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DVS acquired by Ross & Baruzzini

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Every month, Security Systems News prints a feature piece titled Specifically Speaking, interviewing individuals who specialize in security consulting in order to get his or her perspective. News was made in that side of the industry recently when consulting firm Ducibella Venter & Santore was acquired by Ross & Baruzzini, announced on Jan. 8.

According to a recent press release from Ross & Baruzzini, the acquisition will bring added opportunities in areas of consultation, design, engineering documentation, construction supervision and final turn-over implementation for technical and physical security.

DVS is currently working on a variety of notable projects, including the World Trade Center, and the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn.

“DVS is extremely well respected in some very specialized security sectors that will allow us to expand our current security portfolio outside our existing markets.” Craig Toder, president and CEO of Ross & Baruzzini, said in a prepared statement.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new projects and growth opportunities. Becoming part of an international firm will strengthen the services offered to our existing clients in addition to allowing us to compete on a larger scale for full-service projects,” said Philip Santore, Senior Principal of DVS, in the same release.

DVS is based in Hamden, Conn., with a branch office in New York. Previously, the firm worked with the New York Stock Exchange, Madison Square Garden and the Bank of America headquarters near Times Square.

Ross & Baruzzini, headquartered in St. Louis, specializes in planning, design and consulting for the government, healthcare, and transportation markets among others.

Security Systems News will be following up with DVS to hear more about this acquisition and what it means for the industry. 

Breaking new ground at the World Trade Center

SSN interviews WTC security director and security consultants on site
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11/04/2010

NEW YORK—Designing and building the security systems and security operation of the World Trade Center complex is a process that involves a staggering number of stakeholders.

 There are government entities, architects, engineers, contractors, and law enforcement—to name a few—and many of them have not worked together before.