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MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – May 9, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, announced Mid America Lodging Group selected dormakaba to deploy locks in more than 3,000 rooms across 21-properties in its portfolio. Mid America Lodging Group operates Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and other brands and is recognized as a leader in hotel management, acquisition, and development. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions.

Mid America Lodging Group will rely on dormakaba’s secure Saflok Quantum RFID mobile-ready electronic door locks. The Quantum RFID lock offers an attractive two-piece modular design for a sleek look and superior lock performance. Mid America will network its locks with dormakaba’s Ambiance Access Management Software. Ambiance is an ideal solution to manage dormakaba’s family of advanced locking systems. The system puts operators in full control of property entry and egress areas by specifying time sensitive access permissions.

“21 properties is just the beginning.”

“We standardized Mid America's properties on dormakaba because their locks are reliable and dormakaba’s support is excellent,” said Libby George, director of operations for Mid America Lodging Group. “A trustworthy supplier relationship is very important to us. We have used dormakaba’s locks in the past and they are secure and easy to maintain. Twenty-one properties is just a beginning. We will implement dormakaba locks at approximately 30 more hotels in the future.  This includes many properties with magstripe locks that we will retrofit with dormakaba RFID BLE-ready units.”

Mid America Lodging Group currently operates 42 properties with 20 in development. Founder, Malik Abdulnoor is a two-time recipient of IHG’s Developer of the Year award. “We build and operate our properties and are known for our commitment to our communities, teams and business partners,” George said. “It is essential in our business to make guests feel important. The last thing we want is for our door locks to fail. We trust dormakaba and its professional team.”

“dormakaba and Mid America Lodging Group have a longstanding, successful relationship built on trust,” said Stephen Pollack, dormakaba vice president of marketing. “As Mid America grew it partnered with dormakaba and now its new properties will standardize on our networked BLE-ready locks. We value our relationship with Mid America and will continue to deliver the secure solutions and top-notch service they have come to expect.”

dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry. Its extensive product portfolio gives architects, developers and property managers creative and operational freedom with versatile technology design solutions. Its systems address the functional needs of any hotel type by controlling and monitoring access at every entry point. dormakaba's guest-centric solutions merge security with convenience to create a safer more welcoming environment that enhances the overall guest experience.

 
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Atlanta, GA – (May 6, 2019) – Today, Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE), announced they have been selected as the strategic partner for Kelowna BC-based Braemar Group, to operate six hotels located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The hotel portfolio consists of four premier Choice branded hotels and one Best Western Plus currently open and operating, as well as a TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel expected to open in Q3 2019.

The hotel portfolio has a combined total guestroom count of 596 and growing, with future development projects in the pipeline. To accommodate Braemar Group’s plans for further portfolio expansion, they partnered with best in class owner, operator and developer; Hotel Equities. Hotel Equities recently opened a Canadian office encompassing all disciplines including operations, sales and marketing, revenue management and accounting to support their growth in market.

"We continue to expand our Canadian hotel portfolio with owners with whom we are aligned, who seek a strong managing and development partner,” said Joe Reardon, chief development officer for HE. “We recently celebrated the opening of our Canadian office and, with a regional team in country, we have the ability to immediately grow revenue and optimize our owner’s top-line and profitability. We look forward to adding value for our new partners at Braemar Group and we welcome the new team of associates to the Hotel Equities’ family.”

Since deciding to shift focus to development and portfolio growth, Braemar Group selected Hotel Equities as the management partner for their hotel assets. The new partnership is expected to facilitate Braemar Group’s portfolio expansion.

“Hotel Equities’ presence in market was immediately felt through their ability to capture business,” said Rod Hazard, president of Braemar Group. “Their performance results and the impact their culture brings to the communities they serve are both characteristics we were seeking in a partner. The partnership also affords us the ability to offer our associates added benefits and resources, such as continued education through their learning and development programs. We look forward to working with their team of professionals to take our portfolio to the next level.”

 
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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., USA, (April 30, 2019) — Mills® Privacy Partitions by Bradley Corporation welcomes restroom users with privacy, comfort and style, enhancing the user environment and experience. With privacy emerging as a key user preference in commercial restrooms, the new partitions add extra height, width, and No-Site options to create the feeling of a private individual room.

