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What is Total 8/28 Integration?

American Direct is the only company combining Division 8 and Division 28 product, service, and expertise to deliver totally integrated safety and security solutions at the door.

In other words, we can efficiently manage every facet of your door opening projects — from design and specification to installation and complete access control integration.

This innovation not only leads to safer, more secure buildings, it saves you and your clients significant time, money, and stress.


Pre-Construction Services
Design Build, Design Assist, 8/28 Specification, Estimating, Sourcing, Budgeting


Logistics and Project Management

Dedicated Project Team, 24/7 Online Access, Engineering, Warehousing, Delivery


8/28 Access Control Integration

Software, Intelligent Lockset Integration, Pre-Install, Pre-Programming, Onsite Integration

“What American Direct is doing with pre-construction techniques is cutting edge for the industry. With design assist, we are creating a platform for the owner, design team, and contractor to truly collaborate.”

—Mark Wilkerson, Senior Estimator, Webcor Builders

How Total 8/28 Integration Works

American Direct partners with general contractors across the nation to deliver totally integrated safety and security solutions at the door opening.

Here are just a few recent projects demonstrating how 8/28 innovation streamlines projects, reduces cost, and improves overall security.

Parkshore Retirement
Turnkey access control integration saved client $100,000 and weeks on timeline on 17-story luxury retirement community renovation. Learn more.

Redmond148
Total 8/28 design-build collaboration reduced per-door cost by 40%, enabling client to add enhanced video surveillance and security options. Learn more.

Methodist Health System
Intelligent lock integration decreased per-door cost by 60%, helping enterprise health system get more security for their money. Learn more.

National reach. Local service.

With a presence in 17 major markets across the United States, American Direct can deliver totally integrated 8/28 safety and security solutions for any project, any size, anywhere.

And when challenges arise, we respond quickly and efficiently to ensure your project stays on schedule and on budget.

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Total Project Transparency

When you work with American Direct, you receive a dedicated project manager to serve as a single point of contact for the life of your project. In addition, you gain access to ClientLINK — our revolutionary 24/7 online project intelligence portal — offering total transparency every step of your project.

Accessible from desktop and mobile device, you can view real-time project updates and information on material orders, change orders, submittals, project documentation, and more.

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Open the Door

See how American Direct, AccessNsite, and total 8/28 integration saves you time, money, and stress.

For more information, email info@americandirectco.com or call 913.677.5588.

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