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ADT makes another commercial buy

San Francisco-based Acme Security Systems will join forces with ASG
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03/14/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT yesterday announced the completed acquisition of Acme Security Systems. Acme will join forces with recently acquired Aronson Security Group (ASG) to further drive commercial growth and expansion, ADT said in its announcement.

ADT acquires Aronson Security Group

Deal marks key chapter in company’s efforts to expand its commercial capabilities
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03/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced on March 2 the completed acquisition of Aronson Security Group Inc. (ASG), a national integrator based in Renton, Wash., that has been in business for 55 years and has nearly 170 employees.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Michael Lavway

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10/04/2017

Michael Lavway, 33

Senior manager, Enterprise Security Risk Group, Aronson Security Group (ASG)

Renton, Wash.

ASG hosting The Great Conversation event in Seattle

Two-day forum will focus on security risk management in 2017
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01/18/2017

SEATTLE—The Aronson Security Group (ASG) is hosting The Great Conversation in Security event here at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, March 6-7, 2017. The theme for this year’s two-day forum is “Security Risk Management in 2017—The Risks, The Challenges, and The Opportunities.”

The Great Conversation, East Coast version

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’m on my way back to Maine from Chantilly, Va., where I attended most of day 2 of The Great Conversation's inaugural East Coast event.

Sponsored by Aronson Security Group, The Great Conversation brings together end users and selected integrators for discussions, case studies and panel discussions. It takes place annually in March in Seattle, where ASG is based.

The new East Coast event is co-sponsored by Kratos and the Security Executive Council.

Yesterday I attended a talk by Steve Goodman, the technology and communications center director for Brigham Young University. Goodman talked about a massive upgrade of its access control system, and how ASSA ABLOY worked with BYU to come up with a wireless lock solution that BYU could use with its existing 802.11 network and Software House system.

BYU served as its own integrator for the installation, only calling in its outside systems integrator as an advisor. Because it has a very strong IT department, that’s what BYU has always done, Goodman said. BYU will call in an outside integrator when it’s doing an installation that it has no experience with, such as when it upgraded its Software House CCure system to the newest version.

Business optimization at ASG

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Aronson Security Group, the Seattle-based systems integrator, is putting more resources into its Business Optimization Center.

The integrator announced this week that Nigel Waterton has been promoted to SVP of Corporate Strategy and Development for ASG. in this new role, Waterton—who was a speaker at TechSec 2014 on the topic of big data—"will guide the value proposition for ASG’s professional services, engineering, implementation, and performance that their management teams fulfill."

In a statement, Phil Aronson, CEO of Aronson Security Group, said: “Our growth demands another layer of leadership to identify and lead existing and future senior leadership. As well, Nigel will be extending and evolving our new Business Optimization Center which is a key foundation to our business model.”

ASG's Business Optimization Center helps security executives create a "Common Operating Picture" for their security program. ASG takes a look at the end user's the current operation to "understand the gaps between the as-is and to-be vision."

The next step, is to “establish a roadmap that guides the strategy, execution, measurement and budgeting of the program as it evolves over time,” Waterton said in a statement.

Waterton served in the British military for 16 years before he started working in the security industry in 1996.

Congratulations to Nigel!

Integrators: Making money on big security data

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When I met with my TechSec advisory board this past summer to talk about TechSec 2014, one of the topics the group wanted to make sure we talked about was big data. We had an excellent primer on big data at TechSec 2013, thanks to Axis’ Steve Surfaro and EMC’s Patrick Snow. For this year’s conference (Jan. 28-29 in Delray Beach, Fla.), we wanted to take a different tack.

I"m really pleased with the idea we came up with. We've asked four leading integrators to discuss how they’re helping their customers mine and synthesize data from their video and access control systems.

Kratos CTO Chris Peckham is going to moderate the educational session that will feature these integrators: David Coleman of Avrio RMS; Nigel Waterton of Aronson Security Group; Robert Locke of Open Innovation (part of Tyco); and, Don Zoufal of SDI.

The discussion will center on how the data is extracted, what kind of business intelligence that data provides and in what format. Each integrator will focus on the data mining they're doing in a specific vertical market including city surveillance, airports and retail.

Sound good? You can register for TechSec here.

Aronson Group to host ‘Great Conversation’ event

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10/29/2013

RENTON, Wash.—Integrator Aronson Security Group will host The Great Conversation in Security 2014, an event focusing on leadership, operations and technology, the company announced Oct. 25.

TechSec 2014 to feature security directors from salesforce.com, MIT, leading banks

New and emerging technology conference will also honor 40 young professionals
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10/15/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers of TechSec Solutions 2014 announced the educational program for the conference, which will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla.

Business Optimization Center is key element of integrator's new world HQ

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aronson Security Group, the Washington-based independent integrator,  is opening a new world headquarters in Renton, Wash. next week.

I'll be speaking with Phil Aronson on Aug. 29 about the new headquarters and other ASG news. Look for that story next week. The official opening is Wednesday, Sept. 5., so if you're in the Seattle area, give ASG a call to see if you can attend and get a tour of their new facility. The event starts at 3 and tours will go until 6 p.m.

In a prepared statement, Aronson said guests will tour ASG's new Business Optimization Center that "provides tangible examples" of how ASG ensures that an end user's security system aligns with organizational goals and also "follows a proper technology roadmap." The tour will illuminate how security data from "people, processes and ... technologies ... is gathered, organized, consumed and measured."

Aronson's father founded the company in 1963, so the opening of the new HQ coincides with the systems integrator's 50th year in business.

 

 

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