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Protection 1 enhances eSuite data analytics platform

Demoed at ASIS, has new mobile capabilities, available now
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04/19/2016

CHICAGO—Protection 1’s eSuite 2.0, the latest version of its data analytics/reporting platform for commercial customers, has a number of new features including mobile device capability.

SSD to build disaster recovery center

Integrator experiencing growth in hosted and monitored services
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04/13/2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings.

ADT vote on acquisition April 22

Go-shop stopped, 24 potential ADT suitors not interested
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04/04/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT stockholders will gather April 22 for a special meeting to vote on the proposed acquisition of ADT by Apollo Global Management. ADT announced in February that it had agreed to be acquired by Apollo for $6.9 billion. Apollo plans to merge ADT with Protection 1.

GSOC as a managed service takes off

Northland Controls to build a second GSOC, add business intelligence services
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03/21/2016

FREMONT, Calif.—It was a brand new business model when Northland Controls opened its global security operations center (GSOC) here at its headquarters two years ago.

LaForce finds niche in education market

Wisconsin-based integrator grew out of door manufacturing business
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03/16/2016

GREEN BAY, Wisc.—LaForce security integration is a small, but growing division of family-owned LaForce, a $150 million manufacturer of doors and door frames and distributor of door hardware.

Tech Systems expands in Canada

Integrator hires GM to oversee growth north of the border
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03/15/2016

DULUTH, Ga.—Systems integrator Tech Systems Inc., based here, is actively working to expand its business in Canada and has hired Antoinette Modica as GM of TSI Canada to work with current TSI Canadian customers and to oversee the expansion across the country

ADT/Protection 1 merger gets FTC go-ahead

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03/11/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—The ADT/Protection 1 merger passed one regulatory hurdle this week when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).

Pro-Tec has new owners, goes ESOP

Eva Mach named Pro-Tec president and CEO
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02/24/2016

MINNEAPOLIS—Tom Hagen, long-time president and owner of independent integration firm Pro-Tec Design, is the latest security executive to choose ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) as an exit strategy

Red Hawk makes first acquisition

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02/17/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—In its first acquisition since it became an independent company in 2102, Red Hawk Fire & Security today announced the acquisition of Systems Sales Corporation.

MAC buys Eagle Security Systems

Eagle Security System adds $2 milliion in revenue
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02/17/2016

DENVER—Mountain Acquisition Company, a Denver- based holding company, in February acquired Eagle Security Systems, a $2 million, 20-employee residential and commercial security provider based in Chico, Calif.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?