What a Year!
Hard to believe it, but there were some highlights in 2020. Click here for Encon's Year in Review.
Encon will continue to offer training webinars for our dealers in the new year. Watch for details as the we regularly update the training schedule.
MANUFACTURER 2021 PRICE INCREASES
Several manufacturers have announced price increases in the new year.
- DoorKing: 5% general price increase effective Jan. 4, 2021.
- DoorBird, FAAC, Magnetic, Maximum Controls, and Viking: Implemented prices increases in 2021. Specific percentage amounts and effective dates vary. Ask an Encon sales representative for more information.
All Viking, FAAC, and Magnetic products shipped after January 4, 2021 (regardless of serial number or production date) will follow a new warranty policy. Previous purchases will follow previous warranty time.
- All FAAC and Viking gate operators now carry a 3-year warranty, while the Viking pad mount operators carry a 5 year warranty, independently from the application.
- Control Boards, Accessories or Spare Parts factory installed or sold with any products carry the same warranty period as the product they are sold with, except for batteries that will carry a 2 year warranty. For all the new warranty details, click here.
IMPORTANT Freight Announcement
Due to the current pandemic, all freight companies have stopped guaranteed deliveries.
UPS will NOT refund any charges for Expedited Shipping including: UPS Red, 2-Day, and 3-Day shipping. Ground shipments are not being delivered on normal schedules. Please be prepared for delays. UPS has the right to deem any address non-deliverable due to COVID issues. Truck companies are also delaying shipments and refusing to deliver to addresses they may have delivered to in the past.
Encon Electronics has no control over deliveries by any shipping companies. We suggest you try to place orders earlier than usual. We will do our best to inform our customers of any delays.
New Product Alert
BD-LS LOOP SHIELD is now available
Encon is excited to offer all new BD-LS Loop Shield from BD Loops. The new loop sealant features an innovative hybrid technology comprised of MS Polymers. MS Polymers have many advantages over Polyurethane and Rubberized loop sealants.
Barcode Automation (BAi) products are now offered at Encon
We added BAi readers, decals, and tags to our vehicle access control product line. Encon is excited to offer this new manufacturer. This product features no more cards or key fobs! The BA-440 reader works with BAi Barcode Decals that act as the "credential" for the vehicle identification system. Decals are applied to the side of the vehicle, not the front, and work in all weather conditions.
Encon stocks the new FAAC FC14000 Cellular
The new FAAC cellular intercom allows users to set automatic gate open and close times, to add keypad codes via app, to issue time restricted codes and features 2x relays and an illuminated call button and keypad.
David's 25th Anniversary with Encon
In honor of David Aldave's 25 years of service with Encon Electronics, the in-office crew celebrated with all his favorites! Employees enjoyed delicious chicken sandwiches (what else!?!), Inca Cola, sweet-iced tea, and tres leches cake for dessert.
President, Jeff Harris, and General Manager, Justin Kilby, acknowledged David’s momentous milestone by presenting him with a new watch for all his time with the company. David started at Encon in 1995 working in the shipping department; then, he served as the warehouse manager for several years before transitioning to sales.
Today, David is one of Encon's most knowledgeable and popular technicians at Encon. He is also one of our Spanish speaking techs. Congrats again David!
Justin Kilby Appointed Encon General Manager
In September, Encon announced that longtime employee, Justin Kilby, was promoted to general manager. Kilby has served Encon for nearly 20 years, and after overcoming personal tragedy, earned his position at second in command at the company. Full story here
Encon Expo 2019
Encon event brings dealers and vendors together
The Encon Expo on May 3-4 trade was an incredible two-day event that combined industry networking and educational opportunities in a fun, one-of-a-kind venue. Nearly 200 dealers from around the Bay Area and manufacturers from across the country traveled to Northern Calif. to attend.
In total, 21 manufacturers exhibited at the show which allowed attendees to view and demo a diverse variety of products including gate operators and access control equipment. Participants also took advantage of the 16 training workshops offered every half hour and enjoyed the casino-themed activities, complimentary food and beverages, and the amazing prizes given away throughout the two days! Click here for the full story.