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Archive: April 2013


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Kastle Systems acquires CheckVideo

April 30, 2013Martha Entwistle

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integrator and full-service security company that specializes in managed services, announced that it has acquired CheckVideo, a provider of cloud-based intelligent video surveillance.“We saw an opportunity to do in video what Kastle has done in access control,” Brian Eckert, EVP Kastle Systems, told Security Systems News.Kastle, which is based here, has annual revenues of about $60 million and $3.7 million in RMR. It has 400 employees...

Brian Eckert, CheckVideo, Chris Brown, Kastle Systems International, Mark Ein, Nik Gavgani, Piyush Sodha, Steve Yevich


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Market for card-based EACS to reach $8.6 billion by 2018

April 30, 2013Rich Miller

The global market for card-based electronic access control systems is projected to grow from $5.1 billion in 2012 to $8.6 billion by 2018, driven by increasing concern about security breaches at government and enterprise facilities, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts.The San Jose, Calif.-based research company said the government sector has proven to be one of the major verticals for card-based EACS, with implementations across local, state and federal jurisdictions. Key applications...

EACS, Global Industry Analysts, Security Systems News


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Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here. History suggests that high-profile events of terrorism can drive global sales of video surveillance equipment. Worldwide revenue for the market is projected to rise to $20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from $9.6 billion in 2010,...

9/11, Boston Marathon bombings, FEMA, IMS Research, London Underground bombings, video surveillance


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Connecticut governor to speak at SIA summit

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will be a keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association's Government Summit, to be held here June 4-5 at the W hotel. In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Malloy led the formation of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, a 16-member group tasked with making specific, actionable recommendations in the areas of school security, mental health services and gun violence prevention. An interim...

Dannel Malloy, Newtown, Sandy Hook Advisory Committee, Sandy Hook Elementary School, SIA, SSN


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Former UTC executive is ADT's new VP of small business

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently appointed Luis Orbegoso as its new senior vice president of small business, according to a press release. In the newly created position, Orbegoso will be responsible for developing and executing the company's strategy to grow the security and automation segment for small business owners. He will report to CEO Naren Gursahaney. “Small business represents a significant growth opportunity for ADT,” Gursahaney stated. “We have already begun to make...

ADT, Controls & Security, Lenel Systems, Naran Gursahaney, UTC Climate


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Undergrads develop apps for Axis

April 29, 2013Martha Entwistle

LAS VEGAS—For camera customization, network camera giant Axis Communications is tapping the talent and imagination of undergraduate engineering students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.The ISC West Axis Press Breakfast included the launch of three new cameras, an upgraded Axis Camera Companion and the announcement of a partnership with Wentworth. The cameras of the future will be customized for customers with apps, the same way we currently customize our smartphones, Fredrik...

Axis Communications, Charles Hotchkiss, Fredrik Nilsson, ISC West, Joshua Ramirez, Nicholas Gelfman, Security Systems News, Wentworth Institute of Technology


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Gamewell-FCI fire alarm system earns new UL listing

April 29, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—The E3 Series fire alarm and communications system from Gamewell-FCI, a division of Honeywell, is now listed to a new Underwriters Laboratories standard, according to a company statement. The standard, ANSI/UL 2572, is a new requirement for all types of mass notification systems. “All equipment will have to be tested and listed to this standard before they can affix a UL label to their equipment,” said Mike Madden, national sales manager for Gamewell-FCI, in the...

Brian Carlson, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, Mike Madden, SSN, Underwriters Laboratories


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Gamewell-FCI fire alarm system earns new UL listing

April 29, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—The E3 Series fire alarm and communications system from Gamewell-FCI, a division of Honeywell, is now listed to a new Underwriters Laboratories standard, according to a company statement. The standard, ANSI/UL 2572, is a new requirement for all types of mass notification systems. “All equipment will have to be tested and listed to this standard before they can affix a UL label to their equipment,” said Mike Madden, national sales manager for Gamewell-FCI, in the...

Brian Carlson, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, Mike Madden, SSN, Underwriters Laboratories


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Gamewell-FCI fire alarm system earns new UL listing

April 29, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—The E3 Series fire alarm and communications system from Gamewell-FCI, a division of Honeywell, is now listed to a new Underwriters Laboratories standard, according to a company statement. The standard, ANSI/UL 2572, is a new requirement for all types of mass notification systems. “All equipment will have to be tested and listed to this standard before they can affix a UL label to their equipment,” said Mike Madden, national sales manager for Gamewell-FCI, in the...

Brian Carlson, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, Mike Madden, SSN, Underwriters Laboratories


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Yale to provide locks for AT&T's Digital Life

April 29, 2013SSN Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Yale Locks & Hardware, based here, today announced it will be the lock provider for AT&T's Digital Life SM, a home security and automation system that launched recently in 15 markets nationwide, according to a company statement. The Yale Real Living residential access control locks will integrate with AT&T's security platform. Doors can be locked or unlocked remotely through mobile devices. The access control locks come with two user interface options: a touch screen or a 12-button...

access control, AT&T, Digital Life SM, SSN, Yale Real Living


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