Southco Modular H3-EM Swinghandle Wins 2019 SIA New Product Award At ISC West

April 18, 2019 Rachel Pilgren-Kane

Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access Solutions (EAS); Mike Fahy, Commercial Product Manager, EAS; Ashley Weidow, Industry Manager; Diversified Technologies and Sonny Van Ngo, Global Product Manager, EAS pictured with Southco’s award-winning Modular H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle


Concordville, Pa., April 16, 2019 — Southco, Inc., a globally recognized leader in engineered access hardware solutions is proud to announce that the Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Southco’s Modular H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle as the 2019 winner of the Network Support Solutions category. The Modular H3-EM was recognized on the main stage at ISC West, the nation’s largest converged security trade show, on April 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The SIA ( New Product Showcase is the security industry’s premier awards-based marketing program recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. 30 judges reviewed more than 95 entries from more than 80 companies in 2019, presenting awards for technologies covering more than 30 product and service categories.

As more personal information is being created and stored in data centers around the world, the risks and costs of data breaches continue to rise. Government and industry regulations are constantly evolving, requiring increased physical security not only at the building level, but also on the server cabinet doors. Available cabinet locking solutions typically require a unique cutout in the cabinet door that makes installing into existing cabinets very challenging, and in many cases prohibitive. These solutions also lack sensing capability to provide adequate data monitoring of real-time conditions.

Southco’s Modular H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle consists of an efficient, microprocessor controlled handle module along with a selection of single factor and dual- factor authentication access control reader modules. Options include PIN pad or multi-frequency RFID card reader as well dual-factor authentication options of PIN pad/RFID and Fingerprint/RFID.

Utilizing a standard Wiegand output, the H3-EM Swinghandle can easily integrate into third party Physical Access Control Systems (PACS). Integrated sensors and LEDs provide feedback for real-time status monitoring of the electronic lock, handle and access control reader, while its flexible assembly allows for easy installation into most existing cabinets without cutting or drilling.

“The cabinet locking solutions available on the market today have limited options for user authentication and don’t offer an upgrade path when security requirements change,” said Mike Fahy, Commercial Product Manager, Electronic Access Solutions, Southco, Inc. “Southco’s Modular H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle enables various single and multifactor access control reader modules to meet different security requirements, and provides real-time data monitoring of electronic lock status, handle status and the access control reader module itself.”


About Southco

Southco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world’s most recognized brands create value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.

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