HAMILTON, Bermuda--As a company with more than 100 years of history, Ingersoll Rand has a brand that is recognizable and trusted. Now, the company will attempt to better trade on that brand in the security space, focusing around Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies as its integration face and Schlage as its hardware face to the market.
MASSILLON, Ohio--Financial Solutions Providers International, or FSPi, is the newest player on the trade association front looking to attract members of the security industry. Members will be those who are solution providers to the financial marketplace, be they software manufacturers, packaging providers or hardware developers.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--The National Systems Contractors Association announced the creation of NSCA University, an online and in-person learning opportunity for the commercial electronic systems industry to be introduced at the organization's Expo, March 14 through 18 in Las Vegas. It is organized into six colleges: project management, systems sales, system design, technical knowledge, business and allied professionals.
WASHINGTON--GE and Siemens aren't the only ones searching for a way to enhance shipping security (see related story, page 1). In June of last year, the Department of Homeland Security awarded five grants for private companies to research and design a "Secure Carton System," which would track the openings and closings of the cartons inside the containers.
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?