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The undogging debacle: perimeter security in a school environment

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09/11/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Across the nation, teachers and staff at K-12 schools recently welcomed new and vetted students and their parents to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year full of quality education with challenging, relevant and meaningful curriculums in a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

Convergint acquires Life Safety Solutions Integrators

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09/06/2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced today the acquisition of Virginia-based Life Safety Solutions Integrators (LSSI), an innovative provider of fire alarm, life safety and security solutions, with over four decades of experience in the market.

Allied Universal acquires Michigan-based Midstate Security

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09/04/2019

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Mich.

American Defense Systems acquires Direct Protect Security and Surveillance

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08/23/2019

DALLAS—On Friday, August 16, 2019, American Defense Systems of Dallas acquired Direct Protect Security and Surveillance out of Costa Mesa, CA. Direct Protect has provided smart home solutions to residents and businesses in over 13 states for approximately 10 years.  

SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

Publication has big plans under new ownership
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08/14/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.

IFSS secures funding to support strategic growth plans

Equity will be used for acquisitions and to expand go-to-market strategy
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08/07/2019

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc. (IFSS), a provider in the delivery of integrated security, IT and fire technologies and services across Florida, recently announced that it has received a private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its presence in the dynamic Southeastern U.S. market.

Huron Capital’s Sciens Building Solutions acquires Critical System Solutions

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08/05/2019

DETROIT—Operationally focused private equity firm Huron Capital announced its fire service and integrated solutions ExecFactor platform Sciens Building Solutions has acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Critical System Solutions (CSS), a full-service provider of comprehensive life safety systems and products.

American Defense Systems acquires Point Security

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07/24/2019

DALLAS—Today American Defense Systems announced the acquisition of Point Security, a fellow Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealer in Austin, Texas.

The five keys to coaching without micromanaging

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07/19/2019

Micromanager. There aren’t many worse labels to pin on a boss. When considering sales managers, the term is exponentially more volatile – and more common. It’s hard for a sales manager to not be considered a micromanager.

Allied Universal launches Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division

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07/12/2019

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the expanded capabilities to deliver risk mitigation solutions through its new Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.