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Firstline outgrows headquarters

Integrator moves to larger HQ, and larger facility in San Diego, sets sights on being $25m company
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08/14/2014

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Systems integration firm Firstline has more than doubled in size since 2009, and company founder Steve Morefield anticipates that growth to continue.

College goes with mobile security for graduation

CCNY uses IPVideo mobile command to secure 7,000 in open-air event
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08/06/2014

NEW YORK—City College of New York expected 7,000-plus people to attend its outdoor graduation ceremonies held in a parking lot this past May. Security across the campus, which spans several blocks, was in place but not for a crowd of that size in one spot.

S2 expands channel partner program

New marketing efforts to support company’s transition to all-online order entry, product life cycle and training
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08/06/2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—In what S2 Security CEO John Moss is calling the “final frontier to professionalize this business,” the integrated physical security systems provider announced that it is expanding its channel partner program with new marketing efforts.

Ray Dean joins MSA Systems Integration

Dean will work internally with MSA SI staff and externally with manufacturers, consultants
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07/23/2014

NEW YORK—Ray Dean, who was most recently with Stanley Security, has joined MSA Systems Integration here as SVP.

Feenics ‘built by a VAR for VARs'

Paul DiPeso heads up new cloud-based access control company
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07/18/2014

OTTAWA—Feenics, a new cloud-based access control platform launched earlier this year, has named Paul DiPeso as VP and GM, and is attracting the attention of some integrators who are demoing or getting ready to install Keep, which is Feenics’ first product.

ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

Super-regional now has RMR of $1.2m in South Texas
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07/16/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.

“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

ADT Small Business specialization continues

Luis Orbegoso announces new video storage solutions
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07/02/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, which announced in April that it is going after small business,* has two new video offerings for its small business clients: hosted video with cloud storage and, for onsite storage, “smart” DVRs.

Force Security: Audio and video verification essential

DC-based commercial security company grows with verified systems
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07/02/2014

MANASSAS, Va.—Force Security president Ken Kocher is a former cop who believes audio and video verification are essential elements of an effective security system.

Report: 68 percent want to use security cameras for operational improvement

Top ways companies want to use video are to increase sales, employee productivity, liability protection
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06/25/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—More than two-thirds of companies plan to use video surveillance security systems for operations improvement as well as security in the future, according to a new report released June 25.

Carolina Security Group aiming for super-regional status

New 'turnkey' security company is in the market for acquisitions
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06/11/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Industry veteran Jeremy Brooks announced this week that he’s launched Carolina Security Group—a new security company with aspirations to become a super-regional.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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