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Springall named CEO of Security Central

First non-family member to be named CEO in company’s 50-year history
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10/08/2014

STATESVILLE, N.C.—National third-party monitoring station Security Central today announced the promotion of Brett Springall, formerly Security Central’s director of IT, to the position of CEO.

Five questions: Andre Greco

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10/08/2014

Andre Greco is the new VP of sales and marketing for Columbus, Ohio-based systems integrator Xentry Systems Integration. He’ll focus on driving strategic sales and marketing programs that enhance brand awareness and market share.

How I use my system

Talking panels and keypads with Bob Schott
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10/08/2014

Bob Schott was recently hired as director of information technology at Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based in Lancaster, Pa. In his new position, Schott will oversee all aspects of IT in Security Partners’ three central stations.

SIA questions GSA pricing policy

Anecdotal evidence shows companies are being unfairly rejected
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10/08/2014

WASHINGTON—Uncertainties surrounding the General Service Administration’s new schedule pricing policies for products and services need to be further examined, according to Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association.

Steve Shapiro appointed to CSAA board

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10/08/2014

VIENNA, Va.— Steve Shapiro, vice president of industry relations for ADT, has been appointed to the Central Station Alarm Association board of directors.

Benchmark report on fire/life safety device inspection data released

This first report is ‘a 30,000-foot view of the inspection data’; more detailed reports to follow
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10/07/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company, recently released its first benchmark report based on inspection data from more than 120 million fire and life safety devices. And the company plans to follow up with additional reports that provide a more detailed look at the data.

Avigilon Brings adaptive video analytics to its HD cameras

New offering called ‘the vision behind Avigilon's acquisition of VideoIQ’
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09/23/2014

VANCOUVER—Avigilon Corporation, a provider of end-to-end security solutions, on Sept. 22 introduced its new series of HD Dome and HD Bullet cameras with embedded adaptive video analytics.

Axis, Hubbell Lighting, TOTUS debut ‘Active Deterrence fixture’

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09/23/2014

GREENVILLE, S.C.—An ‘Active Deterrence fixture’ will be shown at the Axis Communications booth (1023) at the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 ASIS show in Atlanta.

Tyco introduces TrueVUE 5.2 offering

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09/23/2014

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco on Sept. 22 announced that it is building on its Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, combining proven technology and innovations with the expertise of its Installation and Services groups and the more than one billion fire, security and retail sensors and devices the company has installed around the world. These capabilities will enable Tyco to offer new intelligent services for customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and households.

Xentry strengthens health care vertical arsenal

Integrator looks for growth by tying health care technology sales into security technology sales
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09/17/2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio—With newly built sales, delivery and service teams on staff and a renewed partnership with healthcare technology provider Ascom, systems integrator Xentry is ready to expand its health care sector customer base.

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