The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE: The Challenge, an essential experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry. The 2021 AcceleRISE event – taking place virtually August 23-25 – will challenge tomorrow’s security leaders to test their limits, escape their comfort zones and grow their industry expertise. “AcceleRISE is a unique learning experience for up-and-coming security professionals to learn and network together,” said Dr. Elli Voorhees, Director of learning and development at SIA. Key security technologies “The conference program covers key security technologies and business topics along with essential soft skills that support professional growth for high performers looking to stay at the forefront of the security industry and advance their careers.” AcceleRISE was created for rising stars in the security industry and is different from a standard conference AcceleRISE was created for rising stars in the security industry and is different from a standard conference. The 2021 event will put young professionals’ preconceptions, boundaries and industry know-how to the test and teach them how to maximize their leadership potential. Session topics for AcceleRISE 2021 will include: Are We Living in the Future? A Conversation Around IoT. A Year Later, a Pandemic and Much, Much More – An Update to ‘I Owe It to Her: How My Partner Helped (and Continues to Help) Me Achieve My Career Success’. Generational Work Styles: Building Trust & Effective Communication. Privacy Regulations: What Does the Rising Security Professional Need to Know? Securing Values: Choosing Your Path to Profession & Partnerships. Smooth Operator: How End Users Feel About Typical Sales Tactics and How to Innovate Your Sales Approach. The Art of Hiring & Firing. The Value of Coopetition Within an Ecosystem. Making valuable connections Attendees will have the chance to make valuable connections with other young industry professionals and enjoy fun virtual happy hours, trivia and more. As part of 2021’s ‘The Challenge’ theme, attendees will also be able to compete for points and prizes and track their progress on the AcceleRISE leaderboard throughout the experience. AcceleRISE will give each participant the opportunity to interact with one another" “AcceleRISE is all about building a community of industry young professionals and allowing relationships to be created in an exciting platform,” said Katie Greatti, SIA staff liaison for SIA RISE and Conference Manager for AcceleRISE. “Utilizing the virtual environment, AcceleRISE will give each participant the opportunity to interact with one another while adding gamification and competition to the mix. It is an experience you and your team will not want to miss.” Virtual event speakers Speakers for the virtual event include: Diana Brucha, Enterprise Account Executive, Allied Universal. Kelsey Carnell, Regional Sales Manager, Axis Communications. Danny Chung, Global Director of consulting and design, Northland Controls. Colin DePree, Sales Strategy, Salto Systems. Kami Dukes, Director of business development, North America, AMAG Technology. Scott Dunn, Senior Director, business development solutions and services, Axis Communications. Marc Facca, Distribution Sales Consultant, Allegion. Robert Gaulden, Director of multifamily strategy, Allegion. Adam Groom, Vice President of sales, Northland Controls. Kim Hooper, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Amazon. Antoinette King, Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting LLC. Brendan McFall, Technical Engineering Manager, Northland Controls. Zack Morris, Director, commercial career programs, ADT Commercial. Jennifer Odess, Vice President, global partner enablement, ServiceNow. Lee Odess, Founder and CEO, Group337. AcceleRISE 2021 is supported by Premier Sponsor Group337; Full Conference Sponsors ADT, Allegion, Axis Communications, BCD International, Northland Controls and Salto; and Event Sponsors AMAG Technology, Brivo, Cam-Dex Security Corporation, ISC Security Events and WeSuite. Virtual networking events SIA RISE is a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. In addition to hosting AcceleRISE, the SIA RISE community offers fun in-person and virtual networking events, mentorship opportunities through the Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) program, career growth webinars and e-learning, scholarships for use toward education and professional development and career tracks at top trade shows. RISE membership is available to all employees at SIA member companies who are young professionals under 40 or have been in the security industry for less than two years. Pricing for AcceleRISE 2021 starts at just $199 for SIA members and only $49 for student members. Group packages are also available, which allow companies to purchase three tickets for their employees to use and get a fourth free.
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of wire-free smart electronic locking solutions, and Livly, a Chicago-based developer of operating systems for multifamily rentals, have partnered to deliver SALTO’s robust electronic access control features from within Livly’s multifamily management platform and resident app. “SALTO continues to be an innovative company and Livly has developed an impressive multifamily property management tool. By adding SALTO electronic lock management to the Livly platform, it will provide residents the convenience of using their mobile device to manage property access via the Livly mobile app. For management, it will give them the power to better manage and control full building access,” said SALTO Sales Strategy North America, Colin DePree. Electronic locking solutions SALTO provides electronic locking solutions that offer easy-to-use applications for multifamily residential owners, developers, property managers, and residents. Time and money-saving solutions provide real-time, wireless access control for all building, department, and resident doors in an apartment, condominium, or luxury high rise. The key to unlocking tremendous value in real estate will come from smart access control" “Touchless technology is the future. The key to unlocking tremendous value in real estate will come from smart access control and we’re excited to be working together with SALTO, pushing the needle in what multifamily real estate technology can be,” said Alex Samoylovich, Founder and Co-CEO, Livly. Managing property access Livly delivers multifamily residents a single platform to manage tasks like rent payments, package deliveries, and on-demand services. For property managers, Livly focuses on unlocking new revenue streams by monetizing physical and digital transactions within the property ecosystem. The new Livly- SALTO integration incorporates electronic locking into Livly’s Guest Management service, providing residents a convenient way to manage property access via the Livly app, and equipping management with 24/7, real-time control over access.
