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TSS adds software to the menu

Recruiting and consulting firm wants to help integrators manage jobs better
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05/01/2008

TREVOSE, Pa.-As a veteran of global integrator SST, John Nemerofsky, president of TSS International, feels integrators' pain.

SIA's first OSIPS standard

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05/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association announced on March 21 the release of the first deliverable standard from its Open Systems Integration and Performance Standards (OSIPS) body of standards.

Government Watch

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05/01/2008

SIA's Erickson to advise on GSA schedules Don Erickson, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, has been tapped by Lurita Doan, head of the Government Services Administration, to serve on a new blue ribbon panel formed by the GSA to make recommendations about how to improve the GSA schedules program. According to SIA, the panel's recommendations will be finalized and submitted to Doan this fall.

ISC West kicks off with new companies, new products

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04/03/2008

LAS VEGAS--The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace.

UTC attempts hostile Diebold buy

Offer of $3 billion called ‘opportunistic’ by Diebold board in refusal
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04/01/2008

HARTFORD, Conn.—Diebold stockholders have a serious proposal to consider.

TechSec attendees hear standards call to arms

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04/01/2008

DALLAS - Here at the fourth annual TechSec Solutions, designed to explore the impact of IP technology on the security industry, attendees were treated from the outset to a call to arms for standards development. From keynote speaker David Bunzel, managing partner at industry analyst Santa Clara Consulting, through to closing speaker David Morrow, chief security officer for software maker EDS, the message was clear: integrators and installers want plug-and-play systems where they can use best-of-breed products in virtually any solution environment.

Stanley returns to acquisition mode

Acquisition of A-1, in Vegas, just the start say company execs
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04/01/2008

LAS VEGAS—Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, the business created by Stanley Works' acquisition of HSM in early 2007, came to Vegas for ISC West with news of a Vegas-based acquisition: A-1 Security, the company formerly owned by CSAA president Bud Wulforst. The company, which does about 65 percent of its business in the commercial arena, also has an office in Reno, Nev.

Analytics attracts crowds

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04/01/2008

DALLAS - Here at TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to how IP technology affects all aspects of the security industry, no topic drew crowds like that of video analytics.
In a session Wednesday morning, Alan Lipton, chief technical officer at ObjectVideo, and Doug Marman, chief technical officer at VideoIQ, packed a room with talk of analytics in the real world.

SafetyCare in pharmacies

PERS product to be rolled out in 6,000 independent locations
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04/01/2008

READING, Penn.—SafetyCare, a safety and security monitoring company specializing in personal emergency response systems (PERS), has partnered with Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA), a national association of more than 6,000 independent pharmacies, to market its safety monitoring services.

Roy Bordes, 1940-2008

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04/01/2008

ORLANDO, Fla.—Long-time active participant in the security industry Roy Bordes died here, Feb.

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