Allegion to Preview New ENGAGE(TM) Technology at BOMA Conference, June 22-24
11819 N. Pennsylvania St.
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Press release date: June 11, 2014
Allegion to Offer Remarks at Opening General Session, Provide Educational Opportunity and Host Event
CARMEL, IND. — Attendees at the Building Owners and Managers Association's (BOMA) Every Building Conference and Expo will be able to preview the new ENGAGE™ technology at Allegion's Booth 1011 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. June 22-24. ENGAGE™ technology simplifies the ability to connect people, openings and access management to deliver cost effective intelligence and efficiency to any building and office. Designed specifically for the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market, ENGAGE technology was developed in collaboration with BOMA members.
"It's only fitting that the company's latest innovation will be unveiled at BOMA," explains April Noblitt, director of vertical marketing, Allegion. "Because of our close working relationship with BOMA and the CRE market, we were able to address the unmet need for affordable, flexible and scalable tenant access management. Historically, the costs and complexity of EAC solutions offered to this market are scaled for large institutional enterprises, making them impractical for many businesses."
Noblitt says Allegion conducted interviews and focus groups with BOMA members to understand current challenges and, more importantly, determine the type of solution they believed would best serve the market.
Allegion provides commercial real estate managers and occupants with an unprecedented level of simplicity and convenience by installing ENGAGE technology-enabled Schlage® wireless electronic locks on interior doors. Through the ENGAGE mobile App, business owners and managers can easily control the daily access rights of employees and visitors, as well as monitor usage. ENGAGE enabled wireless locks can also be integrated into most popular access control systems for even greater capabilities, including real-time control. Additionally, ENGAGE enabled wireless locks will accommodate multiple credential formats and let property owners and managers leverage their existing electronic credentials throughout the building.
ENGAGE enabled wireless locks can be implemented with new construction, in existing facilities or during tenant fit outs on existing door preps. Owners can expand doors at the pace they or their tenants desire. In contrast to conventional offerings, this new wireless lock easily retrofits into standard commercial door prep in approximately 15 minutes using only a screwdriver.
"Because of the input we received from BOMA members, we're confident that ENGAGE technology will allow commercial owners and managers to quickly evolve from having an intelligent perimeter only to a more secure, connected and efficient environment on the interior as well," says Noblitt.
Allegion's partnership with BOMA
Allegion is a longtime Cornerstone partner at the international level, committee participant at the national level, sponsor at regional conferences and an affiliate providing support at local BOMA groups. Allegion will be involved in the annual conference:
Opening General Session: Allegion General Manager and Vice President, Electronics Rick White will explain how Allegion's spinoff from Ingersoll Rand is providing new services and opportunities for the commercial real estate market.
Education Session: Extend your Market Advantage with Secure Access Technologies, also hosted by White, will be held on Tuesday, June 24 between 9:00 - 10:15 am.
Invitation-only Event: Allegion and Mars will host "an artful evening" at the Ritz Carlton featuring Gino Savarino, a Chicago abstract artist whose painting will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting BOMA PAC, the BOMA International political action committee.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises 27 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®,LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®. For more, visit www.allegion.com.