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Doyle grows Rochester presence with latest deal

Longtime security provider to acquire Hilton, N.Y.-based ADG Security
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12/19/2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial security, fire and medical monitoring systems for nearly 100 years, has announced a merger with ADG Security, a privately held company located in Hilton, N.Y. The acquisition will result in 1,800 new customers to be monitored by Doyle’s emergency response center located in Henrietta, N.Y.

PSA TEC 2019 general registration now open

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12/12/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global security and systems integrator consortium, today announced general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2019, which will be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, Colo.

Convergint acquires on West coast

Company buys Firstline Security, will eclipse $1 billion mark in 2018
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12/12/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company, recently acquired Firstline Security Integration (FSI), an Anaheim, Calif.-based integrator founded in 1992.

ADT completes acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security

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12/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has completed its acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security, a commercial fire, life safety and security services and portfolio company of Comvest Partners. In October, ADT entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boca Raton, Fla.-based Red Hawk Fire & Security for $317.5 million in cash.

Kastle Systems International appoints new CEO

Haniel Lynn speaks with SSN about his plans for continued growth of company
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12/05/2018

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services based here, recently announced the appointment of Haniel Lynn as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018

John Cerasuolo has a positive outlook for 2019
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12/03/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer accounts of A-Sonic Guard Inc. in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth acquisition for ADS in 2018.

Women in Security: Susan Hunter of Security 101

Hunter says industry has come a long way, but there’s still work to be done
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11/27/2018

NORFOLK, Va.—Susan Hunter opened the Security 101 Hampton Roads office in 2013, drawing on her experience as a data analyst in the Air Force. Her military background and the skills and IT knowledge she gained while serving has helped in her role leading a highly successful Security 101 franchise location here, focused on commercial system integration from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.

Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

Allied Universal hires new CFO

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11/20/2018

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, has named Andrew Vollero its new chief financial officer. Vollero will replace Bill Torzolini, who will retire in 2019, after serving 15 years in the role.

Cook Security Group completes new headquarters

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11/20/2018

PORTLAND, Ore.—Cook Security Group in early November announced the completion of its new headquarters based here. The three-story, 27,000 square-foot facility consolidates the company’s three previous buildings, includes CSG’s network operations center and will house 150 of the company's more than 300 employees.

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SSN News Poll October 2019

Does there need to be more diversity within security?

As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates. This month’s poll focuses on recruitment and diversity in security.