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Modern System Concepts likes communicator

IP and cellular communications growing in popularity
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04/11/2012

LAS VEGAS—Phone lines were causing problems on a project that Modern System Concepts undertook to upgrade a utility provider’s fire systems, said Mark Popkowski, company owner and president. That’s why Popkowski said Modern, based in Katy, Texas, is turning to Fire-Lite’s IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicator as a solution.

ACA has new PE partner

Alarm company seals deal with Norwest Venture
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04/11/2012

MEDIA, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, a national alarm company with $3.7 million in RMR, has a new financial partner, Norwest Venture Partners, which manages $3.7 billion in capital, Amy Kothari, CEO of Alarm Capital Alliance, told Security Systems News.

Technology pays off in hands of techs, sales reps

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

There’s a growing trend in the security industry of companies leveraging the latest technology by putting it in the hands of their frontline employees out in the field.

Can Tweets hurt your central?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Social networking is a double-edged sword. It can be a boon to communication, but an ill-advised post can rebound to haunt you—and maybe your central—even if it’s quickly deleted.

So how do you manage the use of these sites and actually get them to help your business?

UTC sells fire and security branches to Comvest Investment Partners

Former ADT President Mike Snyder and former GE Security President Dean Seavers to run new business, Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S.
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04/11/2012

FARMINGTON, Conn.—Comvest Investment Partners on April 10 acquired the security and fire branch operations of UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

Gillmore Security acquires ABLE Security

Purchase will increase account total by 10 percent
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04/10/2012

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio—Gillmore Security, a full-service family-owned company based here, on April 5 made its largest acquisition with the purchase of ABLE Security & Automation Corp.

ESA launching Florida chapter

New chapter to focus on business development and lead generation for members
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04/09/2012

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association, based here, is launching a state-chartered chapter in Florida.

Integrator insights in Florida

AMAG Technology expands its specifier event to include integrators
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04/09/2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Access control and security management systems provider AMAG Technology expanded its annual consultant event this year to include a handful of select integrators.

Fire alarm + ECS = Award-winning combo

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Friday, April 6, 2012

I wrote recently about a new “all-in-one” fire alarm and emergency communications system just introduced by Silent Knight by Honeywell.

Tri-Ed/Northern acquired by private equity firm

Audax Group acquires, Comunale says goal is to build a 'billion dollar business in 3 to 5 years'
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04/04/2012

BOSTON—Audax Group, a $5 billion private equity firm based here, announced April 4 that it has acquired Tri-Ed/Northern Video.

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