BadgePass Inc. and Alabama Card Systems Inc. announced the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately. For BadgePass, headquartered in Ridgeland, Mass., the acquisition of Alabama Card Systems represents the seventh merger or acquisition in the last five years and furthers the company’s strategy to provide credential management solutions across North America.
The wholesale central station business is a multi-faceted one, and companies in this business are keen on innovation, adding new capabilities every year. A few commonalities emerged as we spoke with central stations for this year’s annual roundup of wholesale monitoring.
Cyber security has been top of mind for the physical security industry for the past few years; but often the conversation begins and ends with how to harden systems you are installing on a client’s network.
Star Asset Security, a woman-owned provider of IT, security and life safety systems integration solutions, recently announced its decision to evolve its traditional security integration business into a true managed services model with the primary focus of helping businesses solve problems through technology, automation and analytics.
Security integrators and manufacturers see renewed interest from end users in the features, benefits and use cases access control can provide, and are starting to see an uptick in retrofits and upgrades.
For decades the dominant story in access control has been that it was a victim of its own success: that is, customers were reluctant to change out what was still working — even 15 or 20 years on — and didn’t see the benefit in spending the money to upgrade, even for significantly new or different features.
The fifth annual MercTech Conference, held March 1-3 at the Loews Coronado Bay resort in Coronado, Calif., brought HID, Mercury’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY and seven of its top OEM partner companies together with security consultants to discuss product roadmaps, industry trends and issues.
Kastle Systems International, a provider of managed security solutions and services ranked No. 5 on the SDM Top Systems Integrators Report, recently announced that industry outsider Haniel Lynn would be the company’s new CEO as Piyush Sodha steps down to serve as co-chairman and co-owner.