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Avigilon has video analytics news

May 14, 2014Martha Entwistle

There was lots of video analytics news today. Avigilon, which acquired VideoIQ at the end of 2013, today came out with the first combined offering of VideoIQ and Avigilon products. Avigilon added Rialto to its portfolio. Rialto has three appliances (for IP, analog and thermal cameras) that will enable end users to add VideoIQ analytics to existing Avigilon or other manufacturers' cameras. I have a call into Avigilon for more details. Avigilon's analytics play is a good move according research firm...

Avigilon, Ray Coulombe, Rialto,, TechNavio, VideoIQ

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Avigilon to buy VideoIQ for $32 million on New Year's Eve

December 31, 2013Martha Entwistle

Updated 1/14/13 with comment from Alexander FernandesVANCOUVER, Canada—HD surveillance provider Avigilon announced Dec. 31 that it will pay $32 million to acquire VideoIQ, a Billerica, Mass.-based video analytics company. The deal closed on Jan. 13.Founded in 2006, VideoIQ's technology includes “live detection, event verification and instant notification, and self-learning capabilities.” It also has “23 patents granted or pending, trade secrets and know-how,” as well...

Alexander Fernandes, Avigilon, Video Analytics, VideoIQ

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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”...

Mace Central Station, Mike Bodnar, Patrick Egan, Physical Security, Security Partners, Tadiran, Videofied, VideoIQ

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VideoIQ announces award of 10 new patents

August 22, 2013SSN Staff

BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ, maker of security cameras and encoders with analytical and storage technology, announced this week that it has earned 10 new patents in the U.S. and the U.K. The company now holds more than 25 international patents. The patents apply to VideoIQ's content-aware storage technology, which encompasses sensing, analysis and mass storage, and to intelligent, pattern-based video analytics with tracking, search and classification capabilities, according to its press release....

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Security Partners acquires Response Center USA

August 21, 2013Leif Kothe

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Response Center USA, a move that adds “better than 100 dealers” to its network, Mike Bodnar, president of Security Partners, told Security Systems News.The added accounts, mostly in Texas, comprise roughly a three-way split between commercial, residential and PERS accounts. The UL-listed central station, whose call operators, supervisors and shift personnel are all...

central station alarm monitoring, managed video, Mike Bodnar, Physical Security, Response Center USA, Security Partners, Video Analytics, VideoIQ

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Security Specialists expands

July 2, 2013Martha Entwistle

STAMFORD, Conn.—With revenues up 28 percent over last year, Security Specialists, a systems integrator based here, has opened a second office in Hartford, Connecticut.“Hartford is a big growth area for us, with the insurance business and schools,” Daniel Budinoff, president of Security Specialists, told Security Systems News.“I've been saying for years I wanted to [open an office there],” Budinoff said. In January, he hired a general manager who lived near Hartford to...

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Holly Tsourides named CEO of Matrix

May 8, 2013Martha Entwistle

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Holly Tsourides, who was named CEO of access control provider Matrix Systems on May 6, told Security Systems News that Matrix is one of the security industry's “best-kept secrets.”“One of my top goals is making sure it's not a secret anymore,” she said. Matrix has “a lot of opportunity for growth. The business hasn't been focused on growing, it's been focused on servicing and keeping its current customer base.”Tsourides comes to Matrix from...

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Matrix Systems appoints Tsourides as CEO

May 6, 2013SSN Staff

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems, an access control and security systems provider based here, has named Holly Tsourides its new CEO, according to a company statement.“As our new CEO, Holly Tsourides is a significant addition to our executive leadership team,” James Young, president of Matrix Systems, said in the statement. “Holly has the vision and resources to direct our company as we continue to innovate from a technology perspective, refresh our go-to-market strategy and...

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Holly Tsourides: Focus on results, find a mentor and develop relationships

November 19, 2012Martha Entwistle

BEDFORD, Mass.—With the exception of law enforcement jobs, most people don't set out to find a job in security. Holly Tsourides, chief sales and marketing officer for VideoIQ, is an exception.“Security was a deliberate choice for me,” she said. After graduating from college, she sought a sales job in an industry that had “a strong growth outlook and [promise] to maintain a domestic presence.”When she found security “it was an easy choice for me,” she said....

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PSA welcomes newest vendors to premier program

November 5, 2012SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network announced new additions to its Premier Vendor Partners program, according to a company statement. The program, for which vendors are eligible based on various objectives, now includes the following vendors: Aiphone; Bosch; Clinton Electronics Corporation; Milestone; and VideoIQ. “We are proud of the Premier Partner program, and of all of our vendor partners that have achieved Premier Vendor Partner status,” Bill Bozeman, president and...

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