Sera4 Appoints Turn-Key Communications as Representative for Northern Ontario

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, March 23, 2021 – Sera4 has appointed Turn-Key Communications to represent its keyless access control solutions in Northern Ontario.  

Based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Turn-Key Communications has been Northern Ontario’s leading telecommunications company for the last 26 years. Specializing in outside plant construction, fibre and copper cable placement and splicing, structured wiring, and networking systems, Turn-Key Communications’ customer base includes some of Canada’s leading telecom, mining, and utilities companies, such as Bell Canada, Rogers, Barrick Gold, WesTower, and Ontario Power Generation. 

Terry Joseph, General Manager at Turn-Key Communications, is looking forward to bringing Sera4’s keyless access control solutions to his customers. “Sera4 provides the ideal solution for many of our clients that have historically used traditional lock and key applications to secure their facilities. Our clients have tens of thousands of locks across their facilities, which come with all the old issues: lost keys, staff issues, contractor access, and emergency access, among others. Sera4 eliminates these common challenges and I’m thrilled to offer a more efficient and effective solution to my clients.’ 

Joseph sees working with Sera4 as an opportunity to round out his portfolio and provide extra value to customers. “Sera4 gives customers total control and flexibility to administer access to their facilities via with a secure digital solution. The options are endless, and applications for (Sera4) solutions are wide and varied.  As a contractor for dozens and dozens of companies, getting access to their facilities, either regularly or periodically, is a challenge day in and day out with mechanical keys, so we can easily convey the value of Sera4 to our clients, citing our real experience. 

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to expand our network in Canada and bring the power of secure, scalable, reliable keyless access control solutions to other Canadian organizations,” says Eric Corej, VP of Sales at Sera4. “We’re looking forward to growing our relationship and helping Terry and the team at Turn-Key Communications bring controlled authorizations, data collection, and accountability to their customers.” 

To learn more about Turn-Key Communications, connect with Terry on LinkedIn, visit www.turnkeycommunications.ca, and follow Turn-Key Communications on Facebook. For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us

Sera4 Appoints Smart Building Solutions as Representative Firm for Access Control Solutions

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, March 4, 2021 – Sera4 has appointed Smart Building Solutions to represent its keyless access control solutions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Based in Pittsburgh, Smart Building Solutions brings 40 years of low voltage experience and is focused on offering connected intelligent solutions to integrators, security contractors, installers, and electrical contractors.

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Gary Rodgers, Principal at Smart Building Solutions, is looking forward to bringing Sera4’s keyless access control solutions to his customers. “Sera4’s portfolio complements many of our existing product lines, including cameras, access control, cabling, connectivity, cabinets, and housing solutions,” says Rodgers. “As a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), I often provide design assistance to consultants, architects, and engineers. We’re excited to include Sera4 in our cohesive, unified, end-to-end offering to customers.”

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.

“The ability to manage unlimited locks and devices, with an easy-to-use cloud platform is unmatched,” says Rodgers. “(Sera4) truly helps us deliver a superior customer experience.”

“We’re thrilled to bring Gary and Smart Building Solutions onboard as our representative firm for PA, WV, MD, and DC” says Eric Corej, VP of Sales at Sera4. “We’re looking forward to growing our relationship and helping Smart Building Solutions deliver additional value to their customers.” To learn more about Smart Building Solutions, connect with Gary on LinkedIn. For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us.

Sera4 Appoints Monfort Electronics Marketing as Representative Firm

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, February 24, 2021 – Sera4 has appointed Monfort Electronics Marketing to represent its keyless access control solutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. 


Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Monfort was founded in 1958 and the team of 10 employees has over 150 years of experience.  Monfort is focused on the systems integration market, and prides itself on delivering honesty and integrity to its customers, via its breadth of product offerings and customer service.  

Mark Clemens, CEO at Monfort, is looking forward to bringing Sera4’s portfolio of keyless access control products to his customers. “Sera4’s offering allows us to provide intelligent access control solutions in scenarios where they previously weren’t possible, due to infrastructure and connectivity issues,” says Clemens. “(Sera4’s) ability to provide intelligent access control in non-connected, remote environments is critical for our customers.” 

