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Vector Security acquires IRG, managed network services company

CEO Petrow says deal is just the beginning of Vector's move into managed infrastructure and business intelligence space
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08/19/2013

PITTSBURG—National integrator Vector Security will be able to offer managed network services to its customers and will have access to the "Who’s Who of retail customers”—including American Eagle, Estée Lauder and Coach—as the result of its acquisition of Industry Retail Group (IRG), a managed network services company based in Bethesda, Md.

Sonitrol of Hawaii opens monitoring station

Company plans to double staff at the new facility within the next year
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07/16/2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii—Sonitrol of Hawaii, a provider of verified security systems based here, has opened a new central monitoring station to serve the Hawaii market.

ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

Super-regional now has RMR of $1.2m in South Texas
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07/16/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.

“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

NYC accepts video image smoke detection

The city is updating its building code, so the detection method now can be used; it’s ideal for high-rise mechanical rooms
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07/16/2014

SPARKS, Md.—Video image smoke detection is now accepted under the New York City Building Code, opening a large new market for such detection systems.

ESA taps new president and officers

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Electronic Security Association has installed Marshall Marinace, owner of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.-based Marshall Alarm Systems, as its president for the next two years.

Marinace’s presidency was one of five new officer appointments announced at ESA’s annual membership meeting held during ESX 2014 in Nashville.

Marinace has been involved in the security industry for 38 years, and his alarm company was founded in 1976. He also has a longstanding involvement with ESA, serving in several different capacities with the association, including multiple terms as vice president, chairperson of the Membership Committee and liaison to the Standards and Fire Life Safety Committee, among other roles, according to an ESA news release.

“Having been involved with association boards and committees for the past 30 years and counting, my personal goal is to continue the legacy and ongoing development of strong leadership that has made ESA the foremost industry association,” Marinance said in a prepared statement. “I am therefore honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to fill the role as ESA president for the next term.”

The following industry practitioners were also elected to ESA roles:

-- Dee Ann Harn, CEO of RFI Enterprises, elected to one-year term as vice president

-- Chris Mosley, president of Complete Security Systems, elected to two-year term as vice president

-- Angela White, executive vice president of Central 1 Security, elected to two-year term as vice president

-- Jon Sargent, industry relations / government affairs for Tyco Integrated Security, elected to two-year term as secretary

North American video surveillance market poised for rapid expansion

Author expects 'massive proliferation' of IP cameras during forecast period
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07/15/2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—With the technology becoming ever more sophisticated, video surveillance systems are on the verge of becoming an indispensible component of security systems worldwide. In the coming years, the growth of the North American market is expected to reflect that reality.

Security distributor decides on its own security for inventory, employees

GSS opts for Mobotix for cameras, video door stations
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07/14/2014

CHANTILLY, Va.—Global Surveillance System, a national distributor of video surveillance and low-voltage security equipment, had to decide what kind of security it would itself deploy at a brand new 3,000-square-foot warehouse and an office building here.

UCC buys Red Hawk’s monitored accounts

Deal gives UCC 153 new alarm dealers and 20,000 new accounts
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07/11/2014

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a provider of monitored security services based here, has purchased the wholesale monitored accounts of Red Hawk Monitoring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Red Hawk Fire & Security.

New NFPA leader 'not a stranger' to organization

Jim Pauley, NFPA’s new president, has long history with group as member, volunteer, technical committee member
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07/11/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—Jim Pauley became the new president of the National Fire Protection Association on July 1, but he’s already familiar to many at the organization.

Ron Walters wins William Moody Award

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07/11/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Ron Walters, director of the Security Industry Alarm Association, was honored at ESX 2014 with the William Moody Award, according to a recent blog post from SIAC.

According to the blog, the award was “probably long overdue.”

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