AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s new access-control system prevents students working late at night in many campus buildings from leaving a door “blocked open so their friends can enter,” says Bob Harkins, vice president for campus safety and security.
MELVILLE, N.Y.—Verint’s Jan. 6 agreement to acquire KANA software for $514 million will not directly impact Verint’s video surveillance and physical security business immediately, but there may be some integration of KANA capabilities into the Verint’s video intelligence business at some point.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems’ transformation, which began last year when Holly Tsourides took on the role of CEO, continued Jan. 6, when Tsourides announced that the company is creating two separate lines of business: Frontier, a manufacturing business and Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator.
WESTFORD, Mass.—Users of Software House’s C-Cure 9000, the security and event management system popular at hospitals, can now add another layer of security with the addition of Suprema fingerprint readers.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?