International Electronics Inc.’s eMerge is an integrated, browser-managed security platform.

Dedicated Micros Inc., Chantilly, Va., announced a partnership with International Electronics Inc., Canton, Mass. International Electronics Inc.’s eMerge Version 2.0, an integrated, browser-managed security platform, supports the DV-IP server and the DS2 NetVu-connected digital video recorders (DVRs) from Dedicated Micros.

Video recording is fully integrated with event detection and playback is integrated through activity reporting. Video motion that is detected by the NetVu-connected DVRs can generate alarms on the eMerge platform. Conversely, alarms and other events generated on eMerge can be used to initiate video recording on the DVRs or DV-IP Server.

Quick Response Monitoring Alarm Center, Cleveland, received a Five Diamond certification from the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) for the company’s achievement of 100 percent of its central station operators successfully passing the CSAA Central Station Operator Level 1 online training course and earning the designation of CSAA certified central station operator. Quick Response Monitoring Alarm Center oversees security monitoring for residential, commercial and industrial accounts in the Midwest and southern states, and expects to add more staff over the next three years and continue its certification status for them.


Brivo Systems, Bethesda, Md., provider of Web applications for access control and security systems, announced that Brian Page rejoined the company as an addition to the Brivo sales team, to help support the growth expected in the mid-Atlantic region. Page’s region includes Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.


Eleni Manoloudis also rejoined the company as an inside sales representative and will be responsible for supporting the North American regional sales managers and the business development and marketing groups.

Christie Walters was appointed to director of business development and marketing and Maria Buenavista to marketing manager.


Walters has been with Brivo for more than three years. Buenavista has been with the company for more than four years. She spent the first three years with Brivo as part of the technical support group before moving into a marketing role in January 2005.

The company also hired Paul Thayer as the sales manager for the northwest region. Thayer brings 20 years of experience to his position in the security industry.

Through two of the company’s subsidiaries,L Q Corp., New York, purchased the assets of Checkpoint Systems Inc.’s access control products group and the assets of Senior Executive Service Resources Ltd., initiating L Q’s launch into the professional security and services sector. The subsidiary Sielox LLC will operate Checkpoint Systems’ access control products business. The subsidiary SES Resources International Inc. will operate the business of Senior Executive Service Resources Ltd., which offers services such as corporate asset protection, due diligence reviews and forensic accounting.


Apryl Griswold was appointed regional sales manager forTOA Electronics Inc.’s, South San Francisco, Calif., security products division. Griswold brings several years of experience in the electronic security industry to the position.

The company also appointed Stella Strain to senior business manager. Strain brings several years of financial and accounting experience to the organization.

Tri-Ed Distribution adds a Clearwater, Fla.,branch to its locations.

Tri-Ed Distributionannounced two more branch locations – Minneapolis and Clearwater, Fla. Joe Jungward manages the Minneapolis branch. Jungward brings 18 years of industry experience to his position.

Kevin McCaffrey, who has 25 years of experience with a large security distribution company, manages the Clearwater branch. Assisting him as a sales associate in the Clearwater branch is Norman Roberge, who brings more than 21 years of industry experience to the job.

SecurityNet, San Jose, a 22-member international network of independently owned security system integrators founded in 1993, announced Robert McMenimon, president of MAC Systems, Canton, Mass., will serve as president of SecurityNet for 2006-2008. McMenimon’s goal for the next two years is to grow the organization, which currently represents more than 1,200 employees in more than 50 offices with combined total revenues in excess of $300 million.


NAPCO Security Group, Amityville, N.Y., added Ed Merten to the NAPCO Security Group sales team as director of national accounts. Merten has been a member of the ASIS organization since 1978.


SMG Communications, Marina Del Ray, Calif., expanded its integrated marketing communications team with the addition of Pamela Butkowski. Butkowski will evaluate the marketing needs of current and prospective clients, which include leading trade, consumer and organization initiatives.

MDI Inc., San Antonio, has been granted a new patent for video data storage by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

MDI’s U.S. patent number 6,892,246 is entitled “Computer System and Method for Storing Video Data.” According to J. Collier Sparks, CEO and president of MDI Inc., “The patent covers a major development for a method of storing video data in computer memory. Based on this innovative technology, the Company now has a method for storing video data in a mass storage device where once the mass storage device has reached its capacity, the oldest video data is degraded by removing random pixels from the video frame.”