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Monday September 15, 2014
Written by Staff
Linear LLC has announced the appointment of industry executive Tom Cummiskey as senior vice president of global sales.
Monday September 15, 2014
Written by Staff
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has announced it has achieved important new milestones within its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification less than a year after forming a Working Group to develop it.
Monday September 15, 2014
Written by Staff
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the release of the ANSI/SIA CP-01-2014 False Alarm reduction standard.
Monday September 15, 2014
Written by Staff
Zenitel has announced a strategic technology partnership with Genetec. In this relationship, Zenitel will become a preferred technology hardware supplier to Genetec end-users with its globally deployed intercom system, leveraging session initiation protocol (SIP) for superior voice and video over internet protocol (VoIP) communications.
Monday September 15, 2014
Written by Staff
Assa Abloy AB (ASSAB), the world’s largest lock maker, is negotiating partnerships with mobile-phone companies as new software for Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) devices will allow users to open doors with their smartphones.
Friday September 12, 2014
Written by Staff
ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it now claims members from six of the seven continents in the world, with the addition of Brazilian security products manufacturer intelbras to its membership ranks.
Friday September 12, 2014
Written by Staff
Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-MKT) (“Vicon”), a designer and producer of video security and surveillance systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Eric Fullerton, formerly Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Milestone Systems A/S, to succeed Kenneth M. Darby as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Vicon.

Wednesday September 10, 2014
Written by The Canadian Press
PENTICTON, B.C. — Mounties are criticizing the organizers of a summer music festival near Penticton, B.C., saying police were forced to step in as security guards for a company that failed to do its job.
Wednesday September 10, 2014
Written by Staff
Tyco Security Products announced that it is bringing its popular brand of CEM Systems access control products to the Americas.
Tuesday September 09, 2014
Written by Staff
Viscount Systems, a leading provider of IT-based security software and services, today announced that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure U.S. Federal Government facilities in Washington, D.C., and Ohio for the Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Tuesday September 09, 2014
Written by Staff
Leviton today announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC, a leader in design and manufacture of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities. Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time and is excited to welcome them into Leviton.As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including their iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android app-based GUIs that are easy to use and simple to install with drag and drop programming, and the recently launched hand-held remote control. Additionally, Leviton will offer the Bitwise app on its’ popular OmniTouch 7 for applications when fixed touchscreens are required.“Bitwise brings customizable Audio/Video controls to our product portfolio,” said Jay McLellan, president of Leviton Security and Automation. “Bitwise and Leviton Installers now have affordable solutions for home theater, restaurants, boardrooms and classrooms that are modular and expandable.”“Leviton is a perfect fit for BitWise and we are very excited to be part of their team” said Lance Beck, CEO of BitWise Controls. “We look forward to providing continued innovation for our customers.”“The Bitwise deal, following on the heels of the recent acquisition of ClickOn Technology, demonstrates Leviton's commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions,” remarked Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton COO. Leviton has evolved its business into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.
Tuesday September 09, 2014
Written by Staff
Honeywell today announced the appointment of Inder Reddy as president of Honeywell Security Products Americas, an industry leader in intrusion, access control and video surveillance technologies. Reddy succeeds Scott Harkins, who accepted a new role within Honeywell.
Friday September 05, 2014
Written by Staff
Milestone Systems has just released its bi-monthly Device Pack 7.5 for the XProtect portfolio of VMS products. The most significant feature in this upgrade is support for ONVIF Edge Storage: cameras with Edge Storage can record video directly on internal storage.
Friday September 05, 2014
Written by Staff
MicroPower Technologies Inc. has announced that it has joined the Security Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, service providers and integrators of physical security products.
Friday September 05, 2014
Written by Staff
The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open source project, announced Sony Corporation as the newest AllSeen Alliance Premier Member.
Friday September 05, 2014
Written by Staff
Honeywell has announced new compatibility that will allow automation professionals to more efficiently integrate security features using VISTA panels with Crestron controlled homes and buildings.
Tuesday September 02, 2014
Written by Staff
Vicon Industries, Inc. has completed the previously announced merger with IQinVision, Inc., a designer and producer of high performance HD/megapixel IP cameras. The merger creates a global market player in integrated solutions for the video security market.
Tuesday September 02, 2014
Written by Staff
Qolsys opened its new global headquarters in San Jose, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. Minutes away from San Jose’s downtown center and the San Jose International Airport, the new headquarters will support engineering development, sales, marketing, tech support and operations teams.
Friday August 29, 2014
Written by Staff
Arteco Global announced its new distribution partner in the United States, Accu-Tech. Based out of Alpharetta, Georgia, Accu-Tech distributes nationally through its 35 sales and distribution centers across the United States.
Friday August 29, 2014
Written by Staff
Tyco SimplexGrinnell has received the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovator of the Year Award for 2014 from Axeda Corporation. The award recognizes the company for excellence in leveraging advanced Internet-connected technology to deliver smart eService fire alarm solutions that improve service delivery and provide significant value to customers.
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