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Archive: March 2014


On The Editor's Desk

Martha's daily report from the ISC West show floor

March 31, 2014Martha Entwistle

Updated April 3, 2014, with information about ISC West Day 2 Day two started with the fifth annual Security 5K, a benefit race for the wonderful organization, Mission 500. More than 700 people registered for the race and we raised $90,000 to help save lives. We had a very special guest at the Security 5K events this year, someone who knows well the good work of Mission 500. Before the race, and also at the Security 5K race reception we heard from Dr. Diego Alejandro Garcia, a pediatrician who was...

#ISCW14, IQinVision, ISC West, Martha Entwistle, NMC, Security Systems News, Vicon


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Monitoring Matters

Vegas-bound—and trend-watching in the central station space

March 31, 2014Leif Kothe

ISC West 2014 - Day Three After spending much of my career in the medium of print, I managed to make my on-camera debut at ISC West 2014, interviewing several folks from the central station side who provided some lively perspectives about the show and the direction of their respective businesses. First up was Jim McMullen, president and COO of COPS Monitoring, who said the company had around 800 dealers at its annual Dealer Appreciation Bonanza, an event I also happened to attend with several SSN...

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Suppliers

Vicon and IQinVision merge, form $56m business

March 31, 2014Martha Entwistle

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.—On the eve of ISC West, publicly traded Vicon and privately held IQinVision announced a plan to merge, creating a $56 million company.Vicon is a provider of VMS software, NVRs, and other devices based in Edgewood, N.Y. IQinVision manufactures IQeye HD megapixel IP cameras, and is based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.“IQinVision's core technology is megapixel video and that's complementary to what Vicon sells in the solutions market,”...

IP cameras, IQinVision, NVR, physical security, SSN, Vicon, VMS


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Monitoring

NMC opens new central station

March 31, 2014SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center has announced the opening of a new 25,000-square-foot facility here, according to a news release.Built from the ground up, the central station is scaled to meet the company's future needs, and features upgrades in hardware, infrastructure, telecommunications and redundancies.“The investment we made to open the most advanced monitoring center in the industry positions us to continue to be the leading provider of monitoring services with expanded...

central station alarm monitoring, NMC, physical security, SSN


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Monitoring

Speck named president of Bold Technologies

March 31, 2014Leif Kothe

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station automation software, has promoted Chuck Speck, formerly the VP of the company, to be its new president.“I think early on we're going to continue to foray into new technology partnerships and to really strengthen our offerings to customers,” he said. “We're a very active developing company and we're going to continue in that role.”When Speck joined Bold Technologies as a project manager in 2003,...

Avaya, Bold Technologies, central station alarm monitoring, Manitou software, physical security, Rod Coles, SSN, Tadiran


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Residential

GuardMe expands into Texas

March 31, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

OLD BRIDGE, N.J.—GuardMe Security, based here, is expanding into Texas and will be using its new “hybrid” door-to-door/teleselling model in the state.“We're moving into Texas in a big way,” GuardMe President Craig Metzger told Security Systems News. “We're actually going into all the major cities: Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. The population is so dense in those areas and the markets are so big that it's really going to significantly increase...

Craig Metzger, GuardMe Security, physica security, Residential Security, SSN


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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

What's new in the connected home and fire industry at ISC West?

March 28, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Updated April 4 Among the exciting news I learned about on Thursday at the show was that Honeywell's new wireless LYNX 7000 won Best Intrusion and Detection Device in this year's ISC West New Product Showcase event, according to Ralph Maniscalco, Honeywell's director of marketing communications. The company describes the LYNX 7000 as “an all new version of Honeywell's self-contained wireless touchscreen security and home automation system. The product is the first of its kind to control up...

Amy Canfield, Bob Harris, DMP Owners Forum, Eric Dittelman, ISC West, Leif Kothe, Mark Murphy, Martha Entwistle, meet the editors, Rick Britton


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Residential

ADT's new CMO, VP of dealer sales newcomers to industry

March 28, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT went outside the security space to find its new chief marketing officer and its new vice president of dealer sales. Both new hires say they'll put the skills they honed working in other industries to good use at ADT.Jerri DeVard, who most recently was executive vice president, chief marketing officer of Nokia, was recently appointed senior vice president, chief marketing officer for ADT.She starts her new job on March 31 and succeeds Tony Wells, who ADT said is leaving...

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Also Noted

Honeywell renews platinum level partnership with ESA

March 27, 2014SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association announced March 26 that Honeywell Security has returned as the exclusive Platinum-level Executive Strategic Partner for 2014. Begun in 2008, the Executive Strategic Partnership program is only available to ESA associate members and provides funding to support ESA programs that promote and enhance the industry. As a Platinum-level Executive Strategic Partner, Honeywell Security will gain exposure to thousands of qualified prospects and top decision...

Electronic Security Association, ESA, Honeywell Security Products Americas, John Knox, Platinum-level Executive Strategic Partner, Scott Harkins


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Also Noted

ADT Pulse a feature of 2014 HGTV smart home

March 27, 2014SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT on March 26 announced a renewed partnership with HGTV to showcase the latest innovations in home automation, monitored security, energy efficiency and smart home design throughout the 2014 HGTV Smart Home Giveaway. ADT's Pulse solution will be integrated within the 16th-century design of this year's smart home, which draws inspiration from the English cottage-style homes seen throughout the suburban neighborhoods of Nashville, where the home is located. The 2,400-square-foot,...

ADT, HGTV, Jack Thomasson, Tom Murray


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