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Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren


Martha: I just returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS. Why does Axis really need to develop its own access control product?

Milestone dashboard called RMR generator for less complex projects


ORLANDO—Now that it has been vetted by major integrators on large projects, Milestone Systems is trying to get the word out that its new customer dashboard can be an RMR generator for integrators working on less complex jobs.

IDV Solutions gets $2 million cash infusion

Second round with Plymouth Ventures

LANSING, Mich.—IDV Solutions, a provider of enterprise risk visualization software, on Jan. 22 completed a $2 million second funding round with Plymouth Venture Partners of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Late-night studies call for access control

University of Texas secures 65 buildings

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s new access-control system prevents students working late at night in many campus buildings from leaving a door “blocked open so their friends can enter,” says Bob Harkins, vice president for campus safety and security.

HID acquires IdenTrust

Identity solution provider also launches channel program and goes to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—From its newly christened headquarters here, identity solution provider HID Global today announced it has acquired IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities.

BRS Labs adds sales staff


HOUSTON—Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS), a provider of behavioral recognition systems, has added five senior sales staff, according to a Jan. 21 news release., iControl, Telular end patent infringement cases

Now iControl and have a cross-licensing agreement that allows subscribers of either company to access patents covered under the agreement

YARMOUTH, Maine—Patent infringement lawsuits involving, iControl Networks and Telular have all been dismissed, the companies announced this week.

Verint’s latest deal may impact security business, eventually

Verint to buy KANA software for $514 million

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Verint’s Jan. 6 agreement to acquire KANA software for $514 million will not directly impact Verint’s video surveillance and physical security business immediately, but there may be some integration of KANA capabilities into the Verint’s video intelligence business at some point.

Matrix Systems splits, creates Frontier and Xentry

Frontier will be manufacturing division, Xentry will be a systems integrator

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems’ transformation, which began last year when Holly Tsourides took on the role of CEO, continued Jan. 6, when Tsourides announced that the company is creating two separate lines of business: Frontier, a manufacturing business and Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator.

OV signs licensing agreement with FLIR

OV CEO says recent Avigilon/VideoIQ deal validates importance of analytics

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider ObjectVideo today signed its 17th licensing agreement, this time with thermal camera provider FLIR, Raul Fernandez, OV CEO, told Security Systems News.



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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