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Archive: September 2013


Fire Systems Installation

NFPA 2014 National Electrical Code now available

September 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2014 National Electrical Code, available in digital format and as a hard copy, contains changes of import to dealers and installers.“Every three years we do a number of revisions to the NEC,” said Mark Earley, the National Fire Protection Association's chief electrical engineer. He said changes include the introduction of new technology and revisions large and small.The NEC sets the standard for safe electrical installation and inspection, according to the NFPA,...

Fire Resistant Cable Systems, Mark Earley, NEC, NFPA, phsyical security, SSN


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Vector promotes White to VP of business development

September 30, 2013SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security has promoted Steve White to corporate vice president of business development, to help further Vector's focus on growth in managed infrastructure and business intelligence, the company announced Sept. 24.  “We will continue to build our platform for true business visibility driven by customer requirements and Steve will help support the bridge between technology and security that so many customers are requiring today,” said Pam Petrow, president and CEO...

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SAFE Security celebrates its silver anniversary

September 30, 2013SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security is celebrating 25 years in business, the company announced recently. Founded in 1988 as a specialty finance company, SAFE Security is now a full-service security company serving more than 70,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada. “I am very pleased that SAFE has reached this milestone, and proud that it is with a reputation for integrity and stability in the security industry,” said Paul Sargenti, president and CEO. SAFE Security acquired California...

Central Station Alarm Association, Paul Sargenti, safe monitoring technologies, SAFE Security


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Monitoring Matters

Is the 2G sunset causing outages?

September 27, 2013Leif Kothe

AT&T's 2012 announcement that it would phase out 2G service left most in the alarm industry, well, unfazed. With wireless technology, such changes come with the territory. Moreover, it's not the alarm industry but the mobile phone industry that dictates network “sunsets.” As Lou Fiore, Chairman of the Alarm Industry Communications Commission, put it in a recent conversation: “As long as you go cellular, there is no endgame here.” A few months after the initial announcement,...

2G sunset, 3G, 4G, AICC, alarm monitoring, AT&T, CSAA, Lou Fiore, physical security, Sprint


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Commercial

Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

September 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

Steve Gorski has experienced some déjà vu at recent trade shows. As GM Americas for Mobotix, a network camera company that takes a decentralized approach to storage, Gorski has been evangelizing the benefits of storage onboard the camera for a while. Now, he finds that he's not alone in talking about the benefits of storage on the edge.While each manufacturer's approach is different, in the past couple of years several video companies have come out with camera offerings that include edge video storage.“Storage...

Axis Communications, Bill Hanson, edge storage, Fredrik Nilsson, Genetec, IP video cameras, Lenovo, Mobotix, OnSSI, physical security


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Commercial

Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

September 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

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Commercial

Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

September 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

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Axis Communications, Bill Hanson, edge storage, Fredrik Nilsson, Genetec, IP video surveillance, Lenovo, Milestone, Mobotix, OnSSI


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General News

Hurst named president of DMP International

September 26, 2013SSN Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Joe Hurst is the new president of DMP International, the company announced recently. Hurst will market DMP's products outside the U.S.“DMP products are already being sold and used in North and South American countries,” said Rick Britton, DMP CEO, in a prepared statement. “Joe will focus his skills on supporting and greatly expanding sales outside of the United States as the leader of an organization dedicated to growing DMP presence beyond our borders.”Before...

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XL Protection adds guard service

September 26, 2013SSN Staff

DALLAS—XL Protection is now offering armed and unarmed patrols and guards for full-time or temporary security needs in Dallas and Plano, Texas, the company announced Sept. 25. All prospective guards undergo background checks and drug testing before they are hired and trained by XL Protection, the company said. Guards pass a series of tests before they are certified by the company, according to the release. The family-owned company was established in 2010. In addition to providing guards, XL...

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Monitoring Matters

Skyhawk Security completes acquisition

September 25, 2013Leif Kothe

In another illustration of the industry's evolution, Baton Rouge La.-based Skyhawk Security, which offers remote video monitoring, IP camera systems and access control systems for commercial customers (most in Louisiana, but some as distant as California), acquired local IT firm Big Networks. With the purchase of the firm's assets and intellectual property, the Skyhawk Group (the name of the merged company) will have an in-house IT unit to supplement its security offerings. The move establishes an...

access control, Big Networks, Brett Lofton, physical security, Skyhawk Group, Skyhawk Security, SSN, Video Monitoring, video surveillance


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