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Archive: August 2016


Commercial

TycoIS partnering with EyeLock to enhance biometric offerings

August 31, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Tyco Integrated Security, a national security systems integrator based here, will partner with EyeLock LLC, a company that specializes in iris-based identity authentication solutions, to offer iris identity authentication technology to its customers.“We support all of the biometric technology out there today, but what I really like about the iris identification technology is that it is no-touch, which I think is becoming more and more important for our customers today,”...

Anthony Antolino, EyeLock, Joe Oliveri, TycoIS


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Suppliers

SRI Identity becomes Princeton Identity

August 31, 2016Spencer Ives

PRINCETON, N.J.—Princeton Identity, formerly SRI Identity, on Aug. 29 announced its separation from SRI International, launching as an independent company.“We basically have taken the entire biometrics line of business [from SRI], with the people, and spun that out into Princeton Identity,” Mark Clifton, CEO of Princeton Identity, told Security Systems News. The spin-off will help the company focus on completing its next generation of products, he said.Princeton Identity manufactures...

mark clifton, Princeton Identity, SRI Identity, sri international


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Commercial

SSI launches new cybersecurity division

August 31, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

ROCKLIN, Calif.—Surveillance Systems Incorporated, a security integration company that specializes in system design engineering, project management, and system implementation for physical infrastructure based here, has launched a new cybersecurity division, SSI Threat Protect.Todd Flowers, president of SSI, said the new division provides service solutions with consultation, management, and remediation for the security of its customers' networks as it aims to secure the technology infrastructure.“It...

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Monitoring

SecurityTrax increases integrations

August 31, 2016Spencer Ives

TYSONS, Va.—SecurityTrax, a cloud-based CRM offering from Alarm.com, integrated with four new monitoring centers recently.Jeff Hansen, president of SecurityTrax, said that its integrations set the SecurityTrax CRM apart from others.“The focus of SecurityTrax really is to provide a platform to our dealers so they can automate processes and to help them run their business more efficiently. … [What] is unique to the SecurityTrax offering is that we really have a full suite of robust integrations...

Affiliated Monitoring, alarm.com, Dynamark, Jeff Hansen, monitronics, Security Partners, SecurityTrax


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Commercial

Digi Security Systems partners with Axis Communications

August 31, 2016SSN Staff

PRYOR, Okla.—Digi Security Systems, a provider of integrated electronic security systems based here, has partnered with Axis Communications, a global provider of network video products, to offer its customers an even wider range of video security camera products.“Digi Security Systems has responded to our customers and partnered with Axis Communications, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of surveillance cameras, in order to supply a wide range of technology that will meet...

Axis Communications, Danny Frid, Digi Security


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Residential

NorthStar Alarm sees benefits after moving

August 31, 2016Spencer Ives

OREM, Utah—After NorthStar Alarm Services moved into a new 30,000 square foot facility here, the company was able to improve internal communications, bring the company together more and increase local recognition.“It's really brought a new invigorated work environment, for everybody to be in a brand new building and all working on the same level,” Dan Noble, NorthStar's COO, told Security Systems News.The move was completed around the first week of May, Noble said. NorthStar currently...

Dan Noble, Northstar, NorthStar Alarm Services


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On The Editor's Desk

We're all connected

August 31, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

With all of the technology available today, the world we live is becoming much smaller. And it is also becoming a much more connected world, where systems and technologies are talking with each other, and more and more products are working with each other, all in an effort to provide the most cutting-edge and user-friendly experience for customers. One look no further than what is going on in the residential space, with the emergence of the smart home, and smart everything, for that matter—thermostats,...

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Monitoring Matters

SDN hears positive feedback

August 31, 2016Spencer Ives

In a recent SSN News Poll readers said that DIY offerings can add new streams of revenue to a traditional security business and open a company up to new customers. A couple of those respondents specifically pointed to the DragonFly offering from Honeywell, which pairs DIY installed equipment with professional monitoring. Earlier this year, Bart Didden of USA Central Station started a new venture, Security Dealer Network, or SDN, to help dealers offer the DragonFly product with professional monitoring...

Bart Didden, DragonFly, Honeywell, sdn, Security Dealer Network


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General News

Five Questions: Gary Franklyn

August 26, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Gary Franklyn was recently promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of dealer sales at SAFE Security, a national security company headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Franklyn is responsible for all facets of dealer management including dealer sales and marketing and dealer recruitment and retention. He is based out of Scottsdale, Ariz., working in SAFE's branch Safeguard Security.Are you married? Kids?I am married and our 14th anniversary is coming up. I have a daughter and...

Five Questions, Gary Franklyn, SAFE Security, Safeguard Securtity, Security Systems News


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Also Noted

Cloud services, IoT driving data center market growth

August 25, 2016SSN Staff

LONDON—A new report from Technavio forecasts the global data center market to grow at a CAGR of close to 11 percent during 2016-2020, driven by increased spending on cloud data centers, growing IoT and increased use of big data analytics. The enterprises spending on cloud data centers, which was $38 billion in 2015, is expected to reach $75 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of around 14.57 percent, according to the report. Many cloud service providers (CSPs) construct cloud data centers that cost up...

Cloud, Rakesh Kumar Panda, TechNavio


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