Aug 1, 2002 12:00 PM

L-3 Communications, New York, has acquired the Detection Systems division of PerkinElmer Instruments, Woburn, Mass. The new company will be named L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems. L-3 Communications has also announced that a voice and data security unit manufactured by its Communication Systems-East division, Camden, N.J., was certified by the National Security Agency. The certification supports the highest classification of government-secure communications.

Winsted Corp., Minneapolis, a manufacturer of modular consoles for the security and video industries, has acquired Technical Interiors, Atlanta, a console designer and manufacturer.

Identix Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., has completed its merger with Visionics Corp., Jersey City, N.J.

Pacom Systems Inc., Sarasota, Fla., an integrated security system supplier, has appointed Intercon Security, Toronto, ISR Solutions, Chantilly, Va., Eagle Integrated Systems, St. Louis, and ACP Engineering, Plainsville, Conn., to sell, install and support Pacom security systems.

Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Leadership Award for exhibiting world-class leadership and high standards in the U.S. Electronic Access Control System Market.

Zebra Technologies, Vernon Hills, Ill., has formed a strategic alliance with GenuOne Inc., Boston, to help companies protect their intellectual property. GenuOne is a member of Zebra's Systems Integrator (ZSI) Program.

Internet Security Systems K.K., Tokyo, a subsidiary of Internet Security Systems, Atlanta, has reached a distributor and OEM agreement with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, to resell ISS products and integrate its Real-Secure intrusion protection solution with Hitachi's system management software.

Vindicator Technologies, Austin, Texas, has relocated its corporate headquarters closer to the Austin International Airport to accommodate staff and equipment expansion.

ITI, a GE Interlogix company, North St. Paul, Minn., has chosen Eastern Distributing, Mahwah, N.J., to be an independent distributor of its security product line.

Checkpoint Systems Inc., Thorofare, N.J., has appointed George Off as interim chief executive officer. Off is a founder and former chief executive officer of Catalina Marketing Corp., St. Petersburg, Fla., and a 40-year veteran in the retail marketing industry.

Digital Security Controls Ltd., Toronto, is now part of Tyco Fire & Security, a division of Tyco Intl., Exeter, N.H.

GE Industrial Systems, Plainville, Conn., has agreed to acquire Kilsen, Barcelona, Spain, a privately-held fire detection and control systems company.

IR Recognition Systems, Campbell, Calif., the biometric component of IngersollRand's Security and Safety Group's Electronic Access Control Division, has partnered with Access Hardware Supply, San Leandro, Calif., to distribute IR biometric hand geometry readers. Access Hardware Supply has also added the VeriSeries line of security products manufactured by Bioscrypt Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, to its inventory. VeriSeries uses fingerprint and card identification technology.

Riptech Inc., Alexandria, Va., has announced it will support the host-based intrusion prevention solutions offered by Entercept Security Technologies, San Jose, Calif.

Scaletta Moloney Armoring, Bedford Park, Ill., has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State for the role of its armored vehicles in beefing up security following the two 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Brady Corp., Milwaukee, an international identification, safety, graphic systems and specialty materials manufacturer, has acquired Temtec Inc., Suffern, N.Y., a printing company that develops and markets products for security applications.

The Urbitran Group, New York, in an alliance with several independent security service providers, has created a division to offer products and services designed to enhance the security of public and private facilities, infrastructure and transportation systems.

VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a new General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, FSC Group 539. Vendors and products listed include Lenel Systems International Inc., Alvarado Security Gates, Talk-A-Phone and Silent Witness Enterprises Ltd.

Samsung Camera, Secaucus, N.J., has introduced its Dealer Rewards Program, which enables security equipment dealers to earn free electronics equipment with the purchase of any CCTV equipment manufactured by Samsung.

Instalink Inc., Baltimore, has announced the relocation of its corporate offices to St. Louis. In conjunction with the relocation, the company has joined forces with Digital Monitoring Products Inc., Springfield, Mo., to offer security and communication products to the metro-St. Louis and surrounding areas.

YSG Door Security Consultants, Monroe, N.C., finished second in the Volvo Ocean Race in the 64-foot sailboat sponsored by its parent company, ASSA ABLOY, Sweden.

Micro Key Software, Kissimmee, Fla., held its ninth annual users conference April 16-19 in Orlando. During the conference, Micro Key held a roundtable forum to discuss software and future releases and upgrades.

Kalatel, a GE Interlogix company, Corvallis, Ore., has announced Augusta Electrical Systems, Las Vegas, was selected as Kalatel's outside service depot, providing repairs, return merchandise authority and product replacement of Kalatel products.

Kroll Inc., New York, has acquired Crucible Security Specialists, Falmouth, Va., a provider of security training, consulting services and operational support to the U.S. government and corporations.

Fargo Electronics Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced that BIO-key Intl. Inc., Eagan, Minn., has joined the Fargo Technology Alliance, a global technology group that promotes smart card solutions. Imaging Automation, Bedford, N.H., has has also entered a joint marketing and product development partnership with BIO-key Intl., that will provide airports, airlines, border and seaport customers a platform capable of authenticating government-issued identification documents.

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