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CIV cards: Just like PIV cards, but for the commercial market

Smart Card Alliance embarks on effort to define best practices, characteristics of a credential for the commercial market
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08/18/2011

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.—With the goal of spreading adoption of smart card technology for physical access control, the Smart Card Alliance has embarked on an effort to define in a white paper best practices and characteristics of a highly secure smart card (like the PIV or PIV-I credential) for the commercial market.
To differentiate this commercial credential from its public-sector siblings, the Smart Card Alliance has named it the CIV (commercial identification verification) credential.

Stanley to buy resi company for $61m

Purchase expected to close in September
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08/04/2011

EDMONTON, Alberta—In a deal that will give Stanley CSS a major residential security footprint in Canada, Stanley Canada Corporation, a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Microtec Security Systems, headquartered here, for $61.6 million ($59.7 million Canadian).
The deal includes close to 80,000 accounts, two UL-Canada listed central stations, five offices, 200 employees and many dealers, said Fred Fong, CEO and president of First National AlarmCap Income Fund, owner of Microtec.

Securitronics secures LPGA championship

Temporary installation includes mesh network
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08/04/2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Organizers of the Wegman’s LPGA Championship decided to augment their security operations with electronic security this year for the first time in the history of the 35-year-old event.

Vector secures $225 million

Petrow says lack of PE investors is a benefit for Vector
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07/28/2011

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security will use new financing to make acquisitions and investments that will better position the company for growth in the commercial space.

Contava completes $6.1m transit project

Job showcases Contava’s IT, engineering and project-management smarts
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07/14/2011

EDMONTON, Alberta—Contava is an IT-centric systems integrator that focuses on projects that combine security and information technology, so the installation of a network with multiple IP HD cameras, VMS, and large storage requirements is right up this company’s alley. However, a recently completed project with the City of Calgary Transit stands out for its scale and complexity, and the fact that the project was completed with minimal impact to the LRT service and the public.

Super-regional sees potential in hosted video storage

Per Mar says it has ‘nice RMR growth potential’
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07/14/2011

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security’s hosted video storage offering is “in its infant stages, but gaining momentum,” and VP of Per Mar’s Electronic Security Division Brad Tolliver believes it holds promise as an RMR generator.

Securitas extends time frame for offer

Says extended offer not related to Stanley’s rival offer
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07/07/2011

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Securitas has extended the time frame for its offer to buy Niscayah from July 18 to August 12, but—despite rumors to the contrary—it will not raise its $907 million bid, Gisela Lindstrand, senior vice president corporate communications and public affairs told Security Systems News on July 6.

With Cisco certification, Interface Security Systems poised for growth

ISS credits bundled services for double-digit RMR growth during recession
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06/30/2011

ST. LOUIS—Following record growth during the recession-plagued years of 2008-2010, Interface Security Systems executives believe that their company today stands at the brink of another huge growth spurt. In a milestone that ISS CEO Michael Shaw calls “a huge breakthrough,” Shaw announced June 20 that ISS has been certified as an Advanced Managed Services Channel Partner by Cisco.

Kessler on the Stanley/Niscayah numbers

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06/30/2011

NEW YORK—Stanley Black & Decker definitely upped the ante with its bid, announced this week, for Niscayah. It’s a bid that’s been called generous by some, but is Stanley offering a premium price?

Stanley makes $1.2 billion cash bid for Niscayah

Securitas/Niscayah reunion not looking so imminent
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06/27/2011

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of Stanley CSS, announced today that it made a $1.2 billion all-cash bid for commercial security integrator and monitoring company Niscayah. The bid is supported by the Niscayah board of directors, which announced today that it unanimously recommends that shareholders accept the public offer.

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ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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