Virdee, a SaaS company serving the lodging, multi-family and commercial real estate industries, has announced a partnership with SALTO Systems, a globally renowned manufacturer of electronic access control solutions. The integration provides a powerful answer to the market’s demand for contactless arrival options by leveraging Virdee’s advanced ID verification module and the ability for guests to video chat with a remote agent before accessing a property. Virdee Concierge Under the partnership, SALTO Systems customers can use Virdee Concierge, a cloud-based platform that provides contactless check-in and check-out technology. Virdee’s hotel and commercial real estate properties can provide their guests with ID-verified and authorized access via mobile keys on iOS or Android devices that work at thousands of locations with SALTO Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lock systems. Guests can also obtain SALTO-compatible, RFID keycards from one of Virdee’s in-lobby stations. In an era where the new paradigm for customer experiences and engagement is increasingly contactless, the Virdee-SALTO partnership provides critical layers of technology necessary to deliver on a complete solution. End-to-end remote and contactless solution SALTO Systems is pleased to partner with Virdee to deliver end-to-end remote and contactless solutions Colin DePree, Residential Business Leader at SALTO Systems, said “SALTO Systems is pleased to partner with Virdee to deliver end-to-end remote and contactless check in/check out solutions to our joint customers. Our convenient and robust electronic access control solutions work seamlessly within Virdee’s API-first system to provide hoteliers and real estate management companies with a safe, secure entry ecosystem.” Using an API-first approach, Virdee’s subscription-based technology enables check-ins for 100% of hotel guests, visitors to multifamily properties, and more without the need for a human interaction. By integrating with best-in-class platforms like SALTO Systems, Virdee is setting a new standard for convenient, contactless entry across real estate types. Virdee – SALTO Systems integration Branigan Mulcahy, Virdee Founder, said “As demand for a contactless customer experience continues to grow, this integration combines Virdee’s powerful user-onboarding software with SALTO’s world-renowned iOS and Android compatible BLE lock systems to meet a critical client need.” Branigan adds, “It represents another important step in bringing our powerful solutions to the market for owners and operators looking to provide state of the art arrival solutions - achieving operational cost efficiency and superior guest experiences at the same time.” Cutting-edge technology Nadav Cornberg, Virdee Founder and Chief Technologist, said "Virdee will continue to provide the most cutting-edge functionality to our customers and their guests, and SALTO is the ideal partner to make this a reality.” Nadav adds, “Through this partnership, Virdee will be one step closer to achieving its goal of using technology to simplify property operations, reducing costs, and improving the user experience for people in the built-environment.”
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, will showcase its Keyless and Mobile Residential Electronic Smart Lock Line at the CES tech show in Las Vegas this January. “SALTO has been a leader in the electronic access control industry for nearly two decades and we have taken that expertise into the residential market with our innovative solutions,” said Colin DePree, SALTO Systems Residential Business Leader. “The residential smart lock market is booming, and SALTO is a trusted, technologically-advanced access control provider that delivers a wide range of solutions for any door.” Comprehensive smart door lock With the residential home door line, SALTO now has a simple yet comprehensive smart door lock. SALTO’s residential solutions replace the traditional home or apartment door key with an electronic smart lock system that allows end users to use a smartphone to control doors – including garages, service doors, and lobby areas. SALTO products also support integrations via a long list of technology partners SALTO offers flexible residential solutions for installations – homes, multi-family housing, high-end residential, and rental properties – that are easy-to-install or retrofit, open via keyless and mobile options, and can connect to smart home hubs and devices like thermostats and alarms (via BLE, Z-Wave/ZigBee/HomeKit). SALTO products also support integrations via a long list of technology partners. Electronic access control solutions SALTO will display electronic access control solutions for the residential market at CES Booth 41917 in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, 2020. SALTO is part of the CES Z-Wave Alliance and will be located in the Tech West section of the Sands Expo Convention Center. With over 175,000 attendees from 160 countries, CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, it attracts the world’s top business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, appoints Colin DePree as Residential Business Leader. Based in Minneapolis, Colin oversees the commercialization of the Danalock product line in North America. Danalock smart locks are simple in appearance and are easy to install yet offer the sophisticated security today’s smart homes require. Home automation and security sales management He reports to Bill Wood, President of SALTO Systems North America. “Colin's experience and past success in home automation and security sales management provide a strong complement to the SALTO team,” said Wood. Prior to joining SALTO, Colin served as Director of Sales and Sales Manager for Pro-Tec Design Security & Investigations and as a Team Leader for Sales, Marketing, and Strategy for Floyd Total Security. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Albion College and a master’s degree in management information systems from Florida State University. “I am super excited to officially join the SALTO team and lead the organization into the residential market in both the U.S. and Canada,” said DePree. “I bring a unique blend of commercial and residential experience as well as a familiarity with SALTO from my time as a SALTO IBP. Adding a residential product line provides a fantastic growth opportunity for SALTO and I look forward to guiding our strategy within the smart home market.”