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Archive: January 2014


IDV Solutions gets $2 million cash infusion

January 31, 2014Martha Entwistle

LANSING, Mich.—IDV Solutions, a provider of enterprise risk visualization software, on Jan. 22 completed a $2 million second funding round with Plymouth Venture Partners of Ann Arbor, Mich.“We've had exponential growth this year,” Scott Sieracki, IDV Solutions EVP–global sales, told Security Systems News. The funds will be used to fuel more growth through hiring, R&D and, at some point later this year, expansion into the EMEA market.IDV Solutions is privately held and does not...

Ian Clemens, IDV Solutions, Mark Morrison, Plymouth Venture Partners, Scott Sieracki, Visual Command Center

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Matrix Systems announces Frontier leadership

January 31, 2014SSN Staff

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems, an access control and security solutions provider, has named top-level leadership for Frontier, its manufacturing business, the company said in a Jan. 25 news release. Matrix split early this year, creating Frontier, a provider of open-architecture security technologies for access control, video management, access control hardware and visitor management systems, and Xentry Systems Integration. Jeremy Krinitt is general manager and will lead sales, research and...

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Salient Systems, SureView Immix integrate

January 31, 2014SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Salient Systems, provider of hybrid video management systems, has integrated CompleteView VMS with SureView Systems' Immix platform, which organizes and manages unlimited monitoring activities into a single platform, the company announced Jan. 30. Central stations are now able to use the flexibility and power of an enterprise-level video management system for remote monitoring in the Immix system, producing high-quality live video, playback, search, and remote alarm notification...

Chris Meiter, CompleteView VMS, Immix, Salient Systems, SureView Systems

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Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

January 31, 2014Amy Canfield

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities' business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week. A common theme at the Jan. 28-29 conference was the need for better communication between integrators and end users, and participants on the “Hospital Security: Checkup on Technology and Innovation” panel were clear...

hospital security, Keith McGlen, Ralph Nerette, Randy Propps, Rose Miller, shawn reilly, TechSec Solutions

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Honeywell adds high-end resi dealer to network

January 31, 2014SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.— Honeywell has added life safety and security provider Sonitrol Security Services to its First Alert Professional Dealer Program, the company announced Jan. 29. With locations in Charlotte, N.C. and Greer, S.C., Sonitrol serves high-end residential customers, and commercial and industrial businesses. Founded in 1984, Sonitrol focuses on loss prevention, intrusion and fire alert, outdoor security, video surveillance and access control systems, offering hosted and managed systems,...

Honeywell, Sonitrol Security Services

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NFPA names NEC Challenge winner

January 30, 2014SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Derek Vigstol, of Princeton, Minn., won the title of NEC Challenge Champion in a nation-wide challenge to celebrate the National Fire Protection Association's release of the 53rd National Electrical Code. Vigstol won $5,000, NFPA announced Jan. 30. The code outlines a standard for safe electrical installation and inspection. “Electrical safety is a serious topic,” Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of outreach and advocacy, said in a prepared statement....

National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NEC Challenge

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ADT releases Q1 results—and stock price drops

January 30, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

BOCA RATON, Fla.—The ADT Corp. reported Jan. 30 that ADT Pulse take rates and recurring revenue were up in its latest quarter. But customer growth was below expectations in Q1 and net income decreased 27 percent in that period—and ADT's share price tumbled. Still, company CEO Naren Gursahaney said ADT is taking steps to ensure future growth—such as making improvements to its dealer program and lead generation process; the introduction of a new mobile security app, ADT Canopy;...

ADT, First Quarter (Q1), Imperial Capital, Jeff Kessler, Naren Gursahaney

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a.p.i. Monitoring adds managed services division

January 29, 2014Leif Kothe

TORONTO—a.p.i Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company with seven central stations in the U.S. and Canada, is seeing some encouraging early returns from its managed services division, which debuted as a separate unit in November 2013.“We saw a spike in demand for the services,” Lewis Jacobson, director of dealer sales, told Security Systems News. “So it was time to break it out from our regular operations.”The new division concentrates on hosted video and video verification,...

hosted video, Lewis Jacobson, managed services, video verification

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'We all need to talk more'

January 29, 2014Amy Canfield

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue's senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.“Today's security leaders need relationships with integrators based on honesty and integrity,” Grimsley said Jan. 28 during his keynote address at the TechSec Solutions conference, held here.  He also advised manufacturers to be in direct contact with those who use...

Florida Blue, Harold Grimsley, TechSec Solutions

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NFPA selects new president

January 29, 2014SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association has unanimously selected Jim Pauley to be the organization's next president, according to a Jan. 29 news release. Pauley, now Schneider Electric's senior vice president of external affairs and government relations, will succeed NFPA president James Shannon in July, according to the release. “This appointment ensures the continued pursuit of the critical mission of NFPA and positions the association...

Jim Pauley, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Philipp Stittleburg

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