Also Noted

Avigilon wins Tech Stock of the Year Award

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01/15/2013

VANCOUVER—Avigilon, a supplier of high-definition megapixel video surveillance solutions, was voted the 2012 Cantech Letter Awards’ TSX Tech Stock of the Year, according to a company statement.

Vivint wins recognition for tech service

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01/14/2013

PROVO, Utah—Vivint recently received a Mobile Star Award, winning the best asset tracking and field service category, according to a company statement.

Nashua schools to mull $2.4m bond for security upgrades

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01/14/2013

NASHUA, N.H.—The Board of Aldermen in this city New Hampshire city will host a public hearing about bonding $2.4 million to upgrade security equipment at the city’s schools, according to a report from The Telegraph, a Nashua newspaper.

California Highway Patrol seeks millions for Bay Bridge cameras

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01/14/2013

OAKLAND, Calif.—The new east span of the Bay Bridge needs a security camera system, and the $31 million cost is expected to fall on toll payers, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Greenwich schools beef up security after Newtown

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01/11/2013

GREENWICH, Conn.—Greenwich school officials are strengthening security following the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in nearby Newtown last month, and they’re looking at implementing even stricter measures, according to an AP report.

ESA summit pricing deadline nears

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01/11/2013

ORLANDO, Fla.—Registration for the annual Electronic Security Association Leadership Summit will increase by 50 percent after Friday, Jan. 18, according to an ESA statement.

Hertel to head new CSAA Video Committee, oversee subcommittees

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01/11/2013

VIENNA, Va.—Morgan Hertel, vice president of operations at Rapid Response Monitoring Services, has been named chairman of the new CSAA Video Committee, according to a statement from the organization.

Hotel evacuates guests due to faulty fire alarms

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01/10/2013

SCRANTON, Pa.—A Clarion hotel here shut down Tuesday night because of problems with its fire alarm system, according to a report from wnep.com.

Silent Partner wins government contract

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01/10/2013

MARSHALL, Va.—Security technology provider Silent Partner Security, which typically provides access control and camera systems, has won a contract to consolidate security systems for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to an ExecutiveBiz report.

MorphoTrust general counsel discusses legal implications of facial recognition technologies

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01/10/2013

LAS VEGAS—Facial recognition technology is a powerful tool, but there are concerns the technology could be misused, according to Scott Boylan, general counsel of MorphoTrust USA, a biometrics provider based in Billerica, Mass.

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