ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Regional security company Doyle Security Systems is celebrating Thanksgiving with the acquisition of a local competitor, a deal that brings in some technical talent and several hundred mostly commercial accounts.
ATLANTA—Tech Systems has completed its transition to an employee-owned company and has named Wayne Smith president. Plans are underway for the systems integrator to open a "FOCUS Fusion Center" nearby in Buford, Ga.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Her title is director of operations for systems integration firm Dakota Security, but Bethany Taylor likens her job to being a mechanic who does “regular maintenance and inspection of the business.”
ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies has acquired Concentric Security Resources of Manchester, N.H., bringing the regional systems integrator “an anchor” in New Hampshire, technical talent and some major health care customers.
NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Securitas has agreed to buy Diebold’s North America-based electronic security division for $350 million. The divestiture by Diebold is aimed to better position it to pursue growth in the self-service industry, it said.
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Now in its “post acquisition chapter,” Stanley Security is making progress on its vertical market strategy and other internal performance and hiring initiatives, according to Stanley Security president Jim Cannon.
AURORA, Colo.—Systems integrator TycoIS has opened a new National Center of Excellence here as part of a larger plan to build a "global center of excellence network," Daryl Haga, director of Tyco's Global Center of Excellence, told Security Systems News. TycoIS will open two more centers by the end of the year and two more in 2016.
SPRINGFIELD, Va.—Johnson Controls (JCI), which has shed a number of businesses in recent months, on Sept. 4 signed an agreement to sell its specialized federal security integration business, called Johnson Controls Security Systems (JCSS), to Versar, a government-services business located here, for $20 million.
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?