Kaba Access and Data System Americas, Winston-Salem, N.C., acquired Keyscan Inc., Whitby, Canada, a specialist in innovative, wired access control solutions. Kaba stated that the acquisition will allow the company to strengthen its product offering in North America by offering Keyscan’s wired solutions for complete access control in virtually any commercial building, in addition to its traditional standalone and wireless systems.
Since 1990, Keyscan products have been installed in more than 50,000 sites, with 10 million credentials and 65 million credential transactions processed daily throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. “The integration of Keyscan will provide Kaba with access to a large, established network of low-voltage wholesalers, system integrators and security dealers, which presents valuable growth opportunities,” stated Michael Kincaid, CEO for Kaba ADS Americas.
The technical integration of some of Kaba’s electronic locks with Keyscan’s access control products will enhance the combined approach — for example, wireless and standalone, wireless and wired, standalone and wired, etc., which will produce customized solutions for key vertical market segments, the companies explained.