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The security industry gives back

Twenty-three percent of companies reward employees for volunteering

YARMOUTH, Maine—Systems integration firm SSI founded Allegiant Giving to aid veterans and residential security company Alliance Security donates systems to domestic abuse victims. SSI and Alliance are not alone in their charitable efforts—Security Systems News’ latest News Poll shows 89 percent of responding companies involve themselves in charities.

Private equity firm buys Ackerman Security

In its first security industry investment, Toronto PE goes for super-regional

TORONTO—Imperial Capital Group of Toronto has acquired super-regional Ackerman Security.

Ackerman Security donates to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


ATLANTA—Ackerman Security has donated $5,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter.

Ackerman sponsors benefit radiothon


ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems was a sponsor of the Atlanta-area “12 Hours of Hope,” a radiothon that raised $146,822 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the company announced Dec. 16.

Ackerman receives Medal of Valor at Honeywell Connect


ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems received the Medal of Valor Award at Honeywell’s Connect 2013 annual meeting, the company announced Nov. 14.

Ackerman aids Georgia family


ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems has partnered with WSB and TrustDale to aid a local family’s transition to a new home, according to a company statement. Ackerman will donate a security system on behalf of the partnership.

Ackerman Security closes $75 million credit facility

Company says the new financing will help it realize its goal of doubling its revenue over the next five years

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems announced this week that it closed a new $75 million credit facility.

Ackerman launches five-year plan

The Atlanta-based super-regional moved outside of Georgia for first time in 2010, plans to do it again within the year.

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems has a new president, plans to expand to a new market within about a year, and has revealed an ambitious new growth plan that calls for doubling its revenue over the next five years.

Ackerman aims to grow

Super-regional to add employees, grow commercial biz

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security, which in August moved into brand new headquarters here, expects to add another 65 employees over the next year—through organic growth. It will also beef up its commercial business in the Washington, D.C. area.

Ackerman’s new branch office in Washington corridor a success


ATLANTA—Just five months ago, Ackerman Security Systems opened a new branch in Maryland to serve customers in the Washington, D.C. area. Now, the office is doing so well it has doubled its staff and the company is making future plans for other offices in that corridor.