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Specifically Speaking with Jeff Spivey

President of Security Risk Management in Charlotte, N.C.

During our conversation you mentioned the “new security model.” Can you explain what you mean by that?

New president, new office for Tech Systems

Wayne Smith assumes presidency as part of ESOP plan

ATLANTA—Tech Systems has completed its transition to an employee-owned company and has named Wayne Smith president. Plans are underway for the systems integrator to open a "FOCUS Fusion Center" nearby in Buford, Ga.

Bates Security considers border crossing

Company acquires 1,500 new accounts in acquisition

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Full-service provider Bates Security, based here, is looking to organic growth but moving outside of Kentucky also “is a natural option for us,” Jeremy Bates told Security Systems News.

Doyle builds density with buy

Jack Doyle represents fifth generation to join the business

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Regional security company Doyle Security Systems is celebrating Thanksgiving with the acquisition of a local competitor, a deal that brings in some technical talent and several hundred mostly commercial accounts.

Bank survey forecasts lots of M&A activity for 2016

Some of the Honeywell dealers who responded said they’ll acquire three or four companies

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Dealers will be actively acquiring over the next year, according to a recent survey from Capital One Commercial Banking.

Reed opens new conference at ISC West

Event to cover the overlap of IT and physical security

LAS VEGAS—Reed Exhibitions is debuting a new conference alongside ISC West, April 6-8, to focus on IT and cyber concerns in physical security: the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, complete with its own exhibits, educational tracks and keynotes.


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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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