TAC Satchwell News

Malmö schools: A case study

Vandalism and arson attacks at schools have been on the rise in the Swedish city of Malmö since 2001. In the five years between 2001-2006, school property damage cost the city more than 60 million Swedish Krona (SEK), the equivalent of nearly $6.5 million USD. In addition to parents not feeling safe about sending their children to school, academic performance also dropped, as many students found it difficult to concentrate with so much disruption.The municipality of Malmö realized that...

Chiron’s IRIS alarms-over-IP employed in Danish education projects

  Chiron’s IRIS alarms-over-IP used in Danish education projects International building systems integrator TAC has utilised the operational benefits of Chiron Security Communications' IRIS alarms-over-IP monitoring solution to help protect a large educational institution in Denmark. As part of TAC's ongoing contract to install integrated access control and intruder alarm systems at a large number of on-site university buildings, Chiron's IRIS 840 IP dialler is being installed at...

Day Automation integrates security with building controls

 Day Automation, a TAC partner integrates security with building controls Day Automation Systems, headquartered in Victor, N.Y., experienced an 85 percent increase in product sales in 2008 from the previous year. Day Automation is the volume-leading partner for TAC, the building management, energy services and security solutions business of Schneider Electric. Day Automation attributes its strong showing to its dedication to expanding from building controls into the security market. With fo...

Pelco announces the integration of Digital Sentry Series with TAC’s Vista solution

 Pelco announces the integration of Digital Sentry Series with TAC's Vista solutionPelco and TAC are pleased to announce the successful integration of TAC Vista 5.1, the latest version of its VistaTM building management system, with Pelco's Digital Sentry Series of digital video recording systems. Both Pelco and TAC are companies of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management.This integration presents building automation and video security data and alarms on a single scre...

Dean Meyer promoted to Pelco President and CEO

Pelco is pleased to announce that Dean Meyer has been promoted to the position of Pelco President and CEO, effective January 21, 2008. Meyer is replacing David L. McDonald, who has served as Pelco President and CEO for the past 20 years.  McDonald will continue his work with the company in the role as Chairman of the Board."Dean's tenacity, energy, and strong people skills have quickly earned him the respect of all - including me," says McDonald.  "I am not just comforta...

Retailers admit security not a top priority

Retailers have been warned that they are not taking security seriously enough to tackle the rising amount of retail crime.Security specialist TAC says that retailers are seriously damaging their bottom line profits by not addressing crime properly.The claim comes after research carried out by TAC revealed that only nine per cent of retailers nationally treated security as a priority - even though crime cost the industry £2.5bn in 2005.TAC asked managers from leading high street stores and...

Giving businesses the edge

Building controls specialist TAC has launched EnergyEdge, a comprehensive energy-saving programme aimed at helping businesses deliver a competitive edge through reduced operating costs, improved building performance and environments and greater employee productivity.The program is unique in that it promises to help make energy savings at zero cost, on the same day that the assessment is carried out. TAC believes most employers could save 20 per cent from their current utility bills. Althoug...

TAC announces government security initiative

TAC to introduce products designed to meet Federal Homeland Security Directives and StandardsTAC, a world leader in building automation, security systems and energy solutions, is launching a Government Security Initiative.  Over the next few months, TAC will introduce the first of several new products designed to address the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS-201) as well as other requirements often called for within gove...

TAC acquires Applied Control Technology

Transaction expands TAC's presence, expertise in North CarolinaTAC, a world leader in building automation, security systems and energy solutions, has acquired one of its leading business partners, Applied Control Technology, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Applied, founded in 1982, delivers a broad base of building environment solutions, mainly in North Carolina, with a workforce of 130 employees.Applied is made up of a broad set of business units, incl...

Invensys Building Systems merges with TAC

Nearly US $1.3 billion in combined revenues forecasted for 2006 Creates formidable player in the Controls Market Complete solutions for energy efficiency in buildings Industry leading Open Integrated Systems Full range of security productsSchneider Electric, parent company of TAC, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Invensys Building Systems (IBS), a division of Invensys Controls with operations in North America and Asia.  IBS will merge with TAC, a world leader in building...