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ASG acquires National Alarm Systems, moves into new region

Brings $300,000 in RMR, allows ASG to ‘catapult growth’
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02/05/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security has acquired a “platform for hyper-growth” with the Jan. 31 acquisition of National Alarm Systems of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a buy that will propel the super-regional to $10 million in RMR by the end of 2014, Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

What integrators large and small need to know about APTs

An IP camera at a convenience store could be a gateway to a larger target
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02/03/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—An outdoor IP camera may not be the easiest or most obvious entry point for a global cyber gang trying to hack into a corporation, but it could certainly could be—and systems integrators, security directors and manufacturers all have a role to play in ensuring that physical security systems are not vulnerable to hacks, according to experts who spoke at TechSec Solutions on Jan. 29.

Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

TechSec panelists seek proactive information, follow-up
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01/31/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities’ business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week.

Specialty retailer opts for DTT for ‘better grasp’

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01/23/2014

LAS VEGAS—A Florida-based Edible Arrangements franchisee is the latest specialty retailer to move to DTT Surveillance, a manufacturer and integrator based here, for digital surveillance and managed loss prevention.

TycoIS, ISC lawsuits settled

Integrated Security & Communications opens new office, plans to open at least four more, moves infrastructure to the cloud
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01/22/2014

HAMILTON, N.J.—A lawsuit involving integration giant TycoIS and Integrated Security & Communications over alleged employee poaching and trade secrets stolen has been settled, Michael Thomas, ISC CEO told Security Systems News.

ADS buys in Wisconsin

Deal brings $15k in RMR
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01/10/2014

AURORA, Ill.—With its acquisition of Apex Alarm Systems, Alarm Detection Systems deepened its presence in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, while bolstering the services available to Apex’s customers.

Securadyne acquires Intelligent Access Systems

Startup integrator now has revenues of $70 million and 300 employees
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01/07/2014

CARROLLTON, Texas—Securadyne Systems took a giant step toward becoming a national integrator with the acquisition, announced today, of Intelligent Access Systems (IAS), one of the most successful and rapidly growing regional integrators in the country.

G4S Technology creates new service and maintenance division

New G4S president Sam Belbina says goal is to derive 40 percent of revenue from service within 18 months
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12/16/2013

OMAHA, Neb.—With the goal of increasing the percentage of revenue it derives from services from 25 to 40 percent, G4S Technology, a national systems integrator and project management company for electronic security systems and communication networks, has launched a new division.

Convergint acquires FSC

Purchase adds girth in Eastern Canada, new focus on managed services
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12/11/2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—In addition to beefing up its presence in Eastern Canada, Convergint Technologies’ Dec. 2 acquisition of Future Security Controls (FSC) brings new managed services capabilities, a specialized monitoring center and new federal government clients.

Universal acquires THRIVE Intelligence

Company plans to offer latest in video monitoring across the country
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12/06/2013

SANTA ANA, Calif.—When a crime has occurred, scanning through video afterwards can help document the incident and identify a suspect. But analyzing live video can prevent a crime from taking place or stop one while it’s happening.

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Poll

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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