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re glad to welcome Mark and the team at Monfort as our representative firm for IL, IN, MI, and OH,” says Eric Corej, VP of Sales at Sera4. “We’re looking forward to working with Monfort to deliver secure, scalable, and reliable access control solutions to their customers.” 

To learn more about Monfort Electronics Marketing, connect with Mark on LinkedIn. For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us

Sera4 Certifies Power Product Services as Authorized Integrator

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, February 18, 2021 – Power Product Services (PPS), a U.S.-based technology services and solutions provider, has been certified as an Authorized Integrator for Sera4’s portfolio of access control products and solutions. 

Sera4 Authorized Integrator access control logo, with PPS logo

With offices in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Minnesota, PPS offers unique technology and network solutions to customers in a variety of industries, including telecom, data centers, utilities, municipalities, solar energy, and tower companies. 

Brent Broschinsky, Director of Sales and Marketing at PPS, is looking forward to bringing Sera4’s keyless access control solutions to his customers. “Sera4 is a great fit for us because we have customers that cover large areas (hundreds of miles),” says Broschinsky. “We have seen first-hand how many times (a customer) will go to a site with keys that don’t work, or the customer has to send a tech on a four-hour trip to unlock a door.” 

With a client base that manages billions of dollars’ worth of critical infrastructure, Broschinsky sees Sera4 solutions as an opportunity to bring increased security, scalability, and reliability to PPS customers. “We have seen major security issues with batteries being stolen and other equipment out of outdoor cabinets because they only have a small padlock on them,” says Broschinsky. “Our clients are also concerned with protecting their network, and the ability to unlock a Sera4 lock without providing access to the network is key. I think the security and technology of the lock is what separates it from the competition.”  

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome Power Product Services to our Authorized Integrator program,” says Eric Corej, VP of Sales at Sera4. “PPS is a customer-driven company, that provides only best-in-class products and services, and it’s an honor to be included in their portfolio of offerings.” 

To learn more about Power Product Services, follow them on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram. For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us

Sera4 Appoints Coastline Networks as Southern California Representative

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, January 26, 2021 – Sera4 has appointed Coastline Networks to represent its keyless access control solutions in Southern California.  

Coastline Networks Announcement Sera4 keyless access control security

 Based in San Clemente, California, and with 16 years of industry experience, Coastline Networks is focused on offering unique technology and network solutions to a variety of customers, including network integrators, data centers, cellular companies, and low voltage installers.  

Jeff Smullin, owner and founder at Coastline Networks, is looking forward to bringing Sera4’s keyless access control solutions to his customers. “(Sera4’s products) allow me to work in the the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and cellular space with current customers. The lock controller also gives my integrators, low voltage installers, and data center partners an access control product to make all of their cabinets keyless.”  

As the owner of a growing company with a unique group of product lines, Smullin sees working with Sera4 as an opportunity to round out his portfolio and provide extra value to customers. “The security that the (Sera4) product brings to customers is unmatched,” says Smullin. “The ability to guarantee identity and the unlimited scalability gives our partners room to grow without additional fees.” 

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to bring Jeff and Coastline Networks onboard as our representative firm for Southern California” says Eric Corej, VP of Sales at Sera4. “We’re looking forward to growing our relationship and helping Coastline deliver additional value, security, scalability, and reliability to their partners.” 

To learn more about Coastline Networks, connect with Jeff on LinkedIn, and follow Coastline on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us.

Sera4 Certifies OptiNet as First Authorized Integrator in Western Canada

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, January 20, 2021 — OptiNet, a British Columbia-based technology services and solutions provider has been certified as Sera4’s first Authorized Integrator in Western Canada under a new certification program. 

Founded in 2001, OptiNet works with a range of organizations, from small business to enterprise, to provide telecom and IT consulting, structured cabling, and physical security services. With a number of clients across industries such as manufacturing, aviation, and municipalities, OptiNet was looking for a comprehensive wireless access control solution to offer its clients. 

