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Avigilon buys ObjectVideo’s patents, licensing program for $80.3m

Fernandes: Video analytics can’t be separated from video surveillance, says end-to-end system is way to go

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—The future of the video surveillance industry “is about business intelligence and video analytics,” according to Avigilon CEO Alexander Fernandes, and Avigilon’s purchase of a division of ObjectVideo equips it for that future with what he calls the “strongest portfolio of intellectual property related to video analytics … the designers, technical knowhow, trade secrets and now the patents.”

Dice Users' Group Conference 2014

New products revealed

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—Dice Corp. has released a selection of new products at its most recent annual users' group conference, where 30 percent of its client base was present. goes after ‘next frontier—connected business’ with acquisition of Secure-i

Commercial video surveillance offering is first step, access control and other capabilities to follow

VIENNA, Va.—, known for its connected home platform, is going after the commercial market with the acquisition, announced today, of commercial video surveillance provider Secure-i.

Razberi gets $3m

NVR provider hires CTO, adds new board members

AUSTIN, Texas—Razberi Technologies, which was reinvented three years ago by Tom Galvin, received in November a $3m investment from a new investor, LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin, Texas.

Global vision: Michael Flink named president of ADI Global

New position created to drive growth, customer partnerships

MELVILLE, N.Y.—As president of ADI Global, Michael Flink plans to help the distribution company forge global supply agreements and help vendors reach more customers globally.

‘Don’t be the next Blockbuster’

Honeywell lays out ways it is embracing change

ORLANDO, Fla.—Nobody in the security industry wants to be the next Blockbuster, according to Marek Robinson, president of Honeywell’s dealer groups. That’s why they need to embrace change, even if it can be unnerving, he said.

Tyco invests in Qolsys

Tyco also names Daryl Fogal CTO, releases 'Tyco On'

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International on Nov. 21 announced that it is making a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based home automation solution provider Qolsys.

Comunale to head $2b security division

Tri-Ed to retain brand name post-acquisition

WOODBURY, N.Y.—With the acquisition of national distribution company Tri-Ed complete, Anixter on Nov. 5 announced that the new security division will retain the Tri-Ed brand name and that Pat Comunale will serve as president of global security solutions.

Kaba acquires Keyscan

Deal brings new products and customers to both companies

WHITBY, Ontario—The Nov. 3 acquisition of Keyscan by Kaba Holding AG, will bring complementary access control products and new sales channels to both companies, executives told Security Systems News.

Women in Security: Janet Fenner, 'know the product'

Gender diversity may be enhanced by SIA’s efforts

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Janet Fenner, senior marketing group manager for Samsung Techwin America, drifted into security early in her career. Fenner was doing marketing for a company that went through several acquisitions. “Along the way I ended up working in a [physical security division] that specialized in identity,” she said.



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