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UPS acquires A&R

Acquisition makes UPS fifth-largest security company in nation
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09/05/2012

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Guard and security installation company Universal Protection Service announced this week it has acquired A&R Security Services Inc., one of the largest privately owned and operated guard providers in the Midwest.

Securadyne acquires platform for growth in Northeast

Boethel: Surveillance Specialties brings fire installation, other technical, vertical market expertise
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09/05/2012

DALLAS—Securadyne Systems, a new systems integration company launched in February by industry veterans Ken Francis and Carey Boethel, now has a platform for growth in the Northeast with the acquisition of Surveillance Specialties (SURV).

Sonitrol of Evansville launches video company

Action Security has suite of video verification products and services
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08/29/2012

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—After “dabbling” with different video verification products and services and seeing that grow into a profitable initiative, Sonitrol franchise owner Ken Krapf this month launched a new integration company called Action Security.

Protection 1 acquires two commercially focused companies

'Siteview' App newest offering for national accounts customers
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08/22/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1 acquired two commercially focused companies in August, deals that build density in Alabama and New Mexico and fit into Protection 1’s drive to grow its commercial/national accounts division into a $100 million business.

Hospital secured for patients, employees and a robot

Williams Electronics provides access control for more than just humans
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08/22/2012

ANGOLA, Ind.—In addition to configuring and installing hundreds of cameras and card readers, Williams Electronics techs had to figure out how to ensure that a robot could get on and off elevators and through doors at the new Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Per Mar hosted video storage grows

Company looks at Per Mar multi-function app for end users
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08/22/2012

DAVENPORT, Iowa—About two years after launching its hosted video storage offering, sales are steady, Brad Tolliver, VP of Per Mar’s Electronic Security Division, told Security Systems News.

Integrator options at ASIS

A special track geared to the physical security integrator will be included
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08/21/2012

PHILADELPHIA—For the second year in a row, the educational program at the ASIS International Conference will include a special track geared to system integrators. The conference will take place here Sept. 10-13.

Security 101 touts franchise model

Looks to national accounts for growth
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08/08/2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Since launching as a franchise-model commercial security company here in 2007, Security 101 has grown to include 26 locations today.

Warren Brown named president of ObjectVideo

Former Tyco Security Products VP says OEM business will be important component of business in future
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08/01/2012

RESTON, Va.—Saying it’s a “pivotal time” for video analytics in the security industry and for ObjectVideo in particular, Warren Brown on July 30 assumed the newly created role of president at the video analytics provider.

S2 launches S2 Global

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07/23/2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Network-based integrated security system provider S2 Security on July 17 launched its S2 Global product. Designed for customers with multiple dispersed facilities, S2 Global connects multiple devices in security management systems and video management systems.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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