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Hebert departs HID

Sodergren named interim CEO
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05/23/2015

AUSTIN, Texas—Denis Hebert has resigned his position as president and CEO of HID Global. Ulf Södergren, CTO of parent company ASSA ABLOY, has been appointed as interim CEO for HID, Ann Holmberg, ASSA ABLOY manager of corporate communications told Security Systems News.

B Safe buys backyard competitor

‘Hometown feel’ matters, general manager says
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05/22/2015

MANTUA, N.J.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has acquired Security Connection of Gibbstown, N.J.

DVTEL receives $9m

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05/20/2015

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Video surveillance provider DVTEL has earmarked the $9 million investment it received for acquisitions and innovation.

ESX honors I-View Now integration

Larry Folsom discusses the integration, TechVision Challenge
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05/20/2015

HENDERSON, Nev.—I-View Now’s recent integration with Honeywell Total Connect, recently announced as an ESX 2015 Innovation Award winner, will be the monitoring contender in the first TechVision Challenge at this year’s show.

Ex-ADT exec kick-starts Abode

Home security company exceeds fundraising goal
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05/20/2015

PALO ALTO, Calif.—A former ADT executive’s Kickstarter campaign to help finance a new DIY home security company exceeded its $100,000 goal, and the company, Abode, is up and running.

Industry divided on Google’s effect on security industry

News Poll: Few believe Google will seek professional monitoring
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05/19/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google, in March of this year, acquired patents relating to residential security. Twelve months earlier, Google acquired the smart home thermostat Nest. Is Google planning a big move into the security space? Should the industry be nervous? Security Systems News readers were evenly divided among those who are worried, those who are not worried, and those who plan to worry about Google if and when it gets seriously involved in the industry.

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SSN News Poll July 2015

Studies show a correlation between having women in the boardroom and profitability. And yet, there remains a dearth of women in the security industry. Some organizations, including SIA and the Women's Security Council, are actively working to expand the number of professional women in the security industry. What is your company doing? Why do you think there are so few women in the industry?

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