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Chinese fire manufacturer’s new $30m plant in Quebec to target U.S. market

But analyst says developing distribution channels could pose a problem
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09/22/2014

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.

Alarm Capital Alliance expands in Georgia

Pennsylvania-based ACA adds to its Atlanta base with backyard buy
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09/19/2014

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance acquired more than 1,200 accounts from Bulldog Security Services of Dacula, Ga., strengthening ACA’s position in the Atlanta area.

Xentry strengthens health care vertical arsenal

Integrator looks for growth by tying health care technology sales into security technology sales
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09/17/2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio—With newly built sales, delivery and service teams on staff and a renewed partnership with healthcare technology provider Ascom, systems integrator Xentry is ready to expand its health care sector customer base.

PSIM provider sets up shop in DC

UK-based CNL sees potential in North American market
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09/17/2014

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.

PE firm buys back distributor it previously sold

Behrman Capital sold fire distributor BECO in 2010 but has repurchased it, seeing more growth potential
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09/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.

Security Partners to train dealers in managed video

With 40 percent growth in its video monitoring customer base, Security Partners now working with CheckVideo on new training program for video verification, video hosting and guard services
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09/17/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Nearly two years after launching its advanced services division, Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is partnering with CheckVideo to help drive managed video sales.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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