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Convergint acquires H&E Comfort Controls

Deal brings building automation capabilities

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integration firm, on April 8 announced it has acquired H&E Comfort Controls, a provider of building automation and security.

Convergint buys integration business

Enion, based in Switzerland, key to Convergint’s global strategy

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—In a deal that will help serve its global customers, Convergint Technologies today announced it has purchased Enion AG, an integration firm based in Basel, Switzerland.

Protection 1 enhances eSuite data analytics platform

Demoed at ASIS, has new mobile capabilities, available now

CHICAGO—Protection 1’s eSuite 2.0, the latest version of its data analytics/reporting platform for commercial customers, has a number of new features including mobile device capability.

SSD to build disaster recovery center

Integrator experiencing growth in hosted and monitored services

ANAHEIM, Calif.—SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings.

ADT vote on acquisition April 22

Go-shop stopped, 24 potential ADT suitors not interested

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT stockholders will gather April 22 for a special meeting to vote on the proposed acquisition of ADT by Apollo Global Management. ADT announced in February that it had agreed to be acquired by Apollo for $6.9 billion. Apollo plans to merge ADT with Protection 1.

GSOC as a managed service takes off

Northland Controls to build a second GSOC, add business intelligence services

FREMONT, Calif.—It was a brand new business model when Northland Controls opened its global security operations center (GSOC) here at its headquarters two years ago.

LaForce finds niche in education market

Wisconsin-based integrator grew out of door manufacturing business

GREEN BAY, Wisc.—LaForce security integration is a small, but growing division of family-owned LaForce, a $150 million manufacturer of doors and door frames and distributor of door hardware.

Tech Systems expands in Canada

Integrator hires GM to oversee growth north of the border

DULUTH, Ga.—Systems integrator Tech Systems Inc., based here, is actively working to expand its business in Canada and has hired Antoinette Modica as GM of TSI Canada to work with current TSI Canadian customers and to oversee the expansion across the country

ADT/Protection 1 merger gets FTC go-ahead


BOCA RATON, Fla.—The ADT/Protection 1 merger passed one regulatory hurdle this week when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).

Pro-Tec has new owners, goes ESOP

Eva Mach named Pro-Tec president and CEO

MINNEAPOLIS—Tom Hagen, long-time president and owner of independent integration firm Pro-Tec Design, is the latest security executive to choose ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) as an exit strategy



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?