What Makes Us Different
Securitech has over three decades of success in creating and delivering innovative products to meet the most demanding locking needs and life safety code requirements. The Securitech team is proud of their well-deserved reputation as the leading “go-to” American manufacturer for special locking solutions.
Securitech solutions are customer specific and always consider life safety and respect code requirements while providing the desired level of protection against forced entry.
Securitech has earned a reputation in the door and hardware & security industries as the go‐to company for innovative door locking products. If someone else doesn’t make it, call Securitech. We’ve provided industry‐changing locking solutions in multiple disciplines for a varied array of end‐users. Securitech is an independent company, founded and guided by Simon & Mark Berger. Simon began the Berger family foray into security by importing a multiple‐point lock from Israel and installing and distributing it in the U.S. While successful in some very high profile installations in New York (from the mayor’s bedroom and bathroom in Gracie Mansion to every classroom receiving a computer), the specialized installation limited the product’s growth.
Mark joined the company and in 1983 and together with the existing partners (the late George Garfield and Dr. Leon Reich) they created Securitech Group Inc., with the premise of developing multiple‐point locking to meet American standards. (Dr. Reich is no longer affiliated with Securitech.) They soon discovered that architects, consultants and security directors recognized the company for more than just the products which were being introduced – they recognized Securitech as an innovator, not married to existing locking methods or procedures. Innovative product creation is at the heart of Securitech. The willingness to create effective solutions as requested by an end‐user or dealer has yielded products which are sold in the thousands. Securitech introduced multiple‐point automatic deadbolt locking, which spawned the single‐point version which the US Postal Service specified for all their carrier entry doors. The multi‐point version took on a life of its own as the first products tested to meet FEMA windstorm requirements. Electric locking was the next frontier for Securitech and their unique approach to electromagnetic lock release and signal generation were heralded as the code‐compliant way to accomplish multiple goals.
New York City’s Department of Housing specified Securitech’s Maglatch and Electrolatch for their apartment building renovations throughout the city, as did (and do) many individual landlords and management companies. Securitech was chosen to develop specialized electric locking for the Port Authority of NY/NJ’s electric locking project as part of the World Trade Center reconstruction after the 1993 bombing. Major retailers across the U.S. rely upon Securitech for code‐compliant protection against forced entry. Securitech’s Trident Series has enabled safe locking of exit doors and the innovative approach to alarming the door is recognized as the most effective method of notification. Securitech has developed innovative solutions for other major users including a life‐safety exit device and alarm for all of New York City Transit’s emergency gates, a user‐friendly gate locking system for Yankee Stadium and access control locking releases for existing locks on storefront doors. Behavioral health is the latest frontier where Securitech’s innovation has led the industry to providing a safer environment. In this case, Securitech partnered with Stanley for national distribution and in a relatively short window the anti‐ligature lockset became the product of choice for mental health professionals as they renovated or built new psychiatric wards in hospitals.
Continuous innovation is only possible when you can develop and retain talented people. The majority of Securitech’s design team has over fifteen years of experience with the company, within an employee base that includes several twenty year employees. And every Securitech employee is part of the design team, as the sales force and in‐house support team provide the critical information gathering and development link. Securitech’s sales team is recognized for its tenacity in attending to the customers and end‐users that use Securitech solutions. Going the extra mile to satisfy a customer is not the exception, it is the rule practiced day in and day out.
To support this product creation initiative and ambitious production variety, Securitech maintains a 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Maspeth, Queens and a satellite production facility in Tirgu Mures, Romania.
Global sourcing has been key to Securitech’s success, while domestic production and assembly assures the highest level of product performance. Securitech is poised for continued growth, with a collection of products under development which will carry us to new heights of leadership in the 21st century.
Mark J. Berger
President, Chief Product Officer
Mark has served as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and President at Securitech Group Inc. since 1983.
He holds several patents and is passionately involved in designing locking products which meet today’s emerging needs while respecting life safety codes.
Mark is the President of the Door and Hardware Institute, chairs the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association’s Codes and Government Affairs committee, serves as co-chair of the ASIS School Safety and Security Council and administrator of the ASIS Physical Security Council.
The recipient of two Robert G. Ryan awards for outstanding technical article in Doors and Hardware magazine, Mark also authors a monthly column entitled “Real Openings.” He has also contributed to other publications, including Catholic School Products and the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.
William J. Nelson
Vice President, Sales
Bill has served as Vice President at Securitech Group Inc. since 2006. He brings more than 40 years in Sales and Operations experience and has held several key leadership roles in sales, general management, services, marketing, and operations.
Alongside Mark, Bill is passionate in promoting high-security door hardware which meet today’s emerging needs while respecting life safety codes.
Find out more about how Bill and the Securitech Sales Team can assist you with your high-security locking needs by contacting us today.