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Hikvision adds analytics

March 15, 2015SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Video surveillance provider Hikvision and video analytics provider Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), announced that Agent Vi's embedded component will run on Hikvision cameras. The integration enables end users to run Agent Vi's full range of video analytics solutions on up to 200 Hikvision cameras simultaneously per single server, the companies announced. Hikvision's U.S. operations are based here; Agent Vi is based in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel. Cameras from Hikvision's...

Agent Video Intelligence, Hikvision, security integration, video analytics, VMS


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General News

Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

August 13, 2014Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—Bipartisan cooperation and security industry feedback could help secure the passage of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards authorization bill before the end of 2014.At the beginning of 2014, the passage of a CFATS bill in the House seemed a long shot, Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association, told Security Systems News. But he credits the increased cooperation among lawmakers across the aisles with bringing about a turning point.“[Lawmakers]...

CFATS, DHS, Jake Parker, physical security, security integration, SIA, SSN


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General News

Specifically speaking: Christopher Grniet

June 16, 2014Martha Entwistle

1. How does physical security fit into the overall picture at Guidepost Solutions and what's your role?Guidepost Solutions is a global investigations and security consulting practice. The vast majority of our practice is focused on risk management for our clients in the protection of their personnel, assets, and reputation. The core mission of our security consulting practice, branded as Technology Design Consulting, is to address the physical security aspects of our clients' risk management programs....

Christopher Grniet, Guidepost Solutions, physical security, security integration, SSN


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Commercial

ASG buys in Louisiana, Florida

April 23, 2014Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Bolstering its platforms in Louisiana and Florida, super-regional security company ASG on April 22 announced two acquisitions: Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) of Houma, La., and Amsafe Security Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.With these deals done, ASG is working “to build the territories to continue to grow internally, which is the thesis for all the companies we acquire,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.Nuccio and other ASG executives, CFO Ralph...

Alarm Detection Systems, Amsafe Security Systems, ASG, Bob Ryan, Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Joe Nuccio, physical security, Ralph Masino, security integration, SSN


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Commercial

Tele-Tector enjoys sustained incremental growth

April 9, 2014Martha Entwistle

BALTIMORE—While double-digit growth may sound good, Tele-Tector of Maryland President David Spilman says “sustained, incremental growth” is what he aims for year over year.Spilman is the majority stockholder and president of Tele-Tector, an $8 million to $12 million integration firm based here. In business since 1967, Tele-Tector has “40 plus employees, a complete sales force, installation, service, CAD, installation and engineering department. We are self-sufficient,”...

David Spilman, physical security, security integration, SSN, Tele-Tector


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Commercial

At 20, Altec Systems a 'work in progress'

March 19, 2014Martha Entwistle

MARIETTA, Ga.—Altec Systems President Tim Feury calls his business “still a work in progress,” even though it's celebrating 20 years in business this year.In one sense, Feury is joking: Altec is an established independent integrator with 13 employees. Every year it does 30 to 40 projects outside of its footprint here in Georgia. Most projects range from $10,000 video systems to $100,000 integrated systems; its bread-and-butter projects are $25,000 to $35,000 systems.In another sense,...

Altec Systems, Mary Feury, physical security, security integration, SSN, Tim Feury


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Residential

Putting the Vivint sale in perspective

September 19, 2012Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—News today that the Blackstone Group, a $180 billion private equity firm, will acquire home automation and security company Vivint in an agreement worth more than $2 billion is another “huge shot of support for the industry,” Michael Barnes, founding partner of Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in the security alarm industry, told Security Systems News.“Blackstone has the opportunity and the ability to invest virtually anywhere...

acquisition, Apx Alarm, Barnes Associates, Blackstone Group, commercial security, ESX, George De Marco, Greater Alarm, Michael Barnes, security integration


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