James Robertson, Chief Executive Officer at OptiNet, sees an immediate opportunity for Sera4 solutions with a number of his municipal clients. “Municipalities are dealing with hundreds of doors and cabinets across hundreds of buildings. If a master key is lost, rekeying costs thousands of dollars and takes months,” says Robertson. “Offering a keyless access control solution to our clients allows us to disrupt the status quo. Often, our clients just accept that getting a key to a far-reaching area is inconvenient, or that rekeying is an expensive, time-consuming process. Sera4 solutions allow us to show our clients that there is a better way, and that we can solve a problem that they didn’t think could be solved.”  

Robertson believes that becoming a Sera4 Authorized Integrator is an excellent addition to OptiNet’s portfolio of solutions. “A key part of OptiNet’s vision and values is building a strong relationship with both customers and partners,” says Robertson. “We’re happy to partner with Sera4 and continue to build a strong relationship so we can continue to offer a more complete, comprehensive access control solution for our customers.”  

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to certify OptiNet as our first Authorized Integrator in Western Canada and to provide a secure, reliable solution that helps them serve their customers better,” says David Coode, CEO at Sera4. “We’re looking forward to working together and growing our partnership.” 

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, contact us

FS Connect signs Master Distribution Agreement for sub-Saharan Africa with Canadian-based company, Sera4

FS Connect is excited to officially announce its partnership with Sera4 as the Master Distributor of their Keyless Access Control solution in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sera4 Armored Padlock

Sera4, a Canadian-based technology company which was founded in 2014, has expanded its presence into Central and South America, as well as the African continent, offering a keyless access solution which provides centralized management of digital keys through the use of smartphones.

This partnership allows distribution and support of the Sera4 access control solution within South and sub-Saharan Africa, enabling FS Connect to then also further support local businesses in offering the technology to their clients.

“Sera4 is such an exciting product for the African market as it offers truly disruptive innovation that is transforming access control technology like never before. We see this as a great fit / partnership as we focus more and more on cloud-based infrastructure” says Thabo Wessie, Managing Director of FS Connect.

“We’re thrilled to partner with FS Connect to bring secure, reliable, scalable keyless access control solutions to sub-Saharan Africa” says David Coode, CEO at Sera4. “We’re committed to protecting critical infrastructure around the globe, and we’re happy that FS Connect have selected us to round out their portfolio of security offerings.”

ABOUT FS CONNECT

FS Connect, a Johannesburg-based organisation, offers solutions in the life safety and electronic security industry, mostly driven by larger 4IR themes such as cloud computing and services, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Video Analytics. See more here: https://www.fs-systems.co.za/fsconnect

CONTACT For more information contact Cathrine Herwill at [email protected].

Sera4 releases Device Restriction

We just completed updates of our Teleporte Servers (3.7) and released our Mobile App (5.5). We’re excited to share that Device Restriction is now available to all our Teleporte Enterprise subscribers.

This new feature gives control to Teleporte Administrators to limit the number of mobile phones to which Teleporte users can download keys. We are aware that some users are sharing their Teleporte credentials with other contractors to share keys. This practice obviously undermines the accuracy of the access logs and may expose our customers to risk of unauthorized entry. Administrators can now easily enable Device Restriction with a selection in the admin console.

Device Restriction works despite the upgraded privacy controls in the latest mobile operating systems. Users with multiple mobile devices connected with a Teleporte account will receive a message that only their primary device will download keys. In the event that they switch devices, as simple message to their administrator will update their primary device registration.

Device Restriction is another way that Sera4 innovates to provide security in keyless access. It will also improve the accuracy of your access logs. Please visit our support portal or contact us if you are interested in training on this new feature.

We’re moving!

As of today, we’ve moved our headquarters to a new larger office. Not only does this accommodate our growth, but we now on the ground level with on-site warehouse and production areas.

Our new mailing address is

Sera4 Ltd.
100-630 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada
N2V 2N2

We plan to hold an open house, but we will have to wait until it is safe, after the pandemic.

Sera4 (Virtually) Exhibiting at AfricaCom 2020

In recognition of the continuous growth in demand for reliable access control in Africa, Sera4 is committed to supporting and developing its customer base in Africa. Sera4 will be virtually exhibiting at the Africacom 2020 tradeshow on November 9-12. Register here for a free visitor pass. Come speak with us.