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Security 101 opens 40th franchise office

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09/26/2018

AUSTIN, Texas—Security 101, a nationwide security integrator, announced it has opened its 40th office here. Kevin Schnyder, an IT and physical security professional, is the owner and president of the new franchise.

ADS acquires, adding branch in Ky.

Deal brings ADS its second Kentucky location, 25th branch total
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09/14/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on Sept. 12 bought Mid America Security Systems, based in Louisville, Ky., and will be maintaining that location as its second in the state and 25th overall.

Convergint makes fire purchase

Deal expands company’s fire and life safety business in Florida
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09/12/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company based here, acquired Commercial Systems Group, an Orlando, Fla.-based integrator with a dedicated focus on fire and life safety.

Six CRM best practices for sales managers

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08/29/2018

If there is one thing all sales people can agree upon, it’s that most companies have a poor CRM process. Fortunately, most of these challenges can be corrected by the sales managers, so I’ve decided to offer the six best practices that I’ve seen help companies fully utilize a CRM system.

Convergint acquires Altel in Canada

Deal expands geographic coverage into Quebec, adds offices and talent
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08/29/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integration company based here, this week announced the acquisition of Altel, a commercial integrator with 28 years experience developing electronic security solutions for customers across many vertical markets.

ADT adds another commercial integrator

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08/22/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced the completed acquisition of Access Systems Integration, a regional systems integrator based in Eatontown, N.J.

Vector Security working with NHL teams

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08/15/2018

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security, a provider of security and smart automation services to homes and businesses based here, recently announced multiyear partnerships with three National Hockey League teams—the company will be the “official security partner” of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes.

Two Houston integrators merge

Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security to have a stronger presence
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08/08/2018

HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged to create a company better suited for growth.

Convergint acquires ACT

Company CEO says deal bolsters presence and expertise in the East
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08/08/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Access Control Technologies (ACT), adding approximately 1,000 customers and bringing greater expertise and depth to the Eastern region of the U.S.

New CEO at Electric Guard Dog

Mark Wesley succeeds Jack DeMao, who was CEO since 2007
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08/08/2018

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog LLC this week named Mark Wesley as its new CEO. Jack DeMao, who has served as CEO since 2007, will transition to a role on the company’s board of directors and remain an investor in the company.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?