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World Trade Center consulting firm acquired

Ross & Baruzzini buys DVS
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01/23/2015

ST. LOUIS—Ross & Baruzzini, based here, has acquired Ducibella Venter & Santore, a consulting firm currently working on the World Trade Center and the new Sandy Hook School.

DVS acquired by Ross & Baruzzini

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Every month, Security Systems News prints a feature piece titled Specifically Speaking, interviewing individuals who specialize in security consulting in order to get his or her perspective. News was made in that side of the industry recently when consulting firm Ducibella Venter & Santore was acquired by Ross & Baruzzini, announced on Jan. 8.

According to a recent press release from Ross & Baruzzini, the acquisition will bring added opportunities in areas of consultation, design, engineering documentation, construction supervision and final turn-over implementation for technical and physical security.

DVS is currently working on a variety of notable projects, including the World Trade Center, and the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn.

“DVS is extremely well respected in some very specialized security sectors that will allow us to expand our current security portfolio outside our existing markets.” Craig Toder, president and CEO of Ross & Baruzzini, said in a prepared statement.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new projects and growth opportunities. Becoming part of an international firm will strengthen the services offered to our existing clients in addition to allowing us to compete on a larger scale for full-service projects,” said Philip Santore, Senior Principal of DVS, in the same release.

DVS is based in Hamden, Conn., with a branch office in New York. Previously, the firm worked with the New York Stock Exchange, Madison Square Garden and the Bank of America headquarters near Times Square.

Ross & Baruzzini, headquartered in St. Louis, specializes in planning, design and consulting for the government, healthcare, and transportation markets among others.

Security Systems News will be following up with DVS to hear more about this acquisition and what it means for the industry. 

Diebold and DVS on when to use bleeding-edge technology

Kevin Engelhardt and Phil Santore say emerging technology has its rewards, but it also has risks
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02/15/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In deciding to use bleeding-edge technology, you need to eliminate legacy alternatives, weigh the risks and rewards, ensure all stakeholders are informed and aboard, and then proceed very, very carefully, according to Kevin Engelhardt, VP of security operations for Diebold, and Phil Santore, principal and managing partner for consulting group DVS.

TechSec 2012 preliminary educational program announced

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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—Details of the TechSec 2012 educational program were announced by conference organizers on Sept. 20, the second day of the ASIS show here.

Collaborating and constantly adapting: The World Trade Center security team at work

Diebold and DVS secure site for 10th anniversary observance on 9/11/11 and beyond
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09/08/2011

NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together.
They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common.

Former NYSE security exec on technology and business acumen

John De George reflects on lessons learned in career as integrator, security practitioner and consultant
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02/10/2011

NEW YORK—Even for a security practitioner whose education and work experience is based mostly in technology, being successful in the security industry is a balance of business sense combined with a touch of finesse, according to John De George.

DVS appoints Santamorena, DeGeorge

SSN Staff  - 
02/02/2011

NORTH HAVEN, Conn.--Ducibella Venter & Santore (DVS) on Feb. 1 announced the appointment of Frank Santamorena, PSP, as principal, with primary responsibility for the business development activities of the firm. It has also announced John DeGeorge, CPP, PSP, has joined as principal and vice president of consulting, effective January 1, 2011.

Specifically Speaking

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12/14/2010

Specifically Speaking is a new column featuring a Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Consultants are provided to Security Systems News by www.SecuritySpecifiers.com

Breaking new ground at the World Trade Center

SSN interviews WTC security director and security consultants on site
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11/04/2010

NEW YORK—Designing and building the security systems and security operation of the World Trade Center complex is a process that involves a staggering number of stakeholders.

 There are government entities, architects, engineers, contractors, and law enforcement—to name a few—and many of them have not worked together before.