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CCL to buy Checkpoint in $443m deal

Kessler: Combination will make Checkpoint ‘a better competitor to Tyco’
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03/02/2016

THOROFARE, N.J.—In a transaction valued at $443 million, Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of retail security and asset management solutions, today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by CCL Industries, a specialty packaging solutions company, for $10.15 per share in cash.

Honeywell drops UTC bid, buys Videofied for $123 million

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03/01/2016

MELVILLE, N.Y.—In two separate announcements Honeywell today said it is no longer pursuing a merger with UTC, and it also said it has purchased video verification provider Videofied (RSI Video Technologies) for $123 million.

UniKey unlocking commercial potential

SMB already using company’s residential product
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02/24/2016

WINTER PARK, Fla.—UniKey, a company focused on keyless entry, is planning to roll out a commercial offering this year, Phil Dumas, UniKey president, told Security Systems News.

Milestone's Palmquist on community vs. company

Palmquist: 'Community trumps end-to-end all day long'
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02/24/2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—There was a lot of talk during the first day of MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) about Milestone transforming itself from the “open platform company to the open platform community.”

Avigilon goes to The Hub

Avigilon's Analytics and Data Science Center of Excellence looks to recruit top R&D talent
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02/12/2016

SOMERVILLE, Mass.—Avigilon, a video surveillance, access control and security solution provider based in Vancouver, today is opening a new office here, just outside of Boston.

Pivot3 to Acquire NexGen Storage

Milne: Storage solutions address needs of video surveillance
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02/10/2016

AUSTIN, Texas—Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) provider Pivot3 on Jan. 27 announced it will acquire NexGen Storage, a provider of hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.

Genetec to release cyber hardening guide

Racz: Genetec sees need to ‘raise the bar’ for integrators on cybersecurity
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02/08/2016

MONTREAL—In its latest cybersecurity initiative, Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions based here, is releasing a cybersecurity hardening guide for its integrator partners at the end of February.

Honeywell buys smoke detection business

Deal will incorporate Xtralis into Honeywell’s Security and Fire division
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02/05/2016

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell announced on Feb. 4 it will acquire Xtralis, a smoke detection, security and video analytics company, for $480 million.

Tri-Ed opens new branch, plans co-locations with Clark

Boston and Denver picked as test markets for co-location
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02/03/2016

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed, a distributor, announced the opening of a new branch in Memphis and the intention to co-locate two new locations with Clark Security, a locksmith division of Tri-Ed’s parent company Anixter.

Axis’ Citilog purchase to bring more tools to customers

Kessler: Deal means easier access to intelligence and integration for higher end projects
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02/03/2016

STOCKHOLM—Network video provider Axis Communications on Feb. 1 announced the acquisition of Citilog, a provider of intelligent real-time video monitoring for traffic and transportation security and safety.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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