SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Identix scans for security in the Middle East
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Identix Inc., a biometrics technology company, has been selected by a country in the Middle East to supply and integrate the company’s ABIS biometric data mining platform and search engines into the country’s national identification program.

The undisclosed country selected the products to assist in its national security efforts. The deployment of ABIS will screen for duplicates and aliases within the ID database, as well as search against existing databases of facial images for individuals on various watch lists.

Identix began preliminary stage deployment for the program in the company’s fiscal 2005 second quarter ending Dec. 31, 2004, with the majority of the work to be completed by March 31, 2005.
Former Sensormatic headquarters purchased
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The former headquarters of Sensormatic Electronics has been purchased by a local real estate investment firm here and will be renamed the Patriot Corporate Center.

Patriot Realty paid $13 million for the 150,000-square-foot campus that occupies 10 acres. The firm said it intends to invest $11 million to renovate the space.

Tyco International acquired Sensormatic in 2001, in a deal valued at $2.3 billion. It was the first acquisition of an electronic security product manufacturer in the company’s history.
DoorTek joins ISSI
IRVING, Texas - Security service provider Integrated Security Systems Inc. has acquired San Antonio-based DoorTek Corp., an access control and security provider.

DoorTek’s two owners, Robert Gardner and Ray Deasy, will join ISSI as part of the deal and will continue to manage DoorTek.

C.A. Rundell, chairman and chief executive officer of ISSI, said in a press release said DoorTek complements the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, B&B Armr and Intelli-Site offerings.