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Access control now a basic need at schools, but a 'culture of security' tops lists

December 29, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Two years after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. brought renewed awareness to security needs in public school buildings, experts in the field say the most important measure of progress is not new technology or even new applications of existing technologies.The true test of whether a school is taking care of the health and safety of people inside is the extent to which they have created a culture of security awareness.“For a few thousand...

CannonDesign, Capital Fire and Security, Dan Budinoff, Dave Koenig, ESA, F. Patrick Mahoney, Mark Bomber, Security Specialists, Tyco Integrated Security

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General News

NFC access control: cool and coming, but not close

September 25, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

If the operative word for near field communications access control is “cool,” then the obvious question is: “Are we there yet?”The answer is no.Despite limited rollouts that produced enthusiastic feedback from college students and other potential end users, the road toward widespread adoption of NFC-enabled smartphones being used for access control is full of detours and traffic lights. Some of the impediments are technological, some are about security and some are about when...

absco alarms, access control, Brad Wilson, dave holmes, debra spitler, eric slabaugh, HID Global, Identive Group, Ingersoll Rand, Jay Hauhn, near field communication, rajesh venkat, RFI Communications, Tyco Integrated Security

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Tyco to buy Exacq for $150m

June 19, 2013Martha Entwistle

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco today announced that it will acquire VMS provider Exacq Technologies in a $150 million cash deal.When the deal is finalized, Exacq, which is based in Indianapolis, will become part of Tyco Security Products. Tyco expects the business to “generate annualized revenues in fiscal 2014 of approximately $75 million,” Tyco said in a news release.The deal extends Tyco Security Products' video portfolio. The capabilities and ease of use of the Exacq products will...

Exacq Technologies, SSN, Tyco Integrated Security, Tyco Security Products, VMS

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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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Axis looks to banking and government as growth verticals

March 27, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Citing the opportunities in the financial and government sectors, network camera provider Axis Communications is beefing up its business development team and has created new positions to oversee those sectors.Education was the first vertical market to move from analog to IP systems, followed by retail. The next big vertical market opportunity is banking, according to Scott Dunn, Axis director of business development for North America. “Banking is a big, fertile space...

Axis Technology, Lenel, Scott Dunn, Tyco Integrated Security

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Monitoring Matters

Back in the saddle: Gearing up for Vegas and ISC West

February 20, 2013Rich Miller

ISC West can bring on sensory overload, from the din of the crowd to the glitzy displays to the lower-limb fatigue that comes with keeping yourself upright for eight hours at a stretch. Throw in the never-ending (and endlessly varying) spectacle that is Las Vegas and you have a lot to wrap your head around. It's quite a scene, especially for industry newcomers. That was the boat I was in last year for my Vegas initiation, which I'm glad to say resulted in little long-term damage. Aside from sleep...

Axis Communications, Fredrik Nilsson, ISC West, Jay Hauhn, Security Systems News, Tyco Integrated Security

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On The Editor's Desk

New jobs for Tyco's Hauhn, Monaco

January 30, 2013Martha Entwistle

Two Tyco IS executives have new/expanded roles, according to an internal Tyco announcement. Effective this week, Jay Hauhn is now VP, Product Management and Industry Relations; Hank Monaco is now VP, Marketing. As VP, Product Management and Industry Relations, Hauhn will oversee product technology and innovation as well as industry and government relations. He will lead product and service solution development and engineering, and is charged with the development and implementation of product strategy....

Hank Monaco, Jay Hauhn, Marketing, Product Management and Industry Relations, Tyco Integrated Security, VP

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Also Noted

Hertel to head new CSAA Video Committee, oversee subcommittees

January 11, 2013SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—Morgan Hertel, vice president of operations at Rapid Response Monitoring Services, has been named chairman of the new CSAA Video Committee, according to a statement from the organization. The committee will provide oversight to two newly formed subcommittees:the Managed Services Subcommittee and the Enhanced Video Verification Subcommittee. It will also provide direction and coordination between the Electronic Security Association, the Security Industry Association, the Security...

Axis Communications, CSAA, ESA, Protection One, PSLC, SIA, SIAC, Tyco Integrated Security, Vancouver Fire

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On The Editor's Desk

Tyco's Pernice on shrinking shrink

November 27, 2012Martha Entwistle

In the spirit of the shopping season that is now upon us, I spoke today to Tyco Integrated Security's Lee Pernice about trends in retail security. What's TycoIS's approach to shrinking shrink? We talked about TycoIS's work on “shrink visibility.” TycoIS has been heavily involved with retail security for years, but it's promoting a combination of existing technologies [RFID, EAS, video surveillance and POS systems] as a way for retail LP/security professionals to be less reactionary. Inventory...

Lee Pernice, loss prevention, retail security, shrink, Tyco Integrated Security

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Tyco's Jay Hauhn on technology opportunities post-split

October 3, 2012Martha Entwistle

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With Tyco now a standalone company, it will be easier for Tyco Integrated Security to research and deploy new technology, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security, told Security Systems News.As an independent company, Tyco Integrated Security can focus “entirely on delivering leading security solutions to our commercial business clients,” Hauhn said.The innovative application of “cloud offerings, mobility and...

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