Matrix Systems, Miamisburg, Ohio, an access control and security solutions provider, announced a new strategic partnership initiative with Tri-Ed Distribution, a supplier of security and IP products based in Woodbury, N.Y. Matrix Systems will align itself with Tri-Ed Distribution to fulfill its product demand needs for integration projects in its target markets of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. With the support of Tri-Ed in these regions, Matrix Systems will be able to tap into Tri-Ed’s broad array of solutions and services to deliver comprehensive project deliverables and robust service and support, the companies stated.

Matrix Systems said it selected Tri-Ed as its distribution partner of choice because of its national reach, extensive in-stock product options and value-add as a preferred security solutions supplier.

“Tri-Ed’s broad product portfolio focused on physical security and emerging technologies makes us well-positioned to assist Matrix Systems with their integration, support and training needs,” said Pat Comunale, president and chief executive officer, Tri-Ed. “This new relationship will enable Matrix Systems to further enhance their business by providing them access to unique products that drive greater opportunity for growth.”

Tri-Ed Distribution has more than 60 locations in the United States and Canada. It operates the Great Expectations Customer Loyalty Program.

“Tri-Ed is well respected in the industry and we value the ability to work closely with them in this strategic relationship,” said Holly Tsourides, chief executive officer of Matrix Systems. “While they are a large company with an extensive footprint, they still maintain the flexibility and personnel to provide customized options to accounts like Matrix Systems. They will work closely with our team to provide the training and support, and the industry knowledge that is critical in today’s rapidly changing security technology market.”