Industry News: MOD Pizza Flips for Video and Alarm Management
Restaurant Alarm Verification
When MOD Pizza decided to initiate an upgrade of its physical security infrastructure, it ultimately selected Interface Systems. The fast-casual pizza chain—which has more than 420 restaurants in North America and roughly 10,000 employees—consolidated operations with Interface to improve security while reducing false alarm costs by more than 95 percent and monthly subscription costs by more than 15 percent. The restaurants implemented Interface’s hybrid network video recorders, which can work with legacy camera and alarm systems as well as new IP cameras at new locations. The video-verified alarm solution allows for verification of every alarm event, translating into fewer penalties over false alarms while increasing employee confidence in the alarm system. Interface also deployed a cloud-based video management system to support surveillance and investigations at MOD Pizza locations.
Mergers & Moves
Detection Technology’s €12 million ($13.3 million) purchase of Haobo Imaging—an X-ray flat panel detector supplier—will expand the company’s range of products to all digital X-ray imaging detector technologies.
European business group Lyvia acquired IT Systems and Solution, giving Lyvia entry into the cybersecurity sector with roughly 80 employees and end-to-end cybersecurity and cloud solutions.
With the acquisition of SCADAfence—an operational technology (OT) provider and Internet of Things cybersecurity company—Honeywell will expand its product portfolio, especially within the Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity+ suite, allowing for end-to-end OT cybersecurity SaaS offerings.
Allegiant Fire Protection opened its second location in Valapraiso, Indiana, USA, in July 2023. The new location of the Endeavor Fire Protection subsidiary will offer services from experts who specialize in fire protection system inspections, maintenance, and more.
Intelligent Security Systems was honored with the Minority Owned/Diverse Exporter of the Year award in the first New Jersey International Trade Awards, hosted by the New Jersey District Export Council and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Centerra, a provider of essential risk management and mission support services, received a 10-year $1 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for managing safeguards and security measures at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
Batten Safe, a digital marketplace platform, is collaborating with Blink by Chubb to offer personal cyber insurance for phishing scams, ransomware extortion, cyber financial fraud, and providing concierge identity theft recovery services.
Metrasens, a detection systems solutions company, has partnered with Transparent BPO to provide its operating contact centers with Metrasens screening solutions that replace handheld metal detectors while protecting client data.
Identity One partnered with Convergint Federal to create a joint solution for a North Carolina military facility which makes the facility fully FICAM compliant through an updated physical access control system.
A strategic partnership between Speco Technologies and JVSG will provide customers with a user-friendly platform that combines Speco’s video surveillance technology with JVSG’s IP system design tool.