Feenics Heads to PSA-TEC 2017 with Award-Winning Cloud-Hosted Access Control Platform Designed for Large Enterprises

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Westminster, Colo.— PSA-TECMay 7-11, 2017—Feenics Inc., a leading provider of cloud-hosted access control and a PSA Security Network Vendor will participate in PSA-TEC 2017, May 7-11 in Westminster, Colo., drawing on the momentum from recent security industry accolades and educating systems integrators on the advantages of flexible and scalable cloud-computing solutions.

Feenics launched its enterprise Keep by Feenics platform earlier this year, winning the prestigious Security Industry Association New Product Showcase (NPS) award in cloud computing and a Most Valuable Product (MVP) accolade. The newest version of Keep V3 provides extreme scalability, unprecedented flexibility and advanced security in a cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solution. Keep V3 integrates native visitor management and a RESTful API that allows systems installers simple integration of a wide array of complementary systems and open hardware devices, generating new revenue streams while creating a path for customers to lower their total cost of system ownership. Feenics will demonstrate Keep during exhibit hours on Wednesday, May 10 at stand A29.

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Feenics Wins Security Industry Association (SIA) Award for Its New Cloud-based Access Control Platform for Enterprises

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada ISC West April 6, 2017 – Feenics Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based access control solutions, today announced it has won the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase award in the Cloud Solutions category for its Keep by Feenics enterprise solution. The SIA awards program recognizes the year’s most innovative products, services and solutions in the industry.

“The SIA New Product Showcase award is highly competitive and we are extremely honored that our new enterprise platform for cloud-based access control has been recognized by the preeminent voice in the security industry,” said Denis Hébert, President of Feenics Inc. “This award further validates the important role access control as a service is playing in the security market and it is a profound indicator of the growing adoption of these solutions by organizations large and small.”

Keep by Feenics enables organizations to minimize the cost and complexity of deploying highly available and resilient access control systems, while providing the superior service, data availability and support required today. The solution is built on open architecture hardware and fortified by the security, disaster recovery and redundancy of Amazon Web Services.

Scalable from one door to global enterprise environments, Keep by Feenics provides a new level of flexibility and choice for organizations to manage security infrastructures, integrate third-party applications and reduce capital expenditures.

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Feenics Wins Industry Award for New Cloud-based Access Control Platform

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada ISC West April 5, 2017 – Feenics Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based access control solutions, today announced it has won the Security Sales & Integration Most Valuable Product (MVP) award in the Access Control category for its new Keep by Feenics™ enterprise platform. The award reinforces the company’s commitment to providing flexible and scalable cloud-based solutions that are built for the future of access control.

“We are honored that our new enterprise version of Keep by Feenics has been recognized for its leading integration capabilities that deliver a new level of flexibility and scalability to organizations of all sizes,” said Denis Hébert, President of Feenics Inc. “The award reinforces the value of cloud-based solutions for physical security and points towards a bright future for access control as a service.”

Keep by Feenics is the industry’s most secure and flexible cloud-based access control solution that can be accessed anytime and anywhere there is an Internet connection. Built on open architecture hardware and fortified by the security, disaster recovery and redundancy of Amazon Web Services, Keep is scalable from one door to global enterprise environments. It provides the ultimate choice for managing security infrastructures, integrate third-party applications and reduce capital expenditure.

See Keep by Feenics in Action at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas

Visit the Feenics booth #22135 at ISC West from April 5-7 for live demonstrations of the Keep by Feenics cloud-based access control solution.

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Feenics Launches Cloud-based Access Control Platform for Large Enterprises

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New Keep by Feenics Platform Provides Extreme Scalability and Leverages RESTFul API For Faster Integration and Deployment. Delivers Advanced Security and Ability to Manage Systems Anywhere, Anytime.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada ISC West April 5, 2017 – Feenics Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based access control solutions, today launched its enterprise Keep by Feenics™ platform that delivers extreme scalability, unprecedented flexibility and advanced security. The new cloud-based access control as service (ACaaS) platform integrates native visitor management, and incorporates RESTful API that dramatically simplifies integrating complementary systems plus connecting Keep to applications outside of the organization. The solution’s mobile capabilities also make it possible for customers to monitor and manage systems on the go.

“The new enterprise version of Keep by Feenics solidifies our leadership in the access control as a service space with an agile solution which addresses the need for pre-configured, highly customizable systems that are easy to implement and manage,” said Denis Hébert, President of Feenics Inc. “Keep’s flexible infrastructure is particularly important for security directors in today’s smarter, more connected environments where systems must seamlessly work together.  The solution also has the unique ability to quickly scale up based on an organization’s evolving business and security requirements.”

