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TycoIS to launch worldwide network of centers

National Center of Excellence in Colorado now open, is first of several planned centers

AURORA, Colo.—Systems integrator TycoIS has opened a new National Center of Excellence here as part of a larger plan to build a "global center of excellence network," Daryl Haga, director of Tyco's Global Center of Excellence, told Security Systems News. TycoIS will open two more centers by the end of the year and two more in 2016.

Johnson Controls to sell JCSS to Versar for $20m

McManus: JCSS will have a ‘better home’ at Versar

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—Johnson Controls (JCI), which has shed a number of businesses in recent months, on Sept. 4 signed an agreement to sell its specialized federal security integration business, called Johnson Controls Security Systems (JCSS), to Versar, a government-services business located here, for $20 million.

Strategic Security likes the simplicity of cloud

When you talk total cost of ownership 'a case can be made for cloud'

RALEIGH, N.C.—As Strategic Security managing partner Jay Slaughterbeck makes plans to grow his business and expand geographically, he’s undertaken an initiative to expand his cloud services.

Eyewitness Surveillance secures $15 million

Funding aimed at strategic growth, market penetration

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider and installer of video monitoring solutions for auto dealerships and metal recyclers, has received $15 million in new financing from The PrivateBank.

Haenggi takes on new role at Protection 1

Jamie Haenggi will oversee sales, marketing and customers operation for $600m full service security firm

CHICAGO—Full service security giant Protection 1, which was recently acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global, today announced that Jamie Haenggi has been promoted to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

Sticky bundle for LOUD

New program adds service revenue and stickiness for regional security company

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security is three months into its trademarked Life Safety Facility Manager program, adding service revenue and new “stickiness” to its commercial customer base, company owner and president John Loud told Security Systems News.

TycoIS to expand SMB operation to 10 new locations

Integrator launches new access control product aimed at small business

PHOENIX—TycoIS, which began its small businesses incursion in five markets last September, will have dedicated SMB teams in 10 new markets by the end of 2016.

ASIS: A show for integrators, too

End user networking, discussions on cybersecurity among offerings

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Integrators need to attend ASIS to network with security practitioners and understand emerging issues such as cybersecurity, said Howard Belfor, president of Belfor & Associates and council VP of ASIS.

Integrator SSI’s non-profit gives ‘freedom’ to veterans

Fast-growing integrator creates Allegiant Giving to support disabled veterans, ActionTrac chairs are key project

ROCKLIN, Calif.—His integration firm hit a major financial milestone and moved into a new 18,000-square-foot headquarters this year, but Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers would rather talk about his non-profit organization, Allegiant Giving, which supports disabled veterans.

SSI eyes $25m in revenue

Integrator’s goal is to be largest gaming integrator

ROCKLIN, Calif.—Systems integrator Surveillance Systems Inc. is exceeding revenue goals it set three years ago, now SSI president Todd Flowers says his focus is “to become the largest gaming integrator in the country.”



SSN News Poll November 2015

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