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Consumerization comes to cloud

Cloud+ session addresses consumer expectations and interactions with cloud providers

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.

Kastle Systems acquires Urban Alarm

Deal expands company’s reach into the high-end residential market

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services, recently announced the acquisition of Urban Alarm, a local D.C.-based security provider.

Convergint acquires Genesis Security Systems

Deal expands the company’s expertise and service in the utilities industry

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced this week the acquisition of Maryland-based Genesis Security Systems, making it 14 acquisitions in 24 months for the global systems integration company based here.

PSA TEC 2018 conference program and agenda announced

Registration opens this month as show moves to Denver in mid-March

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest security and systems integrator cooperatives, recently announced the education lineup and conference agenda for TEC 2018, which will be held March 12-16, 2018, in Denver.

VTI Security expands in Omaha

Company increases its office space from 800 to 5,000 square feet in the area

BURNSVILLE, Minn.—VTI Security, a national commercial integrator based here, is expanding its presence in Omaha, Neb., moving to a larger office and increasing its employee count in the area.

Women in Security: Christine Lanning, IST

Lanning leads her company to a bright future

WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years.

Women in Security: Ina Staris, Securitas ES

Securitas’ legal counsel guiding company during pivotal time

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Ina Staris was hired as vice president, legal, general counsel & corporate secretary for Securitas Electronic Security in February 2016, just one month after the Diebold acquisition was finalized, and was instrumental in making the transition smooth for customers during this pivotal time for the company. She is part of a team of eight senior leaders who report to Securitas ES president Tony Byerly.

Convergint Technologies buys again

Acquisition of SPC expands company further into banking industry

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a worldwide service-based systems integration company based here, recently announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based SPC, a company with a strong presence in the commercial banking vertical market.

ADT unveils cybersecurity service for commercial business

Company acquires DATASHIELD, creates new ‘ADT Cybersecurity’ brand

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week the acquisition close of cybersecurity company DATASHIELD, unveiling that the newly acquired company will now operate under the brand ADT Cybersecurity.

Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington secured $10m line of credit

Capital One provided the facility, which will help grow the company in Kentucky and Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Capital One provided a five-year $10 million senior revolving line of credit to Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington, the financial institution announced yesterday.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?