Assa Acquires LifeSafety Power

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 04, 2019, 01:30pm EDT

Assa Abloy is acquiring LifeSafety Power, adding to their growing collection of access control brands like Mercury, August, Pioneer Doors, and KEYper in just the last two years.

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In this note, we examine:

  • LifeSafety Power company background
  • Company product offerings and access niche
  • Impact to LifeSafety Power moving forward
  • What the deal means for Assa partners
  • Impact to LifeSafety Power's top competitor Altronix

LifeSafety ***** (***) **********

******* ***** **** ****** Power, ********* ****** *********** ******** ************ ************** **.

** * ********** ***** time, *** ***** *** become *** ** *** leading ********* *** ***-******* power ********, ******* *** place ** *** ************ ***** ****** ******************.

LSP *******

** ***** *******,**** ***** ****** ******* sales *** ****'*** ******** ** ***** about *** ** *******'.

********** *******, **** ******** price **** *** ********.

Product *********

********** ***** ***** ****** equipment********* *** ****** ******* as **** ** ***** and ***** ***-******* *******.

***'* ******* ********* ******* networkable ********* ******** ** rack ** **** *****-***** enclosures, *** * **** of ******* ********** ***-********** power ****** ********** **** cutouts *** ****** ******* for****** ******* **** *************** ****, *****, ***, Mercury, ******, *** ******** House:

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What **** ***** *** ********

** ****** ********* ****** of *** **** ** be ***** *** **** partners.

*** ******* ********** ***** partner **** ** ***** 'they **** ***', ******** to ********* ***** ****** vendors ***** ** ****** straightforward ** ******* ************* change.

*******, *** ********* ** this **** ***** **** rather **** *** ***** the ****** ******* ***** of ******** *** ********* existing ****** ****** *** controller ************ ***** **** power ******** ****** *** changes ******.

********* ********, **** ***** supplies *** **********, **** multiple ******* ** ******, and ** ** ******** that ****** ********* **** from *** ***** ****** most ****** *******.

Impact ** ********** *****

***** **** **** ** one ** *** ********'* largest *********, *** *** is *********** ***** **** significant *********, **********, *** operational **** ** ***** on ********* ****** *****.

Altronix ******

***'* *** ********** **********.

*********** **** ***-******* ***** is *** * *********** advanced *******, *** ** often ********** * *** differentiated *******, ** ****** Assa's *** ** **** minimal ********* ****** ** Altronix.

******** ***** *********** **** ******* ***-******* power ******** ***** *** mid ****'*. ******** ****** of **** ** *** market ****** **** ***** specifiers *** ***********, *** the ***** *** **** acceptance/trust ** **** ******** and ***** ****.

** * ******* ********** basis, ******** ******* *** on ******** **** ************ fused *******,******* ********** **********, *** ******* **********.

** **** *********** ********** Power (***) *** ******* significantly, **** ***** ***** LSP ** ***** ** or **** ******* ********.

*******, ** *** **** lost ** *** *** of ******* **** ************, it ***** ***** ****** and ****** ******** ** establish * ******* ********* as *** **** *********** independent ***** ****** *****.

Operational ******

********** **** ********* **** Securitron *** ***** ******** ****** ******* **** ESD, *** ** ****** years *** ******* ***** as * *** ******** and ******* ***** ********, not ******* ***** ***** own *****.

** ****, ** ** not ********** ***** ******* in ***'* ********, *** will ****** ** ******* emerge.

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Comments (4)

Oh boy. Assa what are you doing? Are you planning on taking over the world?

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We have been using LSP for yeas now and love the product. The modular approach and limited components allowed flexibility and I can build out our power supplies for any situation thrown at us. We use a lot of systems that are Mercury based and they go hand in hand for a clean install.

I don’t know what patents LSP has but Now with the Assa money will there be a patent lawsuit against Altronix?

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A very good question to think about as I read your post. I wonder if the actual patents boil down to the circuit board hardware. In regards both LSP and Altronix(Trove) sell mercury circuit foot print back planes, as well as Software House. So both Tyco and UTC are supported, I do wander a bit thinking there is fuel for fire?

Although a knee-jerk reaction...who would get in the ring with Assa?

Looking back at my 'take over the world' statement. Does LPS having any open lawsuits? or does acquistion release all bonds?

Note: I like both Altronix and LPS product lines, although a bit late in the industry game I appreciate their remote assist and dashboard abilities that were once previous truck rolls to the custome location for basic troubleshooting.

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I disagree that low-voltage power supplies are "not a technically advanced product". There is a trend for these to be able to be more tightly integrated with other systems. For example, the LSP NL4 can present itself as if it were a (large) output board to a Mercury controller, allowing hosts to control power outputs as if they were access control relays. Both LSP and Altronix have fairly good integration abilities on their boards now.

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