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Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates

Company CEO talks with SSN about what this deal means moving forward
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07/18/2018

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, on July 16 announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), adding approximately 50,000 employees and bringing the company’s employee total to more than 200,000.

Advances in monitoring technology changing the standards landscape

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07/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace within security, monitoring companies and third party standards organizations such as UL are doing their best to understand what this means for central stations today, especially in regard to creating requirements that reflect the current state of innovation within the industry.

Pivot3 announces large-scale surveillance solution

New solution delivers extreme scale to support enterprise-class video deployments
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07/18/2018

AUSTIN, Texas—Pivot3, a hyperconverged infrastructure performance and technology company based here, announced this week the release of its new large-scale surveillance solution designed to support video surveillance and security deployments of 500TB or more.

Nice S.p.A. acquires FIBARO

Deal valued at $73 million will expand product portfolios of both companies
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07/18/2018

CHICAGO—Nice S.p.A., the Italian international home automation and home security company, recently purchased Poland-based FIBARO, a global smart home brand.

Blue Ridge Monitoring remodels, rebrands

BRM is focusing on staying relevant in today’s world
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07/18/2018

ANDERSON, S.C.—Blue Ridge Monitoring, a third party monitoring company based here, is remodeling its central station, adding capabilities and a renewed focus on video monitoring, as well as rebranding the company.

Boon Edam builds on momentum

Company continues to grow while expanding its services and product offerings
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07/18/2018

LILLINGTON, N.C.—Boon Edam Inc., a global company that specializes in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, continues to experience double-digit growth year over year, building on momentum created in April at ISC West 2018 where the company highlighted the expansion of its Enterprise Customer Group, a range of new integrations and advances in its entrance technology.

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SSN News Poll September 2018

There are recent changes to international trade, tariffs on a variety of products, that have impacts for many businesses in the U.S. Will these impact the security industry?