It’s not very often that you see a commercial access control system detailed on network television, but that’s what the American public will see when they watch the reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Jan. 2, 2011 at 8 EST, 7 CST. Matrix Systems isn’t in the residential security market, but the Miamisburg, Ohio-based turnkey access control and security solutions provider did donate access control equipment and installation services for the January 2 episode of the Emmy-award winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 
Due to the show’s restrictive publicity policies before airing, there aren’t a lot of details available on the equipment yet, so you’ll have to tune in to find out the specifics!
The hour-long episode features a new two-story house built by hundreds of volunteers and vendors for the Grommesh family of Moorhead, Minn. Matrix Systems donated and installed some of the same high-technology security equipment it provides customers such as Miami International Airport; The Cleveland Clinic; and international steel producer ArcelorMittal Steel Co., East Chicago, Ind., only on a much smaller scale.
“Our security business is solely in commercial markets such as government, transportation, healthcare, education, commercial and industrial facilities, but we were honored to provide this needy family a residential adaptation of our services,” said James Young, president, Matrix Systems, a provider of commercial Web browser-based, open architecture enterprise and legacy access control systems under the Frontier™ brand.
On the TV reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its eighth season, contractors renovate and replace the homes of deserving families that have fallen victim to illness or natural disasters. Design team leader Ty Pennington provides a unique take on the American dream, while viewers follow the many twists and turns of special themed episodes.
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