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ACRE to sell Mercury Security to HID Global

HID plans for tighter integration between controllers and readers
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09/20/2017

LAS VEGAS—Access Control Related Enterprises LLC, owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet, recently announced the sale of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a brand under ASSA ABLOY. Mercury is a supplier of OEM access control hardware.

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

Speco is ‘Giving You More’

As much of the industry is focused on low price and high volume, Speco is adding more value
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09/20/2017

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—When I asked T.J. Dickson, Speco Technologies VP of sales and marketing, what the message was behind Speco’s new tagline “Giving You More,” he noted that the phrase has a much deeper meaning than what appears on the surface, as it relates to how the company is responding to the current price pressures going on within the video surveillance market.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

Brivo’s Steve Van Till publishes book

Security veteran explores five technologies transforming physical security in the digital age
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09/20/2017

BETHESDA, Md.—Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, a cloud services provider, recently published a book entitled The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age.

PSA to offer Fortium’s cybersecurity solution

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09/20/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Fortium Partners has entered into an agreement with PSA to distribute Fortium Partners’ professional services offering, called Cybersecurity Protocol. PSA security system integrators will now have ready access to the services of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?