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FLIR buys video software company for $46m cash

Deal brings FLIR intellectual property it will use for security applications

PORTLAND, Ore.—Thermal camera maker FLIR Systems on Dec. 28 closed a $46 million cash deal for Traficon International, a provider of video imaging software.

HID Global acquires Codebench

Software company bring expertise, integration with 28 PACS

IRVINE, Calif.—In a deal that brings new capabilities for its government customers and promise for increasing its commercial business, HID Global announced Jan. 8 that it has acquired Codebench, a physical security identity management company.

FutureSentry and Mi5 team up

Companies partner to produce solar-powered wireless cameras with automated detection system; debut expected at ISC West

MIAMI—FutureSentry and Mi5 Security in December announced a new partnership that will open up new markets for the two companies and provide a new solution for integrators working on critical infrastructure and other projects in remote locations.

Raefield joins Viscount

Completes $600K round, touts product’s simplicity and low cost

BURNABY, British Columbia—Industry veteran Dennis Raefield is now COO of Viscount Systems, an access control provider known for eliminating panels from access control systems.

Pivot3 expands services to integrators

Following profitable year, storage provider restructures sales, offers IT consultations

AUSTIN, Texas—As it moves into its 10th year in business, serverless storage provider Pivot3 has restructured its sales force and added new services for integrators.

Fortem raises $1.43m

PSIM provider feeling confident in prospects for growth

MONTREAL—Saying that its Omnipresence 3D can do “more intelligent data aggregation” than other PSIM products on the market, Fortem recently announced that it has raised $1.43 million in additional funding.

Tri-Ed/Northern buys SGI

Deal brings 13 branch offices in the Southwest, and Tri-Ed will also open an office in Cincinnati

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed/Northern today closed a deal to buy San Antonio-based SGI, a wholesale distributor with 13 branches and about 80 employees, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern president and CEO, told Security Systems News.

Holly Tsourides: Focus on results, find a mentor and develop relationships

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Tsourides, chief sales and marketing officer for VideoIQ, is one of six women featured.

Observint gets into access control with infinias buy

Farley: By Q1, Observint will have broader range of distribution partners

AUSTIN, Texas—Three months after helping LG Electronics relaunch its security products in the United States, Observint Technologies on Nov. 7 announced that it has acquired access control provider infinias.

Avigilon wants to grow to $500m in revenue by 2016

CEO Fernandes says higher profile aids growth initiatives

VANCOUVER—One year after its November 2011 IPO, high-definition surveillance solution provider Avigilon is enjoying a high profile, which CEO Alexander Fernandes said is aiding the company’s growth initiatives going into 2013.



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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