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Amherst Alarm takes 'deliberate' path to success

A considered approach to everything from products to services has ensured three decades of steady growth for N.Y. company

AMHERST, N.Y.—Amherst Alarm, one of the nation’s leading alarm companies, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. CEO Tim Creenan credits his company’s long-term success to its "slow and deliberate" approach to business.

Talking keypads and panels with Mark McCall


SAN ANTONIO—Mark McCall, director of information technology at United Central Control, tells Security Systems News about how he handles security at home.

Tyco and Telguard team up, expand DSC interactive offering


TORONTO—The partnership of Tyco Security Products and Telguard will offer interactive service solutions to users of DSC Intrusion Security Products, the companies have announced.

iControl/Time Warner Cable sell home security/home automation together

iControl: Telecoms good partners because they are ‘very, very focused’ on the space

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Software provider iControl Networks this week announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable, in which Time Warner’s IntelligentHome security and home automation solution is being powered by iControl software.

Genetec’s Security Center integrates with intrusion panels

Bosch is first of several manufacturers product will integrate with

MONTREAL—Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center 5.0, can for the first time integrate with intrusion panels, the company announced May 18.
“We’ve integrated with intrusion panels before, but it’s always been a custom integration,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Genetec senior product manager. “Now it’s an off-the-shelf feature.”