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Access control in the cloud

November 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On the residential side of security, the idea of using your phone to disarm your alarm, open your door or just check on things remotely has not only become expected today but demanded, as both manufacturers and dealers have embraced this new wireless world we are all living in. But on the commercial side of the business, especially within access control, that same kind of convenience, ease of use and access to resources and data at your fingertips is not quite there yet, although...

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Feenics expands headquarters

October 18, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

OTTAWA, Ontario—Feenics, a company that provides on premise and cloud-hosted integrated access control and security management solutions, recently doubled its headquarters' footprint here to accommodate growth, including the additions of Denis Hébert, president and equity partner, and Fadi Hajjar, Canadian sales director, as well as additional engineers and software developers."The revenue growth has really been the driving factor, which has brought on the need for faster deployment of feature...

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SIA selects Fredrik Nilsson of Axis as Lippert Award winner

September 28, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, as the recipient of the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award.Nilsson, who actively supports many security industry initiatives, said he is “humbled and honored” to be chosen for this prestigious award.“When I look at the list of prior recipients, there are so many good people in this industry who I have great respect for,” Nilsson told Security Systems...

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Denis Hébert named president of Feenics

August 3, 2016Martha Entwistle

OTTAWA—Denis Hébert, current chairman of the board of SIA, and the former CEO of HID Global, today was named president of Feenics, a cloud-based access control manufacturer.“Feenics takes a cloud-based approach to access control. I believe that's where the future lies,” Hébert told Security Systems News.“The cloud model is the ideal approach,” he said. Hébert said that Feenics “has a number of different characteristics that make it a much more attractive model.”For...

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Stefan Widing to lead HID Global

June 12, 2015Martha Entwistle

STOCKHOLM—Stefan Widing will take over as head of HID Global and EVP of ASSA ABLOY, parent company of HID, on Aug. 1.Widing will replace longtime HID Global CEO Denis Hebert who left HID May 23.HID Global is a provider of secure identity and access control products based in Austin, Texas.Ulf Södergren, ASSA ABLOY CTO, has served as interim CEO of HID since Hebert's departure. He will continue in this role until Widing starts his new job.Neither ASSA ABLOY nor HID Global has made an official...

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Hebert departs HID

May 23, 2015Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas—Denis Hebert has resigned his position as president and CEO of HID Global. Ulf Södergren, CTO of parent company ASSA ABLOY, has been appointed as interim CEO for HID, Ann Holmberg, ASSA ABLOY manager of corporate communications told Security Systems News.Holmberg declined to comment on the replacement search process. Hebert confirmed to SSN that he has left HID, but declined comment at this time on his plans.Hebert has been CEO and president of HID Global, a provider of secure...

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HID acquires Quantum Secure

April 6, 2015Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas—Secure identity provider HID Global has acquired Quantum Secure, a provider of identity management software. Denis Hebert, HID Global CEO, told Security Systems News that the deal brings an important new capability to HID.“We have added to the overall equation,” Hebert said. “Together [HID and Quantum represent] a much more powerful and valuable proposition.”Imperial Capital's Jeff Kessler concurred, calling Quantum Secure “the last step [HID] needed...

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HID reportedly paid $60m for Lumidigm

February 12, 2014Martha Entwistle

Updated 2/13/14 Identity solution provider HID this week made its second purchase in a month, buying fingerprint biometric provider Lumidigm.In January,  HID announced that it had purchased IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities. The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that HID paid more than $60 million for the biometric company. Through a spokesperson HID said that because this is a "private transaction" the company would not comment on the purchase price. I was not able to speak to Jeff Kessler...

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HID acquires IdenTrust

January 22, 2014Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas—From its newly christened headquarters here, identity solution provider HID Global today announced it has acquired IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities. IdenTrust is expected to generate $14 million in sales in 2014. The deal is expected to be [initially] slightly dilutive to earnings per share, according to HID Global's parent company, ASSA ABLOY. Founded by financial institutions in 1999 and based in San Francisco, IdenTrust has 63 employees. Its digital identity solutions...

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HID opens new world headquarters

January 20, 2014SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—The new HID Global World Headquarters and North American Operations Center is now open in Austin, Texas, the company announced Jan. 13. The $35 million, 250,000 square foot center is situated on 22 acres and will employ nearly 400 people by 2015, according to the statement. The company's corporate offices, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution and sales operations will be based in the center. “Texas is an ideal location for our new, state-of-the-art,...

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