Dec 1, 2002 12:00 PM

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TSSI, Swindon, U.K., Texas Instruments Radio Frequency Identification Systems (TI-Rfid), Dallas, and Third Millennium, Pontypool, U.K., have joined forces to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) and fingerprint recognition solutions to manufacturers and integrators of access control and user authentication systems. The Databac Group, Surrey, U.K., has added the Verid+ family of fingerprint verification units to its product range, following a distribution agreement with TSSI, Swindon, UK.

Diversified Security Solutions Inc., Saddle Brook, N.J., has acquired Corporate Security Integration LLC, Phoenix, a private company with a project currently under way to provide security systems at the Scottsdale, Ariz., airport.

GE Interlogix, Austin, Texas, has announced the repositioning of its Sentrol sensor and detector line, including new pricing and re-branding of the line under the GE name. The Value Program is designed to give professional security dealers the same GE products at value pricing. Additionally, GE Interlogix has appointed Steve Long & Associates, Vancouver, Wash., as manufacturer's representative for the Fiber Options' security product line in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The company also has appointed Gulf Atlantic Marketing Group Inc., Oviedo, Fla., as manufacturer's representative for the product line in Florida.

IR Recognition Systems, Campbell, Calif., was confirmed as the world's largest supplier of biometric readers for access control and time and attendance applications by Frost & Sullivan's World Biometric Report 2002.

Secura Key, Chatsworth, Calif., and Texas Instruments Radio Frequency Identification (TI-RFid) Systems, Dallas, have agreed to a strategic relationship aimed toward establishing interoperability between their 13.56 MHz card and reader solutions that meet the ISO 15693 standard for access control applications. Also, Zebra Technologies, Camarillo, Calif., and TI-RFid Systems will collaborate to develop access control solutions integrating TI's line of 13.56 MHz RFID vicinity cards and readers with Zebra's Eltron-brand plastic card printers. Furthermore, TI-RFid Systems has authorized Lenel Systems International Inc., Rochester, N.Y., to resell its new line of 13.56 MHz RFID vicinity cards and readers for access control applications under the Lenel brand name.

ADT Security Services Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, has introduced ADT Select, a customer service Web site.

Westec InterActive, Irvine, Calif., has upgraded its Visual Communications Center (VCC) and hired industry veteran Cara Denecour to oversee its operations.

Ligouri Associates Inc., Napa Valley, Calif., has opened a regional office in San Francisco and hired former San Francisco Assistant Chief of Police and ex-Pinkerton Vice-President Frank Reed to manage it. The company offers security services including risk assessment, investigations, uniformed services, executive protection, special events and technical services.

Ortega InfoSystems Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has entered into a vendor agreement with Tyco Video Systems, San Diego, to provide digital video security solutions to Tyco's customers. Under the agreement, Ortega's building automation technology will supplement the current security features of Tyco's ControlZone integration security monitoring solution.

Communications Specialties, Hauppage, N.Y., has named Pro Rep Corp., Foster City, Calif., and PJS Communications, Valrico, Fla., as representatives of its line of fiber optic and computer video products.

cVideo Inc., San Diego, has announced that its digital video surveillance systems now integrate with access control systems from DSX Access Systems Inc., Dallas, to provide a more complete synopsis of facility access information.

Software House, Lexington, Mass., a part of Tyco International's Fire & Security Division, has announced that the integrated ActiveTag C-CURE system is now available through all authorized Software House dealers and corporate channels through a reselling partnership with AXCESS Inc., Dallas.

Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., and Lenel Systems International Inc., Rochester, N.Y., have formed a strategic alliance to market IT-based solutions that afford large enterprise clients a method of managing security at multiple facilities.

Vigilos Inc., Seattle, has finalized a distribution agreement with Datacard Group, Minnetonka, Minn., to resell Vigilos' Avanta security integration software. Avanta software manages data from CCTV cameras, access control and intrusion systems.

Tom Rankin has announced the founding of Alliant Protection Services, Burbank, Calif., a regional security alarm operating company.

DynaLock Corp., Bristol, Conn., has appointed Envisage, Fullerton, Calif., as its sales representative in southern California.

Detection Systems Inc., Fairport, N.Y., and its Radionics division, Salinas, Calif., are uniting under the name of Bosch Security Systems, to provide electronic security systems and components.

Argus Services Inc., Spokane, Wash., has joined TransNational Security group LLC, Nutley, N.J., as an associate member.

Dortronics Systems Inc., Sag Harbor, N.Y., has appointed Central Electronics Sales Co., Royal Oak, Mich., as a manufacturer's representative.

Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, Morristown, N.J., is giving partner company Omnitek, Oak Creek, Wis., access to reader technology from Inside Contactless, Aix-en-Provence, France, to develop smart card readers based on its secure contactless chips.

Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, Morristown, N.J., has licensed video surveillance technology from IndigoVision Group plc, Edinburgh, U.K. Honeywell ACS gains access to IndigoVision's VideoBridge technology.

Datacard Group, Minnetonka, Minn., has unveiled a new feature that will allow its printers to read facility codes and ID numbers stored on proximity cards while photos, text and other identity elements are being printed on the cards. The printers and plug-ins are compatible with standard proximity cards from HID Corp., Irvine, Calif.

Group 4 Securitas Technology Corp., Torrance, Calif., and Digital Monitoring Products, Springfield, Mo., have integrated their products for information-sharing security and access control solutions. The integration eliminates the need for separate access control and intrusion alarm systems.

Siemens Building Technologies, Buffalo Grove, Ill., has opened a new Central Monitoring Station (CMS) in Dallas.

Vance International Inc., Washington, D.C., has begun the Vance Transportation Security Service in Mexico City, which combines GPS and mobile communications technologies with security protocols to mitigate risks associated with cargo transportation in Mexico.

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