Dean Seavers has been named president of SimplexGrinnell, a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security. In his new role, Seavers will be responsible for defining the strategy, goals and objectives that will drive growth and profitability at SimplexGrinnell.

Vector Security Inc. announced the appointment of Marcus McCarthy, Larry Arlen, and James Rao to its national accounts division. McCarthy, based in Dallas, will be maintaining the Southwest region. Arlen joins Vector Security as a national account manager. Based in Manchester, N.H., he will be managing the Northeast/ New England region. Rao has joined the national accounts division as director of video technology. Rao will lend his expertise by coordinating sales and application training to the national account managers.

Mark Holland recently joined Cross Point Industries as director of sales for the company’s Voice Alert System-6 patented, wireless annunciator. Holland’s job responsibilities include working closely with sales representatives throughout the U.S. in the marketing of Voice Alert.

The board of directors of Bay Alarm Co. elected Matthew Westphal and Graham Westphal to the positions of co-presidents. As co-presidents of Bay Alarm, they will manage all facets of the day-to-day operation and be responsible for the continued growth of the company. Also, Bay Alarm Co. announced the promotion of Tim Westphal to the position of branch manager of the Orange County branch.

American Fibertek Inc. appointed Ray Sooley to the position of vice president of sales. Sooley will provide the sales team with guidance and direction.

Powerline Control Systems announced that Home Automation Inc. (HAI) will support PCS’ Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology. HAI joins a growing list of manufacturers that have begun supporting UPB, which is gaining as a standard in powerline communications for electrical and lighting control.

Axis Communications finalized the development of its new hardware and software platforms – the basis for the company’s new generation of network video products. The new video chip, ARTPEC-2, and a new modularized design platform enable Axis to increase flexibility and efficiency in product development and reduce the overall time to market.

Joseph J. Grillo, president and CEO of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG), has been promoted to executive vice president of parent company ASSA ABLOY AB. As a member of the company’s Stockholm-based executive team, Grillo will report to Bo Dankis, CEO of ASSA ABLOY AB.