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American Defense Systems acquires Direct Protect Security and Surveillance

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08/23/2019

DALLAS—On Friday, August 16, 2019, American Defense Systems of Dallas acquired Direct Protect Security and Surveillance out of Costa Mesa, CA. Direct Protect has provided smart home solutions to residents and businesses in over 13 states for approximately 10 years.  

SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

Publication has big plans under new ownership
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08/14/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.

IFSS secures funding to support strategic growth plans

Equity will be used for acquisitions and to expand go-to-market strategy
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08/07/2019

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc. (IFSS), a provider in the delivery of integrated security, IT and fire technologies and services across Florida, recently announced that it has received a private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its presence in the dynamic Southeastern U.S. market.

Huron Capital’s Sciens Building Solutions acquires Critical System Solutions

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08/05/2019

DETROIT—Operationally focused private equity firm Huron Capital announced its fire service and integrated solutions ExecFactor platform Sciens Building Solutions has acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Critical System Solutions (CSS), a full-service provider of comprehensive life safety systems and products.

American Defense Systems acquires Point Security

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07/24/2019

DALLAS—Today American Defense Systems announced the acquisition of Point Security, a fellow Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealer in Austin, Texas.

The five keys to coaching without micromanaging

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07/19/2019

Micromanager. There aren’t many worse labels to pin on a boss. When considering sales managers, the term is exponentially more volatile – and more common. It’s hard for a sales manager to not be considered a micromanager.

Allied Universal launches Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division

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07/12/2019

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the expanded capabilities to deliver risk mitigation solutions through its new Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division.

Briscoe Protective launches new corporate brand identity, logo and website

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07/10/2019

CENTEREACH, N.Y.—Briscoe Protective, a commercial fire and security services provider based here, recently announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo and website.

ADT Commercial acquires in Michigan

Security Corp. of Detroit expands ADT’s capabilities in the Midwest region
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06/28/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT continues expanding its commercial capabilities and geographic reach via Red Hawk Fire & Security, ADT Commercial with the asset purchase agreement of Security Corporation, a commercial security integrator headquartered in Detroit, with offices in Novi (Detroit), Mich. and Columbus, Ohio.

New technology arrives to the security industry

HELIAUS by Allied Universal, an advanced AI-driven workforce management technology for security pros
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06/28/2019

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Modern society owes quite a bit of gratitude to the Ancient Greeks, whose inventions and discoveries are still used today — the alarm clock, automatic doors, Olympics, modern philosophy and more.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.