SECURITY NEWS NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2019

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MIKE'S CORNER

Why You Should Choose Commercial Grade Door Hardware

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WHAT'S NEW

No more peering through that tiny door peephole

Imagine you’re watching TV or in the basement and an unexpected visitor knocks on your door.

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see who it is just by looking at your phone, instead of jumping up and having to peer through that tiny distorted peep hole in the door?

Not at home a lot? No problem, the UltraSync® Smart Doorbell lets you see what's going on and speak with the visitor at your door. Two-way voice communication with a built-in speaker and omnidirectional microphone means you can communicate clearly with the delivery man that's delivering a package, or tell a guest you'll be right back from the convenience store a couple blocks away.

Not sure who's been at your house? simply take a look at the log of video clips that are triggered by the motion detector built into the camera. With 180° ultra-wide field of view, 1080p resolution, and day/night functionality and infrared illuminator you'll enjoy crisp clear images delivered to your
smart phone no matter what the lighting situation.

 

Combined with the wireless UltraSync® alarm panel kit, the UltraSync® Smart Doorbell is the perfect mix of practical and futuristic
features that enhances security and convenience. The wireless design is ideal for houses, town homes, mobile homes and apartments.

 

Decide to move? no problem, you can
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

take the UltraSync® alarm kit and UltraSync® Smart Doorbell to your next home and even swap out the face plate to match your new door knob.


Worried the doorbell might be large and bulky and won't match your existing door knob and locks? No worries. The doorbell measures 1.81" width x 4.82" height x 1.11" in. in depth and comes with three different face plates finishes to match any hardware.


The UltraSync system provides voice-controlled home automation and professional-grade, UL-listed security features to keep homeowners and renters in touch and in control of a growing number of home devices including compatible lights, thermostats, locks and other appliances.

 

Start small and basic, add functionality as needed. Now that's a smart system that's designed to grow
with you.


Contact us to get special pricing on an UltraSync System and Smart Doorbell today!

Rena Lopez:  503-883-4131

or

Sonja Stasi:  503-883-4139

MARKETPLACE

Buy Back; Buy Up. Bye to High Prices.

When you purchase any United Technologies (UTC, formerly GE Security) or Interlogix equipment from A & E Security and Electronic Solutions, you become eligible for our Buy Back; Buy Up Program.

This means that should your needs grow or you want to upgrade within five years of your purchase, you can return your equipment and replace it with the newest hardware for 50% Off.

That's right - we'll Buy Back your current GE or UTC equipment so you can Buy Up and get the latest and greatest hardware for HALF OFF.

If you've been considering installing additional equipment to ensure the security of your home, now is an opportune time to take the next step.

 

UTC and Interlogix offer world class fire safety and security solutions, including cameras, smoke detection and access control.

A & E Security takes pride in our partnerships with only the top security companies, delivering efficiency, safety, security, comfort, productivity and sustainability across a wide range of residential and commercial applications.

If you are a current A & E Security customer, now is a great time to take a look at your current equipment and consider an upgrade. If you purchased your UTC or GE equipment from us within the past five years, you can Buy Up and get the latest versions

 

of your equipment at half the cost.

 

Because of our confidence in the quality of our partnership with UTC/Interlogix, A & E agrees to take in for "Buy Back," qualifying camera, fire detection and access control equipment, valued at 100% of the invoice value, for the qualifying period, based on the invoice date. The Buy Back amount must be used to "Buy Up" - purchase of an UTC/Interlogix item of similar or better features AND greater value. 

This program applies to any qualifying equipment, which is in good working order that had an original purchase price above $250.00

 

Items that are not in good working order will be repaired, and you will still be able to apply the repair value to the Buy Back value. Buy Back does not include value/replacement cost of batteries, which we'll work with you to estimate.

At A & E Security, we offer customer-oriented programs like Buy Back; Buy Up because we value our relationship with you and look forward to seeing and working with you and your family for years to come.

Contact us to learn more about Buy Back; Buy Up today!

 

Rena Lopez:  503-883-4131

or

Sonja Stasi:  503-883-4139

As good business owners you strive to provide your customers with easy access to your establishment.

Doors that are used frequently require a higher quality hardware that can withstand multiple openings and closings during the day.

While standard door hardware at your local hardware store may appear appealing, the overall life of the product may not be what you expected.

Choosing residential door hardware for commercial use may save you a few bucks but can result in poor performance, repair issues and high replacement costs. Commercial hardware generally meets higher performance and UL requirements and has an ASI grade of 1 or 2, with grade 1 being the highest and most heavy duty.

While heavy duty grades are an important feature, one must also consider that many commercial buildings require the hardware to meet certain specifications such as UL Listing, Fire Code and ADA Compliancy.

Why is a UL Listing important? UL (Underwriters Laboratories) develops standards by which they test door hardware to verify that it meets certain safety requirements during use, or in the event of a fire or other emergency circumstances.

 

Not all locks are UL listed. In fact, most residential locks are not. For

 

 

 

 

 

insurance reasons and building code requirements, UL listings are often required in commercial applications.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers a wide variety of private businesses, as well as all agencies of state and local governments. The ADA requires that these entities provide access to their programs, goods and services to the disabled.


Businesses or buildings that are open or offer services to the general public are called “places of public accommodation” by the ADA. Any building built after January 26, 1992 must be fully accessible to people with disabilities.


What are the ADA requirements for commercial door hardware? ADA Compliancy requires that door hardware must not require more than 5 lbs. of force to operate. It must also be operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever handles and some other types comply with this requirement. Traditional round doorknobs are not accessible, as they require tight grasping and twisting to turn.

 

Navigating UL Listings and ADA Compliancy can be a bit confusing and time consuming. Enlisting a qualified, licensed Locksmith company to help you choose the appropriate and compliant hardware will save you time and money in the long run.

Michael Elsberry

Rena Lopez

Sonja Stasi