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What integrators large and small need to know about APTs

An IP camera at a convenience store could be a gateway to a larger target

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—An outdoor IP camera may not be the easiest or most obvious entry point for a global cyber gang trying to hack into a corporation, but it could certainly could be—and systems integrators, security directors and manufacturers all have a role to play in ensuring that physical security systems are not vulnerable to hacks, according to experts who spoke at TechSec Solutions on Jan. 29.

Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

TechSec panelists seek proactive information, follow-up

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities’ business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week.

Specialty retailer opts for DTT for ‘better grasp’


LAS VEGAS—A Florida-based Edible Arrangements franchisee is the latest specialty retailer to move to DTT Surveillance, a manufacturer and integrator based here, for digital surveillance and managed loss prevention.

TycoIS, ISC lawsuits settled

Integrated Security & Communications opens new office, plans to open at least four more, moves infrastructure to the cloud

HAMILTON, N.J.—A lawsuit involving integration giant TycoIS and Integrated Security & Communications over alleged employee poaching and trade secrets stolen has been settled, Michael Thomas, ISC CEO told Security Systems News.

ADS buys in Wisconsin

Deal brings $15k in RMR

AURORA, Ill.—With its acquisition of Apex Alarm Systems, Alarm Detection Systems deepened its presence in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, while bolstering the services available to Apex’s customers.

Securadyne acquires Intelligent Access Systems

Startup integrator now has revenues of $70 million and 300 employees

CARROLLTON, Texas—Securadyne Systems took a giant step toward becoming a national integrator with the acquisition, announced today, of Intelligent Access Systems (IAS), one of the most successful and rapidly growing regional integrators in the country.

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.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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