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Hackett Security expands to East Coast

Super-regional opens office in McLean, Va.
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06/17/2015

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security, a super-regional based here, opened its fifth branch office in McLean, Va., Michael J. Hackett, CEO of Hackett Security, told Security Systems News.

Bradley builds ECD Systems

MDU, health care and high-end commercial are building blocks for integrator
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06/09/2015

TEMPE, Ariz.—Systems integration firm ECD Systems is up and running in its new headquarters here, with a goal of moderate growth for its first couple of years.

Peace of Mind Technologies’ bold vision

Growing at 30 percent annually, integrator’s goal is to be No. 1 NYC integrator by 2020
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06/05/2015

NEW YORK—Peace of Mind Technologies’ CEO Jon Ecker has what he calls a “bold vision” for his systems integration firm: “We want to be the No. 1 security integrator in New York City in the next five years,” he said.

Condortech seeks hackers' perspective

Systems integrator creates testing lab, hires hackers to test cybersecurity of systems
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06/03/2015

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—Watching hackers demonstrate how easy it is to take over security cameras, SCADA and access control systems at the Black Hat hackers conference last year prompted Jorge Lozano, president and CEO of Condortech Services, to take action.

Protection 1 buys Cam Connections

Cam Connections has loss prevention expertise, many ‘leading business customers’
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06/02/2015

LAKELAND, Fla.—Protection 1 announced today that it is buying Cam Connections, (CCI) a full-service integrator based here. The acquisition comes in the midst of Protection 1 being acquired by Apollo Global Management, but it’s still closing deals on its own.

Apollo lands Protection 1, ASG

Whall: Combined company will be ‘a force in the marketplace’
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06/01/2015

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management is about to take one giant leap into security with its May 19 agreement to acquire Protection 1 and ASG Security.

Vista Security goes to Florida

Toronto-based integration and investigation firm to open new business on the Gulf Coast
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05/13/2015

INDIAN SHORES, Fla.—Vista Security & Investigations, a Toronto-based firm, is opening a new office here on the Gulf Coast this month.

PE firm wants to combine Protection 1 and ASG

Deal reportedly $2b, multiple would be higher than 50x
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05/12/2015

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management, a $163 billion private equity group, is in talks to acquire Protection 1 and ASG, with the goal of combining the two companies, a source close to the deal told Security Systems News.

Lanning illuminates simple cybersecurity step for integrators

Protocol 802.1x is easy way to protect customers, business
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05/06/2015

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Part of every integrator’s cybersecurity strategy right now should be a very basic step, configuring 802.1x on exterior cameras, according to Andrew Lanning, co-founder of systems integration firm IST, which is based in Hawaii.

MSA Systems Integration is independent—again

MidCap Equity Partners supports management buyout
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04/29/2015

EATONTOWN, N.J.—Jim Hennessy, who sold his systems integration firm to MSA Security in 2008, has repurchased the company with the help of other members of the management team and MidCap Equity Partners.

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SSN News Poll October 2015

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