YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s recent acquisition of home automation company Nest Labs led many to believe the tech giant was setting up a beachhead on the industry’s shores. Readers who responded to a recent SSN News Poll tend to agree, with many saying Google’s buy is no half-hearted entrance into security—it’s a sign of ever-larger involvement in the residential space.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In its first comprehensive study of the security market since 1990, ASIS International and the Institute of Finance and Management analyzed the expansion of private security over the past decade and project further growth in the country’s security product
PASCO, Wash.—Moon Security Services, a full-service security company with accounts in several states in the Northwest, plans to ramp up its PERS division in the coming months, Mike Miller, vice president of the company, told Security Systems News.
NASHUA, N.H.—The Board of Aldermen in this city New Hampshire city will host a public hearing about bonding $2.4 million to upgrade security equipment at the city’s schools, according to a report from The Telegraph, a Nashua newspaper.
GREENWICH, Conn.—Greenwich school officials are strengthening security following the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in nearby Newtown last month, and they’re looking at implementing even stricter measures, according to an AP report.
HOUSTON—Tri-Ed Northern president Pat Comunale told Security Systems News that the acquisition, announced Nov. 23, of Security Data & Cable HQ, is a strategically important purchase that brings a well-known business and security executive into the Tri-Ed fold.