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Axis Communications opens new Experience Center during ASIS

Company’s US expansion plan forges ahead with grand opening; New radar camera showcased

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a global leader in network video based here, opened its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Irving, Texas, at a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting event held on Sept. 26, in conjunction with the ASIS 2017 conference held last week in Dallas.

ACRE to sell Mercury Security to HID Global

HID plans for tighter integration between controllers and readers

LAS VEGAS—Access Control Related Enterprises LLC, owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet, recently announced the sale of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a brand under ASSA ABLOY. Mercury is a supplier of OEM access control hardware.

Speco is ‘Giving You More’

As much of the industry is focused on low price and high volume, Speco is adding more value

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—When I asked T.J. Dickson, Speco Technologies VP of sales and marketing, what the message was behind Speco’s new tagline “Giving You More,” he noted that the phrase has a much deeper meaning than what appears on the surface, as it relates to how the company is responding to the current price pressures going on within the video surveillance market.

Pivot3 expands its Global Partner Program

Program ‘designed to help partners of all sizes compete on a level playing field’

AUSTIN, Texas—Pivot3, a supplier of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, in late August announced changes to its Global Partner Program, including new partner tiers, new certifications and a Partner Advisory Board.

ipDatatel and Resolution Products announce merger and new chairman


HOUSTON and HUDSON, Wis.—ipDatatel and Resolution Products announced yesterday a merger of the two companies. As part of the transaction, veteran technology industry executive, Robin Pederson, will become chairman of the combined company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LILIN and GJD form strategic partnership

Deal will accelerate North American adoption of IP-Based presence detection

ARCADIA, Calif.—LILIN Americas, an entity of Taiwan based IP video manufacturer Merit LILIN, and UK based GJD Manufacturing Limited announced on Sept.

Robotic Assistance Devices acquired by OMVS

Reverse merger gives RAD access to capital to drive continued growth of its robots-as-a-service model

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.—Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a North American distributor for SMP Robotics, announced its acquisition by On the Move Systems or OMVS. The deal was finalized on Aug. 31.

Eagle Eye Networks adds video analytics

VMS customers can utilize first set of analytics at no cost for remainder of year

AUSTIN, Texas—Eagle Eye Networks Inc. today announced that it has launched its first phase of video analytics, which includes line crossing, intrusion detection, and object counting within the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS.

Netscape founder enters security space

Jim Clark launches CommandScape, a building management system that integrates security

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Jim Clark, serial entrepreneur and founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, WebMD, MyCFO and Shutterfly, yesterday announced the launch of his latest business venture, CommandScape, an integrated building management system for commercial and premium residential properties.

Xfinity Home passes 1 million customer mark

Comcast integrates Icontrol, earns company of the year award from Frost & Sullivan

PHILADELPHIA—Xfinity Home, the total home security and automation solution from Comcast based here, passed the 1 million customer mark in July, while Comcast was recently awarded with the 2017 North America Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan based on its recent analysis of the home automation and security services market.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?