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Patience pays

The Comm Group took its time to open in the Columbus, Ohio area

GROVE CITY, Ohio - It took a little longer than expected, but The Comm Group recently opened a branch here to help it better serve the burgeoning education market in the state of Ohio.

The systems integrator, known for providing telecommunications and structured cabling service in addition to security, initially planned to open the office during the first quarter of last year, but held off until early November.

Corporate facility for Red Hawk to support future growth of biz

With 12 locations, integrator ups ante

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Systems integrator Red Hawk Industries has moved its corporate facility to a new location here that enables it to offer training to customers in-house.

Moving from one business to another


TYLER, Texas - Wireless messaging company Teletouch Communications is in the process of buying a pair of security businesses, Hawk Security Services and State Hawk Security, two companies that are currently owned by an affiliated business.

The transaction, if completed, would transfer Hawk Security and State Hawk from Progressive Concepts Communications Inc.

American Alarm buys up its neighbor


ARLINGTON, Mass. - American Alarm & Communications has bought a neighboring alarm company in a deal that not only brings onboard new customers, but also adds several employees to its payroll.

Canadian firms join forces

Securplus begins buyout process of Five Star

MONTREAL - Systems integrator Securplus has entered into an option to buy out Five Star Protection by the end of 2008.

The deal is unique in that it immediately brings together two companies with different areas of expertise.

Aerwav embarks on data mining service

The integrator taps into a business it bought this year to offer security data management

NEW YORK - Less than a year after systems integrator Aerwav Integration Services bought web-service company Mobius, the two are being merged together and Mobius’ expertise is being used as a platform for a new service for its customers.

The service set to be launched early next year is called Digital Dashboard.


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ABM finalizes acquisition of Sentinel Guard Systems

SAN FRANCISCO - ABM Industries Inc.  said it has finalized its acquisition of Sentinel Guard Systems from Tracerton Enterprises for $3.

ADT loads up video services

Officials expect video to be a source of growth

BOCA RATON, Fla.—To better serve its commercial customers, ADT Security Services has rolled out a suite of managed services to offer video alarm verification, remote guard tour and video auditing.

RadioShack exits security, outsources work

The retailer plans to contract with a systems integrator for internal security projects

FORT WORTH, Texas- RadioShack is currently in negotiations to outsource security for its 5,100 company-owned stores, a decision that will result in the closing of its Tandy Security Systems and TanSeco Systems installation subsidiaries.

RadioShack has operated an in-house security division for more than 25 years, according to Charles Hodges, spokesperson for RadioShack.

Outside reps mark firm’s new approach


MAITLAND, Fla.- Corporate Security Management, a company that designs, programs and manages security and fire system projects, has spread its wings by adding its first sales representative outside its main office.



SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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