The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2006

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


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Relo the HQ
Industry players picking new offices

It was a week of vendor office moves and openings. First, Securitas announced that it was losing its CFO as it moved the financial operations from the UK to Stockholm. Hakan Winberg reportedly elected not to move along with the headquarters relocation.

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., video analytics company Cernium is hopping its headquarters from Missouri to the Washington, D.C. area. The move reflects a drive to be close to government purchasers and national-level contractors and integrators. Windy City Wire is moving, but with a name like Windy City Wire, they can't move away from Chicago. The company is taking a new space in the Chicago burb or Bolingbrook, not far from previous offices in Hillside. More room for inventory is part of the reasoning behind the move.

And finally, while it's not a headquarters, it's a significant enough move to put it in this week's newsletter. UTC Fire & Security (Kidde, Lenel, Chubb, etc.) is opening up an office in Shanghai to target the growing Chinese security and life safety systems market.

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