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Facewatch affiliates with NAORCA

Collaboration could be key to group’s success, founder says
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08/18/2014

NORWOOD, Mass.—Facewatch has joined the National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association as a business affiliate, a union that a NAORCA founder hopes will propel the organization to speedier success.

Chui’s facial-recognition access control ‘hard to fool’

Aimed first at residences, new company wants to expand to commercial sector
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08/18/2014

DALLAS—Common Desk, a co-working space for freelancers, start-up companies, artists and others, has been testing a facial-recognition solution as a smart access control system to identify and track how and when members are using the facility.

S2 Security steps up marketing

Expanded channel partner program to support company’s transition
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08/18/2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—In what S2 Security CEO John Moss is calling the “final frontier to professionalize this business,” the integrated physical security systems provider announced that it is expanding its channel partner program with new marketing efforts.

Pivot3 closes $12 million round

Hyper-converged infrastructure provider adds new investor S3 Ventures, new CFO Mike Dansby
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08/18/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Storage provider Pivot3 on Aug. 7 closed a $12 million funding round that will be used for “product development, sales and marketing," according to Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash.

Family of slain child plans to sue housing authority over lack of surveillance cameras

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08/18/2014

NEW YORK—Insufficient security—the lack of cameras despite funding set aside for their installation—is to blame for the stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy in a New York City Housing Authority elevator in June, his family says.

Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

Senate committee wants to extend authorization interval proposed in House bill, which passed in July
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08/18/2014

WASHINGTON—Bipartisan cooperation and security industry feedback could help secure the passage of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards authorization bill before t

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