Wesley Harper, NVT’s Managing Director said, “We are deeply honored that our hard work in developing export markets has been rewarded with such a prestigious award. NVT’s commitment to export growth and its ability to succeed in new and emerging markets is a testament to the professionalism of the NVT team and their execution of a robust business plan.”
Since its arrival in the UK in 2000, NVT has been widely attributed as the driving force behind establishing the market for real-time, CCTV video transmission over unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable.
The review showed that of those present during a
house fire, 74 per cent thought they’d never experience a fire and 50 per cent said they had no house fire escape plan in place. And while 64 per cent said they’d established a house fire escape plan, 63 per cent had not practised it that year. Meanwhile, around 20 per cent of those surveyed never replaced the batteries in their home smoke sensors.
Total robbery (not street crime) is down by 12 per cent - includes robbery of personal property down by 11 per cent, and business property down by 25 per cent for April and May 2004 compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, residential burglary is down 9 per cent - that means 908 less household burglary victims.
The preliminary annual report is based upon information from law enforcement agencies that provided the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program with 6 to 12 months of data in both 2002 and 2003. In total, 11,921 agencies met the criteria to be included in the preliminary report.
In order to gauge the level and types of violent acts occurring across the Nation, the UCR Program tracks the offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; collectively, these offenses form the violent crime category. A comparison of current data to those from 2002 indicates a decline in such crimes nationally. Among the violent offenses, only murder showed an increase during 2003, rising 1.3 percent from the previous year. Of those violent crimes that showed declines, aggravated assault had the largest drop at 4.1 percent; forcible rape and robbery each declined 1.9 percent from the prior year’s data.
A member of the judging panel said, “...what iOmniscient has to offer is years ahead of anything else we have seen to date." He went on to say that “...organizations should consider it their Duty of Care if they decide not to implement technology like this that could avert a disaster. People would tend to ask why an inexpensive but effective technology has not been deployed especially where innocent lives or major assets are at risk”.
The award was presented for the uniqueness and innovation of iOmniscient’s “Genius” product range. These products can detect if objects are placed in or removed from very crowded scenes (even when they are significantly obscured – hidden for a period of time) and can provide timely information to security officers, directly preventing disasters and major thefts from occurring.
Pauline Norstrom, Marketing Manager at DM, said: "We are delighted to have been acknowledged in this way, particularly as the companies who receive the awards are both nominated and voted for by security installers - the people who really know about the level of service on offer. DM's products already enjoy an unrivalled reputation for reliability and user-friendliness in the UK. Having made significant levels of investment into market-leading customer service, it is gratifying to see that installers are also appreciative of the technical advice and expertise we share with our customers."
The Lenel OnGuard Total Security Knowledge Management Solution provides a comprehensive security solution to customers in a wide range of markets, including government, educational, healthcare, industrial, technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, finance, transportation and defense, among others. OnGuard offers a suite of seamlessly integrated applications, encompassing access control, alarm monitoring, identity management, physical asset management, digital video management, smart cards, biometrics and visitor management functionality. The key value of the OnGuard security platform is its ability to seamlessly integrate into all enterprise businesses and information infrastructures.
Through the strategic alliance, Diebold becomes a North America-wide Lenel value-added reseller, while Lenel gains access to Diebold’s robust network of more than 5,000 highly trained professionals in sales and service.
The Application Market Penetration Leadership Award recognized Recognition Systems’ strong market presence in the biometrics industry and its effective penetration into the physical access/time and attendance segment.
“Recognition Systems is not only a global pioneer and leader in the hand geometry biometrics segment, but has also successfully leveraged its diverse expertise to offer fingerprint products for access control applications,” notes Prianka
Chopra, industry manager with Frost & Sullivan.
“The reliability of Recognition System’s hand geometry technology coupled with its ability to meet the ever changing demands of its customers is reflected in the high degree of awareness and acceptance for its biometric solutions,” concludes Chopra. Recognition Systems also received the 2004 Technology Leadership Award in recognition of its pioneering role in the
The purchase price will be approximately $US5.65 million, subject to adjustments as of the closing of the transaction. The transaction is subject to customary conditions to closing next month. Both companies have agreed to consummate the sale as soon as possible. The two divisions being sold are SecurityandMore and Industrial Vision Source that largely comprise the company's DSG group. The two divisions had combined annual revenues of approximately $20 million in fiscal year 2003.