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Midsized integrator AISG plans to double in size in five years

President Levy Acs says revenues could even quadruple to $100 million
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03/13/2013

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y.—American Integrated Security Group’s president, Levy Acs, says one of the most important factors in his system integration firm’s rapid growth has been patience.

Security-Net introduces certification course

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03/05/2013

EXTON, Pa.—Security-Net, an integrator based in here, is providing a project management course that allows two employees from each Security-Net member company to participate in an online training course, according to a company statement.

Unlimited Technology gets new CEO, chairman

Richard Rockwell, industry entrepreneur and investor, joins independent integrator
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02/20/2013

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa.—Richard Rockwell, who has run, invested in and sold a number of security companies, is the new CEO and chairman of independent integrator Unlimited Technology Inc.

Vector Security partners with Risk Management Services to improve loss prevention for national accounts

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02/19/2013

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security is teaming with Risk Management Services, a loss prevention service for business operators that do not have a related in-house department, to address the rise in employee theft among national account customers.

Is PSIM right for you?

SOPs must be in place, experts say
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02/13/2013

FORT LAUDERDALE—Is PSIM—a physical security information management system—right for your enterprise?

At ASG Security, hosted video is hot

Super-regional takes inspiration from the intrusion sales model
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02/13/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security is touting its hosted video offering as its “pathway out of analog.” In fact, its new ASG Video offering is taking off at such a rate that executives believe one year from now, the company’s sales force will sell only IP cameras—no analog at

Security expertise ‘not paramount’ for next Diebold CEO

Thomas Swidarski steps down amid poor earnings forecast
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01/24/2013

CANTON, Ohio—Diebold CEO Thomas Swidarski resigned Thursday and a search for a replacement is under way. In that search, security industry expertise may be a plus, but it is "not paramount," a Diebold spokesman told Security Systems News.

Focus on service at Tech Systems Inc.

Service calls monitored by senior staff
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01/23/2013

DULUTH, Ga.—Tech Systems Inc., a $35 million privately owned systems integrator based here, had a good year in 2012. Top-line revenue increased in the single digits, and bottom-line revenue grew by double digits.

Interface completes $230m refi, gets new $45m revolver

Imperial Capital advises, predicts more high-yield bond deals
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01/23/2013

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, based here, last week completed a $230 million bond deal and also secured a new $45 million revolver from Capital One.

SDI, Pro-Tec, and Premier Electric partner on airport job

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01/18/2013

MINNEAPOLIS and MELVILLE, N.Y.—System Development Integration, a systems integrator specializing in airport security technologies, will install a Verint systems to deliver the first phase of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport’s integrated video and information systems network surveillance system, according to a joint statement.

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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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