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Five Questions: Joe Albaugh

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04/30/2015

Joe Albaugh is the chief security officer at Vivint, a job he has held for 10 months. He is responsible for the “convergence of security practices,” he says, including the operational security of products, cybersecurity and personal and physical security.

Canon-Axis deal done despite hedge-fund holdout

Canon now owns 84 percent of shares, Elliott Management increases stake
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04/29/2015

TOKYO, Japan—In a bid that industry analysts told Security Systems News is intended to get Canon to increase its $2.8 billion offer for Axis Communications, Elliott Management, a New York hedge fund, increased its stake in Axis to 10.91 percent and has not yet sold those shares to Canon.

MSA Systems Integration is independent—again

MidCap Equity Partners supports management buyout
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04/29/2015

EATONTOWN, N.J.—Jim Hennessy, who sold his systems integration firm to MSA Security in 2008, has repurchased the company with the help of other members of the management team and MidCap Equity Partners.

B Safe acquires two more

Company has increased RMR 15 percent in past year
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04/29/2015

WILMINGTON, Del.—Regional security company B Safe, in acquisition mode, has increased its RMR some 15 percent to about $335,000 over the past year, and it’s looking for 35 percent more growth in 2015, according to customer service manager Mary Cakir.

American Alarm handles first ASAP signal in New England

Program reduces time and error in alarm response
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04/29/2015

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, an installing central station based here, says it is the first New England monitoring center to respond to an ASAP signal.

We’re looking for your best young integrators and end users

SSN accepts nominations for ’20 under 40’ awards
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04/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Take a look around at your co-workers and your customers. Who are the tech-savvy integrators and end users with the security smarts and drive to lead the industry of tomorrow?

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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