resell and carry ASSA ABLOY lock solutions as part of its product line. ASSA ABLOY is part of Lenel's OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP), a program open to any manufacturer interested in developing a software interface to OnGuard®.
"We are looking forward to this partnership with ASSA ABLOY," said Joe Kirmser, president, Lenel Systems. "ASSA ABLOY has developed an industry-wide reputation of being a leader in door and lock solutions. As a result of this partnership, our customers will receive the best-in-class technology and functionality, allowing them to better manage and protect people, property and assets."
Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with approximately 43,000 employees and operations in more than 70 countries.