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Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

Software platform provider iControl acquires Piper, DIY 'home awareness and automation device'
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04/16/2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Software platform provider iControl is one step closer to providing “smart home solutions for every household in the world,” with the April 9 acquisition of Blacksumac, iControl marketing director Greg Roberts told Security Systems News.

ScanSource to offer security 'on demand'

Distributor to launch new education portal at ISC West
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04/11/2014

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The ScanSource booth at ISC West, which has featured memorable themes in the past, will be dedicated entirely to the launch of its new educational program: ScanSource Security On Demand.

Vicon and IQinVision merge, form $56m business

Vicon wll now have in-house megapixel camera technology
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03/31/2014

EDGEWOOD, N.Y. and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.—On the eve of ISC West, publicly traded Vicon and privately held IQinVision announced a plan to merge, creating a $56 million company.

Small chain upgrades to IP at own pace

Virginia’s Quik-E Foods points to high ROI
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03/24/2014

LYNCHBURG, Va.—Family-owned and operated Quik-E Foods, based here, recently installed an IP camera in the rear of one of its 12 convenience stores. “The camera actually paid for itself on day 2,” said Quik-E Vice President Todd Burgess.

Who’s in charge? Study shows 91 percent of IT departments do video surveillance

IT increasingly involved in ‘purchase and operations of [video surveillance] equipment,’ according to study commissioned by Axis Communications
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03/19/2014

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Who’s in charge of video surveillance purchase and operations at corporations? Increasingly, that’s the domain of the IT department, according to a study commissioned by network video provider Axis Communications.

Mobotix beefs ups in North America

Sees big growth opportunity north of the border
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03/12/2014

NEW YORK—Network video provider Mobotix is adding personnel in North America, a move that is propelled by opportunity in certain vertical markets, according to Steve Gorski, Mobotix GM Americas.

MicroPower offers integrators financing option

Tynan: Shift from a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure can speed installation, results for end users
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02/26/2014

SAN DIEGO—Wireless surveillance provider MicroPower is offering a new financing option designed to speed projects along and create RMR opportunities for integrators.

Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren

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02/18/2014

Martha: I just returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS. Why does Axis really need to develop its own access control product?

Milestone dashboard called RMR generator for less complex projects

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02/12/2014

ORLANDO—Now that it has been vetted by major integrators on large projects, Milestone Systems is trying to get the word out that its new customer dashboard can be an RMR generator for integrators working on less complex jobs.

IDV Solutions gets $2 million cash infusion

Second round with Plymouth Ventures
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01/31/2014

LANSING, Mich.—IDV Solutions, a provider of enterprise risk visualization software, on Jan. 22 completed a $2 million second funding round with Plymouth Venture Partners of Ann Arbor, Mich.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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