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Archive: September 2004


ADT and ObjectVideo partner up Down Under

September 30, 2004SSN Staff

September 30, 2004 RESTON, Va. - ObjectVideo and ADT Australia, a provider of electronic security solutions, have entered into an authorized partnership that allows ADT to provide its customers with ObjectVideoVEW. The product, which is based on artificial intelligence called –computer vision,” features environmental filters that adjust to changing outdoor environments. Jordon Peters, ADT’s Integrated Systems manager, said in a prepared statement that ObjectVideo’s...

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TVA to increase national headcount by 15 percent

September 30, 2004SSN Staff

September 30, 2004 SAN DIEGO - In an effort to keep pace with customer demand, TVA Fire & Life Safety announced plans to increase its national headcount by more than 15 percent. The company, which employs 150, will begin to fill open positions immediately. The fire protection engineering firm is looking to fill positions in alarm design, consulting, loss control and sprinkler design at its offices in Atlanta, Detroit, San Diego and Seattle. The company attributed the need for additional staff to...

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NAV to secure trio of casinos

September 30, 2004SSN Staff

September 30, 2004 BRICK, N.J. - Systems integrator North American Video has won a contract to supply digital video surveillance for a trio of casinos, contracts worth more than $8 million. One contract is to supply a new matrix switching system for the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Wash., a 98,000-square-foot casino owned by the Kalispel Tribe. The project includes installing and providing training on the systems that will offer advanced video management and digital recording capabilities. Another...

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Integral Technologies partners with IPIX and ActivEye

September 30, 2004SSN Staff

September 30, 2004 INDIANAPOLIS - Integral Technologies said it has entered into an integration partnership with IPIX Security and signed a licensing agreement with ActivEye. As a result of the deal, Integral Technologies’ DigitalSentry software is now compatible with IPIX’s 360-degree video surveillance system. Based in Oak Ridge, Tenn., IPIX is a supplier of surveillance technology. Integral Technologies has licensed ActivEye’s Active Alert, intelligent video management software,...

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Stealth Alarms forges ahead despite suspension

September 30, 2004Rhianna Daniels

September 30, 2004 CALGARY, Alberta - Even though the company had its business license yanked for 45 days in July, Stealth Alarms President Brad Morrison is confident that the company will emerge from an appeal of that charge unscathed. The company was suspended for not having an active direct seller’s license, which allows a business to sell goods and services in a location other than its primary place of business. But Morrison is in the process of appealing the ruling - stating the company...

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Officials says acquisitions are part of IR’s growth strategy

September 30, 2004SSN Staff

September 30, 2004 MOUNT SNOW, Vt. - Officials from Ingersoll-Rand said the company plans to pursue bolt-on acquisitions in the future to strengthen its business, a strategy that could directly impact its growing security business. The announcement was made at Prudential Equity Group’s –Inside our Best Minds” conference, held here in late September. According to Herbert Hinkel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingersoll-Rand Co., IR intends to use the proceeds...

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DVTel and Axis form integration partnership

September 23, 2004SSN Staff

September 23, 2004 PARAMUS, N.J. - DVTel, a provider of software used to link security hardware products with IP networks, has entered into an integration partnership with Axis Communications, a Swedish developer of network cameras and video servers. As a result of the deal, Axis’ network video products will function with DVTel’s Latitude Network Video Management System, a platform that recognizes DVRs, video matrix switching systems and video multiplexers. Axis’ products are...

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Alarm fines escalate in Los Angeles

September 23, 2004SSN Staff

September 23, 2004 LOS ANGELES - After a back and forth discussion over what shape penalties for a new false alarm ordinance would take, city officials this week approved one - but it’s not what the alarm task force recommended. The new ordinance makes it a misdemeanor for multiple false alarms. It also significantly increases the cost for false alarm fines, from$95 for three false alarms to $495. Despite the surge in fines, the new ordinance still allows two false alarms before the city...

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VistaScape helps protect McGhee Tyson Airport

September 23, 2004SSN Staff

September 23, 2004 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport has deployed an application developed by Atlanta-based VistaScape Security Systems as part of its perimeter security system. Working with the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, VistaScape provided its Automated Wide-Area Surveillance software platform. The platform, which is Microsoft based, connects a number of sensors, including chemical detectors and surveillance cameras, to monitor for intruders and collect data...

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Fire department proposes sprinkler law

September 23, 2004Jeffrey Sanders

September 23, 2004 DES PLAINES, Ill. - The fire department of the city of Des Plaines proposed a law that would require new residential buildings with more than 1,000 square feet to have automatic fire sprinklers. Chief Fire Inspector Don Schuman said the law would apply to new, single family residential buildings with more than 1,000 square feet. The sprinkler proposal excludes detached buildings under 1,000 square feet, such as garages and sheds that are not used as residences. Schuman expects...

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