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Avigilon to buy VideoIQ for $32 million on New Year’s Eve

Fernandes: Purchase brings opportunity to increase sales of VideoIQ and Avigilon

VANCOUVER, Canada—HD surveillance provider Avigilon announced Dec. 31 that it will pay $32 million to acquire VideoIQ, a Billerica, Mass.-based video analytics company.

AT&T launches mPERS unit

The EverThere is professionally monitored and manufactured by Numera, has both enterprise and direct-to-consumer solutions

ATLANTA—AT&T has launched its mobile PERS units, called the EverThere, a small wearable device manufactured by Numera, a Seattle-based provider of mobile health solutions.

Fingerprint biometrics gives hospitals more security choices

Tyco’s popular hospital security system integrates with Entertech

WESTFORD, Mass.—Users of Software House’s C-Cure 9000, the security and event management system popular at hospitals, can now add another layer of security with the addition of Suprema fingerprint readers.

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Tyco Security Products will offer products in 2014

CONCORD, Ontario—Tyco Security Products is adding to its list of technology partners; by the middle of next year, will be available on DSC IMPASSA series and hybrid panels.

Growth prospects positive for IR spinoff Allegion

As a stand-alone entity, Allegion will have free cash flow of $150 to $200m solely for security

DUBLIN, Ireland—Ingersoll Rand spinoff company, Allegion, is now an independent, pure play security company, “a $2 billion startup” with potential for continued growth in North America and big growth outside of North America, according to Allegion executives Dave Petratis and Tim Eckersley, as well as security analyst Jeff Kessler, who all spoke to Security Systems News.

Blackboard tests native NFC at two universities


WASHINGTON—Using campus cards to unlock dorms and pay for meals and laundry could become a thing of the past if educational technology company Blackboard has its way.

SuretyCam customers happy to connect

Ohio dealer had good customer response in Customer Connect beta project

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ryan Boder, president of SuretyCam, an dealer based here, believes that keeping in touch with customers keeps attrition in check.

Ron Nash named CEO of Pivot3


AUSTIN, Texas—Ron Nash is the new CEO of storage provider Pivot3.

Management changes at ScanSource


GREENVILLE, S.C.—Changes to its management structure will enhance ScanScource’s growth strategy and focus on worldwide technology markets, the company said today.

Milestone acquires Connex International


COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Milestone Systems is purchasing all outstanding shares of Connex International, a Minneapolis-based surveillance training, certification and consulting company, Milestone announced today.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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