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Koorsen on target for 23 percent growth

On margins, integrators need to charge for expertise provided, new president says
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11/05/2012

INDIANAPOLIS—Skip Sampson, newly named president of Koorsen Security Technology, a PSA Security owner, said this integration firm is having a very good year and is on target for 23 percent growth over last year.

Carter Brothers to build new security business with new partner

After selling its fire business to Tyco, Carter looks to collaborate with a cableco or telecom
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10/31/2012

ATLANTA—Now that he’s sold his fire business to Tyco, John Carter, president of Carter Brothers, plans to partner with a large company to provide security services on a national basis.

Tyco acquires Carter Brothers Fire & Life Safety

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10/29/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla. and ATLANTA—Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) and Carter Brothers on Oct. 26 announced that TycoIS has acquired Carter Brothers Fire and Life Safety business.

Southwest Surveillance and the gaming market comeback

Focus on IP, HD capabilities, promise of analytics, meta data on the horizon
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10/24/2012

DESTIN, Fla.—Talking with Security Systems News at the PSA Security Convention here this week, David Pettit, president of systems integrator Southwest Surveillance, described the comeback his company experienced in the past five years.

Samsung goes with FaceFirst

Samsung interested in making financial investments in technology partners
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10/10/2012

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—As part of its new strategic partner initiative, Samsung Techwin America is integrating megapixel cameras with facial recognition provider FaceFirst.

Pro 1 plans to expand I-View to include hosted video

CEO Don Young sees service eventually migrating to residential space
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10/10/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., and LAS VEGAS—Protection 1 officially introduced I-View Now, its new cloud-based video verification service, a few weeks ago at ASIS. But Pro 1’s Don Young is so convinced that it’s going to be a winner, he’s planning to expand the offer to include hosted video by the end of the year.

Tyco’s Jay Hauhn on technology opportunities post-split

Expect more cloud, mobility, and analytics offerings; NFC on the horizon
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10/03/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With Tyco now a standalone company, it will be easier for Tyco Integrated Security to research and deploy new technology, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security, told Security Systems News.  

IdentiSys acquires again

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10/03/2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Systems integrator IdentiSys, which in June acquired the ID division of Claritus, is moving forward with its stated plan to expand geographically.

Genesis Security Systems to move to new headquarters

Company expect $19 m in revenue, service contracts account for one-third of revenue
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10/03/2012

GERMANTOWN, Md.—Genesis Security Systems is growing. After ten years in its current 6,000-square-foot headquarters, it’s moving in December to a new 12,000-square-foot space, Genesis SVP Alan Kruglak told Security Systems News.

Storage capacity: Just can’t get enough sometimes

Asking the right questions and getting the calculation right
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09/26/2012

In certain industries such as gaming there are very specific, mandated rules about the length of time that video needs to be retained. That should make calculating storage needs easy, at least for that vertical market, right?

Not necessarily.

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