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Advantech develops 'mini-PSIM'

Integrator ‘pushes products to the limit’ with customization

DOVER, Del.—Systems integrator Advantech is expanding its business with a software it developed, a driver that’s like a mini-PSIM of sorts, that uses “traditional detention PLC mapping tools in other applications,” Advantech COO Dave Sweeney told Security Systems News.

Cloudy distinctions with off-site and hosted access control


YARMOUTH, Maine—The question of whether cloud-based security systems are synonymous with Web-based access control or hosted systems is one that still hangs over the security industry—like a cloud. It’s not a dark cloud, but sometimes it gets in the way of clarity.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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