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Dakota Security opens seventh office

‘Modern-day Gold Rush’ spells opportunity for integrator
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04/25/2012

RAPID CITY, S.D.—Dakota Security, a PSA Security owner, on April 18 opened its seventh office here. It will serve as a logistical base of operations for Dakota to take advantage of security opportunities arising from the booming local economy, Eric Yunag, CEO of Dakota Security, told Security Systems News.

ASG ups credit facility to $250m

CapitalSource leads deal; Super-regional expects to make eight to 10 acquisitions in 2012
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04/25/2012

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security now has a quarter of a billion dollars on hand, thanks to a recent $20 million extension of its previous $230 million credit facility, the company announced April 25.

Griffon Systems looks at business-intelligence approach

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04/25/2012

WESTCHESTER, Ill.—Griffon Systems, a systems integrator based here, takes a business-intelligence approach to security.

UTC sells fire and security branches to Comvest Investment Partners

Former ADT President Mike Snyder and former GE Security President Dean Seavers to run new business, Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S.
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04/11/2012

FARMINGTON, Conn.—Comvest Investment Partners on April 10 acquired the security and fire branch operations of UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

Gillmore Security acquires ABLE Security

Purchase will increase account total by 10 percent
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04/10/2012

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio—Gillmore Security, a full-service family-owned company based here, on April 5 made its largest acquisition with the purchase of ABLE Security & Automation Corp.

Integrator insights in Florida

AMAG Technology expands its specifier event to include integrators
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04/09/2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Access control and security management systems provider AMAG Technology expanded its annual consultant event this year to include a handful of select integrators.

Interface Security Systems buys Westec Intelligent Surveillance

Combined company is major independent managed service provider
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03/29/2012

LAS VEGAS—Interface Security Systems a St. Louis-based integrator, acquired Westec Intelligent Surveillance, Jeffrey Frye, Interface VP sales and marketing told Security Systems News on March 28.

ADT Commercial Security is now Tyco Integrated Security

John Kenning departs ADT, Brian McDonald takes over for Kenning in interim role
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03/27/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Tyco is making progress in its planned split into three independent publicly traded companies. Tomorrow, March 28, the first day of ISC West, the company will announce that it is rebranding ADT's North American commercial security business as “Tyco Integrated Security.”

First Midwest launches alarm lending practice

Jessica Richardson, industry veteran, leads group
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03/26/2012

ITASCA, Ill.—Joining a growing number of lenders and investors with a specific interest in the security industry, First Midwest, which has $7.8 billion in assets, announced March 23 that its security alarm lending group is up and running and ready for business.

Virtual roundtable on new and emerging technologies

Experts share their views on technology with Security Systems News
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03/23/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—PSIM, cloud-based services, mobile apps, video analytics, identity management and access control—such new and emerging technologies and issues are changing and shaping the industry. Which ones are advancing most rapidly and are the most important? And what other new technology trends are on the horizon?

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SSN News Poll December 2014

In the wake of the recent expiration of their non-compete agreement, former sister companies ADT and TycoIS are now battling it out for a piece of the lucrative small-business pie. How will this affect the competitive landscape and regional providers? Tell us what you think.

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