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With $5M, FST21 America wants to up U.S. distribution

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08/29/2013

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Biometric security company FST21 America has raised $5 million for facial- and voice-recognition surveillance systems, and hopes to use the money to increase distribution in the United States, various news organizations report. 

Smile for entry

Large Manhattan complex uses FST21's facial recognition for access control
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08/27/2013

NEW YORK—Many of the 4,000 residents of the historic Knickerbocker Village apartments in Manhattan have tossed out their access cards. Soon all of them will, because the only thing they’ll need to enter the 12-building, 1,600-unit complex is their face. No more keys, no more access codes.

Tsourides: Matrix to bring video to customers

New CEO expands direct channel in certain locations, integrator channel elsewhere
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08/14/2013

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Ninety days into her tenure as CEO of access control provider Matrix, Holly Tsourides is working to expand the company’s video business and refine its go-to-market strategy.

Calderon talks sensors and pixels

For some, 40 megapixels is just right
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08/13/2013

LOS ANGELES—Arecont Vision’s 40-megapixel, multisensory, 180-degree panoramic camera, which the company announced at ASIS last year, is now shipping. The new camera doubles the resolution available in the 2011 version. So how many megapixels is enough?

Tyco Exacq deal done

Exacq leadership, brand will stay in place
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07/30/2013

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—In what Tyco Security Products’ director of product management Steve Carney called a “perfect fit,” Tyco announced July 29 that it has completed the acquisition of VMS provider Exacq Technologies for $150 million in cash.

MicroPower gets $5.7m investment

Ultra-low power wireless surveillance provider goes after new vertical markets
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07/29/2013

SAN DIEGO—Wireless surveillance provider MicroPower Technologies announced today that it has a new $5.7 million round of equity financing, which it will use for R&D and to expand into more vertical markets.

iControl Networks sues Alarm.com, FrontPoint Security

Lawsuit seeks damages, injunction
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07/15/2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Home technology provider iControl Networks on July 10 filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security, an Alarm.com customer.

HID gets patent aimed at increasing security with hand motions

Hulusi ‘It’s the ultimate three-dimensional mouse'
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07/10/2013

IRVINE, Calif.—HID believes that waving your hand in a unique pattern will be another way to increase the security of a smart card or smartphone used for access control in the future, and it announced July 9 several new patents for gesture-based methods of authentication.

Tyco to buy Exacq for $150m

Kessler: Deal may help independent integrators and Tyco Integrated Security as well
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06/19/2013

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco today announced that it will acquire VMS provider Exacq Technologies in a $150 million cash deal.

Ingersoll Rand offers $1.55 billion of senior notes

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06/18/2013

SWORDS, Ireland—Ingersoll Rand announced this week that it has completed a $1.55 billion debt offering consisting of three tranches, maturing in 2019, 2023 and 2043.

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