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November 2019 Industry News


Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, announced that the New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA) in Massachusetts, USA, selected Avigilon video security solutions to help improve safety and reduce crime within its community of roughly 1,750 federal public housing units and 748 state-aided units, for a total of more than 6,000 individuals. To monitor 13 properties throughout the city, the NBHA deployed a complete Avigilon solution, including more than 125 cameras and the use of Appearance Search technology, which uses AI to help security officers quickly and easily sort through hours of video to find specific people or vehicles, proactively address crime and other security concerns, and increase the efficacy of NBHA’s security system.


CNL Software, a provider of physical security information management software, won the New Product of the Year Award from Security Today for its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution.


The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security is using Genetec Security Center to improve public safety and enhance citywide collaboration.


The Canadian government is assisting at-risk youth in Montreal by funding the SPHERES project with $2.2 million through the Exiting Prostitution Program of the National Crime Prevention Strategy’s Crime Prevention Action Fund.



UL and Viakoo will mitigate operational and cyber-hygiene issues in physical security systems.


Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Corporation were selected to help protect Georgetown County School District in South Carolina.


A partnership between BehrTech and Applied-IoT will provide improved communications technology and awareness of assets for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Mergers & Moves

Allied Universal & Midstate Security
Purchasing the Michigan-based electronic security and monitoring systems company supports Allied Universal’s plan to leverage technology across its business.

Mobileum Inc. & WeDo Technologies
The purchase of risk management and business optimization services company WeDo strengthens Mobileum’s presence to more than 30 global locations.

Everbridge & RiskBand
RiskBand’s integration allows Everbridge to expand its wearable device services, creating a more connected workforce, even for remote employees.

Exiger & Convergent Solutions
Exiger, which purchased the intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, and national security solutions company, will expand its proprietary AI products to the federal government.