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Honeywell and Motorola partner

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06/23/2011

CHICAGO—Motorola Mobility and Honeywell Security Group are working together to develop an end-to-end connected home security solution.
Motorola Mobility—which makes mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, wireless accessories, end-to-end video and data delivery, and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices—announced the collaboration at a cable show June 15.

Tyco looks to acquire Visonic

Visonic products align with ADT's interactive service Pulse
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06/21/2011

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Tyco International, parent company of ADT, is in talks to acquire security product manufacturer Visonic, which is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“I can confirm that we’re in discussion with Visonic and that may or may not lead to definitive transaction,” Tyco spokesman Paul FitzHenry told Security Systems News on June 21.

Comcast sells home security/home automation with iControl

IControl, which also partners with ADT, announces first broadband provider partnership
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06/16/2011

PALO ALTO, Calif.—It’s official: Comcast is selling home security and home automation services powered by iControl software in seven of its 18 markets across the country. The announcement was made by iControl, which is based here, on June 9.

Totally re-engineered Total Connect 2.0

Honeywell debuts new solution at ESX
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06/06/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In its traditional spot at the front of the ESX show floor, the Honeywell booth was crowded with dealers on June 8. Several Honeywell executives were at the booth and eager to show off Total Connect 2.0, the company’s new technology platform that allows home and business owners to remotely manage their security systems and view live video via PCs, smartphones, tablets and other web-enabled devices.

New UTC Fire & Security Global Security Products president outlines goals

Kelly Romano aims to accelerate new product development and introduction
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06/03/2011

BRADENTON, Fla.— Before taking over her new role as president of Global Security Products for UTC Fire & Security, Kelly Romano spent a year as SVP of global sales and marketing. During that time, she spent a lot of time with integrators, VARs and dealers, who she said are interested in the seamless integration of access, video and intrusion and locking systems. While UTC Fire & Security already provides that kind of integration with many of its products, the company will be bringing more integrated solutions  to market, she said. This demand, and the fact that technology changes so rapidly, means “we need to accelerate the new-product introduction time to market.”

VideoIQ Integrates with SoftwareHouse

Principals tout advantages for multi-site businesses
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06/03/2011

BEDFORD, Mass.—In a union that principals expect will be particularly useful for multiple-site businesses that want to add a single camera or a small number of them to their existing access control systems, VideoIQ on May 24 announced an integration with SoftwareHouse CCURE 9000, a security and event management system.

Genetec’s Security Center integrates with intrusion panels

Bosch is first of several manufacturers product will integrate with
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06/02/2011

MONTREAL—Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center 5.0, can for the first time integrate with intrusion panels, the company announced May 18.
“We’ve integrated with intrusion panels before, but it’s always been a custom integration,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Genetec senior product manager. “Now it’s an off-the-shelf feature.”

Honeywell and 2GIG settle patent infringement lawsuit

2GIG agrees to license Honeywell technology
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06/01/2011

MELVILLE, N.Y.—In a settlement announced today, 2GIG Technologies will pay to license Honeywell technology covered in the so-called “148 Patent.” Other terms of the settlement remain confidential.

Pelco’s Fages expands responsibilities

New role helps avoid pitfalls of vertical operation
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05/26/2011

CLOVIS, Calif.—Herve Fages has an expanded role globally and at the original Pelco campus here, Pelco by Schneider Electric announced in May.
Fages was named SVP, global product marketing for the Schneider Electric Buildings Business and Site Executive for the Schneider Electric’s campus here, the original Pelco campus.

HID wants to help with new gov’t deadline

Federal agencies must be fully FIPS 201 compliant by October
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05/10/2011

IRVINE, Calif.—HID is spreading the word to government agencies and the integrators that serve them that it wants to help them comply with a new deadline for FIPS 201.

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