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Vigilance is up and running

New emergency notification system developer looking to broaden footprint

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—Vigilance, a relatively new player in the ENS market based here, already has a Northeast presence with hopes of greatly expanding its footprint.

3VR sees benefit in rep firms

Rep firms help the company expand in geographies, verticals

SAN FRANCISCO—3VR, a video intelligence company based here, expanded a year ago into a manufacturer representative model with positive results in the last 12 months.

Stefan Widing to lead HID Global

Widing replaces Denis Hebert who left in May

STOCKHOLM—Stefan Widing will take over as head of HID Global and EVP of ASSA ABLOY, parent company of HID, on Aug. 1.

Drako pays $50m cash for Brivo

Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks founder buys cloud-based access control company, said move to cloud-based systems is accelerating

AUSTIN, Texas–Dean Drako, founder of Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks, today announced his purchase of Brivo Systems for $50 million cash.

Deal closed: Vanderbilt buys Siemens Security Products


PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Vanderbilt Industries today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Security Products business from Siemens.

Prime time for IPO

Interactive services provider files for $75m IPO

VIENNA, Va.—It has been a year since reports surfaced that owner ABS wanted to exit its investment. The wait may have been worthwhile, according to experts who spoke to Security Systems News. Now is a good time for, a fast-growing, market-leading provider of interactive services, to go public, they say.

Hebert departs HID

Sodergren named interim CEO

AUSTIN, Texas—Denis Hebert has resigned his position as president and CEO of HID Global. Ulf Södergren, CTO of parent company ASSA ABLOY, has been appointed as interim CEO for HID, Ann Holmberg, ASSA ABLOY manager of corporate communications told Security Systems News.

DVTEL receives $9m


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Video surveillance provider DVTEL has earmarked the $9 million investment it received for acquisitions and innovation.

De Fina joins Hikvision USA

Frank De Fina will lead sales effort for fast-growing camera company

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.–Frank De Fina, who has worked with video surveillance companies such as Panasonic, Samsung and Sightlogix, has joined Hikvision USA, one of the fastest growing video surveillance companies, Hikvision announced today.

Saptharishi to lead Avigilon’s Center of Excellence initiative

Avigilon announces normal course issuer bid

VANCOUVER—Avigilon CTO and SVP Mahesh Saptharishi will lead the video and security solution provider’s Centers of Excellence initiative, Avigilon announced May 11.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?