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Consumerization comes to cloud

Cloud+ session addresses consumer expectations and interactions with cloud providers
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01/25/2018

AUSTIN, Texas—At Security Systems News’ third annual Cloud+, held here in late November, four executives addressed the consumerization of cloud—customers’ expectation of innovation and services on the consumer level elsewhere in their lives.

Securitas Electronic Security unveils new HQ facility

Parent company, Securitas, extends footprint in Mexico with acquisition
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05/03/2017

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES) unveiled its new headquarters here on April 21 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house that included more than 100 guests, from community leaders and special dignitaries to business partners and SES customers. SES is part of Securitas, which announced this week the acquisition of an electronic security services company in Mexico from Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

Diebold lands 500-location national account

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—While Diebold Electronic Security waits on the close of one deal—its acquisition by Securitas—it has closed another: a 500-location national account deal.

Securitas set to acquire Diebold division for $350m

Diebold to focus on self-service industry, it says
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10/26/2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Securitas has agreed to buy Diebold’s North America-based electronic security division for $350 million. The divestiture by Diebold is aimed to better position it to pursue growth in the self-service industry, it said.

Securitas gets into electronic security; Iverify doubles in size

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In two separate, but related transactions, Securitas is getting into electronic security and Iverify is nearly doubling in size and adding new capabilities.

KRG Capital invests in Convergint Technologies

With cash infusion, Convergint is on acquisition trail
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09/19/2012

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies will look at “acquisitions that would complement [its] strong services focus and IT security capabilities” as the result of a new investment, announced Sept. 17, by KRG Capital, Convergint CEO Dan Moceri told Security Systems News.

Securitas extends time frame for offer

Says extended offer not related to Stanley’s rival offer
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07/07/2011

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Securitas has extended the time frame for its offer to buy Niscayah from July 18 to August 12, but—despite rumors to the contrary—it will not raise its $907 million bid, Gisela Lindstrand, senior vice president corporate communications and public affairs told Security Systems News on July 6.

Stanley makes $1.2 billion cash bid for Niscayah

Securitas/Niscayah reunion not looking so imminent
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06/27/2011

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of Stanley CSS, announced today that it made a $1.2 billion all-cash bid for commercial security integrator and monitoring company Niscayah. The bid is supported by the Niscayah board of directors, which announced today that it unanimously recommends that shareholders accept the public offer.

Is a Securitas/Niscayah reunion imminent?

Mack says reunited companies better positioned to compete with the likes of G4S
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05/19/2011

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Is it strange that guarding giant Securitas, which divested itself of its systems integration business (Securitas Systems, now Niscayah) five years ago, this week made a bid to buy that very same business back?

Former NYSE security exec on technology and business acumen

John De George reflects on lessons learned in career as integrator, security practitioner and consultant
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02/10/2011

NEW YORK—Even for a security practitioner whose education and work experience is based mostly in technology, being successful in the security industry is a balance of business sense combined with a touch of finesse, according to John De George.