EDMONTON, Alberta--Donald Allan, formerly chief executive officer of Rentokil Initial Canada, is the new president of United Protection Services, a wholly owned operating subsidiary of United Protection Security Group operating guarding, integration and monitoring services throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. He "became available," he said, after Rentokil Initial Canada was purchased by Garda World Security in March of this year.
NEW YORK--Traction and growth may be just around the corner for MSGI Security Solutions, operating in the United States primarily through its majority-owned subsidiary Innalogic, a developer and integrator of wireless networked security solutions. While third quarter results released in May continued a record of multi-million-dollar losses (the company had net losses totaling $7,562,046 over the past nine months, with just $1,882,335 in revenues), those results were released amid announcements of significant contracts or pending deals.
BOSTON--As Boston made national news in early June for its record rainfall, Canton, Mass.-based MAC Systems was just finishing up the installation of a Casi Secure Perfect access control system that was also outside of the norm.
BALTIMORE--In June, Easter's Lock & Access Systems, founded here in 1953, announced plans to spin off two additional companies: Easter's Access and Security Systems, to be headed by Bryan Eiser and Tony Markowski, and located in Hunt Valley, Md.; and Easter's Bank Equipment & Security, to be headed by Robert Shepherd and located in a downtown Baltimore location.
HOUSTON--Just two months after acquiring Citadel Security here, Safeguard Security Holdings has announced the establishment of SYSTEMSgroup-Houston, to be headed by new senior vice president David Suttles, formerly head of the Houston SST office. He's joined by former staff members John Kimbrell and David Chatfield.
WASHINGTON--Infragard, a national information-sharing program between the FBI and the public, has been primarily focused on data security in the past, but a spokesman for the program said at a Security Network event in early May that there is a new push toward members with a physical security background.
Currently, Infragard members gain access to information and experts on topics of computer intrusion and infrastructure vulnerabilities, but the program would like to branch out into other related topics.
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?