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HID Global acquires Bluvision

Deal expands company’s Bluetooth solutions for the enterprise IoT market
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12/19/2016

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a company that specializes in identity solutions, has acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. The deal closed Dec. 1, and financial terms were not disclosed.

ACRE LLC acquires ComNet

Deal adds telecom infrastructure to support video surveillance efforts
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12/14/2016

NEW LONDON and DANBURY, Conn.—ACRE LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced this week the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment based in Danbury, Conn.

Survey says millennial renters want a smart home too

Some millennials would prefer smart home features over parking spaces
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12/14/2016

CARMEL, Ind.—Door hardware company Schlage conducted a study with Wakefield Research showing that millennials in multi-family housing would pay more, or give up other amenities, for smart home features.

Safran Identity and Security to open new location

Silicon Valley spot benefits the company
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12/07/2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Safran Identity and Security is opening a new office here, with plans to be fully moved in and operational in Q1 2017.

Women in Security: iluminar's Eddie Reynolds

CEO and co-founder blazing her own path
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11/29/2016

IRVINE, Calif.—Edwina “Eddie” Reynolds is president, CEO and co-founder of iluminar, a manufacturer and global supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, as well as license plate recognition products.

New tech in residential security: Drones?

Company looks to provide autonomous drones for home awareness
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11/16/2016

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sunflower Labs is working on smart lights that have sensors built-in to talk with an autonomous drone that will then fly to take a video of any suspicious activity.

Bosch Security Systems and Sony announce partnership

Bosch will now combine its analytics with Sony’s video imaging
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11/15/2016

GRASBRUNN, Germany and TOKYO—Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation signed a contract to enter a partnership that will result in new products and solutions in the field of video security applications.

Vanderbilt finalizes acquisition of ACT

Deal adds cloud-based solution to company’s product portfolio
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11/09/2016

WIESBADEN, Germany—Vanderbilt, a global security systems provider, finalized on Nov. 1 its purchase of Access Control Technology Ltd., a Dublin-based company that specializes in cloud-based access control and video management solutions.

Feenics expands headquarters

Company doubles facility’s footprint to keep pace with growth
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10/18/2016

OTTAWA, Ontario—Feenics, a company that provides on premise and cloud-hosted integrated access control and security management solutions, recently doubled its headquarters' footprint here to accommodate growth, including the additions of Denis Hébert, president and equity partner, and Fadi Hajjar, Canadian sales director, as well as additional engineers and software developers.

Nortek Security & Control launches doorbell camera

New technology responds to needs of dealers and homeowners
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10/18/2016

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control LLC, a supplier in the security and home control markets, launched its new GoControl Smart Doorbell Camera recently, part of its continued push to support security dealers with the latest technology.

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