BALTIMORE--After a protracted legal battle with the similarly named Oracle software house, systems integrator Oracle Surveillance has changed its name to Securityhunter. Chief executive officer Michael Rogers, who founded the company in 1988, said he couldn't discuss details of a settlement that left both sides happy, but did say that Oracle "were generous people.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--In a move hailed by stock analysts, Swedish security firm Securitas AB has announced plans to spin-off three independent companies, with separate boards, management and stock listings: Securitas Systems, focusing on systems integration in Europe and North America; Securitas Direct, an alarm company serving the European market; and Loomis Cash Handling, which operates in Europe and North America.
An excited Securitas Systems chief operating officer Marty Guay said the move made sense because "we have sufficient maturity in our management team and business controls that we're prepared to stand alone--and the market agrees with us.
NEW YORK--Domestic and international risk-management services provider GlobalOptions Group announced in February an agreement to acquire SafirRosetti, a security, investigative and intelligence firm, for $13 million in cash and stock and the assumption of certain liabilities.
This follows close on the heels of GlobalOptions' buy of James Lee Witt Associates, an emergency management firm.
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?