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ESX announced Innovation Awards winners


BALTIMORE—ESX recently released the list of companies winning an Innovation Award this year. Among the following, 10 were selected to compete in the TechVision Challenge.

Hikvision partners for STEM ed in low-income schools


CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Video surveillance provider Hikvision USA has teamed up with Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools in low-income communities, to provide STEM education.  

ESX announces TechVision Challenge contestants


BALTIMORE—ESX has announced the contestants for its TechVision Challenge, a “Shark-Tank” style competition new at this year’s show.

Town puts LPRs in fake cacti


PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.—This town took a new approach to concealing cameras: putting license plate readers in fake cacti.

Protection 1 hires new VP of residential field sales


CHICAGO—Protection 1 has hired Michael S. Fredricks to serve as vice president, residential field sales.

Winnipeg company donates personal alarms to homeless in wake of killings


WINNEPEG, Manitoba—National Industrial Communications, a security firm based here, is donating "personal alarms" to the homeless after the recent killings of three men on the city’s streets, according to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press.

CSAA names speakers for 2015 annual meeting


SONOMA, Calif.—CSAA announced three of the speakers for its 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held here Oct. 10-14, with the keynote speaker, Stan Stahl, Ph.D, discussing cybersecurity.

CEA study: 8 in 10 homebuilders offer clients monitored security systems


ARLINGTON, Va.—Eight in 10 homebuilders offer clients monitored security systems, according to a study that looked at the market for built-in home technology.

Monitoring center looks to help Spanish speakers


FREEPORT, N.Y.—Emergency Response USA, a personal alert system provider with a monitoring station here, has moved toward a mostly bilingual staff of operators.

NFPA awards 2015 Jensen grant to fire department in Wisconsin


MILWAUKEE—The National Fire Protection Association has awarded the North Shore Fire Department of Milwaukee its $5,000 2015 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant.