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Sprinkler mandate upheld

October 30, 2009Tess Nacelewicz

There were so many sprinkler supporters in the house at yesterday's ICC meeting that the Baltimore fire department said they were creating a fire hazard by exceeding the limit of building's occupancy limit. Fortunately, there were no fires, and advocates will be pleased to learn that the sprinkler crowd prevailed in their goal of keeping a sprinkler mandate for new one- and two-family homes in the ICC building code. Here's the link to the story

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On The Editor's Desk

ISC East day 2: still quite good

October 30, 2009Martha Entwistle

After a 10:30 p.m. flight home last night, and the combined effects of me being allowed to enjoy myself as I chose in NYC, I'm a little groggy and slow-moving this morning, so I'm going to do a little photo narrative thing for day 2, and then follow up with some more newsy stuff when I'm thinking clearer. But, the short story is that day 2 was also strong for ISC East. There was some drop off in attendance, but still good crowds and enthusiasm, and even a decent crowd as 5 p.m. and the end of the...

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Monitoring

WellAWARE, AMAC integrate for 'significant added value' solution

October 30, 2009SSN Staff

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—An Oct. 21 release from WellAWARE Systems, a new developer of next-generation wellness monitoring solutions for senior care providers, announced it had entered into a technology-integration collaboration with PERS provider, American Medical Alert Corp. to provide next generation health monitoring solutions that could revolutionize what PERS can do. WellAWARE was launched in May. Together the two companies aim to deliver an integrated health monitoring...

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On The Editor's Desk

ISC East day one: Actually quite good

October 29, 2009Martha Entwistle

On my way here to New York I wrote about a decided lack of buzz surrounding ISC East, yet day 1 yesterday was pretty terrific by most standards. Does this mean I'm woefully out of touch and nobody wants to talk to me? Possibly. But I think I was right about the lack of buzz. Basically, everyone went into the event hesitantly, unsure of what it was going to be like and not wanting to commit to too much. A lot of companies clearly downsized their booths - GVI was in a 10x20, I think, same size as...

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Residential

2GIG's first gig is Apx

October 29, 2009SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Upstart manufacturer 2GIG Technologies got its first order for panels Oct. 28 and it was a big one: Summer-model giant Apx Alarm, which sold roughly 160,000 accounts this year, announced it will be installing 2GIG Technologies' “GO!Control” panel and peripherals in 2010. Jim Nye, Apx VP of business development, told Security Systems News that Apx has been beta testing the system in the field for several months. “We've got 2,000 panels installed nationwide and the...

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General News

PSA-TEC changes dates back to May

October 29, 2009SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Some of the news coming out of the ISC East show, here, is about another show: PSA-TEC. PSA Security's annual education and exhibition event, held in the Chicago area, has decided to move its dates from June 14 through 18, 2010, to May 24 through 28, 2010, at the Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Ill. Further, PSA announced that Reed Exhibitions, owner of the ISC shows, will now manage PSA-TEC, while PSA will provide educational offerings for both ISC shows going forward. The...

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General News

ISC East surprises with traffic

October 29, 2009SSN Staff

NEW YORK—In a year when many trade shows have struggled with attendance and the trade-show industry as a whole has seen sharp declines, many on the show floor here at ISC East expressed surprise with what seemed to be heavy traffic for the first day of the event. “It's the busiest we've seen it in the last five years,” said Steve Walin, CEO of GVI | Samsung. “We actually down-sized our booth this year because of last year's experience, but we're much busier this year and...

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Suppliers

Cisco, Axis vets team at Next Level

October 29, 2009L. Samuel Pfeifle

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Pete Jankowski was chief technology officer of Cisco's physical security business unit until the networking giant decided to close its San Diego offices. Not wanting to move, Jankowski has decided to return to his start-up roots—having been CEO and CTO of SyPixx before Cisco bought it in 2006—and has created Next Level Security Systems, keeping with him much of his former Cisco/SyPixx staff. Joining him is Jumbi Edulbehram, most recently director of business development...

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Residential

Per Mar acquires Wisconsin company

October 29, 2009SSN Staff

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Super-regional Per Mar Security is topping off a year where its residential sales outpaced recent years with the acquisition, announced this week, of Alarm-Co North Security Compnay, Inc., a boutique, high-end, residential alarm company based in Minocqua, Wis. Brad Tolliver, vice president of Per Mar's Electronic Security Division, described Minocqua is a recreational area with “a lake and a neat little town … and a lot of multi-million dollar summer homes.” The...

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General News

SureView, Pelco partner for greater functionality

October 29, 2009SSN Staff

CLOVIS, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla.--Pelco, a designer and developer of video security systems, on Oct. 20 announced it had formed a strategic partnership with video-centric security-software developer SureView Systems. The partnership will offer mutual customers of Pelco and SureView a comprehensive integration between Pelco's hardware and SureView's automation platform Immix, expanding the reach of each company and providing more functional solutions for dealers. According to Pelco business development...

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