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Icontrol expands its developer program

January 12, 2016Spencer Ives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol added Honeywell, LG Electronics and other big names as integration partners in early January.All Icontrol dealers can now connect devices from these partners.“One of the big technology trends that we've implemented in 2015 is this ability to integrate at the cloud level,” Greg Roberts, Icontrol VP of marketing, told Security Systems News. “That makes our ecosystem very open to new technologies and new use cases.”In addition to Honeywell...

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AT&T's Petersen explains Digital Life 'seamless hub' strategy

February 18, 2015Amy Canfield

ATLANTA—AT&T's plan to become a central, seamless hub that integrates a variety of systems into its Digital Life platform is becoming a reality, according to Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life.Petersen, who heads up AT&T's home security and automation business, told Security Systems News that AT&T has always planned for Digital Life to be an open-standards, managed platform. What's new is the telecom's partnerships with Lutron Electronics, Samsung, Qualcomm Life and LG Electronics.  With...

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Iris scanning enters mainstream market

July 24, 2013Amy Canfield

ROCK HILL, S.C.— Iris scanning technology is typically used by the government, the military and in hospitals. However, as prices have started to come down, the market for the technology is expanding to also include mainstream users, ranging from universities to your local gym.Lower prices have made iris scanning technology attractive to more types of enterprises, said Bryan Alexander, a sales representative for Cranbury, N.J.-based Iris ID Systems, a supplier of the technology.“We now...

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Observint gets into access control with infinias buy

November 14, 2012Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas—Three months after helping LG Electronics relaunch its security products in the United States, Observint Technologies on Nov. 7 announced that it has acquired access control provider infinias.Owned by The Carlyle Group, Observint was formed in 2006 with the goal of acquiring security-focused companies. Observint acquired Supercircuits in 2006. It subsequently bought Security Cameras Direct, DIGIOP and SC Technologies.In September, it also “formalized its relationship with...

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LG: We're back in the USA security market

July 25, 2012Martha Entwistle

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—LG Electronics in August announced that it is bringing its security products to the United States and is launching a new line of cameras and DVRs.This is not LG's first venture into the security industry. In March 2011, after parting ways with Samsung, GVI Security partnered with LG to distribute LG's video surveillance products. GVI Security went out of business several months later.“That was more dipping our toe in the water,” John Taylor, VP for LG Electronics...

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GVI Security has a new partner

March 8, 2011Martha Entwistle

CARROLLTON, Texas—GVI, which terminated its 11-year relationship with Samsung in December, announced on March 7 a new partnership with LG Electronics. “This replaces that relationship,” Steve Walin, CEO of GVI Security, told Security Systems News. “The best analogy I can think of is that Samsung and LG are like Coke and Pepsi, they're both Korea-based global businesses. LG is a $50 billion business that competes head-on with Samsung. They make mobile phones, TV screens, appliances,...

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