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Cloud-Hosted Security Gives Comfort & Convenience To Concerned Families

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From: SDM Magazine

The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (RMHWM) in Grand Rapids has been serving families of children and youth requiring critical and essential medical care since 1990. The house can accommodate 17 families and offers compassionate support, respectful privacy, and a “home away from home” so families are able to be close to their ill children when they are needed most. A new, cloud-hosted access control and security solution lets parents focus on their child’s health while feeling safe and protected.

When RMHWM underwent a $1.2 million renovation, House Services Director Megan Priester knew it was the perfect time to consider the benefits of upgraded security for the facility. The access control system — a key card solution that required local programming at each individual door — had become cumbersome and hard to manage. It had recurrent failures, including one guest being locked inside their room…


Feenics Rises to Platinum Partner Status with Mercury Security

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Ottawa, Canada – January 17, 2017 – Feenics, Inc., Ottawa, Can., has achieved elite Platinum Partner Status for Mercury Security, Long Beach, Calif., indicative of the company’s commitment to non-proprietary hardware cloud-computing environments. Authentic Mercury Security is one of the most widely used and specified access control hardware brands in the world.

Feenics is the originator of the award-winning Keep by Feenics™ Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) cloud-hosted security management solution (SMS). The partnership lends further credibility to Keep SMS and integration with Authentic Mercury hardware.

“We are very excited to welcome Feenics as a Platinum Partner for the Authentic Mercury platform,” said Matt Barnette, President of Mercury Security. “The partnership has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception and validates the growing trend in the industry to open, cloud-based access control solutions.”

Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President of Feenics, said “achieving Platinum Partner status with Mercury is a validation of our strategy of teaming with the best field hardware provider in the industry in Mercury, while Feenics focuses solely on developing the most robust, cloud-based, access control solution, to meet the growing needs of the end-user market.  The numbers don’t lie with our rapid growth and we are fortunate to have a tremendous partner in Mercury.  Their support has been second to none.”

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SSI’s 2017 Security Industry Forecast

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Denis Hebert, President, Feenics; Chairman, Security Industry Association (SIA)

From Security Sales & Integration:

The security industry will remain robust over the coming years, yet the focus will be on business continuity and convergence of security services across the enterprise. That said, the influence of IT over the physical security domain will increase, driving standards, imposing cybersecurity considerations, manage compliance and further commoditize hardware devices.

As product commoditization becomes more prevalent, dealers/integrators will need to focus on services, thereby building recurring offerings to end users through subscription-based business models such as the Cloud, value-based contracts, etc.

With the advent of Cloud-based services and alternate suppliers — such as cable/phone, DIY video, etc. — increasing response issues and potential UL considerations, the central station monitoring side of the business will be subject to major competitive pressures.

The manufacturing segment of the value chain has enjoyed safe margins for a long time, but product commoditization will put pressure on this area in the coming years. Those manufacturers capable of assembling or developing Cloud- or service-based offerings will likely be the companies with long-term survivability.

Feenics Expands Headquarters to Handle Fast-Paced Growth

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Ottawa, Can. – October 6, 2016 – Feenics, Ottawa, Can., continues to expand operations, moving into additional spaces and nearly doubling their physical footprint at their existing headquarters to accommodate growth, which included adding President and Equity Partner Denis Hébert and Canadian Sales Director Fadi Hajjar as well as additional software developers.
The startup company launched operations in 2010 and brought its Keep by Feenics™ cloud-hosted access control and security management system (SMS) to market in 2014.
Since then, Feenics has expanded its value-added reseller (VAR) program, adding many top systems integrators as partners, and winning numerous awards for its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. In addition, the company recently announced a new integration with Allegion/Schlage® NDE Series wireless locks and the launch of AccessXpert Enterprise Security Solution, an OEM partnership with Schneider Electric. Coming to market soon is the newest release of Keep with additional capabilities, unlimited scalability and easy to program and use features available through the intuitive User Interface, with connectivity through smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices.
“The efficiencies, cost effectiveness and power from cloud-hosting is now being realized by both systems integrators and end-user communities,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President. “It’s an exciting time to witness and be able to propel widespread acceptance by CIO’s and facilities directors on the value of cloud-hosted SMS, especially Keep, which reduces hardware costs and provides a lower total cost of ownership while offering automatic backups, redundancy, real-time updates and scalability. We’re looking forward to additional growth and helping more systems integrators transform their business to include hosted and managed services by using Keep. These services add a new, higher margin, revenue stream to their bottom line while improving their ability to service their customers more effectively.

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Keep by Feenics now with NDE wireless lock support.

