Security Watch: Fresh Off the Wire - Feb. 2014

Big news from vendors, distributors and more


Colin Powell to keynote ASIS 2014: General Colin L. Powell (Ret.) will share leadership insights gained over his 50 years in public service when he delivers the keynote address at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta. The keynote session is open to all registered attendees.

ASG acquires National Alarm Systems: ASG Security, Beltsville, Md., has acquired National Alarm Systems of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., one of the largest independently owned alarm companies in the Southeast, with more than 9,000 customers and approximately $300,000 in RMR. 

ADT showcases new Pulse features at CES show: ADT unvelied new enhancements to the ADT Pulse home automation system at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They included the introduction of a hands-free voice application; a sleek wireless control panel with a touch-friendly user interface; and new features that offer users the ability to control garage doors, ceiling fans and large appliances remotely via the ADT Pulse smartphone app.

Eagle Eye launches channel partner program: Eagle Eye Networks has announced a new worldwide Channel Partner Program for VARs, system integrators, and installers to deliver the cloud-based Eagle Eye Security Camera Video Management System (VMS) and build a recurring revenue model. Visit www.eagleeyenetworks.com for more info.

HID revamps channel partner program: HID Global has expanded its HID Advantage channel partner program. Participating distributors, integrators and OEMs will benefit from a streamlined model that offers tiered partner discounts and includes early visibility into the company’s product and technology direction. Learn more by emailing 
channel@hidglobal.com.  

NFPA elects new president: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has voted unanimously to name Jim Pauley of Lexington, Ky., as its next president. Pauley is currently senior vice president of External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric and will assume his new role in July. 

NSCA honors Advance Technology: The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has recognized Advance Technology for its marketing strategies as part of its 2014 Excellence in Business awards.