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FST21’s $5m earmarked for U.S. expansion

Integrators need to grasp philosophy of ‘in-motion identification’
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09/11/2013

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—The majority of the $5 million cash infusion FST21 received will be spent on marketing and sales in the U.S. market, Shahar Belkin, CTO for FST21, told Security Systems News.

Smile for entry

Large Manhattan complex uses FST21's facial recognition for access control
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08/27/2013

NEW YORK—Many of the 4,000 residents of the historic Knickerbocker Village apartments in Manhattan have tossed out their access cards. Soon all of them will, because the only thing they’ll need to enter the 12-building, 1,600-unit complex is their face. No more keys, no more access codes.

With $5M, FST21 America wants to up U.S. distribution

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08/29/2013

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Biometric security company FST21 America has raised $5 million for facial- and voice-recognition surveillance systems, and hopes to use the money to increase distribution in the United States, various news organizations report. 

Security cluster cultivated in Cleveland Heights

FST21 will anchor for security hub
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09/26/2011

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio—Officials here are at the beginning stages of a plan to establish a “security cluster,” in this city. They want to make Cleveland Heights a regional center for security technology development and installation expertise, and they’ve already got one security company onboard:  intelligent access control company FST21.

Chubb integrates intelligent building solution SafeRise

30-year systems integration veteran says technology simplifies
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05/19/2011

LYNN, Mass.—Bob Sarsfield has been in the systems integration business for more than 30 years, beginning with Mosler Safe Company, and then Red Hawk, which was bought in 2006 by Chubb, a division of UTC Fire & Security. In that time and during that decades-long tenure, Sarsfield integrated a lot of intrusion, access control, video and other technologically advanced systems. His latest project is an installation of intelligent building solution provider FST21's SafeRise solution at a senior housing complex here.

FST21 partners with HID for increased coverage, more secure access control

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12/15/2010

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—FST21, a provider of intelligent controlled access and automation solutions and services, in early November announced a new technology partnership with access control provider HID for integration of its RFID technology into FST21’s intelligent building solution SafeRise.