A fully converged security company?

Busy, busy today, but here's something you'll see on our newswire this week: Entrance Controls to Purchase Portland, Ore.-based 1Pointe Acquisition to Create Leading West Coast Security Applications, Equipment and IT Company You might remember an interview I did with Entrance's Scott Ferguson where he said this would be happening. Still, this is an interesting development, and the first time I've heard of a traditional security integrator actually just buying a traditional IT networking firm outright. Very cool, in my opinion. SEATTLE--Entrance Controls, a security-focused information technology company that provides comprehensive security management systems for business has acquired Portland, Ore.-based 1Pointe, a network monitoring, security, and information technology company. The transaction, which closed Nov. 4, makes 1Pointe a solely owned independent company of Entrance Controls. Good marketing speak, there: "a security-focused information technology company." That's nice. The combined organization creates one of the largest comprehensive security-focused companies on the West Coast and will be one of the only companies in the nation to offer the full spectrum of physical, logical and virtual security solutions. This includes, access control, video surveillance, monitoring, storage, gate and perimeter protection, and IT security solutions for business. I'll have more for you on the wire on Thursday. I met with David Pelkey, the Entrance Controls president, at ASIS, and we had a great discussion. He's really got a great vision for where he's taking his company and where the industry is headed.

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