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PSIM provider sets up shop in DC

UK-based CNL sees potential in North American market

ASHBURN, Va.—Saying its customizable product sets it apart in the PSIM crowd, CNL Software announced Sept. 16 that it has opened its first North American office here, just outside Washington, D.C.

TDG acquires CPSG

New owner supports 'strategic growth'

DENVER—With 31 locations and 10,000 SKUs, Controlled Product Systems Group is one of the largest wholesale distributors of perimeter access control solutions in the U.S. and it now has a new owner, The Duchossois Group (TDG), a private investment company.

DVTEL’s all about 4K at ASIS

New VMS and camera are part of DVTEL’s ‘4K Certified Solutions Suite’

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. —Video surveillance provider DVTEL has always had its own cameras, but the debut of its Quasar 4K Ultra HD camera at ASIS this month will mark the first time the company is introducing a “leading camera,” DVTEL CEO Yoav Stern told Security Systems News.

Makeover for Frontier

Access control provider to debut Cylon platform, ‘new approach’

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Access control provider Frontier has secured some significant real estate on the ASIS show floor, a 30- by 40-foot booth, to introduce its philosophy as well as its new products to the security industry

Batter up! Protecting Little League World Series

Female phenom draws crowds—and need for added security—at this year’s event

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—A 13-year-old female pitching phenom has drawn unexpected crowds to the Little League World Series this month, testing physical security for the annual event in this small town.

New Systems Depot president Scott Hay says distributor is ‘on the rise’

New National Technical Sales Center will be integral to efforts

HICKORY, N.C.—The Systems Depot in August named Scott Hay president of the distribution company.

Pivot3 closes $12 million round

Hyper-converged infrastructure provider adds new investor S3 Ventures, new CFO Mike Dansby

AUSTIN, Texas—Storage provider Pivot3 on August 7 closed a $12 million funding round which will be used for “product development, sales and marketing," Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash told Security Systems News.

Anixter to acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million

Anixter gets branch network, 20k dealers, intrusion and fire capability, access to resi and small business sector

GLENVIEW, Ill.—Today, Anixter International announced that it will acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million, so now Tri-Ed, which had aspirations to become a "billion dollar distribution business," will be part of a $1.7 billion security distribution company.

Michael Dell makes ‘multi-million dollar’ investment in VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks

Enrique Salem of Symantec and Austin Ventures also participated in Series B funding

AUSTIN, Texas—In his first personal investment in physical security, Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., today announced a “multi-million dollar” investment in VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks.

Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

New Vivint CSO Albaugh was security chief at DOT, FAA

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who today joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration.



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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