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Archive: May 2009


General News

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions names Kopplin VP field ops

May 29, 2009SSN Staff

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. announced May 28 it has named Jim Kopplin as vice president field operations. He will assume responsibility for all Stanley Convergent Security Solutions field branch operations. Kopplin has a significant amount security industry experience, having held numerous positions during his career, including: integration leader (Stanley CSS), regional vice president—central region (Stanley CSS & HSM), group sales manager (ADT), district...

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On The Editor's Desk

Was airport security really okay?

May 29, 2009Martha Entwistle

Maybe you've seen the story about the woman who faked her own kidnapping and grabbed her daughter and ran away to Florida, flying through the Philly airport by using the driver's license of her friend and coworker. Maybe you haven't. It's a tabloidy thing of no real consequence. But then I saw this story - a good one, in my opinion - where the Philly Inquirer wonders aloud whether this calls into question the validity of airport security. The TSA says, "nope. Not at all." I say, "well, not really,...

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SureView announces Immix/Digital Acoustics integration

May 28, 2009Daniel Gelinas

TAMPA, Fla.—SureView Systems, which provides a video-based automated alarm management software platform for central stations and other command centers, announced May 26 it had successfully completed the integration of Digital Acoustics two-way audio suite into Immix, the company's automation software platform. “It's being sold and it's actually in production at a number of different central stations as we speak,” said SureView executive vice president of sales Matt Krebs. Immix...

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Burglaries, alarm systems sales up in Georgia

May 28, 2009Martha Entwistle

RINGGOLD, Ga.—In the first four months of 2009, Dependable Security Systems has sold 50 percent more alarm systems month-over-month compared to the previous four months, Dependable Security Systems operations manager Corey Cochran told Security Systems News on May 26. What's the secret? Cochran, operations manager at Dependable, said it has more to do with an increase in crime than any new initiative he's started. “All of a sudden [in January] things started to increase above and beyond...

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General News

Bosch appointments four sales managers

May 28, 2009SSN Staff

FAIRPORT, N.Y.--Bosch Security Systems, Inc., on May 26 announced the appointment of four sales managers for various regions within the United States. The reps are responsible for working closely with Bosch dealers and integrators located in their designated areas to help support quality security installations. Lloyd Apricio handles sales of the Intrusion, Fire and Access Control/Systems (IFAS) portfolios in the Southwest, including Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada and Wyoming....

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ADS Security finds RMR driver in managed access control solution

May 28, 2009Daniel Gelinas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security announced May 22 it had expanded its product offerings with the addition of ADS SecureDoor managed access control to their portfolio of security solutions. ADS SecureDoor combines physical access control with licensed systems and software ADS remotely manages from its UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond-certified central station, based here. According to ADS vice president Tom Szell, the decision to launch a managed access control solution made sense for a couple reasons....

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Reliance Protectron teams with Blackline GPS for vehicle monitoring, recovery

May 28, 2009Daniel Gelinas

CALGARY, Alberta—Reliance Protectron Security Services, the second largest security provider in Canada, teamed this week with Blackline GPS Corp., a technology manufacturer of security, tracking, and monitoring devices for automotive, commercial and industry safety, and family use. Through the partnership, retailers—and eventually Reliance Protectron dealers—will be able to offer a full suite of vehicle monitoring, tracking and theft-recovery services to end users in Canada and...

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Municipality requires alarm companies to administer permit process

May 28, 2009Daniel Gelinas

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Alarm companies doing business in Lexington-Fayette County have been pushing for change lately. Ordinance No. 56-2005 has been on the books for four years, but “has been ignored up to now due to it being so hard to manage,” said Clay Russell president of Richmond, Ky.-based Commonwealth Communications in an email interview. “Now the city lawyers say the police department must begin enforcement.” According to KBFAA area director Jeremy Bates, of Sonitrol...

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Smith & Wesson nets leads for dealer

May 28, 2009Martha Entwistle

MESA, Ariz.—After he got 100 leads for residential security systems at a recent gun show, Technical Systems co-owner Bill Riley is more convinced than ever that becoming a Smith & Wesson Security Services dealer was a wise decision. “Quite a few people who signed up for estimates already had security systems. They had ADT, Brink's, Monitronics, and they said, 'I want to switch to Smith & Wesson. I want that sign on my lawn,'” Riley said. Gun-maker Smith & Wesson announced it was...

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Detection, RFID products win American Security Challenge

May 28, 2009L. Samuel Pfeifle

WASHINGTON—The American Security Challenge, an event intended to identify hot new technologies for homeland security applications, held its final-round event May 21 and announced the winners of the challenge. From six finalists, Hi-G-Tek, a maker of RFID tracking solutions, was awarded a $2 million prize from venture firm Chart Venture Partners, and MINDco, a maker of nuclear detection technology, was awarded $500,000. The awards are dependent on the companies and Chart reaching funding agreements...

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