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General News

Emergency communications systems not mainstream—yet

March 26, 2015Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Providers and integrators of emergency communication systems (ECS) face a number of challenges when trying to establish or grow markets: It's not cheap to expand a fire alarm system into an ECS. Private companies are not required by law to have multi-faceted ECS or mass notification systems (MNS). And it's difficult to get excited about a security system designed for worst-case scenarios that nobody really wants to think about.Some ECS developers remain undeterred. Campus shootings...

Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, emergency communication systems, Farenhyt, Firetron, Honeywell, IHS, Jared Bickenbach, Justin Siller, Loren Schreiber


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Fire Systems Installation

Small new fire panel has big capabilities

June 18, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—If Goldilocks were a small business, the smart, new Simplex 4007ES fire alarm panel would be just right for her.The small, expandable panel—which Tyco SimplexGrinnell was demonstrating for the first time at the NFPA Conference & Expo, held here June 9-12—offers the features and functions of larger systems but is affordable for smaller projects, the company said. Among its features is TrueInsight, a component of the company's eServices technology, which provides remote...

Chris Woodcock, fire security, John Haynes, physical security, SimplexGrinnell, SSN, Tyco


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Fire Systems Installation

Emergency messaging explained

May 13, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.The Fire Protection Research Foundation in April announced the release of such guidelines. They are designed to help system designers, building managers and emergency personnel create and disseminate the most effective...

Bosch, Eaton Cooper Notification, ECS, NFPA, physical security, Siemens, SimplexGrinnell, SSN, Tyco, UL


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Fire Systems Installation

Tyco's Westfire buy to enhance SimplexGrinnell

November 20, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—The addition of Westfire to the Tyco family will complement and enhance SimplexGrinnell, another Tyco business, and bring it more customers and RMR opportunities, according to SimplexGrinnell officials.“Where we [SimplexGrinnell] are strong, they [Westfire] are not. Where they're strong, we're not, so it's really a nice, additive, complementary partnership,” Stan Klakulak, Simplex Grinnell regional manager for the Southwest and mountain regions, told Security...

Chris Woodcock, SimplexGrinnell, Stan Klakulak, Tyco, Westfire


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Fire Systems Installation

Tyco acquires Westfire

November 14, 2013Martha Entwistle, Tess Nacelewicz

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco's acquisition of fire protection company Westfire, announced this morning, “aligns well with the company's internal strengths,” Jeff Kessler, managing director of institutional research at Imperial Capital, told Security Systems News.SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business, hailed the acquisition, saying it will “strengthen SimplexGrinnell's ability to meet the special hazards fire protection needs of customers in the mining, telecommunications, energy...

Bob Chauvin, fire protection, Jeff Kessler, SimplexGrinnell, Tyco, Westfire


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Fire Systems Installation

SimplexGrinnell contract could generate up to $10m in revenue in first year

October 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

WESTMINSTER, Mass.— More than 50,000 government, health care and educational entities now can obtain SimplexGrinnell products and services through a simplified procurement process, thanks to a new four-year contract the company has with the National Joint Powers Alliance.The contract is expected to generate $8 million to $10 million in the first year for SimplexGrinnell and grow from there, said Jim Madson, VP of sales for SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco company based here. “It should be considerable,”...

Chris Woodcock, jim madson, national joint powers alliance, SimplexGrinnell, tim perttula, TycoIS


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General News

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...

Bryan Alexander, Iris ID Systems, iris scanning, James Hammond, Johnson Controls, Lenel, LG Electronics, Newtown, Security 101, SimplexGrinnell


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Fire Systems Installation

SimplexGrinnell: New notification appliances 'revolutionary'

June 10, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

CHICAGO—SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco fire and life safety company, says it has “reinvented every aspect of notification” in bringing to market a new family of intelligent notification appliances it's showcasing at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo here this week.“We think it's a revolutionary development in the industry that will really change the nature of notification,” Chris Woodcock, director of marketing communications for Westminster, Mass.-based SimplexGrinnell, told...

Chris Woodcock, Courtney Santmire, John Haynes, NFPA Conference & Expo, SimplexGrinnell, TrueAlert ES, Tyco, Tyco Fire Protection Products


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Commercial

Tyco IS takes 'disciplined approach' to making margin

May 1, 2013Martha Entwistle

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Taking a page out of SimplexGrinnell's playbook, Tyco Integrated Security is following a structured approach to making margin on its commercial security jobs, according to Tyco executives and analysts who cover the company.Brett Ludwig, Tyco's director, external communications, and Joseph Longo, Tyco's director, investor relations, told Security Systems News that the company has instituted incentives for its sales force to go after high-margin business with recurring service...

Brett Ludwig, George Oliver, Imperial Capital, ISC West, Joseph Longo, SimplexGrinnell, Tyco Integrated Security, Tyco International


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Fire Systems Installation

SimplexGrinnell now part of 'smaller, leaner, more focused Tyco'

October 3, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

WESTMINSTER, Mass.—Tyco is now a pure-play fire protection and security company, having just shed its ADT home security and flow control businesses. And one of the new Tyco's key components—SimplexGrinnell, a fire and life safety company based here—expects to benefit from the ability of the leaner Tyco to hone in on fire and security.“Being a little smaller and more focused will make us a bit more agile in responding to the needs of our customers,” SimplexGrinnell President...

SimplexGrinnell, Tyco Fire and Security


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