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ADT acquires I-View Now to further enhance professional monitoring services

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10/18/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a smart-home security provider serving residential and business customers, has taken another step to reduce false alarms and improve emergency response by acquiring I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service.

ADT continues its growth spurt

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

There’s been a lot of activity with ADT Commerical lately and it looks like the commercial side of business continues to grow organically and through acquisition. ADT Commerical recently acquired Design Systems Group and purchased Systems Group and Fusion Fire Protection to further broaden its commercial presence. In fact, ADT's commerial side of the business now accounts for nearly $1 billion in revenue.

Here’s a little bit about each of the acquired companies and what each company’s president has to say about the acquisition.

Systems Group is headquartered in Denver and provides commercial fire alarm detection, installation, inspection and maintenance services in Colorado. It was founded in 2004 and specializes in installation and service of integrated fire alarm, fire sprinkler, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and mass notification systems. 

“The team here at Systems Group has built a company admired and respected by the industry and customers alike,” John Ballman, Systems Group president said in the announcement. “Becoming a part of the ADT Commercial organization takes us to a higher level, both in terms of delivering for clients, and further achieving professional status for our employees.”

Fusion Fire Protection is headquartered in Hanover, Md. and serves the fire sprinkler systems needs of customers in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Established in 2015, in its short run, the company has earned the respect and loyalty of commercial customers. 

“Aligning with ADT Commercial reinforces our customer-centric commitment by strengthening and expanding our ability to deliver the most advanced technologies while still maintaining our agility and responsiveness,” Joe Roberts, Fusion Fire partner and president, said. 

Both companies are staffed by NICET-certified professionals enabling them to assist customers with design, project management, system installation, and testing, service and maintenance. 

“Systems Group in Denver and Fusion Fire Protection in Maryland represent the very best of the best in the fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and life safety arena, and illustrate our consistent dedication to best serve the needs of our mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers,” Dan Bresingham, executive vice president, ADT Commercial, expressed.

Existing customers of both Systems Groups and Fusion Fire Protection will continue to work with the same people they know and trust to manage their accounts, now with ADT Commercial’s added resources and reach. 

“The addition of these tenured, well-trained professional teams furthers our aim of offering an advanced suite of end-to-end solutions for security, life safety and fire,” Michael McWilliams, senior vice president field operations, ADT Commercial said. “Backed by the strength of a nationally recognized organization, these teams will be empowered by local leadership, and will continue to provide the level of service expected by their customers.”  

I wonder what ADT’s next move will be? Rest assured that you will be the first to know as I keep my eyes and ears open and on the pulse of this company.

 

ASSA ABLOY acquires LifeSafety Power

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09/04/2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—ASSA ABLOY has acquired LifeSafety Power, a leading U.S. supplier of smart integrated access control power solutions for OEMs, integrators and end-users.

B Safe Security acquisitions affect over 20,000 people in the Delaware/N.J. area

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06/25/2019

WILMINGTON, Del.—To further serve established and prospective clients, B Safe Security, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas that publicly does business as B Safe Security, recently announced its acquisition of Securitech, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. and DC Security Systems of Toms River, N.J.

Motorola acquires data and analytics company

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01/09/2019

CHICAGO—Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced recently that it has acquired VaaS International Holdings Inc. (VaaS), a data and image analytics company, for $445 million in a combination of cash and equity.

Red Hawk makes first acquisition

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02/17/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—In its first acquisition since it became an independent company in 2102, Red Hawk Fire & Security today announced the acquisition of Systems Sales Corporation.

B Safe buys two in New Jersey

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02/12/2016

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms, has acquired two companies in New Jersey: Cary Security of Fair Haven and Power Systems Security & Communications of Bay Head.

Siemens Security Products now part of Vanderbilt

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vanderbilt Industries on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of the Security Products business from Siemens.

The deal, announced in October, expands Vanderbilt’s footprint, R&D capabilities and product portfolio. The Siemens' division has been rebranded as Vanderbilt and is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Joseph Grillo, Vanderbilt managing director, spoke to Security Systems News in November about the deal. Here's a llink to that story where he said Vanderbilt will look for more acquisitions.

And here's a link to a story about proprietary versus open systems. It's based on a TechSec educational session that Grillo participated in.

In Monday's announcement, Vanderbilt said it will expand beyond its presence here in North America and in Europe and is particularly interested in South America and Asia Pacific.
 


The Security Products division brings with it access control, intrusion alarm and video surveillance products. Its brand names include: Aliro, Alarmcom, Bewator, Cotag, Europlex, SPC and Vectis. Vanderbilt plans to retain existing brand names.
 


In a prepared statement, Grillo said the company has "a commitment to reinvest at least 10 percent of our annual revenue into new research and development, and therefore, look forward to introducing new innovations that exceed industry expectations and drive sustained growth

Post acquisition, Intertech is $41m integrator

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Breaking news with afternoon from Pittsburg: Intertech Security, is now a $41 million integrator after the acquisition, announced today of Accent Electronic Systems Integrators, which is known as Accent ESI, a privately-held integrator based in Bridgeville, Pa.

The deal brings Intertech 40 new employees including Paul Caruso, an owner and principal manager of Accent ESI, who will become VP and GM of the Accent Division.

Former Accent ESI employees will continue to work from Accent’s  Bridgeville, Pa and Akron, Ohio office for the immediate future.

I have not had a chance to contact Ron Petnuch, president of Intertech Security yet, but he said in a statement that the companies have complementary capabilities. A company statement said that Intertech’s “expertise in integrated security systems combined with Accent ESI’s expertise in fire systems, sound systems, networks, audio visual and intercom systems provides additional opportunities and products for Intertech’s growing customer base in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Texas.”

The statement said that Accent ESI has a “strong presence in the K-12 education market and new construction market” and said “coupled with Intertech’s experience in the end-user, client service market will enhance Intertech’s continuing growth.”

Canon to buy VMS provider Milestone Systems

Milestone will operate as stand-alone division; Canon committed to open platform
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06/13/2014

LONDON—Camera manufacturer Canon announced today that it will acquire VMS provider Milestone Systems. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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