Articles by Brad Aikin

Mechanical And Electronic Security To See Further Convergence In 2017

New construction has continued to grow as a result of low interest rates in 2016 and that has positively impacted the security marketplace. Yet the limited availability of skilled labor is becoming a large issue as it leads to higher cost of labor. This also creates a challenge in recruiting, training, and retraining a capable staff in building construction and maintenance activities. As a result, there is a continued desire to improve our efficiency in production, commissioning and the manageme...

Electronic Access Control Adoption Rises As Demands For Mobile Connectivity And Building Integration Increase

Strong electronic access control (EAC) investments by the healthcare and education verticals were a highlight of a very strong 2015 for Allegion. The company saw double-digit growth in multiple categories for its electronics as well as continued strong growth in commercial markets, with further expansion of software provider integration of Allegion-connected devices.   Mobile Connectivity & System Integration Nurture Positive Trends Demand for mobile connectivity and inte...