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New issue available now! Total Access Magazine is your source for the latest news, resources, and insights on totally integrated security solutions at the door opening. Industry Changes Are Fast & Furious Read about the latest developments in the access control industry including rethinking business models and focusing on where…

Smart Start. Secure Future. Failing to include access control specs is a common mistake in the design process. We work with end users, design teams, & general contractors early on to understand the project’s openings & provide in-depth 28/8 expertise at every phase of pre-construction. Getting the Division 28 PACS…

An enterprise like Nebraska Methodist Health System is focused on keeping staff, patients, and visitors safe and it uses a range of security measures to do this. A critical safety measure for NMHS is access control at the door opening. NMHS’s Director of Public Safety, Matt Shaw, learned that the…

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…

Things in the openings industry have changed a lot since I started American Direct back in 1991. I’m pleased to invite you to explore the latest evidence that American Direct continues to evolve with the ever-changing door opening landscape: our updated brand, logo, and website.