News: November

A 3 Year, $3 Million Contract AT&T has been awarded a three year, $3 million networking contract by Vector Security Inc. to integrate its Pittsburgh Corporate Services location with 22 sites across the United States. They'll connect them to...

Recognizing an Acquisition
IR Security & Safety has acquired the assets of Recognition Source LLC. Under the Schlage brand, these access control products will expand the range of IR's product mix. The Schlage wireless systems make it easy to retrofit electronic access control solutions in facilities and other applications.

Continued Research for Surveillance Technologies
ObjectVideo has won a $750,000 award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II program to continue to research and develop night vision video surveillance technologies. ObjectVideo will use the STTR funds over the next two years to develop technologies that surpass the limitations of existing commercial automated video surveillance systems

One Step Closer to Heaven
ADS Security of Nashville,TN has acquired Angel Security of Prattville, AL. Angel Security has served commercial, institutional and residential accounts in the Prattville, Montgomery and central Alabama area since 1997. Angel Security will continue to operate under its own name as one of the 13 security alarm firms that ADS Security operates in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Seven of the ADS Security companies are in Alabama.

"I am proud to see a dream that I started move to the next level," says David Burns, founder of Angel Security Systems. "ADS Security embraces the same ideals as our company??professional business done with integrity." Burns has joined ADS Security in a sales position. Several other employees of Angel Security will continue on staff.

Celebrating 40 Years of Service
More than 200 clients, suppliers, employees and friends of General Alarm came together at The Columbia Club on September 23rd celebrating 40 years of service to the Indianapolis Community. Lisa Prosser, General Alarm, Inc. CEO for the last 14 years hosted the event, which included food, drinks and dancing. A "40th Anniversary Book of Letters" which included notes of thanks, congratulations and testimonials from customers was on display as well as a photo gallery of the last 40 years. Marion County (IN) Prosecutor Carl Brizzi presented General Alarm with a proclamation plaque citing their 40-year commitment to reduction of crime in central Indiana.

Editor's Note: Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) was inadvertently misspelled as DPM in the September Bench Test feature. We apologize for this oversight.

Every two years, the largest European trade show for the security industry takes place in Messe Essen, Germany. Our Associate Publisher, Peter Harlick, was on the show floor and reports hundreds of new product introductions, attendance in excess of 30,000, nine halls chock full of vendors and product demonstrations and, not to be overlooked, some pretty darn good beer.

ASSA ABLOY has completed the sale of the principal operating assets of its Folger Adam Security Detention business to Phelps-Tointon, Inc. The sale is a part of ASSA ABLOY's 'Leverage and Growth' program which aims to create a firm foundation for sustainable and profitable growth through better utilization of group strengths. ASSA ABLOY continues to own and operate Folger Adam Electric Door Controls, a supplier of a full range of electric strikes, magnetic locks, and other related products. Folger Adam Electric Door Controls will continue to be an integral part of ASSA ABLOY's door security solutions growth strategy.