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ASSA ABLOY: An innovation and sustainability leader

Recent tour of company’s HQ and solar farm provides glimpse into its culture and vision
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12/20/2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—For a company like ASSA ABLOY, it would be easy to rest on its laurels as a leader in the lock and intrusion business for nearly 25 years. But that is not the case with this international company that was formed in 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Since then, the company has grown from a regional entity into an international group with approximately 47,000 employees and annual sales of more than $8 billion.

Nortek Security & Control merges with Core Brands

NSC president: Integration of the two companies should be mostly complete by year’s end
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12/20/2017

CARLSBAD and PETALUMA, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control (NSC) and Core Brands yesterday announced a merger.

Manything teams up with Hikvision

Partnership allows company to provide CCTV cloud recording and remote viewing service
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12/13/2017

OXFORDSHIRE, England—Manything, a British video monitoring software company based here, has joined forces with Hikivison, one of the largest manufacturers of CCTV cameras, to provide a fully integrated security system that can be controlled and viewed from the palm of your hand.

Body camera company opens dealer network

Occly makes a body camera for personal and commercial use
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12/06/2017

CHICAGO—Occly, a manufacturer of a monitored wearable body camera alarm system founded in 2015, is now looking to build out a national dealer network, Marc Harris, company co-founder, told Security Systems News.

Women in Security: Jana Rankin, VuTeur

Start-up CEO blazes her own path in the security industry
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11/27/2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Jana Rankin is CEO of VuTeur, a company that uses real-time location services, or RTLS, technology to provide emergency management and asset protection to a variety of markets, including educational facilities, enterprise organizations, transportation, healthcare, government and entertainment venues.

Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control

Herranen said number of women in industry is comparable to other tech fields
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11/27/2017

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Anu Herranen, Nortek Security & Control’s director of marketing and branding, has focused on technology in several different areas, holding positions at Microsoft and Nokia before entering the security industry by joining Nortek in late 2015.

Access control in the cloud

Powering the future of mobile access, big data, AI and IoT
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11/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On the residential side of security, the idea of using your phone to disarm your alarm, open your door or just check on things remotely has not only become expected today but demanded, as both manufacturers and dealers have embraced this new wireless world we are all living in. But on the commercial side of the business, especially within access control, that same kind of convenience, ease of use and access to resources and data at your fingertips is not quite there yet, although conversations with some leading cloud providers in this area provide both hope and tempered excitement for the future of access control in the cloud.

Alarm.com opens demo smart home

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11/01/2017

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced today the opening of its Demo House, a state-of-the-art, 1,700-square-foot smart home in Falls Church, Va.

Yale provides a smart lock solution for Amazon Key

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11/01/2017

BERLIN, Conn.—Yale Locks & Hardware recently teamed up with Amazon on a new service exclusively for Prime members called Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.

ASSA ABLOY acquires August Home in the US

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10/19/2017

STOCKHOLM—ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire August Home, a leading smart lock business in the U.S.

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Poll

SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?