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Samsung goes with FaceFirst

Samsung interested in making financial investments in technology partners
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10/10/2012

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—As part of its new strategic partner initiative, Samsung Techwin America is integrating megapixel cameras with facial recognition provider FaceFirst.

Pro 1 plans to expand I-View to include hosted video

CEO Don Young sees service eventually migrating to residential space
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10/10/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., and LAS VEGAS—Protection 1 officially introduced I-View Now, its new cloud-based video verification service, a few weeks ago at ASIS. But Pro 1’s Don Young is so convinced that it’s going to be a winner, he’s planning to expand the offer to include hosted video by the end of the year.

Tyco’s Jay Hauhn on technology opportunities post-split

Expect more cloud, mobility, and analytics offerings; NFC on the horizon
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10/03/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With Tyco now a standalone company, it will be easier for Tyco Integrated Security to research and deploy new technology, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security, told Security Systems News.  

IdentiSys acquires again

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10/03/2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Systems integrator IdentiSys, which in June acquired the ID division of Claritus, is moving forward with its stated plan to expand geographically.

Genesis Security Systems to move to new headquarters

Company expect $19 m in revenue, service contracts account for one-third of revenue
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10/03/2012

GERMANTOWN, Md.—Genesis Security Systems is growing. After ten years in its current 6,000-square-foot headquarters, it’s moving in December to a new 12,000-square-foot space, Genesis SVP Alan Kruglak told Security Systems News.

Storage capacity: Just can’t get enough sometimes

Asking the right questions and getting the calculation right
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09/26/2012

In certain industries such as gaming there are very specific, mandated rules about the length of time that video needs to be retained. That should make calculating storage needs easy, at least for that vertical market, right?

Not necessarily.

Axis takes aim at small-business applications at ASIS

Network video provider targets small-camera count applications, debuts encoder with 60 fps
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09/26/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Among a slew of new offerings that network video provider Axis Communications was showing at the September ASIS show were a new 60 frames-per-second encoder and an updated version of its free software client Axis Camera Companion.

KRG Capital invests in Convergint Technologies

With cash infusion, Convergint is on acquisition trail
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09/19/2012

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies will look at “acquisitions that would complement [its] strong services focus and IT security capabilities” as the result of a new investment, announced Sept. 17, by KRG Capital, Convergint CEO Dan Moceri told Security Systems News.

G4S releases RISK360 ‘incident and case management’ software

Cloud-based SaaS solution said to simplify risk for security professionals
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09/17/2012

PHILADELPHIA—G4S Secure Solutions on Sept. 11 announced the release of a new incident and case management software, called RISK360, designed to help security directors analyze risk and better allocate resources.

PSIM goes mobile with DICE’s Matrix Universal Video

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09/14/2012

PHILADELPHIA—DICE Corp. this week formally launched Matrix Universal Video, a cloud-based PSIM system that allows users to receive alarms and their linked videos simultaneously and access the information with an iPad or Android device.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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