Taking IT Global

The Client

TakingITGlobal collaborates with youth, educators and like-minded organizations around the world to solve today’s most pressing challenges—from sustainability and health issues to human rights and the role of technology. Through a wide range of initiatives, TakingITGlobal inspires, educates and empowers youth to become a force for positive change.

The Challenge

TakingITGlobal recently opened an office in downtown Toronto and identified a series of security priorities. At the top of the list was an intelligent, integrated access control system that would be easy to manage and make financial sense for a non-profit organization.

In keeping with the organization’s commitment to sustainability, the solution also had to have minimal impact on the environment and support energy conservation.

The Solution

TakingITGlobal selected ABC Security due to our well-balanced expertise in system integration and electronic and mechanical security. Following a detailed discovery process, including an on-site assessment, we put together a fully custom solution that met each of the client’s goals.

This sophisticated solution harnesses cutting-edge technology from the most trusted names in access control. It’s comprised of technology-enhanced door hardware and a user-friendly software program—both of which are seamlessly integrated for easy management and robust security.

Intelligent features enable secure and reliable communication between components, while reducing installation costs by eliminating the need for extra hardware. For added security and peace of mind, the system delivers real-time alarm notifications to facility managers or security personnel.

Products Used on This Project

Assa Abloy IN220 Power over Ethernet (PoE) access control lock: an energy-efficient solution that enables convenient and cost-effective installations by harnessing existing network infrastructure;

McKinney ElectroLynx® PoE Quick Connect hinge: this intelligent and durable hinge transfers Ethernet data through the door to the electromechanical hardware, which operates the door;

mckinney electrolynx poe door hinge


Assa Abloy IN120 WiFi access control lock: available in mortise and cylindrical lock configurations, this WiFi-enabled lock simplifies access control installation and expansion, while delivering a sophisticated aesthetic and heightened security.

sargent in120 wifi access control lock


DNA Fusion Suite software: an intuitive program that integrates fully with the chosen Assa Abloy lock technology to enable easy access to all system data and provide built-in reporting on door status, personnel, event history and more.

Feedback from the Client

“Our experience with ABC Security on this project was stellar—from the initial site visit to the installation process, all of our questions were answered and we were guided to decisions that would ensure our office was secure. Their work setting up Open Options with Assa Abloy’s newest locks ensures we can easily provide new employees with access when they join our team, while minimizing our environmental footprint. The flexibility of using physical keys for comfort and fail-safe with fobs and mobile devices is also a great improvement. Having ABC as our trusted partner for office security and access made our move-in a hassle-free pleasure.”

—Michael Furdyk
Co-founder & Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal

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