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Ronald McDonald House—Cleveland Receives Donation from Matrix Systems

Access control/security provider donates a one-year service contract to the charity to help resident RMH families feel safe and comfortable.

For Immediate Release July 15, 2008

Tracie Burton
Matrix Systems
John Parris Frantz
J.P.F. Communications

CLEVELAND — Matrix Systems, a Dayton-Ohio-based provider of turnkey access control/security for commercial buildings has announced the ongoing donation of costs associated with a one-year service contract to The Ronald McDonald House (RMH)—Cleveland (, a nonprofit charity that provides a comfortable, affordable housing and support services for families during their child’s hospitalization.

Matrix Systems ( regularly donates equipment and services to the 30-year-old RMH-Cleveland, which is one of 300 Ronald McDonald Houses throughout 20 countries that has provided 5,000 rooms to nearly 4 million family members since 1974. Matrix has been the primary access control equipment and service provider for the 37,000- square-foot Cleveland facility for the past 16 years.

The Matrix Systems access control system generates magnetic stripe, photo ID cards that residents use to gain access to internal and external magnetic lock entry doors at the RMH-Cleveland, which serves primarily the nearby University Hospital and Cleveland

Clinic hospitals. “As a home-away-from-home for many children and their families, we want our residents to feel as safe as if they were in their own houses,” said Mark Destino, resident manager, RMH-Cleveland. “Because of their children’s hospitalization and treatment plans, families have odd schedules while staying here, therefore Matrix Systems’ powerful Frontier access control software program is vital in also allowing us to analyze and keep track of residents through usage reports.”