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New president, new office for Tech Systems

Wayne Smith assumes presidency as part of ESOP plan
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11/24/2015

ATLANTA—Tech Systems has completed its transition to an employee-owned company and has named Wayne Smith president. Plans are underway for the systems integrator to open a "FOCUS Fusion Center" nearby in Buford, Ga.

Making Dakota Security a finely tuned machine

Bethany Taylor says process improvement and efficiency at the systems integrator means ensuring all the ‘parts and gears’ work smoothly
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11/17/2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Her title is director of operations for systems integration firm Dakota Security, but Bethany Taylor likens her job to being a mechanic who does “regular maintenance and inspection of the business.”

Minuteman acquires in N.H., sets sights on N.Y.

New England regional integrator expects to grow revenues from $16m to $23m over next year
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11/11/2015

ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies has acquired Concentric Security Resources of Manchester, N.H., bringing the regional systems integrator “an anchor” in New Hampshire, technical talent and some major health care customers.

Securitas set to acquire Diebold division for $350m

Diebold to focus on self-service industry, it says
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10/26/2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Securitas has agreed to buy Diebold’s North America-based electronic security division for $350 million. The divestiture by Diebold is aimed to better position it to pursue growth in the self-service industry, it said.

MSA Systems Integration is Access Systems Integration once more

Newly independent integration company will focus on national accounts
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10/21/2015

EATONTOWN, N.J.—MSA Systems Integration, which became independent in April, has decided to return to its original name: Access Systems Integration.

Stanley president Jim Cannon talks vertical markets, insights, standards

Cannon would like ‘one-third of future recruits to come from the military’
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10/07/2015

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Now in its “post acquisition chapter,” Stanley Security is making progress on its vertical market strategy and other internal performance and hiring initiatives, according to Stanley Security president Jim Cannon.

TycoIS to launch worldwide network of centers

National Center of Excellence in Colorado now open, is first of several planned centers
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09/23/2015

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
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09/11/2015

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'
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09/02/2015

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
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09/02/2015

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.

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