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Integration Offers Improved Total Cost of Ownership and More Compatibility for Installers

CARMEL, IND., (Sept. 9, 2016) – Allegion, a leading global security products and solutions provider, has worked with Feenics to provide a new offering that will integrate the Schlage® NDE Series wireless locks with ENGAGE Technology and the Keep by Feenics™ cloud-hosted access control and security management platform. It will debut at the Allegion booth (#2551) as well as the Feenics booth (#2168) during the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held Sept. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.

“Working with an innovative company like Feenics enables us to provide installers with the benefit of less time spent deploying an access control system while minimizing the everyday disruptions of customers’ business,” said Brad Aikin, electronics portfolio leader at Allegion. “The NDE Series is a cutting-edge product in its own right, and with this latest integration we’ll be able to help people easily secure more facilities with wireless solutions.”

The combination of the NDE Series wireless locks with the Keep by Feenics cloud-hosted access control and security management platform allows companies to reduce specification barriers posed by building infrastructure and server availability in a secure and cost-effective way without additional bandwidth needs. In addition, users will have access to a fully web-hosted platform for the configuration, management and real-time monitoring of physical access control solutions, with the ability to configure lock settings, add users and receive entry alerts from anywhere in the world.

“Allegion’s strategy of helping customers secure more doors with their wireless solutions that may have been prohibitive in the past is aligned with Feenics’ belief that end user’s scalability should not be limited by the infrastructure of the building and servers on site,” said Paul DiPeso, executive vice president at Feenics. “The key to this relationship goes beyond products. Our focus on customer satisfaction is consistent with the amazing support Allegion has provided Feenics and its value added resellers.”

For more information, visit http://us.allegion.com/Products/electronic_locks/engage/Pages/default.aspx.

About Allegion™
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.

About Feenics*

Keep by Feenics™ (www.feenics.com) is the industry’s most secure, on premise or cloud-hosted, integrated access control and security management solutions. Featuring two-factor authentication, TLS encrypted field hardware and a secure SSL connection, Keep provides the end user powerful features, with an easy to navigate user interface (UI) accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone. As a hosted platform, Keep reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating servers and appliances, while the UI is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection, providing peace of mind with full disaster recovery and redundancy. Designed by a leading industry integrator and innovator specifically for the systems integration and value-added reseller markets, Keep’s modular design scales linearly – from single sites to an enterprise environment. Keep monitors real-time events and pushes alarm or manual notifications out via email or SMS; locks down doors with a single click; creates badges; and integrates with leading providers of intrusion, video, wireless locks and accessories.


*All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Feenics, all rights reserved.

Industry Leader Denis Hebert Joins Feenics as President

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Ottawa, Can. – August 1, 2016 – Feenics, Ottawa, Can., announced the appointment of Denis Hebert as President and Equity Partner, effective August 1. Hebert, currently the Chairman of the Board of the Security Industry Association, has an extensive and distinguished career in security. He joins other team members at Feenics, including former systems integrator Sam Shalaby, Chief Executive Officer and Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President, with the goal of forging a fundamental shift of access control specifications to cloud-hosted platforms.

Hebert’s notable career includes 12 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of HID Global Corp., as well as Executive Vice President for ASSA ABLOY. He previously spent 17 years with Honeywell, having held executive positions in Canada, France and the U.S.

Hebert said his focus will be to further enable the successes Feenics has achieved in bringing cloud-hosted solutions to market in the systems integration and value-added reseller communities.

“I am excited to be part of this journey with Feenics, as the access control paradigm shifts to cloud computing, providing a wealth of new service offerings to systems integrators and their customers. In every industry there are evolutions, and the cloud alternative to access control is a significant transformation in physical access management,” Hebert said.

Sam Shalaby, CEO and Founder of Feenics and a former systems integration company owner, said Hebert adds further depth of experience from the manufacturing side of the business and a strong network of industry connections to complement the company’s expansion goals.

“We are extremely excited to have Denis join the team and expedite the growth of Feenics,” said Sam Shalaby. “He understands our go-to-market strategy and will join our day-to-day cadence as we continue to expand Keep in the field.  The combined experience of Feenics company management in systems integration and manufacturing will foster further expansion,” he said.

Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President said Feenics welcomes Hebert’s depth of experience in access control technologies.

“Denis has a proven track record over his career and is well-respected within the security industry.  We are fortunate to be able to tap his wealth of experience, especially as we prepare to take Feenics to the next level.  Having worked under his leadership in the past, what’s always impressed me has been his desire to have strong relationships at both the integrator and end-user level.  That’s powerful,” said DiPeso.

Denis Hebert


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