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From Idea to Installation At American Direct, we provide solutions as simple as the door install and as complex as an integrated electronic security system. We’re with you from pre-construction and logistics to installation and support. With the guidance of a dedicated project manager, we’ll help you decide what services…

Always innovating – that’s what we do. We bring you the best in security from door install and logistics to highly innovative software that puts you in control. We were the first to integrate Division 8 and Division 28 products and continue to lead the charge with innovative access control….

Total control & peace of mind comes with understanding. American Direct’s dedicated project managers provide design-assist services, helping identify the most cost-effective security products. We’re there with you every step of the way. Our fully integrated access control software offers Open Architecture: Scalable software solutions that allow for new technology…

When you’re working on a large project, the last thing you need is more things to juggle. Our dedicated project managers have a wide skill set and create seamless experiences at every step—from pre-construction, logistics, and installation and field service to integration and access control. We provide in-depth review and…

DoD and Federal agencies rely on Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) to confirm that an employee, contractor, or visitor is authorized to access a site and its critical assets. Stay compliant with Department of Homeland Security’s FIPS 201-2. Request the Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) specifications sheet here.  PACS are…

Last week, AccessNsite by American Direct exhibited at the CONEXPO 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show. Held every three years in Las Vegas, this massive event features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every aspect of construction. Our exhibit staff…

For each opening in a building, there are dozens of Division 8 components. From frames to locks and everything in between, it can be overwhelming to try and coordinate with an array of subcontractors, each responsible for a different phase of delivery, installation, and integration. Add Division 28 requirements on…

by Juliette B. Bradley Founded in 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in Houston and the third largest university in Texas. In 2018, UH enrolled 46,324 students per semester in 261 undergraduate and graduate academic programs — both on campus and online. The UH…

Let’s be honest, doors can be a real pain. For each door opening, there are dozens of mechanical and electrified components, specified and sourced from multiple manufacturers. The end product must meet the design, form, and budget of the architect, security consultant, and end user. The general contractor has to…

Total Access Magazine is your source for the latest news, resources, and insights on totally integrated security solutions at the door opening. Read about the latest developments in the access control industry. The convergence of Division 28 and 8 is opening opportunities for a new type of security service provider…

By Byron Whetstone, American Direct President I preach the message of evolution and change to our Associates on a near daily basis here at American Direct. Evolve or become obsolete is my mantra. While change can be HARD, I look at it as an opportunity for innovation. Phil Aronson puts…

Byron Whetstone, American Direct President, shares his observations about how the advancements of technology and innovation are forcing companies to change or face the risk of becoming irrelevant.