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PlateSmart takes license plate recognition to the cloud

June 30, 2014Martha Entwistle

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution,” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, company CEO John Chigos told Security Systems News.“We're bringing on additional sales and marketing people as well as increasing our development staff,” he said.PlateSmart is a newer company that got its start at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. “That was our beta,”...

John Chigos, license plate recognition, physical security, PlateSmart, SSN


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Vivint set to close Washington state sales center today

June 27, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

PROVO, Utah—Vivint last summer opened a new 400-employee sales center in Liberty Lake, Wash., suburb of Spokane. Now, barely a year later, the home automation/home security company said it was closing the center as of today.“Due to a reallocation of resources, the Vivint Liberty Lake office will close on June 27, 2014. At that time, all employees are eligible to receive severance, and some employees will be offered the opportunity to relocate to Provo, Utah,” according to a statement...

call center, Liberty Lake, Starr Fowler, Todd Pedersen, Vivint


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Honeywell's LYNX Touch 7000 'Best in Show' at ESX

June 27, 2014SSN Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Honeywell won multiple honors at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), including the conference's top award in the Maximum Impact Awards competition, the company announced today. Honeywell's LYNX Touch 7000 Control System was the big winner at ESX, held here June 23-26, according to a Honeywell The Security Channel blog post by David Gottlieb, Honeywell global marketing communications leader. The LYNX Touch 7000 won not only the “Best in Show” award, but won in the...

David Gottlieb, Electronic Security Expo, ESX, Honeywell, LYNX Touch 7000 Control System, Maximum Impact Awards, Net AXS-123 with EVL, VISTA Automation Module


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Linear's garage door opener wins recognition at ESX

June 27, 2014SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.— Linear's GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller has won the ESX Maximum Impact Award for Best Access Control/ID System for Gate/Door Operators, the company announced June 26. Linear, a security and home automation, access control manufacturer, said in a news release that the GD00Z integrates one of the most frequently used entry points of a house—the garage door—into a wireless home control system. GD00Z allows for the remote operation and open/close status of sectional...

Best Access Control/ID System for Gate/Door Operators, ESX, GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller, Linear, Maximum Impact Award, Michael O'Neal


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Death of elderly couple in fire underscores need for home sprinklers

June 27, 2014SSN Staff

ORLAND PARK, Ill.—An elderly couple died in a house fire one month after a local board voted to omit a sprinkler requirement in new construction, according to the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. The Illinois couple, one of whom had mobility issues and used an oxygen tank, was unable to escape in time, according to local media. Older adults are among groups most at risk of fire death and injury, the newsletter said. “This fire is a tragic reminder...

International Residential Code, Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, Tom Lia, Will County


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Long Island fire company co-sponsors conference

June 27, 2014SSN Staff

CENTEREACH, N.Y.—Briscoe Protective Systems, an engineered systems fire and security company based here, recently co-sponsored a Nonprofit Facilities Day Conference. Honored at the event were the parents of a girl whose 2009 death from carbon monoxide spurred New York state to pass a residential CO detector law, called Amanda's Law, which took effect in 2010. According to Briscoe, a highlight of the June 12 conference was when Ken and Kim Hansen were honored. Their daughter, Amanda Hansen,...

Amanda Hansen, Amanda's Law, Briscoe Protective Systems, Nonprofit Facilities Day Conference


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Hikvision wins at ESX

June 26, 2014SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. —Video surveillance provider Hikvision on June 26 announced it won the Maximum Impact Award at the ESX 2014 in the Digital Recording Systems category of Video Security. The company's 'plug and play' NVR (model DS-7716NI-SP/16) won in that category. The Maximum Impact Award honors the impact new and recently introduced products and services have on security integration and monitoring companies. This year's winners were determined by a panel of distinguished judges from...

ESX, Maximum Impact Award, Security Systems News, Video surveillance provider Hikvision


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DirectView signs deal with CannaPods

June 26, 2014SSN Staff

NEW YORK—DirectView Holdings, parent company of DirectView Security, on June 19 announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with CannaPods, whereby DirectView Holdings will be engaged as the exclusive security solutions provider for CannaPod's customizable portable cannabis grow rooms. Roger Ralston, CEO and chairman of DirectView, said in a statement, "While this helps to further our penetration into the cannabis space for security, it also opens the door to security...

cannabis, CannaPods, DirectView Holdings, DirectView Security, Security Systems News


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Koorsen choses FieldOne

June 26, 2014SSN editorial staff

MAHWAH, N.J.—FieldOne Systems, a provider of cloud-based field service management software, announced that it has been selected by Koorsen Fire & Security to enhance the quality and agility of their field service operations, driving greater operational efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. According to a news release from FieldOne, Koorsen wanted to invest in a software solution that would not only drive greater efficiency and quality in their service delivery, but could also...

FieldOne Systems, Koorsen Fire & Security, Security Systems News


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New door-knocking scams prompt ethics code revisions

June 25, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

NASHVILLE—ADT says unscrupulous door-to-door sales reps have some new scams and the Electronic Security Association has updated its code of ethics to specifically ban them.“One of the new ones is people knocking on the door and [falsely] saying they're either from GE or from Honeywell and that they make the equipment [the customer has] and they now have a new preferred monitoring company,” David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, told Security Systems News.Then the unethical sales reps...

ADT, Central Station Alarm Association, Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, CSAA, David Bleisch, Electronic Security Association, Electronic Security Expo, ESA, ESX, Pam Petrow


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