            Mills Privacy Partitions feature 72” tall doors and panels mounted 6” above the finished floor for standard stalls, and 69” tall doors and panels mounted 9” above the finished floor for ADA stalls. To provide additional space, panels are available up to 84” deep, and feature a new aluminum H bracket that provides a cleaner design aesthetic and faster installation. Numerous No-Site options are also available to eliminate gaps between doors, pilasters and panels to deliver even more privacy. 

Available in Stainless Steel, Powder Coated, Phenolic Core and Bradmar solid plastic, the privacy partitions offer high-quality and durable materials that stand up to everyday wear, high traffic, and vandalism attempts. Each material has achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification, and can be easily cleaned and repaired should graffiti, scratches or impact make their mark.

All four material options are available in Floor Mounted Overhead Braced and Floor to Ceiling mounting styles, and come in a variety of colors and patterns to complement the aesthetic of every restroom and fit the budget of any project. 

“Our research shows that almost half of Americans are uncomfortable or bothered by the small gap between doors and pilasters in restroom partitions,” said Mary Lang, product manager, Bradley Corp. “Bradley privacy partitions give owners and architects the options to create a comfortable, durable restroom retreat for users.” 

           For more information, please visit https://www.bradleycorp.com/mills-privacy-toilet-partitions.

For over 95 years,Bradley has created the most complete and advanced commercial washrooms and comprehensive solutions that make industrial environments safe. Bradley is the industry's leading source for multi-functionhand washing and drying fixtures, accessories, partitions, solid plastic lockers, as well as emergency safety fixtures and electric tankless heaters for industrial applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., USA, Bradley serves commercial, institutional and industrial building markets worldwide. For more information visithttps://www.bradleycorp.com.

 
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LISLE, Ill. – April 2, 2019 Metrasens, a leader in advanced ferromagnetic detection technologies, announced today that it will be unveiling the next generation of its mass casualty threat detection solution, Proscreen 900 Plus, at ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas. The new solution bolsters Metrasens’ impressive ferromagnetic screening product line and provides a higher level of security for stadiums, arenas, event venues, hotels, campuses and other areas where security is paramount.

Proscreen 900 Plus demonstrates Metrasens’ commitment to innovation in the security sector and focus on delivering screening and detection technology backed by rigorous weapons testing and analysis. The result is high throughput, highly effective detection of large mass casualty threat items without the burden of divestiture.

In detailed weapons testing against a series of long barreled firearms, the dual-screening methodology of Proscreen 900 Plus demonstrates an unmatched detection rate and throughput rate of 50-60 individuals screened per minute (3,000–3,600 per hour). With Proscreen 900 Plus, the screeners are placed at the outer perimeter of a facility or venue, detecting potential threats before any attacker can reach security chokepoints.

“We live in a time where security for facilities and event venues has never been more important,” said Jim Viscardi, Metrasens Vice-President of Global Security. “Proscreen 900 Plus helps mitigate the damage potential of bad actors in a mass casualty attack, and is ready to deploy today. Our goal at Metrasens is to use innovative technology to protect people as best we can. With Proscreen 900 Plus, we are taking another step forward to making the world a safer place.”

Maintaining Metrasens’ signature portability and battery-powered operation, Proscreen 900 Plus is a versatile solution for use in a wide variety of CONOPS. Customers will benefit from Metrasens’ high level of support, including site evaluations and assessments in working with partners and their business.

In addition to detection capabilities and deployment versatility, Proscreen 900 Plus offers unobtrusive integration into its surroundings so as not to disrupt the atmosphere of its environment. This feature will appeal particularly to customers where subtlety is essential in maintaining a positive guest experience.

Metrasens is a pioneer in the use of ferromagnetic detection technology in commercial products and continues to produce innovative solutions with deep expertise in ferromagnetic technology development. Metrasens ferromagnetic technologies have been deployed in 46 countries across a variety of markets, including corrections, healthcare and physical data security.

By striving for excellence in its mission for safety, the Metrasens team considers its innovation in security solutions to be more than just a job. Click here for a video featuring Jim Viscardi on what makes Metrasens a passionate defender of safety.

Interested parties can visit Metrasens at ISC West 2019 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from April 10-12, booth #11143. Metrasens will be providing hands-on demonstrations of Proscreen 900 Plus. It will also be exhibiting its award-winning physical data security solution, Proscreen 500, which is ideal for data centers and government facilities to combat data theft. High resolution images and photos can be found here.

For more information about Metrasens and how they are leading the charge in meeting today’s screening and detection challenges, visit www.metrasens.com or follow Metrasens on Twitter (@MetrasensSecure) or Facebook (@Metrasens).

 

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