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November 2020 Industry News

ProdataKey (PDK) and OwnerGo, a Web-based lease management, communication, and organizational tool for multi-tenant properties, implemented a fully integrated solution for Freedom Heights and Lofts, a condominium community in Atlanta, Georgia. The platform provides enhanced security and convenient controlled access to all tenants and employees, while providing the homeowners association board members and property managers with the tools they need to efficiently respond to resident and property needs. The security interface controls 32 access points to external building entrances and common areas, as well as providing security management capabilities, reporting, and the ability to segment access to specific buildings by tenant.

Trinity Safety Group // Caliber Safety
The acquisition will allow Trinity to solidify its presence as a safety provider in certain areas of the United States.

Advanced Fire // CertaSite
Advanced Fire Company, Approved Fire Protection, and Advanced Fire & Security have merged to form Advanced Fire, a CertaSite Company.

Johnson Controls // Qolsys Inc.
The acquisition will enhance Johnson Controls’ global innovation platform in delivering next generation security and smart building solutions.

Allied Universal // Service Works Inc.
Allied’s acquisition of the security and IT infrastructure integrator will expand advanced technology services in the New York City region and nationally.

Arcules was honored with a 2020 Benchmark Innovation Award for its Arcules-XProtect Hybrid VMS Solution, winner of the Service-based Solutions category.

Cybersecurity service provider MindPoint Group was awarded a 10-year Cybersecurity Program Management Blanket Purchase Agreement contract on the unrestricted track from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Security Industry Association and the Electronic Security Association launched the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent, a new nonprofit aimed at promoting careers in the security technology and life safety industry.

Risk Assessment
Ontic partnered with SIGMA Threat Management Associates and WAVR-21 to help customers implement threat management plans.

Crisis Communications
A partnership between BlackBerry Limited and Vodafone produced BlackBerry AtHoc, an emergency alert and crisis communications solution that delivers real-time alerts.

GPS Tracking
Digital Matter and Icom Australia’s new 4G LTE two-way radios with GPS location tracking offer telephone-style full-duplex communications over 4G LTE networks.