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Access control now a basic need at schools, but a ‘culture of security’ tops lists

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12/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Two years after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. brought renewed awareness to security needs in public school buildings, experts in the field say the most important measure of progress is not new technology or even new applications of existing technologies.

Northland Controls introduces GSOC managed services

Morgante: Managed services model enables end users to save money, scale quickly
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12/10/2014

FREMONT, Calif.—Building global security operations centers (GSOCs) for the likes of Apple, eBay and Google, Northland Controls executives came up with the idea of offering the same kind of comprehensive high-end security services to others through a managed services model.

Select Security goes to Kentucky and West Virginia with purchase of Secure US and three others

Super-regional expects to hit $1m in RMR by year end
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12/10/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Super-regional Select Security moved into two new states—Kentucky and West Virginia—and added about 8,000 new accounts with the acquisition of Secure US of Morgantown, W.Va., and three companies in Kentucky.

Preferred Communication Systems installs at Chicago-area mall

Axis cameras covering general mall areas
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12/09/2014

TINLEY PARK, Ill.—Preferred Communication Systems, an integrator based here, recommended and installed cameras from Axis Communications to cover the Stratford Square Mall, spanning 1.3 million square-feet, Axis announced Dec. 4.

What ‘five-star experience’ means to end users

Citigroup security director offers advice to dealers
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12/05/2014

ORLANDO, Fla.—Being “connected” means a lot to end users, but it all comes down to one word—partnership, dealers were told at Honeywell’s Connect2014 event held here in November.

Integrator develops video monitoring system for mass transit

Minuteman Security Technologies takes its
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12/03/2014

ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies is getting into product manufacturing with the introduction of TransitSentry, a mobile IP video surveillance and security monitoring system designed specifically for mass transit vehicles.

Systems integration market to increase 9 percent by 2018

Streamlining is fueling growth
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11/19/2014

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The security system integration market worldwide rose nearly $5 billion to $59.5 billion from 2012 to 2013 and is expected to increase more than 9 percent through 2018, according to a new report from IHS Research, based here.

Northland Challenge: Security, service and globalization

Systems integrator Northland Controls travels to Uganda and Rwanda for the 2014 Northland Challenge
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11/19/2014

BUGIRI, Uganda—A look of concern crosses Northland Controls CEO Pierre Trapanese’s face.

Security and service

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11/19/2014

JANJA, Rwanda—Northland Controls is helping to bring electricity to a part of Rwanda that is off the grid.

Kastle Systems is behind Capital Shield

Security company provides 1,000 cameras to private entities in Washington, D.C., for public private partnership
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11/13/2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems is donating 1,000 cameras to private businesses in the District of Columbia as part of “Capital Shield,” a public-private partnership designed to give law enforcement officials access to private security cameras in the case of emergency.

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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