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Lippert Award given to Frank De Fina posthumously

September 10, 2015SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association today announced that Frank De Fina, former senior director, strategic sales, for Hikvision USA, will receive the 2015 George R. Lippert Memorial Award posthumously.De Fina, who died in July, served on the SIA Board of Directors.The Lippert Award, founded in 1989, honors George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. Honorees are chosen for service to SIA and the security industry, the impact...

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De Fina: A forward-looking industry veteran

July 29, 2015Martha Entwistle

Like others here at Security Systems News and across the industry, I was saddened to learn of Frank De Fina's death. Over the past 10 years I got to know Frank and I admired him a lot. He was a great businessman who knew his technology and the security industry inside and out, but one of the reasons I liked talking to him is because he knew as much about music and art as he did about IP video. And more than just talk about music, he was a musician. If you've been to PSA-TEC, you've probably enjoyed...

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Frank De Fina, security industry veteran, dies

July 27, 2015Martha Entwistle

PLAINSBORO, N.J.—Security industry veteran Frank De Fina, 61, who served as a top executive for a number of video surveillance companies including Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and most recently Hikvision USA, died July 26 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.Active in industry associations, De Fina was instrumental inputting together a security degree programat Mercer County Community College in New Jersey in collaboration with the Security Industry Association.That program will...

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Hikvision partners for STEM ed in low-income schools

May 26, 2015SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Video surveillance provider Hikvision USA has teamed up with Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools in low-income communities, to provide STEM education. Volunteers from Hikvision recently provided hands-on classroom opportunities for middle school students at Chase Elementary in Chicago, where the students learned about engineering design and built alternative energy vehicles. After the 10-week semester, the students taught back...

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Camera companies collaborate

September 30, 2014Martha Entwistle

ATLANTA—In an effort to make it easier for integrators to provide comprehensive outdoor security solutions, smart thermal camera provider SightLogix on Sept. 29 launched a Strategic Partner Program, and announced that its first strategic partner is network video giant Axis Communications.Frank De Fina, SightLogix EVP of sales and marketing, described the program during a media dinner here at the ASIS show. The idea, De Fina said, is to offer systems integrators a ready-made, comprehensive...

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De Fina joins SightLogix

July 15, 2014Martha Entwistle

PRINCETON, N.J.—Calling it the “next great company,” Frank De Fina announced today that he's joining smart thermal camera manufacturer SightLogix as EVP of sales and marketing.De Fina said SightLogix is a “hidden gem” that meets four criteria he has for getting involved with a new company.One of those criteria is that the product solves a problem.SightLogix “solves a big industry problem and that is intrusion detection,” De Fina said.“What I'm talking...

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Samsung leader departs

May 28, 2014Martha Entwistle

Samsung Techwin America's EVP Frank De Fina announced May 28 that he is leaving Samsung for personal reasons. "As of June 2, I will no longer be there. I made the decision on my own, the departure is amicable," he said. A replacement has yet to be named, though De Fina said there are "a couple of obvious potential choices. There is a very capable management team there." De Fina joined Samsung in February 2010, and said he is proud of how far Samsung has come in the security industry since then. "Five...

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De Fina named to SIA leadership role

March 4, 2014Martha Entwistle

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.— Frank De Fina, Samsung Techwin SVP of sales and marketing, North America, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association Board of Directors Executive Committee. De Fina will serve as vice chairman of the six-member committee, which is composed of industry professionals who represent a broad spectrum of electronic security interests. “These are exciting times for the electronic security industry in terms of technology development and the expanded vision...

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Samsung releases new panoramic camera

December 3, 2013SSN Staff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—A newly released Samsung Techwin camera offers wide, high-definition images for surveillance, the company announced Dec. 3. The SNG-7010 360-degree megapixel camera works in varying light conditions, dewarps panoramic images and allows wide or close-up views with little distortion, according to a release. It streams video that can be captured or recorded. The device's images can be displayed in a variety of fashions, according to the release. “Samsung's new SNF-7010...

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Red Hawk joins Samsung Techwin's IP partners program

March 7, 2013SSN Staff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Red Hawk Fire & Security, an integrator based here, has joined Samsung Techwin's Certified IP Partners Program, and will add Samsung's line of IP video, analog and hybrid systems to its technology portfolio, according to a company statement. “Red Hawk's team of industry experts delivers integration services, customer focus, and a high level of technical expertise that will ensure effective integration of Samsung's products into seamless, high performance solutions,”...

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