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Capital Fire & Security invests in mesh

Madison integrator building out network
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07/16/2013

MADISON, Wis.—Capital Fire & Security, an integrator based here, has built out a new mesh network in this market and it’s expecting the adoption to accelerate as it launches a campaign to let current and new customers know about this new offering.

Open standards lag, but access control to grow to $2.3 billion in 2013

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07/10/2013

AUSTIN, Texas—The drive for open standards in the access control market continues to trail a similar push in video surveillance, potentially limiting growth, but global access-control revenues are still expected to rise from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $2.3 billion by the end of 2013, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Security Specialists expands

Connecticut integrator opens second office
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07/02/2013

STAMFORD, Conn.—With revenues up 28 percent over last year, Security Specialists, a systems integrator based here, has opened a second office in Hartford, Connecticut.

SDI is $55m business after purchase

Acquisition of i-sys brings fire and other complementary capabilities
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06/19/2013

CHIGAGO—Systems integrator SDI is now a $55 million business after the acquisition, announced this week, of i-sys, a $15 million systems integrator that specializes in integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions.

Security-Net focuses on high-level certification

National integrator has $375 million in revenue
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06/17/2013

LAS VEGAS—Security-Net, a national integrator made up of 20 independent integrators, believes the need for high-level certification for its employees “has never been greater,” Bill Savage told Security Systems News.

Sonitrol audio alarm foils would-be jewelry thieves

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06/07/2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—A pair of thieves attempting a heist at Koosh Jewelers here found themselves headed to jail instead after a Sonitrol audio detection alarm system heard them, barred them from entering and alerted authorities, according to a news release.

Diebold names Andy Mattes new CEO

Mattes takes over for Thomas Swidarski, who left following poor earnings reports
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06/06/2013

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Diebold Inc., the parent company of systems integration company Diebold, today named Andy W. Mattes as its new president, CEO and board member.

IFSS services revenue soars after business restructure

CEO Rob Hile says construction margins are in the mid-20s, services margins are between 40 and 70 percent
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06/06/2013

FORT MYERS, Fla.—After restructuring Integrated Fire and Security Systems to “go after services business,” CEO Rob Hile said the company increased its services “by $155,000 or a total of 16 percent of our revenue, just by really focusing on it.”

DIRECTV gets into security, acquires LifeShield

LifeShield, formerly InGrid, is a self-installed digital wireless system with monitoring by Protection 1
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06/05/2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Satellite TV provider DIRECTV is getting into home security with the purchase of LifeShield. Formerly known as InGrid, LifeShield is a self-installed, professionally monitored, wireless digital security system.

Oklahoma integrator High Tech Tronics rides out storm

Marc Bradley: ‘We’re thinking seriously about getting a [tornado] shelter at the office’
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05/22/2013

OKLAHOMA CITY—All employees of High Tech Tronics, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, survived the May 20 tornado, but one employee lost his home, CEO Marc Bradley told Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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