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HB Alarm acquired, rebranded as Alarm New England

Doug Curtiss’ companies bundle services like the cable companies say they want to do
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03/21/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Doug Curtiss has acquired the well-established Rhode Island business HB Alarm, and is in the process of rebranding it and his other alarm operations as Alarm New England.

Protection 1 acquires retail-focused systems integrator

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03/19/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1 on March 12 announced that it had acquired Camtronic Security Integration, a retail-focused security systems integrator based in Wilmington, N.C.

Universal Protection Services acquires Silver Shield

Guard company executing plan to have security installation everywhere it has guards
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03/14/2012

SANTA ANA, Calif.—In a move tied to its strategy of having security integration capability everywhere it has guards, Universal Protection Services on March 7 acquired Silver Shield Security of San Jose, Calif.

RFI Communications expands operation

Systems integrator opens fourth branch office
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03/13/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.—With a healthy book of business already in the Los Angeles area, RFI Communications & Security Systems, a Security-Net partner based here, has decided to open a fourth branch office.

Charlotte integrator expands into fire, grows geographically

Enterprise Security Systems sees value in broad customer base
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03/07/2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—By the end of 2012, Enterprise Security Systems, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, expects to have two major strategic initiatives well under way: creating a new office in the Raleigh area and expanding into the fire business.

Former Siemens & GE execs found Securadyne, acquire SecureNet as platform for growth

Carey Boethel and Ken Francis go into business; financial partner, Pamlico Capital, ready to fund additional acquisitions
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03/01/2012

DALLAS—Carey Boethel and Ken Francis, two well-known industry veterans, announced this morning that they’ve founded a new systems integration firm called Securadyne Systems, and acquired SecureNet,  a Dallas-based security integr

Vector partners with Spacenet

New alliance will enhance managed network services for retail customers
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02/28/2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Vector Security, based here, has announced a strategic partnership with Spacenet that allows the security company to offer managed network services to its national retail customers.

Integrator opens two offices, looks to open third, grow revenue by $5m this year

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02/22/2012

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—Surveillance Systems Integration, based here and with an office in Las Vegas, opened two new branch offices in the past month, one in Tulsa, Okla., and one in Seattle. And CEO Todd Flowers said he plans to open another branch office in Southern California in 2012.

Diebold and DVS on when to use bleeding-edge technology

Kevin Engelhardt and Phil Santore say emerging technology has its rewards, but it also has risks
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02/15/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In deciding to use bleeding-edge technology, you need to eliminate legacy alternatives, weigh the risks and rewards, ensure all stakeholders are informed and aboard, and then proceed very, very carefully, according to Kevin Engelhardt, VP of security operations for Diebold, and Phil Santore, principal and managing partner for consulting group DVS.

Valley Alarm revamps sales organization

Commercial security company plans to grow sales 30 percent to 50 percent
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02/15/2012

SUN VALLEY, Calif.—Valley Alarm, a commercial security company based here, expects to grow its new sales 30 percent to 50 percent this year compared to 2011 as the result of a growth plan it’s implementing.

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