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David Sullivan named CEO of SDI

Former HID, IR executive calls SDI 'tremendous platform to build a national organization'
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05/21/2014

CHICAGO—Systems integration firm SDI today announced that David Sullivan, whose background includes leadership roles at IR and HID, has been named CEO. David Gupta, founder and former CEO of SDI, will now serve as vice chairman of the SDI Board of Directors.

Cook Security Group expands into California

Company now has two facilities in California, and may add more
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05/09/2014

MILWAUKIE, Ore.—Cook Security Group, a full-service security company that does mostly commercial business, has opened two new facilities in California, expanding the company’s West Coast footprint in its number one growth market, Randy Neu, the company’s chief marketing officer, told Security Systems News.

PSA-TEC State of the Industry: The ‘brave and bold’ who invest in IT will thrive

Bradley, Boethel, Simopoulos share details of their IT investment strategies
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05/07/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Invest big in IT smarts and do it now. That is what executives from some leading systems integration firms—Securadyne, Advance Technology and Safeguard Security—say they’re working on at their own companies today.

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

Drako: ‘Where was your DVR made? Is it connected to the Internet?’
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05/07/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.

Sweet 16 riot leads to more interest in new security system at University of Kentucky

Dallmann Systems has ‘satisfaction of seeing our installation at work’ when its security cameras identify perpetrators of car fire set after NCAA national championship
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04/30/2014

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A security system installed by Dallmann Systems led to the arrest of three students who set fire to a car during a riot that ensued after the University of Kentucky beat Louisville in the April 1 NCAA Sweet 16 game. Publicity from the incident has also generated interest in expanding the security system, said Dallmann Systems CEO Tom Dallmann.

ASG buys in Louisiana, Florida

Optimism abounds at ASG after auspicious Q1
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04/23/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Bolstering its platforms in Louisiana and Florida, super-regional security company ASG on April 22 announced two acquisitions: Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) of Houma, La., and Amsafe Security Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Tyco expands Global Center of Excellence

Haga: 'It’s all about efficiency and good, clean processes'
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04/16/2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—It’s like the United Nations of security at Tyco’s new Global Center of Excellence. Walk through the office and you’ll hear engineers speaking Chinese, Russian and Arabic. Fourteen languages are spoken here. In addition to linguistic fluency, employees must also understand the business culture in their countries of expertise, Daryl Haga, director of Tyco’s GCoE, told Security Systems News.

Survey: Small retailers feeling insecure

Video surveillance and other solutions would allay fears, they say
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04/14/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Small retailers aren’t feeling too physically secure these days.

ADT goes after small business

Orbegoso: Opportunity is significant; only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security
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04/14/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is going after small business with targeted offerings for specific vertical markets, the first of which it launched on April 10.

IAS moves into Cincy, a critical infrastructure 'mecca'

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04/14/2014

CINCINNATI—Setting up shop in this city, with its chemical, power and other critical infrastructure businesses, has been on Intelligent Access Systems’ roadmap for four years, Ron Oetjen, IAS founder and SVP of Securadyne Systems, told Security Systems News.

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