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World Trade Center consulting firm acquired

Ross & Baruzzini buys DVS

ST. LOUIS—Ross & Baruzzini, based here, has acquired Ducibella Venter & Santore, a consulting firm currently working on the World Trade Center and the new Sandy Hook School.

Specifically Speaking with Roger Rueda

Sr. Project Manager, AECOM Transportation

Tell me about your role at AECOM and how it fits into AECOM’s global security and telecom engineering group?

Global physical security market to top $100 billion by 2019

North America will be biggest contributor 2014-2019

LONDON—The global physical security market will more than double in value to more than $100 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a report from TechNavio. North America will remain the largest contributor to the market.

NewsPoll: Recession abating, growth to come

SSN readers signal good times ahead

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recession shows signs of letting up and there are better times to come in 2015, Security Systems News’ readers said in response to this month’s NewsPoll.

Specifically Speaking with John E. Harrington

President of Red Hill Security Consulting

You launched your consulting business four years ago, what vertical markets do you work in and what types of systems do you design?

Five Questions: Chad Swain


Chad Swain is the new general manager of Protection 1’s Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. His experience elsewhere ranges from commercial sales and installation manager to executive sales trainer, senior vice president of sales and regional general manager. Swain also owned and operated his own company as a manufacturer and distributor of security products including video, IP and HD cameras and DVRs. In November, Security Systems News caught up with Chad and asked him five questions.

CFATS reauthorization, at long last

Four-year extension will benefit industry

WASHINGTON—After a long wait for those in the industry, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) have been extended for four years.

Security investment and finance in ’14

New players and investors enter security industry, show interest in innovative pricing and business models, expanded services

YARMOUTH, Maine—Valuations, at least for smaller security deals, were generally higher in 2014 compared to 2013. That is one area of agreement among three security finance and investment experts who participated in a Security Systems News virtual round table.

News Poll: Casual and ‘fun’ is prevalent, helpful in the office

Some ‘focus on productivity over structure’

YARMOUTH, Maine—John Loud, owner of LOUD Security believes that without a positive company culture, “nothing else matters.” SSN readers discuss Loud’s approach and issues such as cellphone policies and casual working environments in the latest SSN News Poll.

Mega-brewery protects 700 workers with Eaton MNS

Great Southwestern Fire & Safety installs ALERiTY platform

SARASOTA, Fla.—When MillerCoors sought a new integrated emergency communications solution for its 150-acre mega-brewery in Fort Worth, Texas, it went with Eaton.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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