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Convergint acquires SI Technologies

Company fits culturally and geographically, filling a need in the Northeast
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11/14/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently acquired SI Technologies Inc., a full-service provider of integrated security solutions headquartered in Albany, N.Y., with additional locations in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y. The company specializes in strategic commercial customers, with a large presence in the government sector.

Bates Security expands with HITEC Security buy

Deal adds more than 600 accounts, talent to ABCO Security office
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11/14/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security LLC, a commercial and residential security company based here with branches in Prestonsburg, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla., announced the recent acquisition of HITEC Security of Pikeville, Ky. The deal adds more than 600 accounts to its customer base in Prestonsburg, where Bates does business under the ABCO Security name.

ESA announces details for 2019 leadership summit

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11/14/2018

IRVING, Texas—ESA recently announced the dates, location, schedule and speakers for its 2019 Leadership Summit: the executive level event will be held Jan. 28-31 in Austin, Texas.

Five Questions: Travis Miller

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11/14/2018

Travis Miller joined Alert 360—the new brand name for both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems—in October as the vice president of dealer development. “My role coming in is to really help them strengthen their dealer program and grow that channel, while also looking at acquisitions of companies, acquisition of accounts. The company is just aggressively looking to grow over the next three to five years,” Miller said. In late October, Security Systems News asked Miller five questions.

Security Systems News welcomes the “20 under 40” Class of 2018 winners

Integrator and End User categories have been combined into one group
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11/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is proud to recognize another class of promising young professionals with its “20 under 40” awards. Among this year’s honorees are professionals from large security companies—including ADT, Securitas Electronic Security and G4S—as well as stand-out end users such as KeyBank, Harley Davidson and the Cleveland Indians.

Per Mar acquires in Indiana

Deal includes a mix of around 2,000 commercial and residential customers
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11/05/2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, announced it has acquired ABC Fire & Burglar Company of Gary, Ind., a residential and commercial security services company with approximately 2,000 accounts.

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SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?