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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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GVI looks at next phase of evolution, with analog and IP offerings

December 29, 2010Martha Entwistle

CARROLLTON, Texas—Following the dissolution of the partnership between GVI Security and Samsung Techwin America, GVI execs say they're looking forward to the next phase of the company's evolution in 2011. GVI and Samsung Techwin America announced Dec 17 that GVI would no longer be the master distributor for Samsung, effective Jan. 1. Executives from both companies said the 11-year partnership had run its course and characterized the split as amicable. The separation will end some market confusion...

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