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Cernium launches CheckVideo dealer program

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07/28/2011

RESTON, Va.—Cernium this week launched a formalized dealer program for CheckVideo solution, its intelligent video alarm verification solution.

AMAG has new DC area office

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07/22/2011

ARLINGTON, Va.—AMAG’s new office here will be a focal point for the Eastern region of the country and will be more convenient than the former office in Lorton, Va., said Matt Barnette, SVP sales and marketing.

Safran, L-1 merger gets final go-ahead

SSN Staff  - 
07/20/2011

PARIS—Safran has cleared the last hurdle in its acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions, a Stamford, Conn.-based biometrics company, and expects to close the deal by the end of next week.

OV looks for quicker resolution with ITC complaint

Analytics maker believes ITC action will expedite financial settlement
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07/07/2011

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo, which in April filed a lawsuit against Sony, Samsung and Bosch for alleged patent infringement on some of its analytics, on June 29 filed a complaint against the same companies with the International Trade Commission.

iControl gets $50m

Funds will speed up availability of platform, energy management apps
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06/23/2011

PALO ALTO, Calif.—IControl co-CEOs Jim Johnson and Paul Dawes said they were originally looking for a $30 million investment, but there was so much interest that they got $50 million. They even turned away some investors whose interests didn’t align with iControl’s strategy, they said.

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.”

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