Also Noted

Security Networks adopts Honeywell Wi-Fi monitoring

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01/30/2013

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security Networks affiliates are now offering Wi-Fi monitoring on Honeywell’s LYNX Touch 5100 security system, according to a company statement.

Biometrics turns inward, shifts security focus to knees

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01/29/2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—While biometrics is often associated with fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, a new trend could involve identifying people by their kneecaps, according to EurekaAlert, an online science news service.

Barnes Buchanan conference to kick off Feb. 7

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01/29/2013

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The 18th annual Barnes Buchanan Security Alarm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 7-9 at The Breakers resort.

Bay Area Rapid Transit to upgrade security

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01/29/2013

OAKLAND—Bay Area Rapid Transit will soon begin major upgrades to its police communications center and computer systems, according to a report from a San Francisco CBS affiliate.

2GIG adds indoor infrared HD camera

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01/28/2013

LIBERTY, Mo.—2GIG Technologies, based here, has added the HD100 indoor high-definition camera to its family of security and home automation products, according to a company statement.

University taps CallFire to implement emergency notification system

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01/28/2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—South Carolina Wesleyan University, based in Central, S.C., has partnered with CallFire to bring an Emergency SMS Notification system to its campus, according to a company statement.

Security and access control expert pens book on school security

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01/25/2013

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—Dave Jabas, a specialist in electrified security hardware that ties into card access and fire alarms, has written an e-book exploring ways to improve school security, according to a press release.

TeleCommunication Systems completes phase one of Next Gen 911 in Iowa

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01/25/2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—TeleCommunication Systems, a provider of mobile communication technology, has announced the phase one deployment of the Next Generation 911 services network for Iowa.

U.S. Alarms/Dynamark Security acquires assets of 4 Seasons Security

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01/24/2013

LONG GROVE, Ill.—U.S. Alarms/Dynamark Security, based in Bethlehem, Pa., has purchased the assets of 4 Seasons Security, the alarm division of Deiter Bros., according to a statement from The Davis Group, which facilitated the acquisition.

Vivint Solar welcomes first chief technology officer

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01/24/2013

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Solar, a provider of solar energy solutions, introduced Dan Rapp as the company’s inaugural chief technology officer, according to a company statement. Until it was purchased by Blackrock at the end of 2012, Vivint Solar was a division of Vivint.

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