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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Norma Beaubien, who co-founded the groundbreaking False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) in 1997, will step down from her post as president on April 23. Beaubian is the only individual to ever serve in the ... March 31, 2008

HARTFORD, Conn. — Diebold Inc. is the public target of an unsolicited takeover by United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which is offering $2.63 billion for the electronic security integrator and manufacturer. UTC took its bid public March 2 after Diebold officials declined to discuss a merger for more than ... March 31, 2008

The current migration to IP-based solutions may be the most aggressive technological shift ever seen in the security industry, but dislodging decades of installed proprietary systems will be a long-term endeavor for proponents of open architecture. John Moss, CEO and co-founder of Framingham, Mass.-based S2 Security Corp., and a leading advocate for ... March 31, 2008

An intriguing market development in these tough economic times is fleshed out in SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION’s fourth annual Systems Integrator Study. The survey results show a majority of companies, based on size, are grouping in the middle echelon. Fewer companies now populate near the bottom rung, and same goes for ... By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2008

The more I examine Pierce’s statement, the more I realized it is not so much that you have to find a new business, but find something that excites you like a new business. Most of us who own companies tend to have family involved in the business. As a result, family drives many of the ... By Ron Davis · March 31, 2008

Despite the nation’s fiscal belt-tightening and immense economic uncertainty, security systems integrators appear to be doing better than most. As the first part of SSI’s fourth annual Systems Integrator Study shows, the number of access control and video system installations, project sizes and gross profits are up across ... By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2008

The Californian legislature is considering a bill that gives residents the option to donate all or part of their tax refunds to help pay for smoke detectors for low-income families. Assemblyman Juan Arambula, D-Fresno, introduced the legislation in response to ... March 26, 2008

ScanSource Security, a sales unit of ScanSource Inc., recently launched its year-long IP Workshops schedule of dealer seminars. The two-day sessions are designed to educate dealers on the basics of ... March 19, 2008

Electronic security contractor Select Security has acquired the assets of Williamsport, Pa.-based West Branch Security Systems. The acquisition was completed March 6, shortly after Select Security’s acquisition of ... March 19, 2008

ICx Technologies, a provider of security products used in homeland security and commercial applications, acquired Phoenix-based PureTech Systems, a provider of video analysis technologies for wide area surveillance. The division has been renamed ... March 11, 2008


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