UniKey Strengthens its Advisory Board with Luke Helms

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Veteran Financial Executive and Facility Management joins UniKey

His knowledge of the facility management space including his tenure at ABM will provide UniKey with an invaluable perspective.

UniKey™, the smart lock pioneer and industry leader in smart access control technology, announces the addition of Luke Helms to UniKey’s Advisory Board. Mr. Helm’s distinguished career includes executive positions such as Vice-Chairman of Bank of America, Chairman of Lifelock, Vice Chairman of KeyBank, Chairman and CEO of SeaFirst Bank, and the Board of Directors of both Manulife, which includes John Hancock, and ABM Industries. He brings over 30 years of banking, financial services and facility management experience to UniKey in industries that highly value security and access control.    

"Luke brings a wealth of experience from commercial and industrial customers to individual consumers, as well as the insights that come from running successful large financial companies and fast-emerging startups to IPO. His knowledge of the facility management space including his tenure at ABM will provide UniKey with an invaluable perspective. He will be a great addition to our Advisory Board," said Phil Dumas, UniKey chief executive officer.

Both financial and facilities management companies are extremely tuned into physical access control and security requirements, where they provide services for commercial, industrial and government, customers, representing huge opportunities for access control and smart lock technologies.

“I am excited about UniKey-enabled products and services and its strategy and trajectory to further scale its global platform to address the needs of both consumers and commercial clients in vertical markets such as healthcare and logistics,” noted Luke Helms. “I am confident that UniKey is well positioned to continue to pioneer at the forefront of the growing global market for smart locks and access control.”

UniKey provides a secure mobile key platform for leading companies to “smart-enable” their lock portfolios. In 2013, UniKey partnered with Kwikset Corporation to bring Kevo™, the industry's first and best selling smart lock in North America. Additionally, Kevo integrates with Nest™ thermostats where the UniKey-powered Kevo smart lock provides personalized temperature preferences for consumers and businesses, as well as helps to capture greater energy efficiencies.

For more information on UniKey, please visit http://www.unikey.com. Follow UniKey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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