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Protection 1 buys Cam Connections

Cam Connections has loss prevention expertise, many ‘leading business customers’
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06/02/2015

LAKELAND, Fla.—Protection 1 announced today that it is buying Cam Connections, (CCI) a full-service integrator based here. The acquisition comes in the midst of Protection 1 being acquired by Apollo Global Management, but it’s still closing deals on its own.

Apollo lands Protection 1, ASG

Whall: Combined company will be ‘a force in the marketplace’
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06/01/2015

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management is about to take one giant leap into security with its May 19 agreement to acquire Protection 1 and ASG Security.

Vista Security goes to Florida

Toronto-based integration and investigation firm to open new business on the Gulf Coast
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05/13/2015

INDIAN SHORES, Fla.—Vista Security & Investigations, a Toronto-based firm, is opening a new office here on the Gulf Coast this month.

PE firm wants to combine Protection 1 and ASG

Deal reportedly $2b, multiple would be higher than 50x
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05/12/2015

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management, a $163 billion private equity group, is in talks to acquire Protection 1 and ASG, with the goal of combining the two companies, a source close to the deal told Security Systems News.

Lanning illuminates simple cybersecurity step for integrators

Protocol 802.1x is easy way to protect customers, business
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05/06/2015

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Part of every integrator’s cybersecurity strategy right now should be a very basic step, configuring 802.1x on exterior cameras, according to Andrew Lanning, co-founder of systems integration firm IST, which is based in Hawaii.

MSA Systems Integration is independent—again

MidCap Equity Partners supports management buyout
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04/29/2015

EATONTOWN, N.J.—Jim Hennessy, who sold his systems integration firm to MSA Security in 2008, has repurchased the company with the help of other members of the management team and MidCap Equity Partners.

Securadyne seeks to differentiate itself with consulting services

Target customers are regulated industries, mid-sized companies that can’t afford professional consulting
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04/14/2015

CARROLLTON, Texas—Many integrators talk about taking a consultative approach with their customers, but super-regional Securadyne Systems has gone one step further by offering professional consulting services in-house.

Convergint acquires GS Security

Deal extends Convergint’s reach in New England, gives GS global reach
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04/08/2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies completed the acquisition of GS Security Services of Tewksbury, Mass., a firm that Convergint has partnered with in the past.

Dallmann wins lottery job

Kentucky State Lottery offices have fully integrated access, video and intrusion
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04/08/2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dallmann Systems is revamping the Kentucky State Lottery in a project that CEO Tom Dallmann said is “at some levels like working on a bank.”

DTT gets new president and CFO

Pulskamp, Simson join video surveillance provider; Naficy remains CEO
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04/01/2015

LOS ANGELES—Video surveillance manufacturer DTT, which specializes in retail and is one of the fastest growing companies in the security industry, this week named Dan Pulskamp president and Mark Simson CFO.

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SSN News Poll July 2015

Studies show a correlation between having women in the boardroom and profitability. And yet, there remains a dearth of women in the security industry. Some organizations, including SIA and the Women's Security Council, are actively working to expand the number of professional women in the security industry. What is your company doing? Why do you think there are so few women in the industry?

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