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Also Noted

Lowe's, Honeywell VPs to speak at Smart Energy Summit

January 31, 2013SSN Staff

DALLAS—Parks Associates today announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Smart Energy Summit, scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in San Antonio, according to a news release. Jeremy Eaton, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, and Kevin Meagher, vice president and general manager of Smart Home, Lowe's Cos. Inc., will deliver the keynote addresses at the summit, which is hosted by Parks Associates and titled “Engaging the Consumer.” The summit will address...

Honeywell, Jeremy Eaton, Kevin Meagher, Lowe's, Smart Energy


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PPVAR names Verisk exec to board

January 31, 2013SSN Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anthony Canale, vice president of Verisk Crime Analytics, has joined the board of directors of the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, the group announced this week. Verisk Crime Analytics, a unit of Verisk Analytics, owns and operates national crime databases that provide services to the construction, retail, transportation, manufacturing and insurance industries. The organization supports law enforcement with crime-related analytical tools. “Our involvement...

Anthony Canale, PPVAR, Verisk Analytics, Verisk Crime Analytics


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March Networks announces new NVR platform

January 31, 2013SSN Staff

OTTAWA—March Networks, a provider of IP video solutions, has launched its new 8000 Series hybrid network video recorders (NVRs), according to a company statement. The platform, which supports both advanced video surveillance and business applications, features centralized video management capability and scalability, the company said. “They ensure organizations can transition to all-IP video without sacrificing existing analog investments, and are engineered to support our video intelligence...

GURU application, IP video, Linux, March Networks, Net Payne, NVR


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Residential

Pro 1's Pinnacle purchase parsed

January 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

LANCASTER, Pa.—Protection 1 is not breaking new ground in acquiring Pinnacle Security assets so it can integrate Pinnacle's seasonal selling model with Protection 1's brick-and-mortar approach, says the owner of a traditional security company that already has added summer sales to its mix.“We've had three successful years at this and my message is anyone can do this,” said Patrick Egan, president and owner of Select Security, a super-regional based here that first added a summer...

Patrick Egan, Pinnacle Security, Protection 1, Select Security


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Suppliers

New UL standard will rate camera performance

January 30, 2013Martha Entwistle

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories is launching the first digital-camera performance standard in February and plans to have some cameras certified in time for ISC West, Bob Jamieson, UL general manager, life safety and security industries, told Security Systems News.“We've had a lot of discussions with manufacturers,” Jamieson said, “and for the most part they've been very enthusiastic [the standard] will help prevent false claims.”Called UL 2802, the new standard...

Axis Communications, Bob Jamieson, ISC West, Underwriters Laboratories


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Monitoring

CSG closes year with three fold-in acquisitions

January 30, 2013Rich Miller

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group closed 2012 with three fold-in acquisitions that have expanded the company's presence in Oklahoma, Arkansas and California.CSG acquired Western Home Security of Orange, Calif., in late November, then added Apex Alarms/Relay Systems Corp. of Little Rock, Ark., and CMC of Oklahoma City in the last two weeks of December, said Glenn Albers, vice president of dealer operations for CSG.“All three had a very high percentage of residential customers [85 to...

Apex Alarms/Relay Systems Corp., Central Security Group, CMC, Glen Albers, SafeLink Security, SSN, Western Home


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Residential

Vivint: 'Disruptive innovation' key to success

January 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

PROVO, Utah—“Disruptive innovation”—shaking up the traditional security model to create new markets—is a major reason for Vivint's success, according to Vivint COO Alex Dunn. And he said the company plans to build on that success with its recent hire of a prominent strategy consultant whose job it is to focus on such innovation.“We're making a bet that there's more opportunity to disrupt,” Dunn told Security Systems News regarding the hiring of Matthew Eyring...

Alex Dunn, Apx Alarm, Blackstone Group, Innosight, Matthew Eyring, Scott Pedersen, Vivint


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Monitoring

Mace CS posts growth in 'transitional' year

January 30, 2013Rich Miller

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Mace Central Station was a bright spot for its parent company in 2012, posting an 11.8 percent increase in revenues through the first nine months of a “transitional” year for the wholesale monitoring operation, Mace Security International CEO and President John McCann told Security Systems News.McCann said Mace CS, based here, is now “very stable” after a turbulent 2012. Morgan Hertel stepped down as vice president and general manager in March and was...

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On The Editor's Desk

New jobs for Tyco's Hauhn, Monaco

January 30, 2013Martha Entwistle

Two Tyco IS executives have new/expanded roles, according to an internal Tyco announcement. Effective this week, Jay Hauhn is now VP, Product Management and Industry Relations; Hank Monaco is now VP, Marketing. As VP, Product Management and Industry Relations, Hauhn will oversee product technology and innovation as well as industry and government relations. He will lead product and service solution development and engineering, and is charged with the development and implementation of product strategy....

Hank Monaco, Jay Hauhn, Marketing, Product Management and Industry Relations, Tyco Integrated Security, VP


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Monitoring Matters

Hot button: Who's getting into mobile PERS now?

January 30, 2013Rich Miller

The world of mobile PERS and remote health monitoring continues to expand. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, ADT announced that it was getting into the game by teaming with Ideal Life, a Toronto-based company whose health monitoring and information technology will be integrated with ADT Pulse to provide “proactive prevention” for people managing chronic health conditions. The system uses digital, wireless, secure two-way communicators to measure and relay...

ADT Pulse, Ideal Life, Mace Security International, PERS, Royal Philips Electronics, Security Systems News


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