June 1, 2006
Robert Van Dillen, president of Security Equipment Supply Inc., St. Louis, was the recipient of the Distributor of the Year â€“ 2005 award at the annual GE Security Pro conference in Kona, Hawaii. The conference was attended by more than 100 GE Security Pro Dealers and provided networking opportunities among the group of dealers, as well as training and education provided by GE Security.
Lela Mullins was promoted to senior vice president of monitoring operations at ADS Security, Nashville. Mullins joined ADS Security in 1991 and previously was central station and customer service manager at the company.
Mario Costa joined Bandit Solutions, Peabody, Mass., as executive vice president. Costaâ€™s responsibilities include directing company sales efforts, developing and implementing marketing and branding programs, building and maintaining international markets and promoting Bandit Solutions worldwide.
Aiphone Corp., Bellevue, Wash., announced Tommy Murai as president of Aiphone North Am-erica. Aiphone Corp. is the North American division of Aiphone Co. Ltd., an intercom manufacturer with products including video door answering intercoms.
SDC, Westlake Village, Calif., manufacturer of access hardware products, appointed RFT Associates, Middletown, Conn., as sales representative for the New England states.
PSA Security Network added Magal-Senstar Inc., Fremont, Calif., as a PSA-approved vendor. The manufacturerâ€™s intelligent video analysis and outdoor intrusion detection systems will be available to PSA member companies.
AMAG Technology, Torrance, Calif., announced a business alliance with Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., for using Axis network cameras with AMAG Technologyâ€™s Security Management System and video solutions.
In other AMAG news, the company hired Lauren De-Franco as business development manager. DeFranco will focus her efforts strictly on PSA Security Network. She will work with regional sales managers supporting AMAG initiatives to promote the Business Edition Security Management Solution to PSA management and its members while developing a close working relationship with the PSA organization.
GE Security, Bradenton, Fla., announced an OEM relationship with Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara, Calif., that will allow GE Security to deliver the convergence of security for both computer network and building access control. The solution will integrate the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite, and will deliver a converged security system that employs only one server and one operating system that can be managed by a single administrator. It is targeted at large corporations and government entities.
ADI, Melville, N.Y., a security and low-voltage distributor, joined forces with Lee Dan Communications Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., a manufacturer of audio video intercoms, to offer the companyâ€™s line of intercoms that include video intercoms, and emergency and nurse call intercoms.
Rokonet, Miami, and DVTel Inc., Ridgefield Park, N.J., announced successful integration of Rokonetâ€™s ProSYS Integrated Security System with DVTelâ€™s intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC).
ProSYS is installed in thousands of commercial, institutional and industrial sites worldwide. DVTelâ€™s iSOCâ€™s has at its core the Latitude NVMS, which is an IP-based, end-to-end digital solution, leveraging existing cameras, intercom systems, storage devices, along with off-the-shelf network and computer equipment. The iSOC allows users to view, capture, record, analyze, report, transport and store high-quality video and audio â€” anytime, anywhere and is scalable from one camera to thousands.
ADI, Melville, N.Y., announced its partnership with two IP dealers â€“ IPIX and On-Net Surveillance Systems (ONSSI).
IPIX, Reston, Va., developed one of the first commercially available systems to produce 360 degrees by 360 degrees navigable images.
ONSSI, Suffern, N.Y., a developer of network-based digital video surveillance solutions, offers a full range of software products developed specifically for the needs of the professional video surveillance industry. ONSSI has installed more than 11,000 systems in a variety of markets including education, government, and municipalities.
J.D. Power and Associates recently recognized Brinkâ€™s Home Securityâ€™s contact center operations for customer satisfaction excellence. It is the third consecutive year the contact center has been recognized under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program.
As part of its analysis, J.D. Power and Associates conducted a random survey of Brinkâ€™s Home Security customers who recently interacted with its contact centers. For certification status, a contact center must perform within the top 20 percent of customer service, based on J.D. Power and Associatesâ€™ cross-industry customer satisfaction research.
Sonitrol Corp., Berwyn, Pa., announced the acquisition of the territory and operating rights of its Orlando dealership, Sonitrol of Orlando. This acquisition expands Sonitrol Corp.â€™s footprint in Florida to six cities, including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Lakeland. Orlando is also the home of Sonitrol Corp.â€™s research and development center.
In conjunction with the purchase, Bill Ford, Sonitrol of Orlando general manager, will join Sonitrol Corp. as vice president, educational and institutional sales.
Westec InterActive, West Des Moines, Iowa, announced that Andre Galligani joined the company as director of strategic accounts. Galligani will be responsible for developing and adapting Westecâ€™s business intelligence solutions for the companyâ€™s top national customers. He brings more than 20 years of experience in national and international sales and technology development to this new position.
S2 Security Corp. (S2), Wellesley, Mass., and Imprivata Inc., Lexington, Mass., announced that they are collaborating on a joint solution that will enhance identification of users at the point of computer log in.
The new product will combine Imprivataâ€™s access and authentication management appliance platform with S2â€™s NetBox physical access security solution. The converged solution will deliver an integrated physical/logical access system that will allow companies to use information about a personâ€™s physical location as a factor in their authentication and access privileges, delivering more comprehensive infrastructure for greater security and increased cost savings.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Americaâ€™s Security Products Division, Irvine, Calif., announced an agreement with Synnex Corp., Fremont, Calif., to distribute its complete line of digital security recording solutions to resellers throughout the U.S. Under the agreement, Mitsubishiâ€™s full line of high-performance digital recording solutions is available to dealers and integrators through Synnex, a global IT supply chain services company. Synnex will service and support its resellers though its Technology Solutions Division.
Vector Securityâ€™s, Mount Laurel, N.J., national accounts division continues with its StaR Point expansion plan. The plan, launched in 2005, placed regionally based offices in strategically located areas of the country. With two initial StaR Point offices fully operational in Newport Beach, Calif., and Dallas, Vector opened its third StaR Point office in Boston.
The Boston office will serve a dual role for Vector. Besides the national accounts division, the office will be home to staff members from Vectorâ€™s authorized dealer division.
CorpHQ Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif., announced that its portfolio company Safeguard Technology International Inc. has merged with SGT Acquisition Company Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded SGT Ventures Inc.
SGT Ventures provides technology-based security solutions including alarms, digital surveillance systems, and third-party alarm and video monitoring for elite-class residential clients.