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AMAG hones in on visitor management, credential authentication and compliance

New Symmetry CONNECT addresses concerns for multi-site customers

TORRANCE, Calif.—AMAG Technology this week introduced Symmetry CONNECT, an enterprise-wide software platform designed to help multi-site organizations operate more efficiently, mitigate risk and reduce operating costs.

Smart lock surpasses crowdfunding goal

CEO gains insight from customer input

ORLANDO, Fla.—Westinghouse Security’s Nucli smart lock raised $90,000 in two weeks on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, far surpassing its goal of $50,000. At the same time, Indiegogo is affording Nucli principals insights into what potential customers want in a smart lock.

White Rabbit receives patent

System’s ‘User Awareness’ function recognizes customers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—White Rabbit Electronics, the home automation company recently formed by Bold Technology execs, patented  part of its smart home platform—the system’s “User Awareness.” 

Convergint likes LPR

Integrator signs PlateSmart

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies will begin selling PlateSmart license plate recognition (LPR) technology, PlateSmart announced Sept. 8.

Milestone, Genetec top VMS market

They’re largest vendors, IHS says

YARMOUTH, Maine—Milestone Systems and Genetec are the two largest vendors of video managed software in the $1.1 billion VMS market, according to IHS.

Hikvision opens first Canada office

Montreal facility will eventually service parts of US East Coast

ST. LAURENT, Quebec—Hikvision Canada on Aug. 4 opened its first office here, just outside of Montreal, to service Canadian customers and parts of the United States.

New Viscount CEO Sieracki looks to commercial market

Sieracki touts cybersecurity benefits of ‘panel-less’ architecture

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Scott Sieracki, newly named CEO of access control provider Viscount, believes the company offers an economical alternative to traditional access control and also addresses current cybersecurity concerns.

IHS ranks Hikvision tops in IP video globally


HANGZHOU, China–Hikvision moved from No. 2 to No. 1 for the percentage of marketshare of IP cameras, according to a new IHS report.

Battery Ventures to buy NICE security unit for $100 million

Shabtai named president of new standalone company, Battery eyes further acquisitions

BOSTON—Battery Ventures, a technology investment firm based here, announced today it will acquire the physical security business unit (PSBU) of NICE Systems for up to $100 million.

Frank De Fina, security industry veteran, dies

Executive at Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and Hikvision; accomplished musician; founded college security degree program

PRINCETON, N.J.—Security industry veteran Frank De Fina, 61, who served as a top executive for a number of video surveillance companies including Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and most recently Hikvision USA, died July 26 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.



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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