The security week that was: 08/22/08

A weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

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NAPCO buys Marks USA, SIA OSIPS standard, more

Access control and security systems company NAPCO has bought Marks USA, a competing lock and access control firm. The purchase price was $25 million. ... The NBFAA picked up another state this week with the addition of the Kansas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association as a chartered state. ... A new study from research firm Research and Markets indicates that the global CCTV market is expected to grow by 23 percent annually through 2012. ... SIA's OSIPS framework has been approved by ANSI as a standard; the framework is intended to encourage open integration for electronic security systems.