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Vidsys gets $11 million

PSIM provider has evolved into a ‘CSIM’ provider, IoT management is key differentiator

VIENNA, Va.—Software provider Vidsys on April 26 announced it closed an $11 million funding round, which Vidsys CEO James Chong told Security Systems News will be used for “global expansion and to provide the right level of customer support and engagement [for the Vidsys web-based platform.]”

Video providers compete: debateTECH


YARMOUTH, Maine— Representatives from four video surveillance manufacturers will debate whose products, technology and services are best in the inaugural debateTECH, a free webcast hosted by Security Systems News’ group publisher Tim Purpura.

DMP Owners Forum helps dealers leverage trends

New products, services expand DIY, connected home options

LAS VEGAS—The DMP Owners Forum, held here April 5 at the Wynn Resort & Casino, brought together the top 50 DMP dealers to network, learn about new DMP products and services, and listen to industry acclaimed speakers. Hosted by DMP executive management, this event takes place the day before the ISC West exhibit opens, providing a daylong educational forum in support of DMP dealers.

Magal S3 acquires global software company Aimetis Corp.

Move diversifies and expands its product portfolio

YEHUD, Israel—Magal Security Systems, Ltd., located here, announced that Senstar, its fully owned subsidiary based in Canada, acquired Aimetis for an enterprise value of approximately $14 million.

UL launches Cybersecurity Assurance Program

New standard provides objective approval on products’ cybersecurity

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—UL today announced its new Cybersecurity Assurance Program, a standard by which companies can have their products tested and verified by UL for guard against well-known cyber risks.

Numera releases combination life safety-PERS hub

Tim Smokoff: Users’ activity levels are passive and active

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security and Control on March 31 announced its new Numera Home Safety Hub, an expanded way to monitor the activity levels of PERS users.

Honeywell focused on connected home/building

Paja: Expect more acquisitions to enhance connected offerings

LAS VEGAS—A newly reorganized Honeywell Security and Fire intends to do more acquisitions in its quest to provide “the best connected solutions,” David Paja, Honeywell Security and Fire president, told Security Systems News.

Qolsys to debut IQ Panel 2 at ISC West


SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys introduced itself and its “all in one” IQ Panel to the security industry at ISC West 2013. This year, Qolsys plans to introduce its new IQ Panel 2, a slim, white, 7-inch high-res capacitive touch screen with edge-to-edge glass.

Konica Minolta to buy Mobotix

Newest player in security plans to collaborate with Mobotix on next gen security solutions

TOKYO—Meet the newest outsider to enter the security industry: Konica Minolta, a $9 billion provider of office equipment and optical systems, has signed an agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Mobotix.

Goodbye Samsung Techwin, hello Hanwha Techwin

Video surveillance provider to adopt owner’s name April 1, products still branded Samsung for now

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—The Samsung name will stay on its products for now, but as of April 1, video surveillance provider Samsung Techwin America is changing its name to Hanwha Techwin America.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?