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Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

New Vivint CSO Albaugh was security chief at DOT, FAA
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07/30/2014

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who today joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration.

More in store for Samsung ‘Eco Partners’

Camera manufacturer enhances ‘STEP’ program, launched at ISC West
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07/25/2014

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung’s strategic partners can more easily submit project registration, access training, and up-to-date pricing and other product information as part of enhancements the camera manufacturer is making to its Samsung Techwin Eco Partners (STEP) program.

De Fina joins SightLogix

Former head of Panasonic, Samsung, joins smart thermal camera manufacturer
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07/15/2014

PRINCETON, N.J.—Calling it the “next great company,” Frank De Fina announced today that he’s joining smart thermal camera manufacturer SightLogix as EVP of sales and marketing.

Security distributor decides on its own security for inventory, employees

GSS opts for Mobotix for cameras, video door stations
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07/14/2014

CHANTILLY, Va.—Global Surveillance System, a national distributor of video surveillance and low-voltage security equipment, had to decide what kind of security it would itself deploy at a brand new 3,000-square-foot warehouse and an office building here.

Costar Technologies buys CohuHD for $10m cash

Combined company has closed three deals already
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07/09/2014

COPPELL, Texas—In the month since it closed a $10 million cash deal to buy CohuHD, Costar Technologies and CohuHD have closed three deals together.

PlateSmart takes license plate recognition to the cloud

‘Software-only solution’ uses existing equipment
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06/30/2014

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution,” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, company CEO John Chigos told Security Systems News.

3xLOGIC acquires Sonitrol product development

Deal brings central station intelligence to 3xLOGIC and innovation to Sonitrol
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06/17/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Intelligent video surveillance solution provider 3xLOGIC on June 13 announced it has acquired the product development and research group of Sonitrol from Stanley Security.

Scallop Imaging is back

Steve Gorski joins team, will introduce distribution partners, launch channel partner program in next quarter
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06/17/2014

BOSTON—Scallop Imaging, a camera manufacturer that introduced its “distributed imaging” technology in 2009, has new ownership and management who plan to make Scallop Imaging a well-known name in security.

Canon to buy VMS provider Milestone Systems

Milestone will operate as stand-alone division; Canon committed to open platform
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06/13/2014

LONDON—Camera manufacturer Canon announced today that it will acquire VMS provider Milestone Systems. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Sightlogix' new camera is for 'the mass market'

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05/29/2014

LAS VEGAS—Showing the third-generation Thermal SightSensor camera at ISC West, Sightlogix CEO John Romanowich proclaimed that this iteration of the camera will “bring accurate outdoor security to the mass market."

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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