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PSA-TEC State of the Industry: The ‘brave and bold’ who invest in IT will thrive

Bradley, Boethel, Simopoulos share details of their IT investment strategies
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05/07/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Invest big in IT smarts and do it now. That is what executives from some leading systems integration firms—Securadyne, Advance Technology and Safeguard Security—say they’re working on at their own companies today.

Acquiring thy neighbor?

Best practices according to Jennings, Egan, Loud, Goldstein and Cerasuolo
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07/17/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—One of the best ways for security companies to build density is to acquire a local competitor, but there also are potential pitfalls when doing business in your backyard, according to five security company executives who have experience with these kinds of transactions.

ASAP getting closer to reaching ‘critical mass’

Central stations stepping up to speed alarm notifications to PSAPs
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02/01/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—After big strides in 2012 that put an array of technical and logistical challenges behind it, the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol is getting closer to reaching “critical mass” nationwide, according to ASAP proponent Ed Bonifas.

Safeguard makes acquisition

Super-regional completes tuck-in in Santa Fe
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04/18/2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Super-regional Safeguard Security has acquired New Mexico Security Services, headquartered in Santa Fe, N.M., Safeguard CEO John Jennings told Security Systems News.

Lessons from the recession

Safeguard Security’s John Jennings says even bad economic times can help prepare companies for growth
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11/29/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The economic recession took a toll on Safeguard Security, a family-owned, 50-year-old security company based here. Its annual revenues dropped from $34 million in 2008 to $29 million in 2010, company president John Jennings said. However, he said he expects Safeguard’s revenues to rebound to $30 million by the end of this year, and said the downturn provided important lessons for his company.

Staving turnover with HRGroup

Safeguard Security says 'it took the guesswork out of hiring.'
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11/10/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Several years ago Safeguard Security—a super-regional based here, was experiencing very high turnover in its central station. Working with a company called HRGroup, Safeguard learned how to recruit and hire the right people, not only for its central, but also for all areas of its business, Mike Bradley, president of Safeguard Security told Security Systems News.

State Systems adds sprinkler division

Company says sprinkler services answer customers’ demand for ‘one-stop shopping’
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05/05/2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—State Systems, a provider of life safety and security systems based here, has joined a small but growing trend in the industry: the addition of fire sprinkler division.