Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a global manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems, announces the official launch of their innovative new I-Series Keypad, one of the industry’s first and only keypad offering secure, instant upgrades. With this future-proof design, the new I-Series Keypad replaces standard safe lock keypads with ease of installation and enhanced features for total control and flexibility. “For too long, security has followed a predictable path,” commented Mark LeMire, S&G CEO. “It’s time to strike out in a new direction with products designed to answer end-user needs now and well into the future.” Biometric and network solutions An updated, brushed black aluminum casing houses a biometric finger scan and user-friendly LCD touchscreen “The new I-Series Keypad reflects an industry-wide growing demand for biometric and network-enabled solutions and gives the end user instant access to the latest and greatest all-inclusive security solutions,” said Devon Ratliff, S&G director of engineering. “As needs evolve, this keypad evolves right with them, placing full control of their safe security directly into the hands of the end user.” Features/benefits of the S&G I-Series Keypad: Future-proof design - Designed to fit today’s intuitive user experience and support ongoing enhancements, the I-Series Keypad fits standard safe lock keypad footprints with a modern, streamlined aesthetic. An updated, brushed black aluminum casing houses a biometric finger scan and user-friendly LCD touchscreen, with proven impact-resistance and durability. The screen exceeds UL impact protocol, resulting in a keypad that is built to last. Instant upgrades - Through the S&G secure cellphone app with advanced encryption, consumers, banks, and businesses possess the real-time, leading-edge security of instant upgrades. Features and functionality are customizable and immediate. No more waiting on equipment or costly physical upgrades. Audit and encryption features Empowering modern markets - The I-Series Keypad supports three methods of entry: touchscreen keypad, biometric finger scan, or touch-free cellphone app. Flexibility renders the I-Series ideal for a wide range of applications: financial institutions searching for high-security options will appreciate the advanced audit and encryption features and instant access to the latest security upgrades; businesses benefit from the low-touch entry and high-durability construction, along with the significant time and resource savings delivered via instant field upgrades; and for consumers seeking to upgrade to a more modern look, the I-Series Keypad offers an understated aesthetic and sleek functionality to fit today’s smart homes. Security Reimagined - With a renewed commitment to quality and innovation, the S&G new forward-thinking solutions are designed to meet customer needs now and also keep products relevant for the future. Every solution is carefully designed and rigorously tested against international standards to deliver even greater value over time. Biometric fingerprint entry “That’s our promise,” LeMire added. “We keep an eye on what’s ahead, so our customers stay secure.” One of the first and only safe lock on the market that allows in the field-Instant upgrades with enhanced features for total control and flexibility. Available in matte black finish and will be sold separately or with 6 lock body options. Features Include: Network & Bluetooth connectivity allows for instant upgrades at any time Premium LCD screen - scratch & fingerprint resistant display exceeds UL impact testing standards Impact-resistant design and tough metal casing for enhanced durability Three (3) Secure, flexible entry access methods - Touchscreen Code Entry, Biometric Fingerprint Entry, and S&G Cellphone App Entry User-friendly screen with clearly visible numbers that illuminate for day and night usage Easy push-button cover removal for battery change Quick & Easy Installation - Installs in minutes with only a standard screwdriver and fits standard keypad footprints. No drilling is needed.
After a year of extensive research and investment, Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G) introduces a bold new look to reflect a powerful commitment to product innovation and customer experience. This dynamic transformation embodies the company’s energetic and passionate focus to a future-forward vision of products and services, as well as a commitment to its customers’ security and success. Developing high-security solutions S&G will concentrate on enhancing the customer experience, while actively expanding its portfolio to deliver complete, game-changing solutions for the evolving global market. “Our bold new look at S&G builds on our company’s 160 years of expertise in global security while focusing on innovating for the future,” states Mark LeMire, Chief Executive Officer, Sargent and Greenleaf, adding “We are investing in our people, facilities, products and emerging technologies to ensure we continue developing high-security solutions for a rapidly changing world.” S&G product development process S&G is completing new rigorous testing processes, layered protocols for added security and accessible digital tools The powerful S&G product development process evaluates a wide range of issues, threats and trends to develop solutions that are innovative and secure. To that end, the company will announce new security solutions over the next several months, such as a new smart LCD touchscreen keypad and a government-approved 2890C locking system. In addition to introducing new products, S&G is completing new rigorous testing processes, layered protocols for added security and accessible digital tools. “Our team’s passion and drive for continuous improvement will deliver transformative locking solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations,” continued LeMire, adding “Our brand transformation represents a significant step in our ongoing growth. We are driving change as we focus on building a stronger, more secure world.” S&G family of brands S&G expanded its product offering earlier this year with the acquisition of Delaney Hardware and Premier Steel Doors and Frames, Inc. Now, it has continued its brand growth with the addition of MegaMet Industries. These combined businesses provide customers an extensive lock and door solutions portfolio, a broader base of technical resources, and enhanced security solutions. The comprehensive S&G family of brands offers customers the highest quality and broadest selection of security and hardware solutions.
Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a global manufacturer of high-security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Mark LeMire to Chief Executive Officer. LeMire comes to Sargent and Greenleaf with over 25 years of experience in executive management, new product development and engineering. Most recently, LeMire held leadership positions at Loma Systems and Buehler, both divisions of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). As a Global Director of Marketing and Product Development for Buehler, he managed and led the product portfolio encompassing lifecycle management, innovation and new product development. As CEO, LeMire will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf, guiding the company to exceed its business objectives. Security and communication expert Mark will be a great asset as he takes on this role to help further S&G’s long-standing reputation" “We are proud to welcome Mark to the S&G executive team,” said Paul Bridwell, Managing Director at OpenGate Capital, who is responsible for overseeing all North American investments for the firm. “With his extensive product development knowledge, Mark will be a great asset as he takes on this role to help further S&G’s long-standing reputation as a trustworthy and dependable manufacturer of high-quality, innovative products.” OpenGate Capital acquired S&G in June 2019 and the business joins the firm’s global portfolio of lower middle market businesses operating across North America and Europe. Asset security “I am excited to work with the S&G team to build upon the successful and respected legacy that those before me have built over the last 160-plus years,” states LeMire. “As technology evolves, S&G will continue to provide products that secure our customers’ most valuable assets, while building even stronger customer relationships.” LeMire graduated from Purdue University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering Technology and received his M.B.A in Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago.