HOUSTON--Just five years after selling Engineered Protection Services to Sonitrol, much of EPS's management team are back on board with Infrastruct Security, which on July 1 landed $4 million in venture capital to help build out a central response center here and increase its push into the critical infrastructure protection market.
Andrew Wray, Infrastruct's vice president of marketing and business development, said he, president and chief executive officer Daniel Weiss, and a few others sold to Sonitrol in 2001, spent a year working under the new ownership, and then left to spend two years out of the business, abiding by a non-compete covenant.
ANAHEIM, Calif.--With a long history in the banking industry, NAVCO Security Systems has worked with everything from film in canisters to the latest digital technology, so industry members should take note when Jim Kauker, NAVCO's executive vice president of sales and marketing, says, "We can finally throw away digital-to-analog conversion.
LISLE, Ill.--HSM Electronic Protection Services announced in July the creation of eAccountManager, a new service that allows customers to access detailed, up-to-date information on the status of their installation projects, service repairs, purchasing activity and budgeting information.
NORTH CANTON, Ohio--Integrator and manufacturer Diebold added to its Global Security division's government capabilities with the purchase of integrator Actcom, which brings 54 employees, offices in Virginia and Florida, and extensive experience working with federal, state and municipal governments. Terms of the deal, announced July 11, were not disclosed.
SARASOTA, Fla.--Pacom Systems, a manufacturer of integrated networked security systems, in July added Arkansas-based Fleming Network Services as an authorized value-added reseller (see interview with Pacom's Magnus Jonsson, page 1).
NEW YORK--Citing unfair labor practices, private security officers went on strike for the first time in New York City, Wednesday, July 19. The officers are employees of Guardsmark, and claim that one guard was suspended and transferred, another disciplined, for delivering a union-sponsored petition regarding working conditions to the owners of Chelsea Market, a Guardsmark client.