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ADT Cybersecurity joins with Arrow Electronics to expand its distribution channel

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02/21/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has teamed up with Arrow Electronics to further expand its distribution arm for its ADT Cybersecurity solutions.

Bates Security acquires ABCO Security

First buy following $10m credit facility allows company to expand into Eastern Kentucky
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02/21/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security, a commercial and residential security company based here with a branch in Florida, announced this week the recent acquisition of Eastern Kentucky-based ABCO Security from company founder Robert Welch. 

Allied Universal makes buy in Philly

Acquisition of Covenant Security Services broadens expertise in energy sector
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02/07/2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and one of the largest security forces in North America with more than 150,000 employees, on Feb. 5 announced the acquisition of Covenant Security Services Ltd., a Philadelphia-based security firm that is a division of Covenant Services Worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Convergint partners with Ares Management

Dan Moceri talks with SSN about what the financial deal means moving forward
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02/07/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently announced its new financial partnership with a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management, L.P., a global alternative asset manager with approximately $106 billion of assets under management. Convergint had been with Denver-based firm KRG Capital Partners since 2012, experiencing tremendous growth during that time.

Northland opens new office

CEO says Rochester is an ideal location to train the company’s future talent
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01/31/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Northland Controls, a global security systems integrator and managed services provider based here, recently opened a new office in Rochester, N.Y., which will be home to a technical training center with engineers focused on product testing and evaluation, as well as a redundant outsourced global security operations center (GSOC) to accommodate growing customer demand.

Consumerization comes to cloud

Cloud+ session addresses consumer expectations and interactions with cloud providers
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01/25/2018

AUSTIN, Texas—At Security Systems News’ third annual Cloud+, held here in late November, four executives addressed the consumerization of cloud—customers’ expectation of innovation and services on the consumer level elsewhere in their lives.

Kastle Systems acquires Urban Alarm

Deal expands company’s reach into the high-end residential market
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01/17/2018

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services, recently announced the acquisition of Urban Alarm, a local D.C.-based security provider.

Convergint acquires Genesis Security Systems

Deal expands the company’s expertise and service in the utilities industry
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12/20/2017

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced this week the acquisition of Maryland-based Genesis Security Systems, making it 14 acquisitions in 24 months for the global systems integration company based here.

PSA TEC 2018 conference program and agenda announced

Registration opens this month as show moves to Denver in mid-March
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12/06/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest security and systems integrator cooperatives, recently announced the education lineup and conference agenda for TEC 2018, which will be held March 12-16, 2018, in Denver.

VTI Security expands in Omaha

Company increases its office space from 800 to 5,000 square feet in the area
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12/01/2017

BURNSVILLE, Minn.—VTI Security, a national commercial integrator based here, is expanding its presence in Omaha, Neb., moving to a larger office and increasing its employee count in the area.

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