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G4S Technology creates new service and maintenance division

New G4S president Sam Belbina says goal is to derive 40 percent of revenue from service within 18 months

OMAHA, Neb.—With the goal of increasing the percentage of revenue it derives from services from 25 to 40 percent, G4S Technology, a national systems integrator and project management company for electronic security systems and communication networks, has launched a new division.

Convergint acquires FSC

Purchase adds girth in Eastern Canada, new focus on managed services

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—In addition to beefing up its presence in Eastern Canada, Convergint Technologies’ Dec. 2 acquisition of Future Security Controls (FSC) brings new managed services capabilities, a specialized monitoring center and new federal government clients.

Universal acquires THRIVE Intelligence

Company plans to offer latest in video monitoring across the country

SANTA ANA, Calif.—When a crime has occurred, scanning through video afterwards can help document the incident and identify a suspect. But analyzing live video can prevent a crime from taking place or stop one while it’s happening.

Kratos wins $4.25m in integration awards


SAN DIEGO—The Public Safety & Security Solutions division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will design, engineer, deploy and integrate surveillance, analytics, access control and other security system components in the new World Trade Center, the company announced Dec. 3.

G4S announces new executive lineup


OMAHA, Neb.—Systems integrator G4S Technology has made some organizational changes in its executive team that it says are strategic to its growth.

Universal Protection Security Systems acquires, expanding its capabilities


SANTA ANA, Calif.—Universal Protection Security Systems has announced the acquisition of video security services provider THRIVE Intelligence—allowing Universal Protection Security Systems to expand its surveillance offerings.

Kastle Systems acquires monitoring station, Mutual Central Alarm Services from ADT

Deal adds 4,000 customer sites, Stat-Land Security Systems and UL-listed Five Diamond Certified monitoring station

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International added 4,000 customer sites and a new, highly specialized UL-listed Five Diamond central station in New York City with the Nov. 21 acquisition of Mutual Central Alarm Services and Stat-Land Security Systems from ADT.

Total Recall secures Lady Liberty

$4 million project was donated by Total Recall, with help from nine tech providers

NEW YORK—It took systems integrator Total Recall more than one year to get government approval to donate a leading edge security system to protect the Statue of Liberty.

Military vet heads Crescent’s Dallas office


DALLAS—U.S. Army veteran Marcus Pierre has been tapped to head the new Dallas office of Crescent Guardian, a security integration firm that also offers guard services, the company announced Nov. 12.

Comtronics increases revenues 23 percent with KPIs

Key Performance Indicators bring increased profits for Michigan installer and Honeywell CSS dealer

LOS ANGELES—Comtronics CEO John Campau is a KPI evangelist these days.



SSN News Poll November 2015

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