"The acquisition of Visonic strengthens the technology capabilities in our intrusion security portfolio and will enable us to enhance the solutions we can offer to our residential and commercial customers," said Mark VanDover, president of Tyco Security Products. "Visonic is an established leader in wireless security technology and its strong presence in the European security market complements Tyco's strength in the North American market."
Visonic operates a state-of-the-art design center at its headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, as well as a manufacturing center in Kiryat Gat, Israel. The company is active in more than 100 countries, with a strong presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The transaction is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. For more information, visit http://www.tyco.com/.
New York Roadshow A Crowd Pleaser
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution’s 2011 Technology Roadshows have been attracting hundreds of security professions. These one-day events educate attendees on the constantly changing technology impacting the video security market. The Sept. 7th NY Roadshow at The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel drew a crowd of over 100 and featured live demos, product seminars, networking opportunities with representatives from key manufacturers, and a vendor expo.
The day kicked off with a CEU Networking training session led by Jeff Stout, director of network solutions for Tri-Ed / Northern Video. “Our Technology Roadshows are a fabulous resource for customers,” notes Jeff. “The training seminars and product demos keep them abreast of the changing technologies impacting our industry, particularly within the video security market.”
Additional trainings throughout the day included presentations from ACTi, Bosch, Interlogix, Mobotix, Nuvico, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, SONY, GeoVision, and Vivotek. Other sponsoring manufacturers that took part in the Vendor Expo were Coleman Cable and Comnet. Some lucky prize winners during the Expo took home SONY cameras, a flat screen TV and a BBQ grill.
For more information please visit www.tri-ed.com.
Secura Key Celebrates 40th Year
Secura Key, Chatsworth, CA, is celebrating the company’s 40th year in business. Secura Key began manufacturing mechanical/magnetic Barium Ferrite insert readers for parking applications in 1971 in California’s San Fernando Valley. Secura Key invented Touch Card™ technology, which transformed the Barium Ferrite card into a digital technology. Wiegand-output Touch Card™ OEM readers kept large Cardkey and CASI-Rusco systems running for many years at major corporations like FedEx and Ford Motor Company. Secura Key used the Touch Card™ technology to build the simple, reliable 26SA and 28SA Plus Standalone readers, which were widely used by major Telephone Entry System OEMs for many years for gate and parking applications.
Secura Key later developed proximity and contactless smart card readers, keypads, control panels, and Access Control Software. Secura Key was one of the first companies to make contactless smart card readers for access control applications. They also sell RFID products (readers and transponders) for large non-access control applications, including loyalty, membership, asset tracking and process control applications.
Secura Key has a complete in-house card manufacturing and 4-color digital printing facility, and is capable of producing most major card technologies, including Wiegand, BaFe, Proximity, Mag Stripe, Contactless Smart Cards (including TI, Mifare, and DESfire technologies) UHF, and multi-technology cards. Secura Key has designed and built most of its production equipment and manufacturing automation with internal resources.
For more information, visit http://www.securakey.com.