Code Blue Corporation, Holland, Mich., announced David Cook as the chief operating officer. As COO, Cook will be responsible for leading Code Blue in expanding its endpoint communication stations to include a software-based Managed Emergency Communications System (MECS) that provides centralized control of fire, security, sound and communication systems.
California is the most populous state — by far, and it is the third-largest by land area (after Alaska and Texas). That creates a vast territory and an incredible amount of end users for the California Alarm Association (CAA) to cover. Like California, the CAA is huge, but the CAA is also small, built upon camaraderie and close-knit relationships between all its active members.
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., purchased all the operating assets of AlarmCap, operating under the brand Microtec Security Systems, an alarm company headquartered in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec with operations in, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Quebec, Canada.
Vivint Inc., Provo, Utah, is not a security company. Well it is, but it isn’t. On the one hand, it sells security systems and is the No. 4 security company on the SDM 100, so some people call it a security company. On the other hand, it also offers a full line of home automation services, leading others to call it a home automation company. Confused?
Security industry veteran, John William Mabry, Jr., born on October 5, 1937 in Kansas City, Mo., tragically died on November 18, 2011 in a car accident. John was en route to Atlanta from his home in Jacksonville, Fla. to visit his grandchildren.
Leadership in the industry includes recognizing trends like the convergence between logical and physical security, an area of innovation where Diebold Security leads the charge. It’s been an honor every year since 2004 for SDM’s editors to select one company as our Systems Integrator of the Year. But with that honor comes responsibility — the responsibility of leadership. One of the distinguishing qualities SDM looks for in naming a Systems Integrator of the Year is having the courage to lead the industry through innovation.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in Central Station Software, the "Most Popular Brands Among the SDM 100", and much more.