Security Systems News

MAR 2018

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briefs march 2018 SE c U r ITY SYSTE m S NEWS suppliers 24 By Spencer Ives N I C H O L A S V I L L E , K y. — Sargent and Greenleaf, a sub- sidiary of STANLEY Security and a manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems based here, named Keith Deaton as its new COO. Deaton officially started as the COO of S&G at the end of January. "I have had exten- sive experience with the business through varying leadership capacities over the last several years. So, I like to say 'I'm new to the role, I'm not new to the business,'" he told Security Systems News, adding that the company is "executing a seam- less transition in leadership." Resolution Products and ipDatatel announce new name and CEO HUDSON, Wis.—IPR Inc., the new name for ipDatatel and Resolution Products, which merged last year, has announced its new CEO, Brian McLaughlin, who will be responsible for all aspects of the busi- ness based here. "The board is delighted to have found an exceptionally experienced and suc- cessful executive to assume the leader- ship role for this world-class organiza- tion," Robin Pederson, chairman of IPR, said in the announcement. "Brian is join- ing our talented management team and will lead the recently merged company through its next phase of growth." Brian McLaughlin was most recently president of the Transportation Mobility division of Trimble, a global connected transportation technology company. Prior to Trimble, McLaughlin was president of PeopleNet, which he joined in 2001 and was acquired by Trimble in 2011. "It is a great honor to join this team of industry leaders," McLaughlin said in a prepared statement. "I look forward to applying my insights to driving IPR's vision, while increasing revenue and profitability for our independent secu- rity dealers and integrators. Providing the simplest and most complete solutions to help security professionals grow their opportunity is our number one goal." Russell Vail and Brian Seemann, founders of ipDatatel and Resolution Products respectively, remain on IPR's board of directors and will continue in key executive management roles. The newly merged companies provide dealers with a complete security solution ranging from wireless sensors to alarm communicators and standalone wireless alarm system. Guardian Protection chooses Qolsys panel SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technol- ogy, announced recently that Guardian Protection Services, a residential and commercial security provider based in Warrendale, Pa., has selected the IQ Panel 2 as its next generation platform following a one-year evaluation period. "We are honored to bring the IQ Panel 2 to Guardian's customers and dealers," Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of sales and marketing, said in the announcement. "As security and IoT converge, Guardian is perfectly placed to deliver this best-in- class, connected home solution to resi- dential, builder and small business seg- ments." The IQ Panel 2 implements end-to-end encryption, including cloud token authen- tication, the encrypted Qolsys S-Line sen- sors with backward compatibility to the standard 319.5 Mhz frequency, Z-Wave Plus by Sigma Designs, and Dual Path communication over cellular and Wi-Fi. Sargent and Greenleaf names new COO By SSN Staff CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia—In early February, Motorola Solutions announced its definitive agree- ment to acquire video surveil- lance and access control manu- facturer Avigilon. Avigilon later announced that its CEO and chairman of the board, Alexander Fernandes, is retiring following the deal. "This acquisition will bring Avigilon's advanced video surveil- lance and analytics platform to the rapidly evolving public safety workflow, while also expanding our portfolio with new products and technologies for commer- cial customers," Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions, said in a prepared statement. "Video can play a powerful role in creating safer cities and thriving businesses. It can serve as highly efficient 'eyes and ears' for monitoring a given location, and advanced video analytics can proactively alert officials to a perimeter breach or quickly find a person who left behind an object of interest." According to the deal's announcement, "Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will acquire all of Avigilon's outstanding shares for CAD $27.00 per share. The enterprise value of the transac- tion is approximately US$1.0 billion including Avigilon's net debt." Avigilon, about one week after Motorola announced its intent to purchase the company, outlined some changes to its leadership team, including the retirement of Fernandes. "I'm very proud of what we've accomplished at Avigilon, grow- ing from a start-up to become an industry leader," Fernandes said in the announcement of his retirement. "Avigilon has a strong and proven leadership team, and I'm confident about the company's future." Ric Leong also resigned as Avigilon's chief financial officer, effective immediately. "Being Avigilon's CFO has been a tre- mendous experience, and I've greatly enjoyed working with Alex and the leadership team over the past several years," Leong said in a prepared statement. "I'm in full support of the acquisition and look forward to Avigilon's success with Motorola Solutions." Samuel Cochrane, Avigilon's senior vice president of finance, has been promoted to chief finan- cial officer and will stay on with Avigilon after closing. SSN Deaton started in the securi- ty industry by being recruited by Ingersoll Rand, and worked with the company for about six years. I n 2 0 1 0 , D e a t o n j o i n e d S t a n l e y B l a c k & Decker in an opera- t i o n s f i n a n c e ro l e f o r t h e c o m p a n y 's mechanical solutions business unit, which was sold to dormaka- ba at the end of 2016. Deaton became the CFO of S&G in early 2017 and also served as the interim CFO for STANLEY's Canadian automatic door and electronic security business from mid-2017 to the end of the year. T h e n e w r o l e a t S & G expands the scope of his lead- ership, Deaton noted. "It's really being not only involved in leading those day-to-day operations—all of the way from the front end of the business, through the manufacturing and fulfillment part of the business—it's also really working to set strategic direction for the business," he explained. One of the commonalities in his new position is the similar focus on innovation, Deaton said. "We're focused on innovation as an enter- prise," he said. "S&G is about a 160-year- old business, and … it has just amazing brand equity and loyalty really across this high security space," Deaton said. S&G serves financial, com- mercial, retail, residential safes and residential mechanical security markets. SSN and receive more accurate notifications when intrud- ers have entered a property, climbed a wall or crossed a border. SmartBullet features and capabilities include a full-metal armor exterior that is rated IK10 for high impact resis- tance, and an adaptive design that allows the SmartBullet to be configured for different customer needs. Available con- figurations at launch include an LED torch for floodlight illumination and infrared (IR) for visibility up to 160 feet. Guan said the company is also working on adding a long-distance microphone as a future add-on. "To date, the majority of security cameras on the mar- ket are lacking high video resolution, data processing capabilities or have weak exte- riors. SmartBullet is the perfect solution to this market-wide problem," Guan said in the announcement. "It is capable of processing more streams at better resolutions and adap- tive, transformative design makes it right for all sorts of different environments. Additionally, SmartBullet seamlessly integrates with Umbo SmartCloud and Umbo Light services for the best user experience in the industry." Guan also pointed out that the new camera was designed with integrators in mind. In 2017, Umbo partnered with PSA Security Network, a global security and systems integrator cooperative. "We go direct to the integra- tor, so we don't go through distribution, and we spend a lot of time working with inte- grators," he explained. "We actually have two different software solutions, one for the user and one for the integrator. Our software for integrators gives them a control panel so they can see what is going on with each of their customers, alerting them to any support tickets or problems with any cameras. We actually built that for the integrator." The user can also use a tool called Support Mode, which gives the integrator temporary access to their system to provide help, he added. Guan said that he is excited to highlight the new camera, as well as its yet-to-be-released new AI software that "is some- thing that no one has ever seen," at upcoming conferences including PSA TEC and ISC West. SSN Avigilon to be acquired by Motorola Solutions Umbo's AI-based camera Keith Deaton talks with SSN about his expanded leadership role at the company Continued from page 1 Keith Deaton "I have had extensive experience with the business through varying leadership capacities over the last several years. So, I like to say 'I'm new to the role, I'm not new to the business." —Keith Deaton, Sargent and Greenleaf

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