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MSGI, take 2

Hopes jobs in NYC, Caribbean, Middle East lead to growth
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07/01/2006

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.

Andrews and Copstat fold into one

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SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VALENCIA, Calif.--Two full-service security and risk-management firms, the West Coast-based Andrews International and East Coast-based Copstat Security, merged in early June.

MAC sows access control at Gardner

Delicate job at art museum where security is part of history
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07/01/2006

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.

Easter's Lock & Access spins off two companies

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07/01/2006

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.

Safeguard continues growth with SYSTEMSgroup-Houston

Dallas home to new $1.5 million ops center
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07/01/2006

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.

Infragard looking for physical members

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SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

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.

NAV's new Miss. office

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07/01/2006

LAKE HORN, Miss.--In early May, North American Video opened the doors to its fourth regional office here, not far from where Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi meet on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Stanley earns Premier Certification from Cisco

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

INDIANAPOLIS--System integrator and manufacturer Stanley Security Solutions, a division of Stanley Works, has been awarded Premier Certification from Cisco Systems, through their Cisco Channel Partner Program, which provides members with resources to implement Cisco networking solutions. Stanley was required to meet stringent personnel, training, customer satisfaction and post-sales support requirements to earn the certification.

New Intercon head: Van Schepen

SST's Canadian counterpart to leverage bank deal toward growth
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06/01/2006

TORONTO, Canada--Intercon Security Limited, a division of the $1 billion FirstService Security, which owns integrator SST in the United States, is growing rapidly thanks to one of the largest security contracts awarded in Canada, a 1,100-branch deal with one of Canada's largest banks.
Overseeing the implementation will be new president John Van Schepen, who's spent the past four years in Intercon's financial department, most recently as the senior financial executive in Canada, and has about 25 years in senior management.

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