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UPFRONT COMPANIES

Jul 1, 2001 12:00 PM

Siemens Building Technologies acquires Security Technologies Group

Siemens Building Technologies Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., an American affiliate of Siemens Building Technologies, Zurich, Switzerland, has acquired Security Technologies Group (STG), Sunrise, Fla., an electronic security systems integrator. STG maintains 40 service offices in the United States and employs 800 people. Siemens will incorporate STG into its existing security systems business under a new security systems division. Mark Landis, CEO of STG, will serve as president of the new division, which will be located in Sunrise, Fla.

Identix Inc., Los Gatos, Calif., has announced the addition of DoorTek Corp., San Antonio, a manufacturer of access control systems and security system products, as its newest channel partner for the physical access control market. DoorTek has begun incorporating Identix's V20 fingerscan readers into DoorTek access control systems. Also, Identix has announced the addition of Best Access Systems, Indianapolis, as a nationwide dealer of its access control systems.

Identicator Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has moved its U.S. corporate office, including all western region and international sales and marketing personnel, to a new larger facility just south of Los Angeles International Airport in El Segundo. The address of the new Identicator office: 358 Coral Circle, El Segundo, Calif. 90245; (310) 364-0042; (800) 557-8188.

Riptech Inc., Alexandria, Va., is partnering with METASeS, Atlanta, to offer combined information protection to METASeS customers. Under the terms of the partnership, Riptech will provide monitoring and response services for METASeS DefenseOne customers.

Wave Systems Corp., Lee, Mass., and InterTrust Technologies Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., are collaborating to create high-end digital rights management solution using Wave's EMBASSY Trusted Client programmable hardware system as the newest platform in the recently announced InterTrust RightChip family. RightChips provide silicon assist functionality for security environments.

Alarm Monitoring Services, Metairie, La., held its first dealer conference in April aboard the steamboat Natchez. The conference, whose theme was "Jazzed about Monitoring," allowed dealers to preview the company's plans for the future, including video, GPS monitoring and e-commerce solutions.

TOA Electronics, South San Francisco, Calif., has added Graham/Davis Partnership, Cady, Texas, to its national network of sales representatives. Graham/Davis will handle TOA accounts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Aiphone, Bellevue, Wash., has named Alby Currant Sales, Pittsford, N.Y., its Rep of the Year award. Alby Currant Sales is an independent rep firm that has represented Aiphone for 16 years.

Kronos Inc., Chelmsford, Mass., a provider of time-and-attendance solutions, will begin offering and supporting access control and digital imaging systems manufactured by IDenticard Systems Inc., a producer of security identification and access control systems.

Dortronics, Sag Harbor, N.Y., has added sales reps to its national sales network. HMR Inc., Minneapolis, will cover the upper midwest region, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Wisconsin. Greater Midwest Marketing, Aurora, Ill., will be responsible for northern Illinois and western Wisconsin. Central Marketing Group, Kansas City, Mo., will cover Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and southern Illinois.

SafeTzone Technologies Corp., Laguna Hills, Calif., a provider of systems for real-time location of individuals in family destination environments, signed a channel partner and reseller agreement with i-Ray Technologies Inc., Natick, Mass. The agreement allows for the rollout of SafeTzone's products, using i-Ray's hardware, to its target markets, which are casino/hotels, amusement parks, cruise ships and zoos.

Control Screening LP (CS), Fairfield, N.J., acquired the business and assets of the Analytical and Security Division of IDS Intelligent Detection Systems Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ottawa-based Scintrex Trace Corp.

Optex Inc., Torrance, Calif., donated four photobeams to Michigan Technological University for a prototype device designed to enable visually impaired students to run in relay races. The photobeams are mounted on camera tripods and transmit a signal to connected walkie-talkies which alert the runners when they have veered too far to the left or right.

SC Magazine honored HID, Irvine, Calif., with a "highly commended" award for best access control product for its pcProx reader. The awards, given in London, are voted upon by members of an international academy of IT professionals.

Omnitek, a division of Ademco, Syosset, N.Y., has filed a patent to extend the industry standard Wiegand protocol. The Ademco "Wiegand Extension" (AWE) is a patent-pending scheme designed to extend the functionality and reliability of the industry standard Wiegand protocol. The AWE changes the existing protocol from a one-way information exchange to a two-way/bi-directional protocol.

SDC will hold educational sessions on access control hardware products on August 15-18, 2001 at the company's headquarters in Westlake Village, Calif. The first day of the two-day course includes product review, features and benefits, doors and frames, application, budget, new construction, retrofit and life safety codes. The second day includes factory tour, product review, basic electricity, power supplies, hands on wiring, troubleshooting and mantrap applications. For more information, call (800) 413-8783.

Code Blue, Holland, Mich., has completed its factory representation network. FCM Inc. will cover the southeast. Design Products Group will cover the northeast. One Volt Associates will cover the mid-Atlantic region. Bruce Dawson & Associates will cover the east central. Orman & Associates will be in charge of the north central area. The mid central area will be handled by Summit Sales and the south central region by I.D.M.C. Intermountain Marketing will be responsible for the Rocky Mountain region and Pacnor Marketing will cover the northwest region. Intelligent Systems Marketing will be in charge of the west central region. Seevid Inc. will cover the southwest and Access Direct will be responsible for the Canadian Provinces.

Allied Security, King of Prussia, Pa., has formed an alliance with PPM 2000, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to install incident reporting systems at all client sites. PPM 2000 has created IRIMS Express software for Allied Security clients so they can enter incident reports electronically.

IDenticard Systems Inc., Lancaster, Pa., presented its annual "Partner in Excellence Award" to Triangle Communications Inc., New Holland, Pa., a security dealer and installer. Triangle was one of seven dealers in IDenticard's nationwide network of 300 to be honored with the award for outstanding sales performance in the year 2000.

 
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