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Per Mar buys Streff, will offer customers new services

Tolliver touts 54 percent conversion rate, customers opting for interactive services
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11/12/2012

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services has acquired Streff Security of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brad Tolliver, VP of Per Mar’s Electronic Security Division, told Security Systems News that the 250 acquired accounts are 70 percent small commercial and include retail, manufacturing and convenience stores.

DVTel to bundle offerings for middle market

Company taking a look at partnership with Samsung as well
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11/07/2012

RIDGEFIELD, N.J.—To help propel DVTEL’s move “beyond startup mode,”  the privately held maker of security management software, known for its iSOC product lin

Koorsen on target for 23 percent growth

On margins, integrators need to charge for expertise provided, new president says
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11/05/2012

INDIANAPOLIS—Skip Sampson, newly named president of Koorsen Security Technology, a PSA Security owner, said this integration firm is having a very good year and is on target for 23 percent growth over last year.

Carter Brothers to build new security business with new partner

After selling its fire business to Tyco, Carter looks to collaborate with a cableco or telecom
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10/31/2012

ATLANTA—Now that he’s sold his fire business to Tyco, John Carter, president of Carter Brothers, plans to partner with a large company to provide security services on a national basis.

Tyco acquires Carter Brothers Fire & Life Safety

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10/29/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla. and ATLANTA—Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) and Carter Brothers on Oct. 26 announced that TycoIS has acquired Carter Brothers Fire and Life Safety business.

Southwest Surveillance and the gaming market comeback

Focus on IP, HD capabilities, promise of analytics, meta data on the horizon
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10/24/2012

DESTIN, Fla.—Talking with Security Systems News at the PSA Security Convention here this week, David Pettit, president of systems integrator Southwest Surveillance, described the comeback his company experienced in the past five years.

Samsung goes with FaceFirst

Samsung interested in making financial investments in technology partners
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10/10/2012

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—As part of its new strategic partner initiative, Samsung Techwin America is integrating megapixel cameras with facial recognition provider FaceFirst.

Pro 1 plans to expand I-View to include hosted video

CEO Don Young sees service eventually migrating to residential space
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10/10/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., and LAS VEGAS—Protection 1 officially introduced I-View Now, its new cloud-based video verification service, a few weeks ago at ASIS. But Pro 1’s Don Young is so convinced that it’s going to be a winner, he’s planning to expand the offer to include hosted video by the end of the year.

Tyco’s Jay Hauhn on technology opportunities post-split

Expect more cloud, mobility, and analytics offerings; NFC on the horizon
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10/03/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With Tyco now a standalone company, it will be easier for Tyco Integrated Security to research and deploy new technology, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security, told Security Systems News.  

IdentiSys acquires again

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10/03/2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Systems integrator IdentiSys, which in June acquired the ID division of Claritus, is moving forward with its stated plan to expand geographically.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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