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IMS: Video analytics market to be worth $600 million in 2015

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12/27/2011

While the availability of free content analysis in video surveillance devices continues to grow, the need for chargeable higher-end applications will push the market for video analytics to nearly $600 million in 2015, according to a new report from IMS Research.

ASG acquires two, opens two, goes after national accounts

Super-regional ends year with $7 million in RMR
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12/21/2011

BELTSVILLE, Md.—By wrapping up the year with two major acquisitions that add $615,000 in RMR, opening two new branch offices, and having a plan in place for “significant sales force expansion,” ASG Security CEO Joe Nuccio said the company is ready for “explosive growth in 2012.”

SEI goes all IP

Managed services serves Omaha integrator well
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12/12/2011

OMAHA, Neb.—Tom Hruby, EVP of Security Equipment Inc. here, says he hasn’t sold an analog camera in about a year—SEI has gone all IP.

Minuteman invests in engineering

Massachusetts integrator anticipates 40+ percent growth next year as result
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12/09/2011

ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies CEO Joseph Lynch is anticipating more than 40 percent revenue growth in 2012, but the business outlook was not so sunny three years ago.

Will Electronics to launch managed services

Integrator says PSA and non-security networking groups invaluable to business
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12/07/2011

ST. LOUIS—Will Electronics, a $6.5 million systems integrator based here, is preparing to launch a managed video services offering in Q1 2012, but the company is taking its time with the vetting process.

IST doubles service revenue

Family-owned systems integration business built over 13 years
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11/17/2011

HONOLULU—At the suggestion of a new operations manager, Integrated Security Technologies decided to install a new customer service portal in 2010. As a result, the company doubled its service revenue in one year.

ESCC targets upgrades for growth

NYC integrator says upscale resi projects sometimes more complicated than commercial
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11/17/2011

NEW YORK—As construction starts to rebound in the city, part of systems integrator ESCC’s growth plan is to focus on upgrades.

Staving turnover with HRGroup

Safeguard Security says 'it took the guesswork out of hiring.'
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11/10/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Several years ago Safeguard Security—a super-regional based here, was experiencing very high turnover in its central station. Working with a company called HRGroup, Safeguard learned how to recruit and hire the right people, not only for its central, but also for all areas of its business, Mike Bradley, president of Safeguard Security told Security Systems News.

Shanix Technology has record year, despite flood

Integrator takes award for 2010, but says 2011 is best year so far
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Shanix Technologies, a Cranston, R.I.-based systems integrator, received an award at the PSA Security Convention, held here Oct. 21-25, for having the highest increase in sales of all PSA Security members in the Northeast region in 2010.

Intelligent Access Systems creating new software

Bolt-on software is designed for regulated industries
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Intelligent Access Systems in September hired a VP of IT, Mike Baranski, whose first project is to oversee the creation of new access control software for regulated industries.

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