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Late-night studies call for access control

University of Texas secures 65 buildings
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01/24/2014

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.

HID acquires IdenTrust

Identity solution provider also launches channel program and goes to Texas
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01/22/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—From its newly christened headquarters here, identity solution provider HID Global today announced it has acquired IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities.

BRS Labs adds sales staff

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01/21/2014

HOUSTON—Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS), a provider of behavioral recognition systems, has added five senior sales staff, according to a Jan. 21 news release.

Alarm.com, iControl, Telular end patent infringement cases

Now iControl and Alarm.com have a cross-licensing agreement that allows subscribers of either company to access patents covered under the agreement
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01/15/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Patent infringement lawsuits involving Alarm.com, iControl Networks and Telular have all been dismissed, the companies announced this week.

Verint’s latest deal may impact security business, eventually

Verint to buy KANA software for $514 million
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01/14/2014

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.

Matrix Systems splits, creates Frontier and Xentry

Frontier will be manufacturing division, Xentry will be a systems integrator
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01/13/2014

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.

OV signs licensing agreement with FLIR

OV CEO says recent Avigilon/VideoIQ deal validates importance of analytics
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01/08/2014

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider ObjectVideo today signed its 17th licensing agreement, this time with thermal camera provider FLIR, Raul Fernandez, OV CEO, told Security Systems News.

Avigilon to buy VideoIQ for $32 million on New Year’s Eve

Fernandes: Purchase brings opportunity to increase sales of VideoIQ and Avigilon
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12/31/2013

VANCOUVER, Canada—HD surveillance provider Avigilon announced Dec. 31 that it will pay $32 million to acquire VideoIQ, a Billerica, Mass.-based video analytics company.

AT&T launches mPERS unit

The EverThere is professionally monitored and manufactured by Numera, has both enterprise and direct-to-consumer solutions
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12/13/2013

ATLANTA—AT&T has launched its mobile PERS units, called the EverThere, a small wearable device manufactured by Numera, a Seattle-based provider of mobile health solutions.

Fingerprint biometrics gives hospitals more security choices

Tyco’s popular hospital security system integrates with Entertech
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12/13/2013

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.

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