Security Watch: Fresh Off the Wire - Feb. 2014

Big news from vendors, distributors and more


HID Global acquires IdenTrust: HID Global has acquired IdenTrust Inc., a provider of solutions for globally interoperable digital identities that can authenticate, encrypt and create electronic signatures. The acquisition expands HID’s ability to provide secure identity solutions to governments, corporations and financial institutions. Click here for the full story.

Security Partners launches cloud video service: Security Partners is now offering the Security Partners Video Cloud Streamer (SPVCS) as an exclusive product to its dealers nationwide. The cloud streamer provides dealers and their customers with easy access to continuously recorded video stored in a cloud. Dealers receive recurring monthly revenue for every one of their customers who uses the cloud streamer. 

Alarm.com settles lawsuit with iControl: Alarm.com and iControl have settled and dismissed all patent infringement lawsuits, which included litigation involving Telular Corp. and FrontPoint Security. The settlement includes iControl technology subscribers, like Telular, and allows them access to patents covered under the cross-licensing agreement where they license either iControl or Alarm.com technology. Click here for the full story

ACA lands Hawk Security: Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) has acquired Hawk Security Services Residential Division from Interface Security Systems LLC. Hawk Security has been serving customers in the Texas market since the mid-1980s. As part of the acquisition, ACA will assume more than 27,000 residential customers.

Tri-Ed opens Pittsburgh branch: Tri-Ed, North America’s largest independent security distributor, has opened a new branch in Pittsburgh, Pa., managed by industry veteran Tammy Kleinerman. Click here for the full press release.

Securetek joins with Scott Security: SecurTek Monitoring Solutions of Canada has joined forces with Scott Security Systems. SecurTek acquires more than 9,000 monitoring accounts; Scott will continue to provide new sales, installations and service as an authorized SecurTek dealer. 

RFI honored by Axis: RFI Communications & Security Systems was named the 2013 Gold Partner of the Year for North America by Axis Communications during the eighth annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Carlsbad, Calif.