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Life Alert sues Connect America, LifeWatch USA

PERS provider alleges trademark infringement, role in fraudulent telemarketing
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06/05/2013

LOS ANGELES—Life Alert, a leading provider of personal emergency response systems, has filed suit against competitors Connect America and LifeWatch USA, alleging they have been impersonating Life Alert through fraudulent “robo-calls” and other telemarketing to obtain new customers.

DVTEL to launch IP Institute

New COO Zvi Peled says ‘cool tools’ will help integrator partners
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06/05/2013

RIDGEFIELD, N.J.—Video surveillance provider DVTEL is launching IP Institute, where the company will offer online and classroom instruction on IP-based security for its integration partners.

IHS: Genetec, Milestone top VMS rankings

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06/05/2013

LONDON—Since 2004, the first year of IHS’ VMS rankings, Copenhagen-based Milestone has had a monopoly on the top spot. Nine years later, the company still has the top spot, but it now has to share it with Genetec, a Montreal-based vendor.

Honeywell’s Cote named 'CEO of the year'

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06/05/2013

GREENWICH, Conn.—Chief Executive magazine recently named David Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell, the “2013 CEO of the Year,” according to the magazine’s website. Cote was nominated and selected by a group of his peers.

Select Security names new executive VP

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05/31/2013

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security has appointed Steve Firestone to its newly created position of executive vice president, according to a press release.

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.

ADS active in acquisition space

It recently acquired a Tennessee company and more buys are planned
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05/29/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security’s purchase this month of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CrimeWatch Security is just the start of ADS’ acquisition plans for the year, according to Patrick Ritter, ADS VP/controller.

New Firetide CEO sees mesh networks on the move

Cisco vet John McCool joins Firetide, sees promise for growth as surveillance moves beyond 'the curb'
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05/29/2013

LOS GATOS, Calif.— Cisco veteran John McCool, who joined mesh network provider Firetide as its new CEO on May 20, says there’s an increasing demand to take surveillance mobile.

Lanvac adds sixth central station in Canada

Acquisition of Safe Harbour Security also includes 50,000 accounts
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05/29/2013

OTTAWA, Ontario—Lanvac, a wholesale monitoring provider based here, has added a sixth central station to its Canadian network by acquiring Safe Harbour Security of Sydney, Nova Scotia in a deal valued at $3 million.

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