Company News From Sequel Technologies, PSA Security Network, Panasonic, Lenel
Former Interlogix Execs Back for ‘Sequel’
Two former executives from what was once Interlogix have formed a new security manufacturer called Sequel Technologies.
Industry veterans Charles Durant and Duane Paulson recently announced the formation of Sequel, which will provide alarm panels as well as CCTV, access control and wireless security products to residential and commercial installers. The company’s first products will hit the market early next year.
The company’s name, conjured up by Durant, symbolizes what the co-founders say is a sequel to Interlogix, which itself formed from the union of ITI and SLC Technologies (formerly Sentrol) in 2000. GE acquired Interlogix in 2001 and formed the heart of what is now GE Infrastructure, Security.
“It’s a return to the ITI days. This is going to be a direct focus on the independent dealer. We want to have as close a relationship as possible,” says Paulson, who as a marketing executive at Interlogix started the Security Pro dealer program. “We look at the whole company as being a dealer program. We just feel the independent dealer isn’t getting the kind of service they desire. Our intention is to give them a little tender loving care.”
PSA Security Network Gets New Home Near Denver
The PSA Security Network has moved its headquarters from Denver to the nearby suburb of Westminster, Colo. The new corporate headquarters is just six miles north of the previous location.
The move was made according to PSA officials to accommodate future growth and provide a more business-like environment for the network.
The new facility includes a telephone system that can host conference calls and Web seminars — both of which will likely be used to increase training opportunities for PSA members.
Panasonic Security Systems Integrates With Lenel Panasonic Security Systems has announced that its WJ-HD300A Series DVRs now interface with Lenel Systems Int’l Inc.’s OnGuard 2005 Total Security Knowledge Management system.
Panasonic says the integration capabilities with Lenel’s product bolster support for its new open infrastructure initiative, which is aimed at forming alliances with leading companies that specialize in related security systems.
The IP-based integration allows Lenel’s OnGuard system to perform video-related functions through one or multiple Panasonic DVRs. Integrated functions include viewing live and recorded video, multiple-video display, multiple-speed playback, video-screen resizing, alarm operation and more.
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