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Axis’ Citilog purchase to bring more tools to customers

Kessler: Deal means easier access to intelligence and integration for higher end projects

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.

Johnson Controls to merge with Tyco

Deal brings security capabilities to building automation strategy, tax inversion benefit

MILWAUKEE and CORK, Ireland—In a deal that brings strategic security capabilities and substantial tax benefits, Johnson Controls announced today that it will merge with Tyco. The deal was approved by the board of directors of both companies and is expected to close at the end of 2016.

Canna Security America looks to go public with new COO


DENVER—Canna Security America, a security solutions provider catering to the licensed cannabis industry, hired Tom Siciliano as its new chief operating officer.

DTT hits LP milestone


LAS VEGAS—DTT Surveillance, an integrator and manufacturer based here, announced it complete of one million smart audits at the end of the year.

Bloom hones focus on security

Developer of enterprise mobile applications taps security veterans for guidance

REDMOND, Wash.—If you don’t understand how a modern executive works, your security solution is doomed, according to Heather Zindel, CEO, Bloom Consulting Group.

Milne to take Pivot3 to market ‘on a grand scale’

Hyper-converged systems on the rise, Pivot3 has ‘credibililty and momentum'

AUSTIN, Texas—Pivot3’s new chief marketing officer, Bruce Milne, has a resume full of enterprises he has helped grow.

Icontrol expands its developer program

Company credits cloud integration capability for the six added companies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol added Honeywell, LG Electronics and other big names as integration partners in early January.

Hikvision gets $3.1 billion

Video surveillance giant wants to ‘go beyond the conventional, traditional security’

HANGZHOU, China—Video surveillance provider Hikvision, based here, has secured a new $3.1 billion line of credit, $1.5 billion of which is earmarked for investment outside of China, while $1.6 billion is for use inside of China, Jeffrey He, president Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, told Security Systems News.

Microsoft tells Cloud+ attendees to find the right cloud

Keynote Monica Hopelian cloud should be flexible, enterprise grade, secure

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud is here to stay, and physical security pros would be wise to get on it.

FLIR buys DVTEL for $92m

Deal brings commercial video and software offerings, cloud and cybersecurity initiatives

WILSONVILLE, Ore.—In a deal that builds out its commercial security capabilities and adds software expertise, FLIR Systems, based here, on Nov. 30 bought video surveillance provider DVTEL for $92 million cash.



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?