Tri-Ed Adds Nest, ECKey as Vendor Partners

Independent security distributor Tri-Ed has announced a distribution agreement with Nest, welcoming the smart thermostat and smoke alarm innovator as a vendor partner supplier in the U.S. Tri-Ed has also welcomed ECKey as a vendor partner.
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Independent security distributor Tri-Ed has announced a distribution agreement with Nest, welcoming the smart thermostat and smoke alarm innovator as a vendor partner supplier in the U.S. Tri-Ed has also welcomed ECKey as a vendor partner.

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ECKey manufactures long-range prox readers and stand-alone control systems functioning with Bluetooth, opposed to legacy prox card technology, allowing people to use their mobile device as a key.

The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures customers like, creates a custom schedule for the home, and turns itself down when everyone is away. Once it’s learned the household’s schedule, Nest can save 20 percent on heating and cooling bills, according to the company. The Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm identifies danger and its source for customers.

Tri-Ed will now carry Nest professional products in all of its branches across the U.S. "We are very pleased to partner with Nest," said Pat Comunale, president and CEO, Tri-Ed Distribution. "Nest's professional product solutions will create a unique opportunity for security dealers to provide added value to their customers while increasing value in their own business development as well."

Gene Lanois, GM of the Nest pro channel, commented, "Tri-Ed brings an extensive distribution network that will help us to expand our reach across North America.”

ECKey readers have adjustable read-range that works from 1-foot to 30-feet, so they can be mounted on the secure side of the door, away from vandals and the elements, saving installation and maintenance costs. They easily integrate with traditional panel access control systems using Wiegand output and have an on-board audit trail for stand-alone applications.

“We are very excited to have Tri-Ed as our national distributor to help us reach dealers who are ready to graduate from the commodity access control products they are selling today,” said Jessica Deer, ECKey marketing and support manager. “The costs savings available with ECKey products, combined with Tri-Ed’s support, are a winning combination.”

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