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Archive: January 2012


Fire Systems Installation

Healthcare = growth vertical for Alarm & Suppression

January 31, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

GLENVILLE, N.Y.—Hospitals have proved to be a strong vertical for Alarm & Suppression Inc., a full-service fire company based here.The healthcare sector has been adding jobs nationally and has been a bright spot during the economic downturn, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal.In upstate New York, hospitals are continually renovating and expanding, providing ongoing work, Brad Nelson, project engineer/senior technician for Alarm & Suppression, told Security Systems News.“There...

Alarm & Suppression Inc., Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Brad Nelson, Notifier by Honeywell, St. Peterís Hospital


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On The Editor's Desk

Tyco's Breen talks about new entrants, PULSE, ADT spin-off

January 31, 2012Martha Entwistle

There were some interesting tidbits on today's Tyco earnings call—about earnings of course, but also about new cable/telco entrants into the security industry, stats on ADT's PULSE offering, and a progress report on the conglomerate's split into three, separate, publicly traded companies. On the new entrants: In response to a question about how/if new cable/telco entrants into the security industry is affecting ADT, Tyco CEO Ed Breen said: “We track every market we're in very closely,...

ADT North America Residential; and Patrick Decker, Commercial Fire and Security; Naren Gursahaney, Ed Breen Tyco, Flow Control), Frontier Communications, George Oliver, new entrants to security, Pulse, spin off


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Suppliers

Pilot shows smartphone potential

January 30, 2012Martha Entwistle

IRVINE, Calif.—With the announcement today of the completion of its smartphones-as-keys pilot project at Arizona State University, HID officials hope more integrators will begin to investigate how NFC-enabled smartphones might fit into their access control offerings in the future.Saying this project is just the beginning, Karl Weintz, VP business development, mobile access, for HID Global, said eventually smartphones will be able to “be used as a reader not just a credential.”The...

Arizona State University, Assa Abloy, AT&T, Gartner Group, HID, Karl Weintz, NFC, smartphones-as-keys, T-Mobile, Verizon


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On The Editor's Desk

Stanley execs talk about progress on Niscayah acquisition

January 30, 2012Martha Entwistle

Stanley CSS's parent company, Stanley Black & Decker exceeded Wall Street expectations last week with its earnings announcement.† It had Q4 revenue of $2.8b, up 17 percent over 2010 Q4 revenues, and organic revenue growth was up 6 percent over the same period. The security segment was up 1 one percent with 4 percent organic growth in Convergent Security, according to the conference call. Security has Q4 sales of $827 million. That revenue figure is up 49 percent over last year (2010 Q4 revenues were...

James M. Loree, John Lundgren, NIscayah acquisition, Stanley Black & Decker


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Monitoring Matters

Meeting targets non-response in San Jose

January 27, 2012Rich Miller

The alarm industry was caught off guard at the end of December when the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department implemented a non-response policy for unverified alarms. Now the California Alarm Association is regrouping and is rallying members to discuss what comes next. To that end, the Silicon Valley Alarm Association, a CAA affiliate, will be holding a lunch meeting next week, with the San Jose situation at the top of the agenda. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Silicon...

CAA, California Alarm Association, Silicon Valley Alarm Association, SVAA


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Monitoring

World Wide acquires three

January 25, 2012Rich Miller

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.— World Wide Security Group has expanded its footprint in the New York metro area by acquiring three companies and 1,500 accounts, with more acquisitions planned in the first half of 2012.World Wide, an integrated services company based here, announced on Jan. 11 that it had purchased three New York companies: Dart Security of Woodbury, Access One Security of Commack, and LSG Security Systems of the Bronx.Ken Mara, president and CEO of World Wide, told Security Systems News...

Access One Security of Commack, Dart Security of Woodbury, GC Alarm, Ken Mara, LSG Security Systems, Rainbow Protection, Telestat Security, Vision Monitoring, World Wide Security Group


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Residential

Alarm.com: New motion sensor/camera launched

January 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

VIENNA, Va. and OREM, Utah—After a successful six-month beta test, Alarm.com this week announced the general availability of its Image Sensor—a wireless device that combines a motion detector with a built-in still camera, allowing homeowners to view “snapshots” of what's happening in their homes from their smartphones or other devices.Pinnacle Security recently completed a nationwide pilot program selling the battery-operated device, billed as a more affordable option to a...

2Gig Go!Control, alarm.com, GE Simon XT, Image Sensor, Interlogix Concord, Jay Kenny, Kevin Woodworth, Pinnacle Security


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Monitoring

SW24 gears up for intrusion market

January 25, 2012Rich Miller

NEW YORK—Preparing to expand its footprint to handle alarm monitoring across the United States, SecureWatch24 has named a manager for its new central station in New Jersey and has added intrusion-monitoring capability at its Manhattan headquarters.SW24 specializes in property surveillance and facilities management. Its main business is video monitoring, with more than 22,000 cameras installed at more than 2,000 buildings in the New York City area. The company has a network operations center...

Desmond Smyth, DGA Security Systems, Fusion Centre, Jay Stuck, Neil Budhram, SecureWatch24, SW24


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Fire Systems Installation

axonX flourishes under Fike

January 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SPARKS, Md.—Since being acquired by Fike nearly three years ago, axonX, a video smoke detection company that now does business as Fike Video Image Detection, has gained access to markets all over the world and expanded into new verticals here at home, according to General Manager Mac Mottley.He said growth in 2011 was up about 70 percent over 2010.†“We started out in industrial plants and energy plants,” he told Security Systems News. But now, he said, “we're moving into more...

axonX, Duke University, Fike SigniFire, Fike Video Image Detection, Fred Knipper, Mac Mottley


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Fire Systems Installation

Honeywell acquires Fire Sentry

January 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—Honeywell has acquired Fire Sentry, a manufacturer of fire detection and control products for a broad range of industrial markets.The acquisition adds flame detection to Honeywell's gas detection business, Honeywell Analytics, a global company with its U.S. headquarters here, and furthers that business's extremely rapid growth, according to Patrick Hogan, VP of marketing for Honeywell Analytics Americas.Honeywell Analytics works closely with its sister fire systems companies...

Fire Sentry, Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, Honeywell Analytics, Honeywell Life Safety, Notifier, Patrick Hogan, Zellweger Analytics


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