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Archive: October 2004


Security Systems News’ NewsPoll finds security professionals prefer President Bush

October 28, 2004Jeffrey Sanders

October 28, 2004 NewsPoll finds security professionals prefer President Bush YARMOUTH, Maine. - Based on the responses of Security Systems News’ NewsPoll on which presidential candidate would do more to assist with the growth of the security sector, President George W. Bush can expect strong support from the members of the industry on Election Day. Of the 113 that participated, 88 percent said they believe President Bush would do more to support the growth of the industry in the United States...

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Sentry Technology signs dealer agreement with ADT Mexico

October 28, 2004SSN Staff

October 28, 2004 RONKONKOMA, N.Y - Sentry Technology Corp. has announced that it has signed a dealer agreement with Tyco International's ADT-Sensormatic subsidiary in Mexico. Under the agreement, ADT can sell, install and service Sentry's product line, including SentryVision SmartTrack traveling camera system. In a prepared statement, Sentry Technology President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Murdoch said the company is pleased to include ADT among its team of international security companies...

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Mid Bronx Senior Citizen Council installs Visual Sentry system

October 28, 2004SSN Staff

October 28, 2004 BRONX, N.Y. - The Mid Bronx Senior Citizen Council has installed a multiple-site video monitoring system using Visual Sentry’s Enterprise NVR. MBSCC, a non-profit organization that operates approximately 1,400 apartment units throughout 32 buildings in New York City, now remotely monitors and records activity at 12 buildings from a central location. Each location has four Samsung SCC931 dome cameras, DSL service and a router. The devices are operated by the Enterprise NVR...

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Protection One donates solutions for home makeover show

October 28, 2004SSN Staff

October 28, 2004 TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One has teamed up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for the redesign and renovation of several homes featured on the show. Protection One worked with the show’s redesign team to install fully integrated, electronic security and life safety systems for selected homes. Systems and services donated by the company include door and window sensors, keypads, monitored fire detectors, intercom systems, video surveillance systems, monitoring...

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GE’s new builder program brings new opportunities to dealers

October 28, 2004Rhianna Daniels

October 28, 2004 ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - Being a GE Security dealer has its benefits and now the company has just added one more. To address the growing builders market, GE has unveiled its builder program - a turnkey marketing program that provides installers with necessary tools to market and sell structured wiring and security solutions to homebuilders. The program is being unleashed as the builder market continues to be a boon for security dealers. Richard Genece, director of residential vertical...

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Diversified Security Solutions division inks $800K deal

October 28, 2004SSN Staff

October 28, 2004 SADDLE BROOK, N.J. - Henry Bros. Electronics, the integration subsidiary of Diversified Security Solutions, has inked an installation contract with Pasadena, Calif.-based Huntington Hospital worth $800,000. As a result of the deal, HBE will upgrade the hospital’s security system, which will include installing new access control applications and CCTV digital recorders. Huntington Hospital, an existing customer of DSS, operates a 525-bed acute care trauma facility. The project,...

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Students let their fingers do the talking

October 21, 2004SSN Staff

October 21, 2004 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - The Wood County School District has deployed an identification system for students that uses technology developed through a partnership between BIO-key International and identiMetrics. The identification system is being used specifically in cafeterias within the school district. As a result, students use their fingerprints to receive meals rather than with school issued badges. School officials claim the new system prevents lost time and money due to misplaced...

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CIPI expands overseas operations

October 21, 2004SSN Staff

October 21, 2004 BURLINGTON, Mass. - Comprehensive Identification Products Inc. has expanded its Hong Kong-based business, an operation that supports the company’s worldwide sales efforts for its various ID badging products. The new facility is triple the size when compared with its prior space. It enables the Hong Kong business, called Quo-Luck Company Limited, to accommodate additional management and administration staff, which has grown 25 percent in the last year. CIPI established the...

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HID forms alliance group to promote interoperability

October 21, 2004SSN Staff

October 21, 2004 IRVINE, Calif. - HID has formed a new industry group to promote interoperability of its contactless access control cards and readers with those applications distributed by third-party hardware and software providers. The new initiative, named the Alliance and Partners Program, will be led by Dovell Bonnett, who has been promoted to director of alliances and partners from manager. As part of the program, HID intends to create awareness of its products as further development and availability...

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Management shifts as Devcon builds security business

October 21, 2004SSN Staff

October 21, 2004 DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Now with a security division as part of its operations, Devcon International has restructured its management team and appointed a veteran of the security industry as its president. In early October, Steven Ruzika was named president of Devcon. The appointment of Ruzika as president comes as Devcon looks to build a security service business. Company officials announced plans to enter the security market in May and build the business by partnering with Ruzika,...

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