In today’s news round-up, IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Also in corporate news, PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. The Alertus Notification System provides “one-touch” instant command and control of all enterprise alerting modalities throughout large area, high-occupancy facilities.

Over in Brazil, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire lock company Silvana and steel fire door company Metalika. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. Also recently merged are Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco International plc, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland. As a result of the merger, each shareholder of Tyco International Ltd. received one share of Tyco International plc for each share of Tyco International Ltd. held immediately prior to the merger. Finally, in events news, OPTEX will be exhibiting its complete detection and access control solutions at the upcoming Transport Security Expo next week. OPTEX Managing Director Ricky Miwa says these new developments show that the company is constantly investing in research and development for sensing technology in order to support its transportation customer’s projects. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, SightLogix has appointed Jim Augustine as Sales Support Manager for the Western United States and Canada, thanks to his extensive experience in networked systems, security project management, systems integration and sales. Also in corporate news, Corps Security is collaborating with AlertSystems and 360 Vision Technology to provide state-of-the-art monitoring services. This year, Grandstream Networks is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its entry into the IP telephony marketplace. Grandstream is a leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions.

IMS Research has forecasted that despite police department budgets coming under increasing pressure across the USA, the HD camera market onboard police cars is set to grow at over 20% over the next four years. In events news, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012 has broken records with a total of 825 exhibitors and a registered attendance of 40,869 over the three show days in Amsterdam. Read more security news…

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