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Mercury and Lenel settle

Long-term agreement said to give market ‘more choice’
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08/08/2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. and ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Lenel and Mercury’s recent settlement of a year-long lawsuit not only renews a 16-year partnership between the two companies, but means more growth opportunities for the two manufacturers and their integrator partners, president Joe Kirmser told Security Systems News.

Leviton acquires Home Automation Inc.

Acquisition broadens Leviton's offerings in automation controls market
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08/03/2012

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Leviton, based here, announced on Aug. 3 that it has acquired Home Automation Inc., a provider of home automation controls for residential and light commercial applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LG: We’re back in the USA security market

Electronics giant makes video surveillance products available in the United States, again
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07/25/2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—LG Electronics announced on Monday that it is bringing its security products to the United States and is launching a new line of cameras and DVRs.

Double hemispheric camera called ideal for hotel, bank applications

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07/24/2012

NEW YORK—Mobotix in July introduced a new “flexible" double hemispheric camera called the S14 FlexMount, which the company said can fully secure two rooms “located next to or on top of one another” with one camera.

Tri-Ed/Northern buys one, opens two

Flush from its acquisition by Audax Group, company expands
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07/18/2012

WOODBURY, N.Y.—As promised when it was acquired by private equity firm Audax Group in April, Tri-Ed/Northern Video is expanding. The independent national distributor on July 16 announced the acquisition of Seabreeze Security Distributors of Orlando, Fla., and announced plans to open two new branches: one in Detroit and one in Raleigh, N.C.

OV, Vivotek reach agreement

ITC trial involving Bosch, Samsung set for this week
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07/16/2012

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider Object Video announced in June that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with Vivotek. Meanwhile, its patent battle with major video surveillance providers Samsung and Bosch will continue, with an International Trade Commission trial scheduled to begin this week.

Guarda acquires McKinnon

McKinnon is $18m guard company, specializes in mining industry
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07/16/2012

MONTREAL—In a deal that will help it take advantage of the expansion of mining in the province of Quebec, Guarda Security Solutions on July 13 announced the acquisition of McKinnon Services.

VidSys says PSIM market maturing

VidSys founder says new Frost & Sullivan PSIM categories helps educate market
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07/11/2012

VIENNA, Va.—While there is still some confusion in the market about what constitutes a “true PSIM” and what’s merely a “PSIM wannabe,” the market is maturing and demand is growing, James Chong, founder and CTO of PSIM provider VidSys, told Security Systems News.

Oncam buys all of Grandeye

Company plans ‘significant’ investment in R&D
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07/03/2012

LOWELL, Mass.—In a strategic move that executives say will enable the company to expand its offerings, video surveillance provider Oncam Global on July 2 announced it now owns Grandeye, a 360-degree video technology provider.

Brivo works out access to gyms

Partnership with ClubReady opens doors for integrators
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06/19/2012

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo dealers have a foot in the door of the $25 billion fitness club business, thanks to a new integration between Brivo’s Web-based access control software and systems and health-club management software provider ClubReady.

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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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