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Integrator enlists high school students in school security initiative

Integrator and school district partner to make security affordable and reliable

WALKERTON, Ind.—Vermillion Systems is working on an initiative to make security upgrades more affordable for school districts by involving students in the installation.

Hackett Security acquires Avery Security

Integrator actively seeking acquisitions in certain strategically diverse locations

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security’s acquisition of Avery Security will bring a number of retail customers likely to be interested in Hackett’s video monitoring and other services, according to Michael Hackett, CEO and president of Hackett Security.

Post Boston, regional events increase security

Maine police chief will use video to assess manpower for next year’s Beach to Beacon road race

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine—Even regional running events have increased their security efforts after last April’s Boston Marathon bombing.

World Wide Security acquires CCTV Security

Deal brings blue chip clients, potential to reach $10m revenue in 18 months

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—World Wide Security, a full service security company based here, announced July 30 that it has acquired CCTV Security, a systems integrator based in Long Island City, N.Y.

CapitalSource to merge with PacWest Bancorp in $2.3b deal

Schmidt: Security group will be impacted ‘in a positive way’

CENTURY CITY, Calif.—CapitalSource will still be a source of lending for the security industry after it merges with PacWest Bancorp in a $2.3 billion deal early next year. In fact, CapitalSource’s managing director Will Schmidt says he expects the security team to grow in the next few months.

DTT opening new office, plans to hire 500

Video surveillance provider to break into convenience store and small-box retail market

LOS ANGELES—DTT Surveillance, a manufacturer and integrator of video surveillance solutions, is opening a new corporate office in Las Vegas, plans to hire 500 new employees and is breaking into two new vertical markets.

Capital Fire & Security invests in mesh

Madison integrator building out network

MADISON, Wis.—Capital Fire & Security, an integrator based here, has built out a new mesh network in this market and it’s expecting the adoption to accelerate as it launches a campaign to let current and new customers know about this new offering.

Open standards lag, but access control to grow to $2.3 billion in 2013


AUSTIN, Texas—The drive for open standards in the access control market continues to trail a similar push in video surveillance, potentially limiting growth, but global access-control revenues are still expected to rise from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $2.3 billion by the end of 2013, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Security Specialists expands

Connecticut integrator opens second office

STAMFORD, Conn.—With revenues up 28 percent over last year, Security Specialists, a systems integrator based here, has opened a second office in Hartford, Connecticut.

SDI is $55m business after purchase

Acquisition of i-sys brings fire and other complementary capabilities

CHIGAGO—Systems integrator SDI is now a $55 million business after the acquisition, announced this week, of i-sys, a $15 million systems integrator that specializes in integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions.



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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