Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies News

ASSA ABLOY Joins Z-Wave Alliance’s Board Of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, today announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Smart Security And Connected Access Control &ldqu...

Huawei Joins The Z-Wave Alliance’s Board Of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to the Alliance Board of Directors. Huawei joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with innovative solutions, pro...

Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes smart lock provider August Home To Its Membership

August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, welcomes leading smart lock provider August Home to its membership. August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world. August Smart Lock Pro August Home has also announced the August Smart Lock Pro...

IFSEC Will Reflect Industry's Rapid Growth, Says Analyst/speaker

This year's IFSEC International show in London will provide a reflection of the physical security industry's rapid growth, especially in the video sector, says one industry observer who is also a speaker at the show, coming up 16-18 June. “If we look at the overall trend, it is no surprise to anyone that IP is driving the growth and the future of the security business,” says Jim McHale, managing director of research company Memoori, and a speaker at IFSEC. Secur...

M&A Activity Likely To Continue In Dynamic Security Market

Success in the access control arena is enhanced if the business has a global presence Vanderbilt 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: In 2014, our industry continued to be quite dynamic. While there are several “conglomerates” in the industry, such as UTC and Honeywell, who have been consolidators, there are also other companies (like ours) that are focused solely on security. The industry moves in both directions—some companies consolidating and acquiring, while...

The Year In Mergers And Acquisitions: Top 10 Of 2014

2014 was a year for eye-popping merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the security space. The big deals of the year included some of the largest names in the industry. One name is larger than any in the security market – Google, which made not one but two acquisitions this year that could impact the future security market. It was also the year that a smaller player in the video camera market (although a huge familiar brand overall) bought a large, open systems V...

Vanderbilt's Acquisition Of Siemen's Security Products Business In Europe Creates New Global Player

There’s a new international company in the security market this week with the acquisition of Siemens’ Security Products business in Europe by Vanderbilt Industries, a new U.S. company that rebranded the Schlage Security Management Systems (SMS) product line after acquiring it from Ingersoll Rand in August 2012. The European arm of the new global player will be called Vanderbilt International, based out of Germany and led by Managing Director Joseph Grillo, who many remember from his...

ADT Bringing "Voice Of The Customer" To The Z-Wave Board

ADT is looking to "bring the voice of the customer" into the continuing development and expansion of Z-Wave, the radio frequency (RF) communication and product-level interoperability technology that enables wireless networking of battery-powered devices in the home. ADT is the newest Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance consortium. Z-Wave is one of the enabling technologies of ADT’s Pulse security and home automation system, which enables a home's electronics to communicate with each o...

PSIA Releases Draft Proposal Of Its Physical-Logical Access Interoperability Specification At ISC West 2014

PLAI specification streamlines and standardises the management of physical and logical identities Cost effective, automated synchronisation of physical and logical identities, privileges and credentials took a major step toward becoming an industry standard today, with the Physical Security Interoperability Association (PSIA) releasing a draft proposal of its Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification. "We're excited about the potential the PLAI specificati...

PSIA Releases Version 2.0 Of Its Area Control Specification

In a move designed to further the spread of de-facto standards and standards-based interoperability in the physical security industry and beyond, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) recently released Version 2.0 of its industry-leading Area Control Specification. The PSIA also announced it is making the specification open and publicly available to all industry manufacturers in addition to PSIA member companies. Area Control 2.0 incorporates the PSIA’s Access Control and...

Schlage Locks To Be Broadcasted On Manufacturing Marvels On The Fox Business Network

The two-minute profile will spotlight the Schlage brand, its products and its commitment to keeping people safe The nationally syndicated series, “Manufacturing Marvels,” on The Fox Business Network will showcase Schlage locks, a brand of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, between 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET. The two-minute profile will spotlight the Schlage brand, its products and its commitment to keeping people safe and secure where they live, work...

Ingersoll Rand aptiQmobile Web-based Key Management System Secures Peer-to-peer Android NFC Enabled Smartphones

aptiQmobile will be available on Android NFC-enabled phones regardless of choice of carriers Organizations wanting to utilize Near Field Communications- (NFC-) enabled smartphones as their access control credentials for employees and students will be able to begin the transition through the use of aptiQmobile technology. Ingersoll Rand will be adding exclusive technologies that enable a secure peer-to-peer (P2P) NFC mode, letting organizations begin providing the convenien...