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Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates

Company CEO talks with SSN about what this deal means moving forward
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07/18/2018

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, on July 16 announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), adding approximately 50,000 employees and bringing the company’s employee total to more than 200,000.

Red Hawk acquires SDT

Deal fills in key geographic area while adding talent, capability to East coast offices
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07/11/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, a fire, life safety and security company based here, announced the purchase of Security and Data Technologies Inc., a company located in the Philadelphia area with expertise in commercial fire alarm and security integration. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

EPS Security acquires competitor

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07/03/2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—EPS Security, a national systems integrator based here, recently acquired Comstock Park, Mich.-based competitor, Video-Tech-Tronics (VTT), adding 1,500 new business and residential customers to the company.

Four mistakes to avoid when hiring sales people

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06/19/2018

If there is one statistic that is common throughout the security industry, it’s the miserable rate of success in hiring and retaining successful sales people.

PSA announces a new financing solution partner

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06/13/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest systems integrator cooperatives, announced this week a new vendor partnership with Canon Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Doyle buys accounts in Albany

Company gains 700 accounts in the area
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06/08/2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems, a full service provider based here, on June 7 acquired the alarm accounts of Albany, N.Y.-based Wolfe Safe & Lock Co., also known as Wolfe Security. The acquisition, Doyle’s fourth in the area since it entered the market in 2012, adds 700 accounts to the company’s base.

ADT to be security provider for national retailer Tuesday Morning

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06/06/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT this week announced that, in addition to being the exclusive provider of security solutions for Tuesday Morning, it has now entered into a chainwide agreement for an extended service plan that includes maintenance for all security solutions.

Five ways a sales leader can find and win new accounts

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05/30/2018

For a million valid reasons that are beyond the scope of this column, commercial security has evolved into an industry of account management.

ADT partners with Cofense to bolster cyber protection

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05/23/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and LEESBURG, Va.—ADT and Cofense, a provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers.

ADT growing its commercial business

Company’s Owners Club brings top integrator talent together to lead the charge
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05/15/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is making some noise in the commercial space, where it is now doing approximately a billion dollars in business in comparison to the company’s multi-billion-dollar residential security business it has become synonymous with.

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Poll

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.