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Raefield joins Viscount

Completes $600K round, touts product’s simplicity and low cost
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12/19/2012

BURNABY, British Columbia—Industry veteran Dennis Raefield is now COO of Viscount Systems, an access control provider known for eliminating panels from access control systems.

Pivot3 expands services to integrators

Following profitable year, storage provider restructures sales, offers IT consultations
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12/07/2012

AUSTIN, Texas—As it moves into its 10th year in business, serverless storage provider Pivot3 has restructured its sales force and added new services for integrators.

Fortem raises $1.43m

PSIM provider feeling confident in prospects for growth
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12/05/2012

MONTREAL—Saying that its Omnipresence 3D can do “more intelligent data aggregation” than other PSIM products on the market, Fortem recently announced that it has raised $1.43 million in additional funding.

Tri-Ed/Northern buys SGI

Deal brings 13 branch offices in the Southwest, and Tri-Ed will also open an office in Cincinnati
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11/30/2012

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed/Northern today closed a deal to buy San Antonio-based SGI, a wholesale distributor with 13 branches and about 80 employees, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern president and CEO, told Security Systems News.

Holly Tsourides: Focus on results, find a mentor and develop relationships

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Tsourides, chief sales and marketing officer for VideoIQ, is one of six women featured.
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11/19/2012

Avigilon wants to grow to $500m in revenue by 2016

CEO Fernandes says higher profile aids growth initiatives
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11/14/2012

VANCOUVER—One year after its November 2011 IPO, high-definition surveillance solution provider Avigilon is enjoying a high profile, which CEO Alexander Fernandes said is aiding the company’s growth initiatives going into 2013.

Observint gets into access control with infinias buy

Farley: By Q1, Observint will have broader range of distribution partners
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11/14/2012

AUSTIN, Texas—Three months after helping LG Electronics relaunch its security products in the United States, Observint Technologies on Nov. 7 announced that it has acquired access control provider infinias.

FLIR buys Lorex for $59 million

FLIR to deploy 'a lot more cameras,' predicts thermal technology will be common in cameras sold through the channel and in ‘big box’ stores
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10/31/2012

WILSONVILLE, Ore.—With a plan to make thermal technology ubiquitous in enterprise and consumer-grade cameras, FLIR Systems on Oct. 25 agreed to pay $59 million to acquire Lorex Technology, a Toronto-based video surveillance provider.

Prism Skylabs raises $7.5 million

Startup’s product will be available for download in November
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10/19/2012

SAN FRANCISCO—Prism Skylabs, a startup company that "leverages data from existing video surveillance cameras to unlock information on customer patterns, trends and behaviors," on Oct. 16 announced it had raised another $7.5 million in funding.

ECKey closes funding round

Investors include industry vet Robert Chefitz
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10/17/2012

LANCASTER, Pa.—ECKey, a startup manufacturer of smartphone access-control readers and systems, has closed its first funding round, Paul Bodell, ECKey president, told Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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