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IR scoops up Recognition Source

Deal gives IR access to up and coming wireless products
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11/01/2004

ST CHARLES, Ill.- After operating as a standalone business for more than three years, Recognition Source has teamed up with IR Security & Safety to take its unique wireless access control product to the next level.

Building automation firms combine efforts, new name next

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11/01/2004

CARROLLTON, Texas- Now that TAC and Andover Controls are owned by the same parent company, the one-time competitors in the building control market are working diligently to unite on several fronts.

Already parent company Schneider Electric has shifted the marketing, research and development for the combined companies to Andover Controls’ facility in Andover, Mass.

Siemens seeks to buy supplier of video products

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

MUNICH, Germany- Corporate giant Siemens AG announced its plans to buy a supplier of security products, a move that will bolster the company’s security-related business.

According to published reports, the deal is for Photo-Scan Plc.

Smartvue sets sights on smart surveillance

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11/01/2004

NASHVILLE- A new company is entering the surveillance market, but the business is not a complete newcomer to the security industry.

The company is Smartvue Corp.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2004

Sony develops biodegradable smart card

TOKYO - Officials at Sony Corp. said the company has created a contactless smart card made from biodegradable plastic or a plant derived material.

OzVision’s video business takes off

For the first time, the company seeks financing to support further growth in the U.S.
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10/01/2004

WOBURN, Mass. - For the first time, remote video developer OzVision Global is turning to the finance community to provide additional resources to help bring its product to market.

Identix cashes in on order

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2004

MINNETONKA, Minn. - Identix Inc.

Home automation company closes on $15M financing

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10/01/2004

DRAPER, Utah - A syndicate of venture capital firms, including two existing investors, have demonstrated their certainty in the home auto-mation market through a $15-million investment in start-up company Control4.

Frazier Technology Ventures, a new investor in the company, led the funding round, followed by existing investors Thomas Weisel Venture Partners and vSpring Capital.

Statue of Liberty opens with enhanced security

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2004

NEW YORK - General Electric was among several companies whose products are helping to protect the Statue of Liberty, which reopened in early August after a $7-million overhaul of the 118-year-old structure that included enhanced security.

Although the statue had been closed since the Sept.

It’s a golden anniversary for ASIS’ Annual Seminar and Exhibits

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2004

More than 17,000 security industry professionals are expected to attend this year’s ASIS International 2004 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas.
This year’s show, which focuses on the homeland security market and opens Monday, Sept.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?