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Over 200 security industry executives and investors gathered in New York City on October 13th & 14th for the 9th Annual Securing New Ground Conference. Presentations focused on making money in the security industry, investor perspectives, homeland...


Over 200 security industry executives and investors gathered in New York City on October 13th & 14th for the 9th Annual Securing New Ground Conference. Presentations focused on making money in the security industry, investor perspectives, homeland security, market trends, biometrics moving into the mainstream, new technologies, and other areas that will create new sources of revenue going forward.

The conference hallmark session "View from the Top" included observations by Bill Woodburn, President and CEO?GE Infrastructure, Justin Boswell, President of Stanley Security Solutions?Stanley Works, Joseph Grillo, Executive VP Global Technology Division...ASSA ABLOY, and Donald Lyman, Vice President...Tyco Fire and Security. The panelists from this session alone represent a significant percentage of the estimated $120 billion dollar global security market, so their views were considered exceptionally insightful. New products of potential significance to the security industry were also presented.

Plans for the 10th anniversary Securing New Ground conference are underway and scheduled for November 16 and 17, 2005, at the New York City Roosevelt Hotel on Madison Avenue. For information about participating, sponsoring or attending the conference, please visit our website www.SecuringNewGround.com, call 440- 286-4900, or e-mail info@securingnewground.com.

New Office for Closer Contact
Regensburg-based Dallmeier Electronic has opened a new office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to make closer contact with customers and provide fast, local service to ensure that customers and sales partners are more efficiently supported in selling and installing Dallmeier products in the future. Enhanced Support will be offered for quotations, project engineering; installation and setup.Technical workshops and sales training will also be available, as well as a myriad of additional customer support services. For more information, visit dallmeierusa@dallmeier-electronic.com.

Alliances Forged

  • Magnasphere Corp. and George Risk Industries, Inc. have aligned to provide packaging and marketing of Magnasphere's security switch technology. The patented technology utilizes the principle of spherical magnetism to provide security contacts that are resistant to magnetic tamper and defeat, permanent contact welding, and the hermetically sealed metal construction makes them virtually indestructible. The same level of magnetic tamper protection required by the government is now available to homeowners. Fore more information, visit www.magnaspherecorp.com.
  • Software House, part of Tyco Fire & Security's Access Control and Video Systems business unit, has also formed an alliance with iWay Software. The two companies will work together to provide a solution for businesses looking to link enterprise applications, such as ERP human resource systems including SAP, Peoplesoft, Lawson and others, with access control systems. With this integrated system, personnel employment status will automatically be linked with access privileges ensuring that non-employees will not have access to any company facilities. The solution will also allow the two systems to share information on personnel such as time and attendance as well as business process scheduling. For more information on Software House, visit www.swhouse.com.

# 1 in the Nation
Vector Security's softball team has claimed the Pennsylvania State Title and ended the season ranking #1 in the nation. Comprised of members throughout the state of Pennsylvania, Vector's team won the state title in 2003 but placed 7th in national competition. In 2004, the team roared back to win both the state and national titles.

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