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‘Don’t be the next Blockbuster’

Honeywell lays out ways it is embracing change

ORLANDO, Fla.—Nobody in the security industry wants to be the next Blockbuster, according to Marek Robinson, president of Honeywell’s dealer groups. That’s why they need to embrace change, even if it can be unnerving, he said.

Tyco invests in Qolsys

Tyco also names Daryl Fogal CTO, releases 'Tyco On'

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International on Nov. 21 announced that it is making a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based home automation solution provider Qolsys.

Comunale to head $2b security division

Tri-Ed to retain brand name post-acquisition

WOODBURY, N.Y.—With the acquisition of national distribution company Tri-Ed complete, Anixter on Nov. 5 announced that the new security division will retain the Tri-Ed brand name and that Pat Comunale will serve as president of global security solutions.

Kaba acquires Keyscan

Deal brings new products and customers to both companies

WHITBY, Ontario—The Nov. 3 acquisition of Keyscan by Kaba Holding AG, will bring complementary access control products and new sales channels to both companies, executives told Security Systems News.

Women in Security: Janet Fenner, 'know the product'

Gender diversity may be enhanced by SIA’s efforts

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Janet Fenner, senior marketing group manager for Samsung Techwin America, drifted into security early in her career. Fenner was doing marketing for a company that went through several acquisitions. “Along the way I ended up working in a [physical security division] that specialized in identity,” she said.

Infinova gets into DIY

Infinova to pay $87 million to Swann equity holder

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.—Video surveillance provider Infinova is getting into the DIY market, with planned acquisition of Swann Communications, an Australian company that has offices in the United States.

Vanderbilt Industries to acquire Siemen’s Security Products

Deal expected to be complete end of 1Q 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany—Security systems provider Vanderbilt Industries has entered into an agreement to acquire Siemen’s Security Products business, part of Siemen’s Building Technologies Division.

Video companies branching out into access control

Watch for more video companies to follow suit

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past 18 months, three major video surveillance companies have expanded into access control. There are many reasons why Axis Communications, Panasonic and Avigilon made this move, but the main reason, they say, is because of demand.

Camera companies collaborate

SightLogix announces new Strategic Partner Program, Axis Communications is first partner

ATLANTA—In an effort to make it easier for integrators to provide comprehensive outdoor security solutions, smart thermal camera provider SightLogix on Sept. 29 launched a Strategic Partner Program, and announced that its first strategic partner is network video giant Axis Communications.

Making Honeywell 'human centric'

Newly appointed Honeywell Security Products’ president Inder Reddy talks about goals for company, dealer programs

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Making Honeywell Security Products more "human centric” tops the to-do list for this company’s newly installed president Inder Reddy.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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