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Deal closed: Vanderbilt buys Siemens Security Products

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06/01/2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Vanderbilt Industries today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Security Products business from Siemens.

Five Questions: Jeff Auman

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05/28/2015

Jeff Auman is vice president of residential sales for ADT. Before joining the company last November he held a number of leadership positions at Sprint, most recently as vice president, product operations.

Prime time for Alarm.com IPO

Interactive services provider files for $75m IPO
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05/27/2015

VIENNA, Va.—It has been a year since reports surfaced that Alarm.com owner ABS wanted to exit its investment. The wait may have been worthwhile, according to experts who spoke to Security Systems News. Now is a good time for Alarm.com, a fast-growing, market-leading provider of interactive services, to go public, they say.

Alarm Capital Alliance receives $9.5 million

New York City-based Alcentra invested
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05/27/2015

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, a security and alarm monitoring company based here, received a $9.5 million investment from Alcentra Capital Corporation.

Biometrics access control: not perfect, but possibly inevitable

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05/27/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Biometrics is the present and the future of access control. Some integrators and manufacturers of facial, iris and fingerprint recognition systems talk as if the markets are growing so fast that cards and keys may seem as old-school as paper checks. Others, however, caution that end users still need time to digest what is happening and what’s ahead.

AlarmForce ordered to pay Matlin court fees

Company drops suit over employee injunction
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05/27/2015

TORONTO—AlarmForce Industries must pay $45,000 in court costs to company founder Joel Matlin and others after AlarmForce dropped a lawsuit that sought to bar two employees from working for Matlin’s new company, ThinkProtection.

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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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