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Infinova gets into DIY

Infinova to pay $87 million to Swann equity holder
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10/29/2014

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.—Video surveillance provider Infinova is getting into the DIY market, with planned acquisition of Swann Communications, an Australian company that has offices in the United States.

Tech Systems goes ESOP route

No private equity or strategic buyer for Tech Systems
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10/29/2014

ATLANTA—Darryl Keeler, CEO of Tech Systems, announced this week that his privately held company will transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The process will take a while, but ultimately Tech Systems employees will have full ownership of the systems integration company, which is based here.

American Alarm’s N.H. move promotes its growth plan

Customer service, jobs should increase as a result, president says
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10/29/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—In keeping with its plan for aggressive growth, New England security provider American Alarm and Communications expects to increase its customer service capabilities and add jobs with a new and bigger New Hampshire office.

CSG buys two in Texas

Deal brings in 4,000 customers, $120,000 RMR; CSG also has new $325m credit facility
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10/29/2014

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added nearly 4,000 customers and RMR of $120,000 with its recent acquisition of two security and home automation providers, Dallas-based Fort Knox Security Services and SW Security Services.

United Systems buys test-inspection company

Absolute Fire and Safety brings new expertise to 57-year-old firm
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10/27/2014

DENVER—Full-service security company United Systems, based here, has acquired Absolute Fire and Safety to expand commercial fire and safety services throughout Colorado.

Extravision provides high security for marijuana grower

Canadian integrator finds transparency leads to customer loyalty
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10/21/2014

RUHENGERI, Rwanda—At 375,000 square feet, Vida Cannibis will likely be the largest indoor marijuana grower in North America and its security system will be comprehensive.

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SSN News Poll December 2014

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