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ADT completes acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security

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12/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has completed its acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security, a commercial fire, life safety and security services and portfolio company of Comvest Partners. In October, ADT entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boca Raton, Fla.-based Red Hawk Fire & Security for $317.5 million in cash.

Kastle Systems International appoints new CEO

Haniel Lynn speaks with SSN about his plans for continued growth of company
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12/05/2018

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services based here, recently announced the appointment of Haniel Lynn as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018

John Cerasuolo has a positive outlook for 2019
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12/03/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer accounts of A-Sonic Guard Inc. in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth acquisition for ADS in 2018.

Women in Security: Susan Hunter of Security 101

Hunter says industry has come a long way, but there’s still work to be done
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11/27/2018

NORFOLK, Va.—Susan Hunter opened the Security 101 Hampton Roads office in 2013, drawing on her experience as a data analyst in the Air Force. Her military background and the skills and IT knowledge she gained while serving has helped in her role leading a highly successful Security 101 franchise location here, focused on commercial system integration from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.

Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

Allied Universal hires new CFO

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11/20/2018

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, has named Andrew Vollero its new chief financial officer. Vollero will replace Bill Torzolini, who will retire in 2019, after serving 15 years in the role.

Cook Security Group completes new headquarters

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11/20/2018

PORTLAND, Ore.—Cook Security Group in early November announced the completion of its new headquarters based here. The three-story, 27,000 square-foot facility consolidates the company’s three previous buildings, includes CSG’s network operations center and will house 150 of the company's more than 300 employees.

PSA TEC 2019 program and agenda announced

New changes include a full day of dedicated exhibit hours March 14
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11/20/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global security and systems integrator consortium, announced the education lineup, conference agenda and a new exhibit showcase date for TEC 2019 to be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver.

Bates Security expands with HITEC Security buy

Deal adds more than 600 accounts, talent to ABCO Security office
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11/14/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security LLC, a commercial and residential security company based here with branches in Prestonsburg, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla., announced the recent acquisition of HITEC Security of Pikeville, Ky. The deal adds more than 600 accounts to its customer base in Prestonsburg, where Bates does business under the ABCO Security name.

Convergint acquires SI Technologies

Company fits culturally and geographically, filling a need in the Northeast
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11/14/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently acquired SI Technologies Inc., a full-service provider of integrated security solutions headquartered in Albany, N.Y., with additional locations in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y. The company specializes in strategic commercial customers, with a large presence in the government sector.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?