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Kaba streamlines European market presence

Kaba reinforces its Total Access strategy by simplifying its sales organisation and business processes.  Effective July 1 2006, the company's complete offering is available through a single sales organisation per country or region.  The offering includes access control, time-and-attendance, enterprise data collection and door solutions.Kaba's newly consolidated market positioning in Europe enhances distribution efficiency by allowing customers and partners to conduct all their...

AD Group in the business spotlight as ‘One to Watch'

CCTV manufacturer AD Group, the parent company of Dedicated Micros, was one of only ten UK businesses - and the sole representative from the security sector - to be recognized as ‘One to Watch' in the authoritative annual Sunday Times Profit Track 100 survey.When making their selection for the ‘One to Watch' category - new for 2006 - the judges from Fast Track, the independent research company, and sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers visited each of the contenders, focusing not only on a...

Panasonic wins 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Award

Security Camera "Turns protection into a design element" This year's most innovative designs, trendsetting concepts and coolest creations were winners of the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition, a celebration of the best product designs of the year and one of the world's most prestigious design competitions.  The IDEA award, co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek, celebrates the impact of good design on the...

GSA Certifies Cogent Systems Algorithms for FIPS 201 PIV for Federal Government Employees and Contractors

Cogent offers a comprehensive Biometric Solution for PIVCogent Systems today announced it had received approval from the General Services Administration (GSA) for its fingerprint algorithmic technologies to be used in conjunction with the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards to be issued to U.S federal government employees and contractors beginning on October 27th, 2006.  Cogent's leading fingerprint algorithmic technologies were the first to receive GSA approval for use in...

ioimage announces launch of U.S. Operations

ioimage leverages global success and advanced line of intelligent video appliances with expanded presence in the North American market.ioimage Ltd., the pioneer of intelligent video appliances designed for simplicity, announced today the opening of its U.S. headquarters expanding its presence in the North American security market."We are dedicated to building on our global experience and success to serve the North American security market by opening our new regional headquarters, ioimage US...

COE appoints UK Sales Director

COE Group plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video surveillance systems is pleased to announce the appointment of John Clarkson as UK Sales Director.John has joined COE from Wayfarer Transit Systems, the major supplier of integrated ticketing and smart card systems for public transport, where he was UK and Export Sales Director.  A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, John is a career transport professional who has specialised in systems sales to the transi...

Vicon up to Scratch

Vicon's annual golf days always seem to bring out the best in everybody that attends and this year was no exception.  In addition to playing some high quality golf, guests collectively raised over £1200 for good causes via a charity auction of golfing prizes won on the day and donated by Vicon.The main beneficiaries will be the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Bobby Moore Bowel Cancer Charity although a proportion of the money will be donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind. The main St...

Honeywell wins Best Manufacturer Award

Galaxy 2 Series makes the grade among UK security installersHoneywell today announced that it was voted Best Intruder Alarm Manufacturer, for the Galaxy 2 series of intruder alarm panels, at the PSI Premier Awards, which took place on 6th June 2006 at Moor Park Golf Club.  The Galaxy 2 Series control panel range is compliant with Grade 2 of the standard: PD6662: 2004/prEN 50131-1, making it ideal for installations in residential and small commercial properties.  Award winning features...

Merit Li-Lin extends successful Partner Programme

Merit Li-Lin UK, Taiwan's largest CCTV manufacturer, today announced the extension of its Partner Programme with the introduction of an additional level of membership.Previously just open to Platinum Partners, the programme aims to continue to build and develop strong relationships with customers.  Tailored to meet individual business needs, the new Gold Partner level is based on the degree of sales each Partner commits to during the year.The popular programme offers a package of benefi...

Kaba is in negotiations for the acquisition of US Saflok and La Gard

The Kaba Group is currently negotiating the acquisition of Computerized Security Systems Inc. (CSS) from Masco Corporation (Michigan, USA).  CSS operates primarily in the USA, Europe, and Asia.  It's Saflok and La Gard brands will complement Kaba's position for hotel locking systems and security locks.  Now that the US Federal Trade Commission has finished its investigation of the planned acquisition, Kaba expects negotiations to be completed successfully within the next f...

Greg Gregoriou joins Complus Teltronic as new Sales & Marketing Director

Complus Teltronic Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Gregoriou as Sales & Marketing Director.  Greg has held a number of senior sales management roles within the security industry and he brings extensive knowledge of the security market, specifically in the emerging area of IP (Internet Protocol) solutions.  He is therefore well placed to help customers take advantage of the numerous benefits offered by Complus Teltronic's new IP based Integrated Intercom Soluti...

National Trust visits Dallmeier

Tradition and technology came together at the offices of Dallmeier electronic in Pucklechurch, Bristol recently where Dallmeier hosted an Open Day in conjunction with The National Trust.  The event was arranged for The National Trust and its installers along with representatives from other similar organisations such as Museums and Heritage. Jason Piggott from Dallmeier electronic said "The National Trust has been using Dallmeier electronic digital recording and camera products for...

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