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The features and benefits of access control platforms are constantly evolving. A variety of integrated systems enhance the overall security of your facility and extend control and ease of use from a single interface. Open architecture allows intercom, elevator access, intrusion detection, and video surveillance, to name a few. Data…

Building a multi-family housing unit such as a high-rise apartment, condominium, or senior living center requires collaboration among end users, general contractors, architects, construction teams, suppliers, and commercial integrators. One essential feature of a large multi-family building project is security and access control, putting the door opening industry in a…

Today’s door is more than a frame, slab, and hardware, it is a dynamic digital ecosystem responsible for biometrics, card readers, video surveillance, and much more. Keeping up with innovations in the ever-changing tides of the door supplier industry has never been more relevant and important to providing customers with…

Convention centers stand empty as do hotels. Most dormitories are vacant. Currently, public officials across the country are planning to repurpose some of these spaces as hospital facilities for patients with COVID-19. While social distancing measures are proving effective, but even so, public health experts are anticipating a strain on…

The conversion of existing facilities to medical housing is a priority. American Direct is your partner as the threat of COVID-19 places additional pressure on infrastructure to accommodate the need for medical housing. The Federal Government is considering retasking campus and private facility housing for emergency use in the university and…

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…

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.

Because the new housing facility at Indiana University – Purdue University at Fort Wayne consisted of six separate buildings, project managers were concerned about problems trying to sort all of the hardware on the construction site. American Direct helped solve this problem by working to sort the hardware for each different IPFW building at its Kansas City staging area and putting them on pallets addressed to the correct building.