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Is video analytics ready to go ‘mainstream’?

TechSec experts weigh in on the technology’s future
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02/08/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Video analytics is clawing its way back from a bad reputation caused by early cases of overpromising and under-delivering and one manufacturer predicted the technology would go “mainstream” within two years. Those were some of the views on video analytics shared by experts during a panel discussing the topic at this year’s TechSec conference.

Speco aims to 'up its game' with new IP line

Eight new cameras starting at entry level
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02/01/2012

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Speco Technologies is aiming to “up its game” with IP with a new line of eight “OnSIP” cameras launched on Jan. 16.

Pilot shows smartphone potential

HID: Other applications in the works
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01/30/2012

IRVINE, Calif.—With the announcement today of the completion of its smartphones-as-keys pilot project at Arizona State University, HID officials hope more integrators will begin to investigate how NFC-enabled smartphones might fit into their access control offerings in the future.

VideoIQ raises additional $3.5 million

CEO Ed Bednarcik wants to bring company's products ‘to the masses’
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01/17/2012

BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ CEO Ed Bednarcik said funds from a Series C round announced Jan. 10 will be used to expand the company’s geographic reach and for R&D efforts aimed at bringing its products “to the masses.”

Sorrentino named president of ScanSource Security

Security business unit has experienced CAGR of 62 percent since inception in 2005
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01/13/2012

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Tony Sorrentino on Jan. 12 was promoted to president of ScanSource Security, a business unit of ScanSource Inc.

MicroPower Technologies gets $6.5m from Motorola

Cameras are solar-powered and completely wireless
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01/11/2012

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SAN DIEGO—Jonathan Siann, founder and CEO of solar-powered, wireless surveillance provider MicroPower Technologies, says his company’s mission “is to change the economics of camera deployment,” and he now has $6.5 million in capital to achieve that goal.

iControl/Time Warner Cable sell home security/home automation together

iControl: Telecoms good partners because they are ‘very, very focused’ on the space
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01/10/2012

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Software provider iControl Networks this week announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable, in which Time Warner’s IntelligentHome security and home automation solution is being powered by iControl software.

HID acquires software provider

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01/04/2012

IRVINE, Calif.—Seeking to take advantage of a market that HID Global executives say is “grossly under-penetrated,” HID has acquired EasyLobby, a provider of visitor management software and visitor badge printing solutions.

Post IPO, Avigilon targets casino market

Megapixel camera provider hit $40.5 million in sales in Q3
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12/20/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—A veteran Las Vegas security director has joined Avigilon to help the megapixel surveillance camera manufacturer increase its presence in the casino and gaming sector, said Keith Marett, Avigilon's director of marketing.

VanDover: Tyco prepares to integrate Visonic

$100 million acquisition, in works since June, closes
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12/19/2011

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco announced Dec. 6 that it had closed on the $100 million acquisition of wireless security product provider Visonic. Now, Visonic is being evaluated by an integration team as part of the acquisition process, Mark VanDover, president of Tyco Security products, told Security Systems News in an email interview.

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