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Report: 68 percent want to use security cameras for operational improvement

Top ways companies want to use video are to increase sales, employee productivity, liability protection

AUSTIN, Texas—More than two-thirds of companies plan to use video surveillance security systems for operations improvement as well as security in the future, according to a new report released June 25.

Carolina Security Group aiming for super-regional status

New 'turnkey' security company is in the market for acquisitions

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Industry veteran Jeremy Brooks announced this week that he’s launched Carolina Security Group—a new security company with aspirations to become a super-regional.

Nemerofsky named CEO of Xentry Systems Integration

Acquisitions are in the pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Xentry Systems Integration, which was formed in January, today announced the appointment of John Nemerofsky as president and CEO.

Cannabis protector rolling out transport division

Canna Security America launching Cloverton Group

DENVER—Securing the increasing number of legal marijuana growing sites and sales outlets in the U.S. poses a unique set of challenges, including transporting the product. Canna Security America is launching Cloverton Group to help deal with that.

Interface raises $115m

Installations for new retail customer with 8,000+ locations begin this month

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, an integrator that offers physical security with managed network solutions in a bundled service, has raised $115 million to fund growth that includes adding an important new retail customer.

IdentiSys buys Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies

Newly added company had high margins

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—IdentiSys, an integrator that specializes in identification systems, announced June 2 that it has acquired Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, based in Cincinnati.

Xentry acquires Acree Daily Integrated Systems

Tsourides: ‘We have the appetite to grow to be a very large super-regional’

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Systems integrator Xentry Systems expects to hit $25 million to $27 million in revenue in 2014, thanks in part to the acquisition, announced May 21, of Acree Daily Integrated Systems, an integrator based here.

Bay Alarm makes 'strategic move' with SDA buy

Super-regional adds commercial strength, density

SAN DIEGO—Super-regional Bay Alarm’s May 21 acquisition of SDA Security, based here, adds commercial strength and density in southern California, David Carter, CEO of NetOne, told Security Systems News.

David Sullivan named CEO of SDI

Former HID, IR executive calls SDI 'tremendous platform to build a national organization'

CHICAGO—Systems integration firm SDI today announced that David Sullivan, whose background includes leadership roles at IR and HID, has been named CEO. David Gupta, founder and former CEO of SDI, will now serve as vice chairman of the SDI Board of Directors.

Cook Security Group expands into California

Company now has two facilities in California, and may add more

MILWAUKIE, Ore.—Cook Security Group, a full-service security company that does mostly commercial business, has opened two new facilities in California, expanding the company’s West Coast footprint in its number one growth market, Randy Neu, the company’s chief marketing officer, told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?