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Thursday, January 21, 2010
January Edition - Security Industry Buyers Guide News
Tyco International has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Brink’s Home Security Holdings, now operating as Broadview Security for $42.50 per share. The deal which has been approved by both company boards combines leading companies in commercial and residential to operate under the ADT name.
Pelco announced another round of layoffs due to slower than expected sales. The reductions primarily affect the Clovis, CA manufacturing plant. The company will open a new production assembly in Wuxi China in April of this year which will manufacture some of the same products as those made in the Clovis plant according to reports in the Fresno Bee.
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The International Peace Officer Association has created list of members available and prepared to provide services in earthquake-stricken Haiti. Security providers include Critical Mission Support Services (CMSS), EOD Technology, Hart Security, and Overseas Security & Strategic Information Inc.
Rethink everything you know about retransfer with Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer. It’s the first retransfer printer capable of producing access cards with photo-like quality images on both sides of the card in one very fast pass. It’s ideal for efficient, on-demand printing of IDs, access control cards and smart cards. And the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer can handle a wide array of card media and chip-encoding options. When used with genuine Zebra™ cards and transfer film, you have a complete, simple-to-use card printing system. Plus, it’s surprisingly affordable. Make sure the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer is part of your card printing solution.
Smiths Detection has announced the award of multiple DHS contracts to expand its PROTECT security system at Washington D.C. Metropolitan Transit Authority. The system to be upgraded and expanded is designed for early warning detection of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials.
Axis Communications announced that the company will report a strong close to 2009 with interim net sales of SEK 2,300 million and an interim operating profit of SEK 308 million. Axis will thus present earnings that are significantly better than the market’s expectations.
Datacard Group has established a new development team that will partner with the company’s regional sales resources to develop new business opportunities in the government market. Sr. VP Wim TappijGielen has been tapped to head up the new unit which will focus on global government applications including national ID, passport, driver’s license and other secure government identification applications
John M. Deignan has been named vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), leading the company’s global marketing and product management functions. In this newly created role, Deignan is now responsible for all global financial self-service and security marketing activities, as well as the company’s sales support group and its business consulting activities.
Mark S. Provinsal was named Vicon’s Vice President, Marketing and Product Management early this month. In this newly created position Provinsal will assume responsibility for all Company marketing and product management functions.
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