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Archive: November 2014


Monitoring

Security Partners to open fourth location

November 26, 2014Spencer Ives

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners announced Nov. 25 that it is opening a new 7,424- square-foot central station in Las Vegas, adding to its national network of three other locations.“The fourth operation center is the next step in our long-term vision and game plan to have strategically located operation centers throughout the U.S.,” Mike Bodnar, president of Security Partners told Security Systems News. Bodnar said that vision probably would include a fifth location.“We anticipate...

Bob Schott, Las Vegas, Mike Bodnar, Security Partners


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B Safe acquires Dunlap Electronic Security

November 26, 2014SSN Staff

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms, has acquired Dunlap Electronic Security of Red Bank, N.J. The purchase of Dunlap furthers B Safe's growth plan, Philip Gardner, B Safe president, said in a prepared statement. Dunlap's location gives B Safe additional strength “where we already have offices and allows us to expand our commitment to total customer satisfaction,” the company said in the statement. B Safe has provided integrated electronic security...

B Safe, Dunlap Electronic Security, enterprise security, fire alarms, Philip Gardner, Residential Security, Security Systems News


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Scout Alarm system now shipping to crowdfund backers

November 26, 2014SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Homesecurity systems provider Scout Alarm is finalizing partnerships with Lockitron and IFTTT that will allow consumers to integrate Scout's home security product with Lockitron and IFTTT by the end of the year, according to Scout. Scout is now shipping its home security product to crowdfunding backers who preordered. Scout's flagship project was crowdfunded independently, exceeding its fundraising goal of $180,000 within a matter of days, ultimately raising over $474,000 to date, the...

crowdfunding, Dan Roberts, IFTTT, Lockitron, Residential Security, Scout Alarm, Security Systems News


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Tyco Security Products sponsors women's symposium

November 26, 2014SSN Staff

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is sponsoring the 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 4 in Boston. The conference features nationally recognized speakers and provides professional women with workshops and seminars on entrepreneurship, professional development and personal/professional life balance. Tyco Security Products will showcase some of its solutions during the conference as well as bring one of its leaders to host a panel. Anita Santos, VP of marketing for Tyco...

10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women, Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products


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Monitoring

Helping building owners keep watch

November 25, 2014Spencer Ives

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 used ISC East 2014 to showcase SecureWatchman, a new offering of customizable video analytic alerts for building owners.Special cameras with built-in analytics will be able to enact protocols devised by building owners, leading back to SW24's central station in Moonachie, N.J. Jay Stuck, company executive VP, identified multi-family housing as a key market for this product.“Now we're able to help the building owners and supervisors detect loitering, people lingering...

ISC East. video analytics, Jay Stuck, SecureWatchman, Security Systems News, SW24


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New ASIS president named

November 25, 2014SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Dave Tyson, senior director, information security and CISO for SC Johnson, will become president of ASIS in January. Tyson has nearly 30 years of experience in enterprise security, ASIS says. Prior to his current role, he led security programs for utility PG&E, was global security operations lead for eBay and was chief security officer for the city of Vancouver. He has won numerous industry awards and speaks often at conferences and education events in North America, South America,...

ASIS, Dave Tyson, physical security, SC Johnson, Security Systems News, TechSec Solutions


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Monitoring

CAA fights Chico on ordinance

November 24, 2014Spencer Ives

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.“Here's the bottom line: Innocent parties are being fined for the conduct of others that's beyond their control, and that's the core of why we have to fight this, and we can't allow this to take place anywhere.” Jon Sargent,...

alarm companies, CAA, California, Chico, CSAA, false alarms, SAAA


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Suppliers

Tyco invests in Qolsys

November 24, 2014Martha Entwistle

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International on Nov. 21 announced that it is making a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based home automation solution provider Qolsys.Launched at ISC West in 2013, Qolsys is a relative newcomer to the security industry.“Qolsys has done some very interesting things,” David Grinstead, VP global sales for Tyco Security Products, told Security Systems News. He added that Tyco was drawn to Qolsys' “fresh, innovative approach to development.”Grinstead...

CTO, Daryl Fogal, Internet of things, investment, Qolsys, Tyco International, Tyco On


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On The Editor's Desk

Jay Hauhn retires

November 24, 2014Martha Entwistle

This week is the first week in 37 years that Jay Hauhn is not reporting to work at Tyco (or former sister company ADT). Hauhn's last day was on Friday. I had a chance to catch up with Jay last week at ISC East. Jay said he's looking forward to taking the next 6 to 12 months to "decompress" from the day-to-day corporate world. But he'll stay connected to the security industry in a volunteer capacity: Hauhn serves as president of the Central Station Alarm Association, and he's also looking forward...

ADT, CSAA, Jay Hauhn, SIA, Tyco


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News and Notes

More on Honeywell Life Safety award ...

November 24, 2014Amy Canfield

I couldn't resist. I wrote about Honeywell presenting its annual Life Safety award at its Connect2014 event a few weeks ago. But when I received a photo from Honeywell from the awards ceremony and remembered the moving tribute, I had to repost with some more details to give this amazing kid as well as the outstanding first responders in Palm Bay, Fla., their due. Six-year-old Romeo Rodriguez, one of the recipients of the award, was instrumental in saving his friend, an 8-year-old girl, Kathy. He...

Honeywell Connect2014, Honeywell Life Safety award, Security Systems News


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