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30th November 2022 Issue no. 633

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PDQ and ECKey announce world's first on-line off-line locks

PDQ Manufacturing, a leading US-based producer of architectural door hardware, and ECKey, the market leader in Smartphone Access Control Systems and Bluetooth Readers, today announced a complete line of VIZpin-enabled, stand-alone electronic door locks.

Planned for 2015, several of PDQ's most popular stand-alone electronic locks will be available in VIZpin-enabled models. Marketed under PDQ's Tellcard brand, the VIZpin technology empowers a line extension off three existing platforms - EGT Cylindrical Lock, EMR Mortise Lock and E629 Exit Device Trim.

ECKey's Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) product enables the user to remotely send, revoke and monitor VIZpin electronic keys through a Smartphone app or text message. The PDQ/Tellcard solution, powered by VIZpin, eliminates most of the expense and administrative burden of traditional card/reader and keypad-based systems. It enables remote administration without the need for panels or complex IT networks - reducing installation costs by as much as 75 percent.

"There are tens of thousands of applications that demand an affordable, secure access control solution with an audit trail. Our combined solution responds to that demand." said Bob Hasty, VP of Sales and Marketing at PDQ. "Using a Smartphone as the basis of credentialed access is the wave of the future."

"The VIZpin-enabled PDQ products open up major market segments that were previously unserved by Electronic Access Control," added Paul Bodell, President and CEO of ECKey, "and we are proud to be working with another US-based manufacturer who shares our commitment to quality and customer service."

PDQ and ECKey will be previewing their products Sept. 29 and 30 in Atlanta, at their Wounded Warrior Fund Raising event co-sponsored by Veracity. To register for this event, visit www.xyz.com.

Additional information is available from PDQ sales representatives or the firm's customer service line at 800-441-9692. Further material is online at www.pdqlocks.com and www.ECKey.com

About PDQ

A leading US manufacturer of security hardware, PDQ serves its customers with an extensive line of in-house engineered commercial-grade mortise locks, cylindrical locks, door closers, exit devices, flat goods, stand-alone electronic locks and electronic access control devices. Built to exceed industry standards, the company's products offer an exceptional combination of cost effectiveness, product quality, visual appeal and long life. Delivery in one to three days and an excellent warranty on every product are important service features. PDQ, based in southeast Pennsylvania with major distribution centers in Kansas City, Mo., Auburn, Wash., Denton, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah has served a national and international architectural hardware clientele and end-user base for more than 30 years.

About ECKey

ECKey designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of security access control systems and accessories that use your phone's unique Bluetooth signal to grant secure and convenient access. Our VIZpin service lets you send electronic keys to visitors through an easy-to-use web portal. ECKey is privately held and based in Lancaster, PA. All ECKey products are Made in the USA.


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