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Industry News: A Monaco Arts Facility Seeks Security and Seamless Visitor Experience

Preserving Art, Protecting Patrons

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) selected i-PRO multi-sensor and fisheye security cameras to improve visitor safety while protecting the venue’s priceless artworks. The facility hosts more than 100 different events every year, drawing in more than 250,000 visitors annually, so when it wanted to improve its security infrastructure, it also wanted to ensure a seamless and secure experience for guests during high-profile events. With the installation of more than 100 new cameras (which included advanced AI-based analytics), GFM’s security team can monitor activity throughout a large room while also able to focus on precise areas of interest, and all with fewer cameras than before.

­Mergers and Moves

ADT Commercial//GTCR

After private equity firm GTCR acquired ADT Inc’s commercial security and fire segment, ADT Commercial announced that it will move forward as a standalone organization, rebranding as Everon. 

IDEC Corporation//ez-Wheel

IDEC acquired 80 percent of shares in ez-Wheel SAS, a French company that developed the first self-propelled wheel in 2010 and an autonomous wheel in 2021. The acquisition will expand IDEC’s research into mobility and safety solutions, such as automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots for warehouse facilities.

Assa Abloy//Securitech Group Inc.

Assa Abloy’s acquisition of Securitech will allow it to expand its U.S.-portfolio offerings, including in education, critical infrastructure, government, behavioral health, and other markets.


GF Piping Systems—a flow and piping solutions provider for transporting fluids—won silver in the 2023 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award for its image movie, “Trust is Everything,” part of a global marketing campaign on how customers are leaning towards sustainable and innovative solutions.

ResponderLink received two gold awards from Campus Safety & Life Safety’s 2023 Secure Campus Awards program—specifically for the Emergency Notification/Mass Notification and Fire/Life Safety categories.


Horton Automatics was selected by a major hospital to provide 125 commercial doors for a $182.5 million emergency department expansion project. The 40,000-square-foot expansion of Lancaster General Hospital is one of the largest in the history of the Pennsylvania hospital.

Blackline Safety secured a $3.5 million deal with an unnamed North American energy company to provide wearable safety devices for its workforce, more than 850 G7 bridges for improved satellite connectivity and communications, and more than 230 G7 docks for the wearable devices.


Compliance Training Group launched a new program, Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Training. Led by former FBI industry experts, the program educates participants on skills that can help survive a mass shooting.


Next-Gen Mining

VTT, Nokia, and Sandvik, along with other Finnish companies, collaborated on a research and development project aimed at creating and utilizing 5G private wireless networks and edge intelligence to support autonomous underground mining. The results of the project included solutions that improve upon virtual and dynamic safety zone elements, situational awareness, and control solutions for autonomous mining machines.

Patient Verification

HID and CERTIFY Health announced a new collaborative product—an integrated biometric platform using facial recognition to improve the patient’s experience and level of care.


Adaptiv Networks and Altaworx, LLC, announced a channel partnership that will allow Altaworx customers the opportunity to access cloud-based voice and data services, as well as SD-WAN solutions for single-site small businesses, multi-site enterprises, and remote home office workers.

Houses of Worship

The Community Security Service (CSS) and the Community Security Initiative (CSI) announced a partnership with the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest rabbinic inter-denominational body, that will increase communication and collaboration in securing religious institutions.

Penetration Testing

Foresite Cybersecurity announced a new partnership with, which will result in the integration of autonomous penetration testing technology with Foresight’s ProVision platform to generate insights on how customers can improve their security and reduce risks.

Management and Monitoring

Gallagher Security and Prosegur Security announced a strategic partnership that combines Gallagher’s physical access solutions with Prosegur’s hybrid security solutions to offer consumers a centralized platform for site management.

Access Control Integration

Milestone Systems and Genea announced an integration partnership, with Genea integrating Milestone Xprotect video management and Milestone Kite VSaaS. The integration allows Genea users a centralized security solution so teams can correspond video to access events, like a forced entry or a door left open.