January 3, 2012
With a goal of breaking into the visitor management market, HID Global has acquired secure visitor management supplier EasyLobby of Needham, Mass.
September 30, 2011
Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending.
September 29, 2011
As physical security becomes more emeshed in the logical world on networks it becomes ever more imperative for the establishment of device, system and installation standards. This is an area that has been sorely lacking in the electronic security realm, and so it has justifiably been receiving more attention. Still, there remains much work to be done.
September 1, 2011
The September issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION features my in-depth interview with United Technologies Corp. (UTC) Global Security Products President Kelly Romano. To add some balance to that piece with an objective, I spoke to three of the industry’s top analysts, including Sandy Jones, principal of Sandra Jones & Co., Bill Bozeman, president/CEO of PSA Security Network, and Walter Bailey, CEO and senior managing director of Focus Consulting Partners LLC.
June 3, 2011
A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers.
February 9, 2011
The February issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes the feature article "Service With a Recurring Revenue Smile," which addresses how to successfully incorporate service and maintenance agreements into an installing company's portfolio. One of the sources cited in the piece was Mike Vertolli, CEO of Vineland, N.J.-based ComTec Systems.
November 1, 2010
Whether it is a financial institution, a retail store or any commercial building, the story is the same: security budgets are tight and customers have a short time-frame to install and update their security systems.
August 27, 2010
Community North Hospital in Indianapolis has recently installed 11 Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' Schlage L-Series anti-ligature knobs on doors to patient assessment rooms and restrooms in the facility's psychiatric pavilion.
July 21, 2010
Stevens will assist with complicated deployments and upgrades, as well as configurations and system audits. He will also help create custom scripts, reports and interfaces to third party systems.
June 30, 2010
The UltraShield finish inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microbes on the surface of the hardware.
June 30, 2010
Whitby, Ontario, Canada-based Keyscan Inc. releases its tailgating detection device (TDS) for high security applications.
June 28, 2010
Secura Key now offers its customers live interactive training at their own facilities, or any place with an Internet connection.
June 21, 2010
In his new role, Mike Taylor will manage the daily operations of AMAG's regional sales managers and sales engineers.
June 16, 2010
The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will deploy BIO-key Int'l Inc.'s, a finger-based biometric identification solutions company, TruDonor biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security for blood donors later this year.
June 14, 2010
Falcon, an Ingersoll Rand company, releases the MA Series mortise locks, which provide ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2005 Series 1000, Grade 1 operational and Grade 1 security with standard trims and conventional cylinders.
June 11, 2010
Security management and digital video solution provider AMAG Technology hired Todd Harrington for the newly created position of Federal Government Projects Manager.
June 9, 2010
Entrance control and outdoor security solutions provider Smarter Security Systems has launched a new Web site, which provides customers, prospects and security industry practitioners a new way to interact with the company and each other.
June 8, 2010
New Braunfels, Texas-based Detex Corp. announces the electric delayed egress with latch retraction (EExER), which combines the self-contained delayed egress EE with the latch retraction ER module to provide exceptional security for applications requiring delayed egress and remote unlocking, remote dogging, access control or an automatic door operator.
June 7, 2010
The Clark County Fire Department deployed Videx' CyberLock key control to monitor the handling of controlled substances.
June 2, 2010
A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill that would enact a key legislative fix sought by a Security Industry Association (SIA)-led coalition...