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Feenics ‘built by a VAR for VARs'

Paul DiPeso heads up new cloud-based access control company

OTTAWA—Feenics, a new cloud-based access control platform launched earlier this year, has named Paul DiPeso as VP and GM, and is attracting the attention of some integrators who are demoing or getting ready to install Keep, which is Feenics’ first product.

ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

Super-regional now has RMR of $1.2m in South Texas

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.

“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

ADT Small Business specialization continues

Luis Orbegoso announces new video storage solutions

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, which announced in April that it is going after small business,* has two new video offerings for its small business clients: hosted video with cloud storage and, for onsite storage, “smart” DVRs.

Force Security: Audio and video verification essential

DC-based commercial security company grows with verified systems

MANASSAS, Va.—Force Security president Ken Kocher is a former cop who believes audio and video verification are essential elements of an effective security system.

Report: 68 percent want to use security cameras for operational improvement

Top ways companies want to use video are to increase sales, employee productivity, liability protection

AUSTIN, Texas—More than two-thirds of companies plan to use video surveillance security systems for operations improvement as well as security in the future, according to a new report released June 25.

Carolina Security Group aiming for super-regional status

New 'turnkey' security company is in the market for acquisitions

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Industry veteran Jeremy Brooks announced this week that he’s launched Carolina Security Group—a new security company with aspirations to become a super-regional.

Nemerofsky named CEO of Xentry Systems Integration

Acquisitions are in the pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Xentry Systems Integration, which was formed in January, today announced the appointment of John Nemerofsky as president and CEO.

Cannabis protector rolling out transport division

Canna Security America launching Cloverton Group

DENVER—Securing the increasing number of legal marijuana growing sites and sales outlets in the U.S. poses a unique set of challenges, including transporting the product. Canna Security America is launching Cloverton Group to help deal with that.

Interface raises $115m

Installations for new retail customer with 8,000+ locations begin this month

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, an integrator that offers physical security with managed network solutions in a bundled service, has raised $115 million to fund growth that includes adding an important new retail customer.

IdentiSys buys Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies

Newly added company had high margins

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—IdentiSys, an integrator that specializes in identification systems, announced June 2 that it has acquired Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, based in Cincinnati.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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