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Archive: February 2016


General News

How I Use My System: Domenic Cipollone

February 29, 2016Spencer Ives

Domenic Cipollone, regional VP and general manager middle Tennessee and Kentucky, He is responsible for four branch locations and their overall profitability. He started in the alarm industry “right out of college,” 28 years ago and joined ADS two years ago. Security Systems News talked with him in early January about the system he has at home.And what kind of system do you have?I have the First Alert 168 with a Tuxedo keypad. We do all of our perimeter doors and first level windows....

ADS Security, Domenic Cipollone, How I Use My System, Security Systems News


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Also Noted

Washington transit police get new control center

February 29, 2016SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—The Washington DC Metro opened a new security operations control center in Hyattsville, Md., acting as a “hub for thousands of cameras inside and outside the metro rail stations,” ABC7 reported. The center will monitor the 91 stations in the metro rail system. "It's real time capability but it's also the ability to go back in time and identify a potential witness, look at the assault, verify what happened," Metro Transit police chief Ron Pavlik, told ABC7. "The ability...

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VideoEdge debuts facial biometrics

February 29, 2016SSN Staff

WESTFORD, Mass—Tyco Security Products in February introduced facial biometrics within VideoEdge video surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals. Facial biometrics can easily be added to a VideoEdge NVR. Users can quickly conduct a SmartSearch within VideoEdge to automatically find a matching face and view the associated corresponding video. This allows security operators to identify criminals, terminated employees, VIPs and other persons of interest, while...

Jammy DeSousa, Tyco Security Products, VideoEdge


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Avigilon to give preferred rates to 'early adopters' of its patent license plan

February 29, 2016SSN Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Avigilon, video surveillance, access control and security solution provider, in February announced the launch of the “Early Adopter Plan” for the Avigilon patent license program. The plan offers preferred license rates and terms to companies that enter into a patent license agreement with Avigilon prior to April 30, 2016. "The Early Adopter Plan further enhances the value of joining the license program," Chris Capuano, Avigilon's VP of licensing said...

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On The Editor's Desk

Honeywell and UTC?

February 24, 2016Martha Entwistle

Honeywell is reportedly shopping its Building Solutions Group, according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal. The Honeywell Building Solutions business, which the WSJ says is worth between $3 billion and $4 billion, provides security systems integration and other services to commercial buildings globally. It is a separate business unit from Honeywell Security and Fire (HSF), but they are both part of the Automation and Control Solutions unit. Alex Ismail is the president and CEO of the $14...

ADT, Honeywell, merger, UTC


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Monitoring Matters

SSN's '20 under 40' winners gathered at TechSec

February 24, 2016Spencer Ives

Security Systems News' TechSec Solutions conference went very well this year—everything from the educational sessions to the weather. A highlight of the conference was having "20 under 40" Class of 2015 award winners in attendance. Eleven honorees from the integrators' class and six honorees from the end users joined us in Delray Beach, Fla. Included here are photos from the reception. You can find the complete collection of integrator profiles here,and the list of end user profiles here. ...

20 under 40, Security Systems News, TechSec Solutions 2016


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Commercial

Pro-Tec has new owners, goes ESOP

February 24, 2016Martha Entwistle

MINNEAPOLIS—Tom Hagen, long-time president and owner of independent integration firm Pro-Tec Design, is the latest security executive to choose ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) as an exit strategy.As of Feb. 1, the company is now 100-percent employee-owned, Tim Ferrian, VP of sales and marketing andformer SSN “20 under 40” award winner,told Security Systems News.“Day-to-day operations of the company don't change. We all still do what we did in January when the company...

ESOP, Eva Mach, Paul Dykema, Pro-Tec Design, Tim Ferrian, Tom Hagen


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General News

SIA and Mercer launch security degree program

February 24, 2016SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association and Mercer County Community College announced that classes for its inaugural course of Mercer's Systems Technology associate's degree in Applied Science, are beginning this week.“Today, physical security solutions are delivered and managed on traditional IP-based computer networks and end devices. Clearly, the need exists for specialists who understand both physical security and logical security,” SIA CEO Don Erickson said in...

Don Erickson, Mercer County Community College, SIA, Winston Maddox


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Suppliers

Milestone's Palmquist on community vs. company

February 24, 2016Martha Entwistle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—There was a lot of talk during the first day of MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) about Milestone transforming itself from the “open platform company" to the "open platform community.”Tim Palmquist, who runs the Americas for Milestone, spoke to Security Systems News about this announcement.Open company, open community. What's the difference?Palmquist said it's a philosophical change “that touches all aspects of the business.”Milestone,...

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UniKey unlocking commercial potential

February 24, 2016Spencer Ives

WINTER PARK, Fla.—UniKey, a company focused on keyless entry, is planning to roll out a commercial offering this year, Phil Dumas, UniKey president, told Security Systems News.Dumas said UniKey's customers led Unikey into the commercial business.“Ten percent of our user base has actually converted our residential product for light, small- to medium business use, just because there was nothing else out there,” Dumas said.Locks with UniKey recognize the presence of an authorized smartphone...

Phil Dumas, UniKey


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