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Jay Hauhn talks on Honeywell-RSI deal

March 2, 2016Spencer Ives

Yesterday it was announced that Honeywell acquired RSI Video Technologies (Videofied) for $123 million. Jay Hauhn, executive director for CSAA, talked with SSN about the deal. The deal could help RSI further develop its offerings, he said. “Adding Honeywell's R&D proficiency to RSI's verification competencies is very powerful from a product functionality perspective.” Having Honeywell and RSI could benefit central stations from a monitoring perspective. “I expect the combined offering...

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Honeywell drops UTC bid, buys Videofied for $123 million

March 1, 2016Martha Entwistle

MELVILLE, N.Y.—In two separate announcements Honeywell today said it is no longer pursuing a merger with UTC, and it also said it has purchased video verification provider Videofied (RSI Video Technologies) for $123 million. Founded in 2000, RSI is based in Strasbourg, France, and Minnesota. Videofield has more than 1 million systems installed worldwide, and 110 employees in France and the U.S., according to Honeywell. RSI provides wireless battery-powered motion detectors with built-in...

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Dealers find an easy way into the DIY space

July 15, 2015Spencer Ives

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—USA Central Station Alarm Corp., working with Videofied's new neighborhood watch system, is offering its dealers a way to enter the DIY market with no investment. “[Working with USA Central,] we created a way to package that so the average dealer can play in the self-install market,” Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied, told Security Systems News. “All they have to do as a dealer is promote their website � and accounts come in and they make money.” As...

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Monitoring Matters

Dynamark, Videofied form partnership

August 6, 2014Leif Kothe

Dynamark's adoption of Videofied is a further sign the company's monitoring aspect, more than three years into its renaissance, is continuing to cement its presence in the central station space. The company is offering dealers video verification alarms through Videofied's platform, allowing them to purchase and install the service through Dynamark's product division, or add the platform to existing installations. The latter alternative will be welcome news to dealers, who have...

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BCI Technologies pursuing video verification in residential market

May 14, 2014Leif Kothe

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas—The topic of video verified alarms in the residential sphere featured prominently in a few panel discussions at ISC West, and it figures to remain a relevant topic as prices fall and technology improves.BCI Technologies, a full-service security provider with a central station here, is finding success with verified alarms in the residential space and the small- to medium-sized commercial market, Sean O'Keefe, managing director, consumer sales, BCI Technologies, told Security...

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Telguard now cellular provider for Videofied systems

January 16, 2014SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Telguard is now a single source cellular supplier for all Videofied systems in the U.S. and Canada, the company announced Jan. 15. Telguard SIM cards are compatible with Videofied systems, offering dealers an alternative service provider for new systems or a way to upgrade existing customers to the AT&T nationwide network in the U.S, or to the Rogers, Bell, Telus and SaskTel networks in Canada. “With the rapidly increasing trend for security to include video verification, it only...

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Security Partners acquires Mace Central Station

December 19, 2013Leif Kothe

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, based here, announced today that it has acquired its third monitoring center: Mace Central Station, located in Anaheim, Calif. The buy comes nearly four months after Security Partners added a second central station in San Antonio.The third central adds another layer of redundancy to Security Partners, giving the company facilities in three separate time zones on three separate power grids. The acquisition also adds “between 300 and 400 active dealers”...

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Affiliated rolls out InView at Security Summit '13

December 6, 2013Leif Kothe

The big news emanating out of Affiliated Monitoring's Security Summit '13 was (as expected) the roll out of InView, the company's new video monitoring platform. Compatible with a host of DVR and NVR manufacturers, the suite signals Affiliated's entrance into video verified alarms. In his welcome speech, Affiliated president Stanley Oppenheim told dealers they can expect to provide services in the coming years that they may not even be thinking about now. And, based on vice president...

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Telguard, Videofied team up on video verified platform

November 20, 2013Leif Kothe

NEW YORK—Telguard and Videofied have formed an original equipment manufacturer partnership that the companies hope will accelerate the adoption of video verified alarms. The companies announced the partnership on Nov. 20 at ISC East, held here. Under the agreement, Telguard, a division of wireless solutions provider Telular, will private label Videofied's indoor video verification platform, combining it with Telguard's cellular service. This affords dealers with both commercial and residential...

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Video verification a priority for new CSAA president Hauhn

October 30, 2013Leif Kothe

VIENNA, Va.—Establishing the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a standing committee within the Central Station Alarm Association will be a top priority for recently elected CSAA President Jay Hauhn.� “It is my intention to work with the PPVAR leadership and hopefully bring PPVAR into the CSAA,” Hauhn, CTO and VP of industry relations at TycoIS, said. “That is the No. 1 thing that I will be focusing on for the first several months of my tenure.” Hauhn,...

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