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Honeywell buys smoke detection business

Deal will incorporate Xtralis into Honeywell’s Security and Fire division
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02/05/2016

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell announced on Feb. 4 it will acquire Xtralis, a smoke detection, security and video analytics company, for $480 million.

Tony Cassell: Security is part of the culture at Dropbox

Dropbox global security director shares strategies, principles for designing a security program and a tip about how to make beer a part of a security program
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02/03/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In his keynote address at TechSec Solutions this week, Dropbox global security director Tony Cassell shared principles and lessons for designing and implementing a security program, and he emphasized the importance of integrating security into company culture.

Axis’ Citilog purchase to bring more tools to customers

Kessler: Deal means easier access to intelligence and integration for higher end projects
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02/03/2016

STOCKHOLM—Network video provider Axis Communications on Feb. 1 announced the acquisition of Citilog, a provider of intelligent real-time video monitoring for traffic and transportation security and safety.

Worldwide is latest ‘search fund' acquisition deal

Novidam’s Schuil says ramping up access, video, interactive services on the to-do list
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02/03/2016

NEW YORK—The purchase of Worldwide Security by Novidam Capital Partners is the latest exampe of a “search fund” acquisition deal, a specialized finance model that brings entrepreneurs into the security industry.

Integrators and end users face off at TechSec

Five of Security Systems News’ ’20 under 40’ discuss the industry
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02/03/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Leading integrators and end users from Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 discussed how to deal with manufacturers, IT staff and each other in the Next Gen educational session, which took place Feb. 2 here at TechSec Solutions.

Tri-Ed opens new branch, plans co-locations with Clark

Boston and Denver, picked as test markets for co-location
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02/03/2016

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed, a distributor, announced the opening of a new branch in Memphis and the intention to co-locate two new locations with Clark Security, a locksmith division of Tri-Ed’s parent company Anixter.

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