Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security and a manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Keith Deaton to Chief Operating Officer. Exceeding business objectives Deaton joined STANLEY Security’s finance team in 2010, and, most recently, served as S&G’s Chief Financial Officer and interim CFO (Canada). In the security industry since 2005, Deaton brings substantial experience to his new role, and will assume the responsibilities previously managed by Brian Leary. As COO, Deaton will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf, guiding the company to exceed its business objectives. “We are proud to welcome Keith into a new role within the S&G executive team,” said Jeremy Morton, President, STANLEY Access Technologies. “His extensive industry knowledge will help to further S&G’s long-standing reputation as a trustworthy and dependable manufacturer of high-security products.” Asset security with developing technology “My years of experience with S&G have primed me to lead this team into the next phase of successes and achievements,” states Deaton. “As technology evolves, S&G will continue to provide products that secure our customers’ most valuable assets.” Deaton graduated from Murray State University before attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he graduated with an MBA in Finance and Operations Management.
Aventura continues to expands expand its feature set of products beyond PSIM As the 61st annual ASIS 2015 kicked off in Anaheim, Calif., it became increasingly clear that physical security continues to move from the realm of traditional intrusion detection, video surveillance and alarms into value-added applications that extend into new markets, uses and purposes – many of them centred on business and operational processes. While video surveillance, intrusion detection, security and safety of course were an overriding emphasis, there was an underlying one as well: that connectivity, integration and the Internet of Things (loT) will continue to move the industry into new specifications that focus on situational awareness and extend the everyday practicality of systems solutions into new, valuable applications. With the need to ensure security and safety of citizens at large, organisations are developing real-time information and analytics tools meeting the needs of first responder and users. More integration Visit after visit confirmed that it’s a new era for all – and one that increasingly benefits the end user. Jack Cabasso, Managing Director of Aventura, Commack, N.Y., spoke of total situational awareness and how the company continues to expand its feature set of products beyond Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and into totally integrated solutions meeting needs of users, installers and even first responders. “We continue to build more functionality into our solutions. Today, you need total situational awareness – security, life safety, safety and more, with everything integrated enterprise-wide.” Cabasso says it’s important for video management software to have open architecture and the ability to support many different interfaces and products, whether CCTV, access control or other solution categories. “With an open system, the evolution of everything working on the network continues,” he says. Quicker incident response Verint Systems Inc., Melville, N.Y., also announced enhancements to its Situational Awareness Platform, including solutions that help enterprise end users drive rapid incident response reporting and enhanced field communications. “We’re engaging with the public and responding authorities in more meaningful ways with new capabilities designed to move the needle forward in actionable intelligence,” says Kevin Wine, Vice President of Marketing, Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions, Columbia, Md. The company recently unveiled new situation management in its Verint Situational Awareness Platform that’s designed to transform the way users engage with responders, field resources, other public safety stakeholders as well as the general public. The platform uses situational awareness with built-in dispatch and bi-directional information flow for continuous communication between citizens, intake operators, field resources and command centre personnel and allows responders to provide mobile reporting through streaming video and live images. Stanley Security is focused on vertical market solutions that extend beyond traditional safety and security “Simply providing security is not enough,” he says. “Citizens expect immediate interaction, and now platforms combine PSIM, Computer-Aided Dispatch and more to bring it all together and provide actionable intelligence,” he says. Jeremy Morton, Vice President and General Manager of Software & Controls for Stanley Security, Indianapolis, reiterated that the company is focused on vertical market solutions that extend beyond traditional safety and security and focus on compliance, regulations and business operations processes. “With retail, we integrate video with point of sale and in this way can repurpose end-user assets (security) to become proactive business tools. Our partners can become more efficient with software driven tools to meet the needs of different vertical markets,” he says. Real-time information and analytics At the show, Stanley unveiled its new Stanley Insights™ Professional Services and Analytics Solutions Software, a solution and consultancy programme with the ability to correlate data streams, analyse trends and measure business activities and operations, using analytics to help optimise business performance. Morton says businesses are asking for real-time information and analytics to help draw meaningful information they can put to use. Stanley Insights Analytics Software is designed to compile data from multiple, disparate systems – including video analytics, intrusion, point of sale, electronic article surveillance, weather platforms and more into any easy to use dashboard to report on key metrics for a business, creating actionable business intelligence across their locations. ASIS, one of the leading international security shows, provided evidence that while physical security remains important, continued integration of devices, solutions and services is ultimately the direction of the industry, and one that will add paramount value to end users at all their facilities.
3xLOGIC will assume ownership of research and development, technical support for Sonitrol brand products STANLEY Security and 3xLOGIC, Inc., recently announced a definitive agreement where 3xLOGIC will assume ownership of research and development, technical support and certain marketing activities for products developed under the Sonitrol® brand. The focus of the transaction will be to bring the combined strengths of 3xLOGIC and STANLEY Security to the development and delivery of innovative Sonitrol-branded products. In addition 3xLOGIC, Inc. will take ownership of the operations at the Orlando, Florida, Sonitrol facility. The agreements forming the relationship went into effect as of June 1, 2014. The partnership further enhances 3xLOGIC’s reach and influence in the security industry, bringing 3xLOGIC’s innovative video verification and unrivaled mobile capabilities to complement the industry-leading audio alarm verification brand, Sonitrol, and its global network of franchisees. “Sonitrol recently celebrated 50 years dedicated to verified security solutions,” says Matthew Kushner, 3xLOGIC’s CEO. “Their unprecedented success is built upon a foundation provided by their patented audio verification capabilities, long recognised as the pinnacle in the industry. Yet, as the complexity of security solutions expands, adding video verification and anywhere, anytime access will enable the Sonitrol network to better address the ever-changing marketplace they confront.” “STANLEY Security is excited to bring together such an elite partnership. The modular, scalable security solutions, including the industry leading audio verification technology that Sonitrol can bring to the table, paired with 3XLOGIC’s distinctive video analytics will create a new niche in the security market,” says Jeremy Morton, STANLEY Security’s VP of Software & Controls.