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Women in security technology profile: Ellen Cargill, CTO, Scallop Imaging
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01/28/2015

BOSTON—She’s been creating imaging systems for more than 25 years, but Scallop Imaging CTO Ellen Cargill says doing this kind of work in the security field is different.

Avigilon buys BRS patents, others for $13m

One month after spending $80 on ObjectVideo’s patents, Avigilon ‘tries to lock in IP in a whole range of analytical algorithms’
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01/21/2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Avigilon today announced it spent $13.3 million acquiring video analytics patents that extend into behavioral recognition, video segmentation and meta-data and more. This deal comes one month after the video surveillance provider spent $80 million to acquire patents from ObjectVideo.

Rothman retires from Honeywell, Paja named new president

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01/16/2015

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell announced today that Ron Rothman, who has been with the company for 30 years, has retired. David Paja, 45, will take over as president of Honeywell Security Group on Jan. 19.

PPM’s new owner plans to acquire more security and compliance players

Toronto equity fund buys PPM, Will Anderson named CEO
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01/14/2015

EDMONTON, Alberta—A Toronto-based equity fund, which purchased PPM in December, plans to use the incident management software provider as a platform to build a larger and more diverse company.

Hikvision spins off division in Canada

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01/12/2015

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision has established Hikvision Canada to focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. It plans to add additional regional managers, field engineers and a bilingual French-English technical support staff based in Montreal.

Honeywell takes connected home to masses at CES

Honeywell Security debuts its talking Lyric security system at consumer show
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01/07/2015

LAS VEGAS—As “connected home” has become a household phrase, industry stalwart Honeywell Security is taking its message to the masses, introducing its Lyric security system at CES, the giant consumer electronics show taking place here this week.

Nortek takes new approach

Rosenthal: After rebranding, Linear, 2GIG and Go!Control subsidiaries will work together
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01/06/2015

LAS VEGAS—Nortek Security has acquired a number of companies over the years, including Linear and 2GIG. As a holding company, Nortek mostly allowed those companies to do business as they saw fit.

Avigilon buys ObjectVideo’s patents, licensing program for $80.3m

Fernandes: Video analytics can’t be separated from video surveillance, says end-to-end system is way to go
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12/19/2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—The future of the video surveillance industry “is about business intelligence and video analytics,” according to Avigilon CEO Alexander Fernandes, and Avigilon’s purchase of a division of ObjectVideo equips it for that future with what he calls the “strongest portfolio of intellectual property related to video analytics … the designers, technical knowhow, trade secrets and now the patents.”

Dice Users' Group Conference 2014

New products revealed
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12/17/2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—Dice Corp. has released a selection of new products at its most recent annual users' group conference, where 30 percent of its client base was present.

Alarm.com goes after ‘next frontier—connected business’ with acquisition of Secure-i

Commercial video surveillance offering is first step, access control and other capabilities to follow
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12/16/2014

VIENNA, Va.—Alarm.com, known for its connected home platform, is going after the commercial market with the acquisition, announced today, of commercial video surveillance provider Secure-i.

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