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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., and OTTAWA—In a deal designed to speed March Networks' entry into the Asian market and create one of the ten largest global players in the video surveillance industry, Infinova announced Dec. 9 that it will acquire March Networks in a cash deal worth $88.2 million (C$90 million).