New names in security: Sereca, Zenitel, Adaxco
Mar 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Sereca Security Corp., Venezuela, is expanding into the U.S. market by opening a new operation in Miami-Dade County (Fla.), creating 400 fulltime direct jobs over the next three years. The company specializes in systems integration, uniformed security officers, investigations and employee background verification.
Anixter Inc., Skokie, Ill., has signed a distribution agreement with Philips Communications, Security and Imaging Inc., Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Identix Inc., Los Gatos, Calif., has announced it will buy fellow biometric security technology firm Visionics Corp., Jersey City, N.J. in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $600 million. The companies have indicated that chairman and CEO of Identix, Robert McCashin, will serve as chairman of the new company. Dr. Joseph Atick, president and CEO of Visionics, will become the new company's chief executive. The new name of the company will be selected at a later date, although the companies have already said the new company will have headquarters on both the east and west coasts. The merger is scheduled to be completed by June 30.
Intellikey Corp., Princeton, N.J., has changed its name to Adaxco Ltd., short for Advanced Access Control. Adaxco has offices in the U.S., U.K., and South Africa under its Group Holding Company based in Switzerland.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, a New York engineering firm, and Weidlinger Associates Inc., a New York structural engineering firm, have formed an alliance to provide blast analysis and counter-terrorism mitigation services for public transportation systems, airports, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure.
PPM 2000 Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, and Online Associates LLC, Fremont, Calif., have formed a strategic relationship. Online Associates will incorporate PPM 2000's security information management software applications into comprehensive security automation solutions for clients.
Verint Systems Inc., Woodbury, N.Y., a subsidiary of Israel-based Comverse Technology Inc., has filed for an initial public offering of stock. Verint was formerly known as Comverse Infosys Inc.
Security Products Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has purchased supervision hardware and software lines from Litton Poly Scientific, Blacksburg, Va.
Glavin Security Specialists, Chicago, has been chosen to sell Indianapolis-based Best Access Systems' products.
Stento USA, Kansas City, Mo., has a new corporate name, Zenitel USA.
Datacard Group, Minneapolis, Minn., has posted a white paper on its Web site (http://www.datacard.com) detailing how smart cards can help corporations, governments and other organizations bolster security without compromising individual privacy.
SimplexGrinnell, Westminster, Mass., a unit of Tyco Fire and Security Services, is a new member of the Microsoft Certified Partner Program.
Zebra Technologies Corp., Camarillo, Calif., has entered into a distribution agreement with EMJ Data Systems Ltd., Guelph, Ontario. EMJ will support Canadian resellers marketing Zebra's card printer products. The company has also entered into an agreement with 3M's Safety and Security Systems Division to supply a secure ID card printing and lamination system.
Barton Protective Services, Atlanta, has been named to Fortune magazine's listing of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America."
Honeywell Security and Fire Solutions, Syosset, N.Y., has canceled an attempt to find a joint venture partner for ADI, its security and low-voltage products distribution company. Honeywell has also announced a collaborative alliance with Visionics Corp., Jersey City, N.J., for the marketing of facial recognition systems.
IBM will resell PC tracking software and loss control service provided by Absolute Software, Vancouver, Canada, to the small-to-medium enterprise market and the government sector.
Samsung Camera, Secaucus, N.J., has introduced a two-year limited warranty for all of its CCTV products purchased in the U.S. The company also introduced the Samsung Authorized Dealer Program, which enables CCTV dealers to use the Samsung name to increase sales.
Bioscrypt Inc., Toronto, has entered into a technology and marketing collaboration with Brivo Systems Inc., Arlington, Va., to offer Web-based biometric physical access control solutions.
Adams Rite Manufacturing Co., Pomona, Calif., has acquired Markar Products Inc., Lancaster, N.Y.; Extrudart Products Inc., Lancaster, N.Y.; and Rockford Products Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y. The acquisitions are designed to further expand the company's product lines.
BancBoston Capital, Boston, has acquired Interface Security Systems LLC, St. Louis, a security alarm company providing installation, maintenance and monitoring services.
View Systems, Englewood, Calif., have announced new developments in its concealed weapons detection technology. Milestone Technology Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho, has licensed the technology exclusively.
Sense Holdings Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that all business conducted under its manufacturing subsidiary name, Sense Technologies Inc., will now be handled by Sense Holdings.
GVI Inc., dba Samsung CCTV, Carrollton, Texas, has introduced a lease program through Samsung CCTV Prestige Leasing Services, which provides leasing programs for security industry dealers.
Lenel Systems Intl. Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has expanded its OnGuard solutions by co-marketing biometric and smart card offerings with Biocentric Solutions Inc., Madison, Wis.
Viisage Technology Inc., Littleton, Mass., is a founding member of the Center for Identification Technology Research, based at West Virginia University.
Harvard Scientific Corp., Reno, Nev., has filed a letter of intent to acquire all shares of Smart Access Inc., an Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based airport security company.
WatchGuard Technologies Inc., Seattle, has signed an agreement to acquire RapidStream Inc., San Jose, Calif., a supplier of firewall and VPN appliances, for approximately $48 million.
Ackerman Security Systems, Atlanta, has received the 2001 President's Cup at the First Alert Professional Security Systems' annual convention in Las Vegas. The award is given in recognition of quality customer service and dedication to the standards of the First Alert Professional program.
Vance Uniformed Protection Services, Oakton, Va., is now offering its services in the Washington D.C. area directly to federal and local government agencies through the General Service Administration.
The Cyber Group Network Corp., San Bernadino, Calif., has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Victory Multimedia, Brazil, to distribute CGPN's products to its customers in both domestic and foreign markets.