Panasonic Security Systems, Secaucus, N.J., hired Michael Maddox and Gerald Buck as systems sales engineers. Maddox will be responsible for the development and management of the Panasonic Solution Developer Network, and for supporting security consultants and Panasonic partners and customers in the Northwest.

Buck will focus on the education market in the western region. He will be responsible for marketing Panasonic’s range of security products to the education community.

In other company news, Panasonic sent its winning dealers to Japan as part of completing Panasonic’s “Reach for the Peak” promotion.

The promotion recognized dealers who showed significant increases in performance over the previous year. Panasonic awarded the trip to Tri-Ed, Woodbury, N.Y.; Anixter, Glenview, Ill.; and Northern Video, Rocklin, Calif.

Alarm Lock Systems Inc., Amityville, N.Y., a manufacturer of electronic and mechanical access and egress control products, hired Mickey Wallis as western regional sales manager. His responsibilities will also include managing the independent rep firms within the region. E-mail Wallis

Alarm Lock Systems also hired Len Stoia as Midwest regional sales manager. His responsibilities will include serving the Midwest region and managing the independent rep firms within the region. E-mail Stoia

PasWord Protection Services Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, a full-service proprietary alarm company acquiredArrow Securities, Hamilton, Ontario. The acquisition will bring an additional 300 accounts to the company’s existing customer base of 6,000.

PasWord offers acquired alarm companies the option of remaining active in the alarm industry by becoming a PasWord independent dealer. The dealers are responsible for the sales, installation and servicing of the alarm systems, while PasWord provides all back-office services.

Patrick Ritter was promoted to controller ofADS Security, Nashville, Tenn. Ritter, who previously was a senior staff accountant at the company, joined ADS Security in August 2005. His responsibilities include all accounting functions at the company and its 13 offices, serving more than 59,000 commercial, institutional and residential clients.


iSECUREtrac Corp., Omaha, Neb., a provider of offender monitoring solutions using global positioning systems and wireless technologies, appointed Peter Michel as president and CEO of the company. In addition, he has joined its board of directors.

Michel is a recognized leader in the security services industry, and was formerly CEO of Brink's Home Security.

“After evaluating the iSECUREtrac organization and the market opportunity in GPS monitoring, I’m convinced there is tremendous untapped growth potential and shareholder value within iSECUREtrac,” said Michel. Find out more

DynaLock, Bristol, Conn., launched its redesigned Web site. Enhanced features include simplified product navigation patterned after the DynaLock Catalog CD-ROM, comprehensive downloadable PDF brochures, installation manuals, templates and list pricing. It includes distributor and sales representative listings and links to download the current catalog CD, or sign-up for DynaNews, an e-mail newsletter with product updates and technical tips. Visit the Web site


Alice Cornett Giacalone, a 17-year veteran as a security and alarm organizations insurance specialist, has partnered with and joinedBerrian Insurance Group, Englewood, Colo., as senior vice president. In this capacity her focus will be providing insurance coverage of all types to the security industry.

Berrian Insurance Group provides insurance products and services to the security industry. Berrian maintains offices in Colorado, Vermont, and New Jersey and services security clients in all 50 states. For more information about the company,