In today’s weekly news round-up, Avigilon has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VideoIQ. The transaction is expected to close in early January 2014 for cash consideration of $32 million. In corporate news, following testing of its Key Control and Locker Solutions with Lenel OnGuard 2012 and OnGuard 2013, Traka has been officially Lenel-certified as an OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) partner.

In other corporate news, D-Link has appointed Michael Hardy as Vice President of Channel and Enterprise Sales. Hardy will be responsible for managing sales and channel marketing operations for D-Link’s networking, storage, IP surveillance, and security products. In events news, Airlive will showcase its latest networking products and solutions at Intersec Dubai 2014, which takes place on 19th-21st January 2014. Finally, Access Control Technology has announced its recent acquisition of Sicura Systems in the UK. The partnership will allow ACT to continue its expansion into the UK, with offices in Basingstoke and Manchester. Read more security news…