PDQ and ECKey Announce World’s First On-Line Off-Line Locks

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Off-Line locks now available with electronic keys and Cloud-based audit trails

PDQ Manufacturing, a leading US-based producer of architectural door hardware, and ECKey, the market leader in Smartphone Access Control Systems and Bluetooth Readers, today announced a complete line of VIZpin®-enabled, stand-alone electronic door locks.

Planned for Q1 of 2015, several of PDQ’s most popular stand-alone electronic locks will be available in VIZpin-enabled models. Marketed under PDQ’s Tellcard© brand, the VIZpin technology empowers a line extension off three existing platforms – EGT Cylindrical Lock, EMR Mortise Lock and E629 Exit Device Trim.

ECKey’s Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) product enables the user to remotely send, revoke and monitor VIZpin electronic keys through a Smartphone app or text message. The PDQ/Tellcard© solution, powered by VIZpin, eliminates most of the expense and administrative burden of traditional card/reader and keypad-based systems. It enables remote administration without the need for panels or complex IT networks—reducing installation costs by as much as 75 percent.

“There are thousands of applications that demand an affordable, secure access control solution with an audit trail. Our combined solution responds to that demand.” said Bob Hasty, VP of Sales and Marketing at PDQ. “Using a Smartphone as the basis of credentialed access is the wave of the future.”

“The VIZpin-enabled PDQ products open up major market segments that were previously unserved by Electronic Access Control,” added Paul Bodell, President and CEO of ECKey, “and we are proud to be working with another US-based manufacturer who shares our commitment to quality and customer service.”

PDQ and ECKey will be previewing their products Sept. 29 and 30 in Atlanta, at their Wounded Warrior Fund Raising event co-sponsored by Veracity. To register for this event, visit https://eckey.secure.force.com/VIZpin/eventregister.

Additional information is available from PDQ sales representatives or the firm’s customer service line at 800-441-9692. Further material is online at http://www.pdqlocks.com and http://www.ECKey.com.

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