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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.

VSD market is hot

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04/01/2008

The world market for Video Smoke Detection (VSD) technology is expected to reach $36 million in 2011, up from $10 million in 2007, according to a report released in February by IMS Research. VSD integrates image recognition and analytics technology into standard video surveillance cameras to identify distinctive characteristics of smoke and flame patterns.

Brink’s to spin-off BHS

Pirates prevail
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04/01/2008

RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company’s spin-off of Brink’s Home Security into its own publicly traded entity, announced Feb.

Standards alliance formed

Representatives of 20 leading IP-focused companies form PSIA to support interoperability
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04/01/2008

DALLAS - Just two days after giving the keynote address at TechSec Solutions, a conference focused on the impact of IP technology on the physical security industry, David Bunzel, managing director of Santa Clara Consulting Group, convened a group of 20 industry manufacturers and integrators to discuss standards creation. At the end of the day, the group had formed the Physical Security Interoperabilty Alliance, with a goal of working to promote the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices.

ASIS Atlanta-bound in 2008

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04/01/2008

ATLANTA - It’s never too early to start planning ahead. ASIS International, in coordination with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, in February sponsored a vendors and media tour to showcase the host city for ASIS International’s 54th Seminar and Exhibits, to be held Sept.

Security Bus. Dev. Forum keynoters announced

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04/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine - The editors of Security Systems News are pleased to announce that Yvonne Hao, vice president of North America for ADI, will deliver the opening keynote address, and Bob Ryan, vice president of sales and marketing for ASG Security, will deliver the closing keynote address at Security Business Development Forum, a new conference that will take place May 19 and 20 at the Renaissance Harborplace in Baltimore.
The new conference is designed for CEOs, executive level management and owners.

RSI trumpets copper problem with new site

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04/01/2008

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. - With a wireless video solution poised to tackle the problem, RSI Video Technologies, maker of the Videofied product line, is looking to draw the security industry’s attention to copper theft, which now represents a $1 billion headache in the United States.

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