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SIA: Biometric ID cards 'sound policy' for immigration

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON—With immigration reform gaining momentum in Congress, the Security Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to approve biometrics on identity cards to ensure the highest level of security at U.S. entry points.

Bosch launches new sales team

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06/12/2013

FAIRPORT, N.Y.—Bosch Security Systems has created a new inside sales team to better service its customers with a more “focused approach,” according to a company statement.

Securityhunter nabs Navy contract

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06/10/2013

BALTIMORE—Securityhunter, a designer and installer of security systems for commercial and government entities, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to install physical security and access control systems, according to a news release.

Sonitrol audio alarm foils would-be jewelry thieves

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06/10/2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—A pair of thieves attempting a heist at Koosh Jewelers here found themselves headed to jail instead after a Sonitrol audio detection alarm system heard them, barred them from entering and alerted authorities, according to a news release.

Avigilon gets into access control, buys RedCloud for $17 million

Avigilon CEO calls deal ‘very strategic’
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05/30/2013

VANCOUVER—In a $17 million cash purchase, high-definition surveillance provider Avigilon Corp. on May 30 announced it acquired privately held RedCloud Security, a provider of Web-based physical and virtual access control systems.

Bosch inks distribution deal with Ingram Micro

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05/30/2013

FAIRPORT, N.Y.— Bosch Security Systems has signed a new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, making its products available to the distributor’s U.S. channel partners, according to a press release.

Kwikset teams up with ADI

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05/30/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a manufacturer of access control solutions, is offering its suite of SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology for both Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless protocols at ADI branches in North America, according to a company statement.

Viscount awarded U.S. government contract

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05/20/2013

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a supplier of security systems and software, based here, received a contract to have its access control technology installed at a U.S. government facility in Philadelphia, according to a press release.

G4S expands western footprint

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05/15/2013

OMAHA, Neb.—G4S Technology, a systems integrator based here, is expanding its western presence by opening up a new regional office in Seattle, according to a news release.

Holly Tsourides named CEO of Matrix

Selective dealer program, investment in R&D planned
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05/08/2013

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.”

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