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Honeywell to showcase mobile, cloud advancements

March 28, 2013SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—At ISC West, Honeywell plans to showcase products and services that reflect advancements in cloud and mobile device technology, according to a company statement. "If there's a common theme that runs across the technologies we're showcasing this year, it's probably 'mainstream,'" Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products, Americas, said in the statement. "A lot of trends like mobile, the cloud and connected home and business used to be considered novelties, but that...

Honeywell, ISC West, Lynx Touch 5100, Maxpro, Scott Harkins, Total Connect


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NFPA debuts authenticity program

March 28, 2013SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association is launching a new authenticity program, through which users and customers can ensure that digital copies of NFPA documents have not been altered, according to an organization statement. The program was developed in response to mounting concerns about counterfeit or unauthorized copies of NFPA digital documents. "NFPA codes and standards are widely used in design, construction, and enforcement throughout North America, as well as countries...

Christian Dubay, NFPA


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Residential

ADT goes 'Undercover'

March 27, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

BOCA RATON, Fla.—“James” is a tough former Marine, but he found his first day working at an ADT central station daunting.“I was taking calls at the monitoring center and I was stumbling and nervous,” he told Security Systems News. He was in awe of the ADT employee who was training him on his new job at the call center Knoxville, Tenn. “She made it seem effortless,” he recalled.Luckily, “James” doesn't need that job at the call center. That's because...

ADT, Naren Gursahaney, Tony Wells, Tyco Security Products


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Monitoring

Monitor America's dealer carrot: A year of free monitoring

March 27, 2013Rich Miller

MOONACHIE, N.J.—Monitor America, a new wholesale monitoring company specializing in advanced video services, is opening its facility here in April with an offer of one year of free monitoring for the first 100 dealers who sign up.Steve Ipson, director of business development for Monitor America, said dealers taking advantage of the offer would have to sign a five-year contract, but there would be no limit on the number of accounts they bring aboard. The promotion will be formally launched April...

Diebold, ISC East, ISC West, Jay Stuck, Monitor America, Steve Ipson, The Edmonds Group


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Traditional security company goes retail

March 27, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

MADISON, Miss.—The Alarm Company, located in an isolated industrial park for years, moved in September to a strip mall on a busy road here. Going retail has attracted customers, generated lots of free publicity and is the wave of the future, according to company owner Tony Collums.“We just decided to come out of hiding and get where people could find us,” Collums, who also is president and director of operations of The Alarm Company, told Security Systems News. “That was my...

Honeywell First Alert Professional Dealer Program, SecureWatch24, The Alarm Company, Tony Collums


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Suppliers

Axis looks to banking and government as growth verticals

March 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Citing the opportunities in the financial and government sectors, network camera provider Axis Communications is beefing up its business development team and has created new positions to oversee those sectors.Education was the first vertical market to move from analog to IP systems, followed by retail. The next big vertical market opportunity is banking, according to Scott Dunn, Axis director of business development for North America. “Banking is a big, fertile space...

Axis Technology, Lenel, Scott Dunn, Tyco Integrated Security


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March Networks integrates Panasonic IP cameras with VMS By SSN Staff

March 27, 2013SSN Staff

OTTAWA, Ontario—March Networks, a provider of IP video solutions, has fully integrated its Command video management system with Panasonic's IP video cameras, according to a March Networks statement. Integrating its Command VMS with cutting-edge security products reduces installation time and costs, the statement said. The integration with Panasonic's IP cameras incorporates features like audio capture, video compression, motion detection and logical alarms. “This certified integration...

Command VMS, IP cameras, March Networks, Net Payne, Panasonic


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Michigan school district employs human fire monitors

March 27, 2013SSN Staff

PONTIAC, Mich.—After alarms failed during a recent fire drill, Pontiac High School employed a human monitor to be on the alert for fire danger, according to a report from The Oakland Press, a newspaper based here. The employee, who may spend up to several weeks in the provisional position, is not the only human monitor in the school district. The fire alarms also malfunctioned at a nearby elementary school, prompting the district to implement a similar position there, the report said. The fire...

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Carbon monoxide bill advances in California

March 27, 2013SSN Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A bill that would require all newer public and private K-12 schools to install carbon monoxide detectors has advanced in the California Assembly, according to an article from the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Assembly Education Committee unanimously approved the bill March 20, sending it to the Appropriations Committee, according to the report, which noted that a cost estimate has not yet been prepared. Assembly Bill 56, which is being shepherded by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber,...

California, carbon monoxide, Shirley Weber, The Assembly Education Committee


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On The Editor's Desk

SSN editors want to meet you at ISC West

March 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

Before you hit the ISC West show floor, I hope you'll stop by our “Meet the Editors” event. Rich will be coordinating newswires and doing other editorial projects from the home office in Maine, but (SSN managing editor) Tess, (SDN managing editor) Amy and I look forward to meeting you at the event, which will take place from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the ISC West Media Stage. The stage is right outside the entrance to the show floor—you can't miss it. Stop by and introduce...

ISC West, meet the editors, Security Director News, Security Systems News


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