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Kidde accepts takeover bid from UTC

Acquisition is the first that UTC has made in the security market since it acquired Chubb in 2003
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02/01/2005

HARTFORD, Conn. - After receiving an offer a bit sweeter than the previous one, fire extinguisher manufacturer Kidde has accepted a GBP 1.

Co. fills up its coffers with $11M

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02/01/2005

RESTON, Va. - ObjectVideo raised $11 million in Series C financing late last year to help support new product development and market expansion.

Company purchases to make its mark

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02/01/2005

TORONTO - Bioscrypt, a provider of identity verification technology, has acquired a fingerprint matching algorithm technology from Arete Associates for $1 million.

Bioscrypt had previously licensed the algorithms, which is a recognition technology based on finger pattern analysis, under an exclusive licensing agreement with Arete - adding up to $3.

GVI Security has rapport with acquired technology

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01/01/2005

CARROLLTON, Texas - GVI Security Solutions has expanded its portfolio by acquiring Rapor Inc., a manufacturer of high security building access portals, in an all-stock deal.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

Viisage identifies Pakistan’s security need
BILLERICA, Mass. - Viisage has signed a contract with the National Database and Registration Authority, an independent corporate organization in Pakistan, to integrate its face recognition technology into Pakistan’s smart passport and national identification program.

GE’s Buy of InVision ON the Books

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01/01/2005

NEWARK, Calif. - InVision Technologies announced a settlement with the U.

A company by another name

Tour Andover Controls brings building automation businesses together
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01/01/2005

BOSTON - Four months after Schneider Electric purchased Andover Controls, it has merged the building automation company with its other business in that sector - TAC - and given both a new identity.

Now both companies will be known as Tour Andover Controls - a name that draws from a previous identity of TAC, Tour & Andersson Controls, and the brand recognition of Andover Controls.

Eye on North American opportunities

iOmniscient opens first offices here in New York and Toronto
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01/01/2005

NEW YORK - Branching out from its headquarters in Australia, intelligent video provider iOmniscient has opened its first office here.

The New York office, which opened in the second half of 2004, allows the company to address sales opportunities in North America and support the company’s various resellers and OEMs in a sales and technical role.

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