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Vector receives $300 million in credit

Company to repay existing credit and finance acquisitions
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12/07/2016

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security, a large residential and commercial security provider based here, recently entered into an agreement for a $300 million revolving credit facility.

Women in Security: The Protection Bureau, 40 years and going strong

SVP Karen Baker helps sustain family-run business
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11/29/2016

EXTON, Pa.—The Protection Bureau, a national security integration company based here, is a family-run business with more than 40 years of success serving both the residential and commercial security markets.

AFA Protective Systems acquires Pro-Tech Security

Deal adds nearly 400 accounts and more than $10,000 in RMR
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11/14/2016

SYOSSET, N.Y.—AFA Protective Systems Inc., a super regional alarm company based here, has acquired the alarm business assets of Pro-Tech Security Ltd., effective Nov. 1.

AISG acquires Raving Fan Technologies

Systems integrator expands its presence in Texas
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11/09/2016

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y.—American Integrated Security Group, a full service security systems integrator headquartered here, has acquired Raving Fan Technologies of Tyler, Texas, expanding its presence in the state.

Allied Universal acquires again

Second deal within a month further strengthens company’s Northeast footprint
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10/05/2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and security force in North America with more than 150,000 employees based here, has acquired FJC Security Services, a provider of uniformed security professionals based in Floral Park, N.Y.

CGL Electronic Security to grow national business

Integrator moves to larger HQ, hires industry veteran to lead initiative
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10/05/2016

WESTWOOD, Mass.—In an effort to grow its business nationally, security systems integrator CGL Electronic Security, Inc. recently brought on industry veteran John Nemerofsky as president of national programs, a newly created position for the company, and moved its corporate headquarters to a larger, state-of-the-art facility based here.

Bates Security opens Florida branch

Kentucky company enters new geography
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09/28/2016

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security, an alarm company based here and focused on central and northern Kentucky, opened a new branch in Jacksonville, Fla.

Strategic Security Solutions on track for big year

New business driving growth, increasing RMR potential
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09/21/2016

RALEIGH, N.C.—Jay Slaughterbeck, managing partner of Strategic Security Solutions, a security systems integrator based here, told Security Systems News that for 2016 the company “is on track to have our biggest year ever, and to exceed $6 million,” he said.

Allied Universal acquires Apollo International

Deal increases company’s footprint in the Northeast
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09/21/2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a national facility services company and security force with over 140,000 employees, has acquired Apollo International, a security company with corporate headquarters in Walpole, Mass., and a global office in New York.

ONVIF helps industry leverage standards

Recently released Profile Q addresses interoperability issues, functionality
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09/21/2016

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile Q, the specification that features quick and easy discovery, set-up and configuration of conformant devices as well as advanced security features.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?