Senseon Plus Case Tracks Access; Wins Award
Santa Fe Springs, CA—Senseon has launched the next generation of its intelligent cabinet-level access control system (left), featuring audit trail capability. Designed for hinged and sliding doors, drawers, display cases, and other fixtures, the Senseon Plus system helps users create a superior customer experience by providing the easiest-to-use cabinet-level locking solution available. With no locks or keyholes for thieves or customers to see, the concealed system both enhances security and maintains cabinet design. It can be installed, implemented and configured in new or existing fixtures.
Senseon Plus enables users to strengthen security, reduce shrinkage, improve merchandising, and streamline transactions. It adapts to retail environments ranging from jewelry stores to department stores to boutiques. The system can secure a single cabinet, an entire store, or a national chain of stores, using one set of credentials.
Senseon Plus comes with audit trail capability, which provides the time, location and identity of a person attempting access and reports failed efforts. In the event of an unauthorized attempt, Senseon Plus generates a local alarm and informs connected systems, such as video surveillance and silent alarm systems. The data provided also help retailers improve employee accountability and product merchandising.
Other major new features include:
Separately, the Senseon Plus just won an ASID Design Impact Award last week during the GlobalShop@RetailX in Chicago. The awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent.
“ASID is pleased to recognize Senseon and Senseon Plus as an ASID Design Impact Award winner,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
“We’re honored to be a recipient of an ASID Design Impact Award because we developed Senseon Plus to address the design and operational needs of our customers in the retail, healthcare, financial and hospitality environments,” said Sid Kalantar, Senseon vice president of sales and marketing. “Recognition by ASID as an innovator is further validation of our team’s design intention.”
Picchiotti Launches Bridal Collection
Valenza, Italy—Picchiotti, the Italian brand renowned for high-end precious gemstone jewelry, recently introduced a new bridal collection featuring engagement rings, wedding bands, wedding day jewelry, and anniversary gifts, all of which capture the essence of the brand’s classic Italian quality and style.
The new bridal collection features rings and bands from Picchiotti’s best-selling Xpandable Collection with special technology that allows the ring to expand up to two ring sizes. The technology allows a groom to surprise his bride without knowing her ring size or a wedding band that will fit for decades, despite health and aging issues that can affect ring size. The collection also includes statement earrings for a dramatic wedding-day look without being uncomfortably heavy on the ear.
The collection also offers options for colored gemstone bridal jewelry, a trend among Millennials.
Assael Expands Akoya Collection
New York, NY—Assael has expanded its Japanese Akoya pearl assortment with the launch of a new two-part program, Always Akoya, that features classic strands and studs plus an all-new “Silk” fashion collection that offers pearls on silky gold chains at moderate price points.
The standard Akoya program offers strands in various lengths and millimeter sizes from 6.5 - 10mm, as well as both 16” and 18” graduated strands ranging from 6.5 - 9.5 mm, with a signature Assael clasp in either 18k yellow or white gold. Custom lengths and sizes are available by special order with delivery between 48 – 72 hours.
New in the Assael “Silk” collection are a long pair of flexible hoop earrings made of 18k yellow gold chain with one pearl suspended within the circle of the hoop, $1,950 MSRP. Two lengths (17” and 36”) of new Akoya pearl station chains (MSRP, $2,400 and $4,900 respectively) can be worn individually or layered.
All Assael pearls come with free annual cleaning and restringing through the brand’s retail partners.