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.
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?