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New Firetide CEO sees mesh networks on the move

Cisco vet John McCool joins Firetide, sees promise for growth as surveillance moves beyond 'the curb'

LOS GATOS, Calif.— Cisco veteran John McCool, who joined mesh network provider Firetide as its new CEO on May 20, says there’s an increasing demand to take surveillance mobile.

Polaroid gets into security surveillance

Led by Nathan Needel, Allan Markoff, Polaroid Professional Security Products offers full line of digital and analog solutions

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—Polaroid—a brand name with a rainbow logo that was synonymous with cameras for generations of Americans—on June 1 is launching a new security division called Polaroid Professional Security Products, headed by security industry veteran Nathan Needel. accuses Telular of taking intellectual property

Lawsuit claims Telular’s Telguard Interactive and Telguard HomeControl are based on’s patented products and services

VIENNA, Va.—, an interactive services provider based here, filed suit this week against Telular Corp., contending that Telular has been using’s patent-protected products and services without permission as its own.

Tri-Ed makes connectivity play

Company opens five branches that are also data solution centers

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed Distribution’s latest expansion, which includes five new branch locations, will focus on connectivity products as well as security products, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed Distribution CEO, told Security Systems News.

ISD booth at PSA-TEC draws integrators’ attention

First Windows-based camera launched at ISC West

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Innovative Security Design (ISD) launched its netSeries—the first IP camera that uses Microsoft Windows as the base operating system—at ISC West in March, but a lot of PSA Security integrators were taking a good look at the product last week at the PSA-TEC conference.

Holly Tsourides named CEO of Matrix

Selective dealer program, investment in R&D planned

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Holly Tsourides, who was named CEO of access control provider Matrix Systems on May 6, told Security Systems News that Matrix is one of the security industry’s “best-kept secrets.”

Matrix Systems appoints Tsourides as CEO


MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems, an access control and security systems provider based here, has named Holly Tsourides its new CEO, according to a company statement.

Kastle Systems acquires CheckVideo

CheckVideo, a cloud-based intelligent video surveillance provider, will be wholly owned by Kastle, but operate independently

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integrator and full-service security company that specializes in managed services, announced that it has acquired CheckVideo, a provider of cloud-based intelligent video surveillance.

Undergrads develop apps for Axis

Company announces partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology at ISC West

LAS VEGAS—For camera customization, network camera giant Axis Communications is tapping the talent and imagination of undergraduate engineering students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

IPVideo Corp. gets $12m investment

Capital will be used to hire 30, build video ‘fusion center’

BAY SHORE, N.Y.—IPVideo Corp., a VMS and PSIM provider that is launching a new video surveillance “fusion center,” has received a $12 million investment from Westbury Partners, the company announced April 12.



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