The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Jan. 13-19, 2007

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

In other news
Integration partnership, big news in the detection systems business, and other top news

Stanley has completed its acquisition of HSM Electronic Protection, fully establishing itself in the monitoring business. The move augments Stanley’s security hardware and electronic systems manufacturing business (and the company’s integration services), and finally makes Stanley a full-service provider when it comes to commercial security … Government contractor/program manager Condortech has linked arms with the membership of the PSA Security Network to help create integrator partnerships for bidding on government security contracts. … ADT is reporting that more and more VoIP providers are proving themselves compatible with alarm monitoring services. … UDT is looking for input from security and facility managers at major buildings on how well their facilities might be prepared for a biological-agent terror attack. … Also in the detection business, GE and Smiths have created a joint venture – called Smiths GE Detection – that brings together both companies' expertise in automated threat detection for explosives and other terror agents.