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Galaxy Control Systems promotes Rick Caruthers as the new President from his earlier role as a Vice President

The Board of Directors of Digital Systems Corporation, the parent company of Galaxy Control Systems, a provider of integrated access control and security solutions, announces the appointment of Rick Caruthers to the position of President at Galaxy Control Systems. Effective immediately, this appointment reflects the company’s long-term planning and succession strategies. “Rick has essentially been working in the capacity as president of Galaxy Control Systems for the past several ye...

DHF releases Best Practice Guide for locks and building hardware sector covering British Standard for durability, strength and functionality

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has released a new Best Practice Guide for the locks and building hardware industry covering the British Standard for Mechanically Operated Push-Button Locksets (BS 8607:2014 + A1:2016). The Standard sets out the requirements and test methods for durability, strength and also functionality. Classification of the Mechanically Operated Push-Button locksets is in five grades. Products tested to BS 8607 incorporate specific performance grades from BS EN 12...

GJD’s technical director Chris Moore completes 30 years of service

On Wednesday 28th November, GJD’s longest serving staff member, Chris Moore celebrated 30 years of service. As Technical Director at GJD, Chris is responsible for the Research and Development of new products and technology for the company. Chris’s knowledge and skills have made him an integral part of GJD. GJD has over 35 years’ experience in protecting and securing people, properties and assets. In 2017 GJD was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Internati...

Arecont Vision Costar announces TMG Sales Agents as new Authorised Manufacturer’s Representative

Arecont Vision Costar, the provider of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the signing of TMG Sales Agents, Inc. (TMGSA) as a new Authorised Manufacturer’s Representative. TMGSA will be focussed exclusively on increasing sales support to customers and prospects in the state of Florida. Supporting customer needs “The TMG Sales Agent team that Olivier has assembled has strong expertise in supporting customer needs,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas S...

SIA and Thames Valley Police promotes safer physical intervention to improve students’ safety

The Security Industry Authority's (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Thames Valley Police will be calling at Reading's top student pubs and clubs. They will share best-practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door supervisors as a reminder of how to keep their clients and themselves safe. The aims of the event are to promote the importance of safer restraint and reduce any possible violence during the festive season. The initiative marks the Reading launch of a...

FOXSTREAM acquires video-protection solutions provider COSSILYS21

Created more than 20 years ago, the French firm COSSILYS21 offers intelligent video-protection solutions. It equips major national banks, numerous regional banks, as well as shops. The COSSILYS21 firm is nowadays a reference in the banking sector. COSSILYS21 and FOXSTREAM have established a strong partnership for several years. When Mister Alain Ghaye, CEO and main shareholder of COSSILYS21, decided to hand over its firm to retire, the idea of bringing closer the two firms naturally made its wa...

Boon Edam opens Technology and Training Center in Silicon Valley

Boon Edam Inc., global manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the opening of a full-service Technology and Training Center in San Jose, CA. This is the second US-based location for the company outside of its headquarters in Lillington, NC; the first location, opened in 2015, is in mid-town Manhattan at 1140 Broadway Avenue in New York City. The address of the new Silicon Valley center is 2161 O’Toole Ave San Jose, CA. Boon Edam’s T...

National Monitoring Center appoints Norm Barton as its new Regional Sales Manager West, Proactive Video Monitoring services division

National Monitoring Center, NMC, a renowned brand in the alarm monitoring industry, and member of the Netwatch group, announced the appointment of industry veteran Norm Barton as Regional Sales Manager West, Proactive Video Monitoring services in NMC. The appointment supports the growing industry demand for Proactive Video Monitoring services. Proactive Video Monitoring services Norm has extensive industry experience as well as a passion for the market and will be responsible for executing sale...

Gira launches an instructional video for Gira System 3000 to make light and blind control easy

Gira, one of the global full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, make light and blind control easy with the launch of its brand new and highly informative instructional video for the Gira System 3000. The Gira System 3000 is an advanced blind and light control system that one can control in their home with the touch of a button, conveniently controlled through the Gira App or Display timer. Smart technology in home has never been easier, more convenient or e...

Ocularis VMS by OnSSI seamlessly integrates with Oncam’s Evolution 12 and Evolution 180 panoramic cameras

OnSSI and Oncam have partnered to seamlessly integrate the companies’ industry-leading VMS and panoramic camera solutions. The integration of Oncam’s Evolution 12 Series and Evolution 180 outdoor and indoor panoramic cameras with OnSSI’s recently released Ocularis 5.6 VMS provides a highly efficient means to further improve situational awareness and reduce overall costs. OnSSI-Oncam integration “This latest integration leverages the extensive camera management and contr...

OpenView awarded one Lot of the national police and emergency services framework agreement

OpenView Security Solutions, the privately owned independent security company in the UK and a national supplier of fire, electrical and mechanical services, has announced the award of one Lot of the new national police and emergency services framework agreement for electronic security, control room Systems and audio visual systems. This new four-year framework agreement, which has a Metropolitan Police Service estimated spend of £26m, enables central and local government, NHS and public s...

Arecont Vision Costar announces sales expansion with Bongiorno and Associates partnership

Arecont Vision Costar, global network-based video surveillance solutions provider, announces the addition of Bongiorno and Associates, Inc. as a new Authorised Manufacturer’s Representative. The company will provide additional sales resources to the Arecont Vision Costar team in the North Eastern United States, including the New York City Metro Area. “The Bongiorno team brings expertise in security and related industries with long-standing relationships with key VARs and Architect &...