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July/August 2021 Industry News 


Interface Security Systems announced that restaurant chain El Pollo Loco is relying on its managed video verified alarms and intrusion alarm monitoring. The system allows restaurant security to detect intrusions and minimize false alarms. The service included replacing outdated alarm systems with new ones, plus Interface’s 360 Alarm Maintenance Service, which ensures all maintenance issues involving duress buttons, connectivity, or the alarm panels are addressed. Annual technical inspections ensure the alarm systems always remain operational. A pilot project revealed that with every alarm event, Interface’s remote monitoring team would verify whether the alarm required a call to local law enforcement. Only 5 percent of such events required police involvement, while the rest were false alarms, saving El Pollo Loco thousands of dollars by cutting down false alarm penalties and associated costs.


Appsian Security & Xpandion
Appsian’s acquisition of the company will provide an integrated approach to automating authorization lifecycles and controlling access to sensitive business data.

MG Companies, LLC & INTA Technologies Corporation
The acquisition advances IMG’s growth plan and customer diversification in target sectors, as well as enhancing manufacturing.

Hexagon AB & CADLM SAS
Hexagon will use CADLM’s products and processes to improve product design innovation, manufacturing productivity, and product quality.

HelpSystems & Beyond Security
The acquisition allows HelpSystems to expand its infrastructure protection portfolio, which already includes Digital Defense, Core Security, and Cobalt Strike.


SecurityHQ received a 2021 IBM Beacon Award in the Outstanding Security Solution category for its Incident Management & Analytics Platform, in recognition of its use of IBM technology to innovate a solution for clients.


March Networks will provide mobile surveillance for the California Transportation Agency’s fleet of more than 400 buses and up to seven years of cloud-based monitoring services.


Gilbane Building Company selected AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System to deploy at the new Hines 100 Mill commercial high rise in Tempe, Arizona.


Smart Cars
Vehicle cybersecurity provider AUTOCRYPT partnered with SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence to prioritize research and development in securing connected and autonomous vehicles.  

Digital Forensics
MSAB and Detego announced a strategic partnership that will offer users a site to acquire data for both mobile and computer analysis, plus a complete end-to-end suite of modular digital forensics tools.

XM Cyber entered into an agreement with Spire Solutions, allowing for expansion into Israeli and Middle Eastern markets.