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CSI launches security division

20-year-old electrical contractor brings security in house
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09/14/2011

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Instead of contracting out all of the physical security work on the jobs it does, CSI Electrical Contractors, a $100 million electrical contractor based here, decided last January to bring security expertise in house.

The push for standards

Will the WTC project affect the future of standards development, and other enterprise projects?
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09/12/2011

NEW YORK—Will a marquee security project like the World Trade Center affect how enterprise-level projects are designed and implemented in the future? Or, will this project, which involves multiple manufacturers working together, translate to momentum for establishing standards in the security industry? Several of those involved in the project believe that may be the case.

Stanley to close Niscayah deal tomorrow

Byerly: ‘Expect to see visible steps soon.’
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09/08/2011

STOCKHOLM—Stanley Black & Decker executives are here today preparing for the Sept. 9 closing of its $1.2 billion cash offer purchase of Niscayah.

Collaborating and constantly adapting: The World Trade Center security team at work

Diebold and DVS secure site for 10th anniversary observance on 9/11/11 and beyond
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09/08/2011

NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together.
They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common.

Intertech expands into Texas

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09/08/2011

PITTSBURGH—Systems integrator Intertech announced Sept. 2 that it has moved west of the Mississippi for the first time, opening an office in Houston.
“A number of our clients (including energy companies involved with natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania) have operations in Texas. Previously, we’ve used contractors to help us complete projects down there,” said Matt Petnuch, Intertech VP sales and marketing.

NAVCO introduces cloud-based surveillance service

VideoMetriXs builds on NAVCO’s DVR rental concept
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09/01/2011

ANAHEIM, Calif.—NAVCO, a national systems integrator that launched a DVR-rental program about four years ago, announced it’s offering a new cloud-based surveillance service, called VideoMetriXs, based on the same concept.

Being ‘brilliant with the basics'

Pro 1 says new research shows national accounts customers just want good service
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09/01/2011

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—As part of Protection 1’s effort to grow its national accounts business, the company’s senior management is asking national retailers, banks and other such nationwide companies what they want from a security provider.

Interface bundles services for 9,500 Dollar General retail stores

Deal saves millions on phone service alone for end user
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08/25/2011

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems is in the process of completing the installation of a secure managed cloud services project for the entire Dollar General 9,500-store retail chain. While terms of the deal were not released, Interface CEO Michael Shaw told Security Systems News that the Dollar General multi-year contract is “expected to generate in excess of $100 million in top-line revenue for Interface.”

NAV acquires Nexus for $2.8m cash

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08/25/2011

BRICK, N.J.—In a deal that NAV CEO Jason Oakley says will “double our operational capability and capacity across the tri-state region,” NAV on August 22 announced that it’s acquiring Nexus Technologies.

CIV cards: Just like PIV cards, but for the commercial market

Smart Card Alliance embarks on effort to define best practices, characteristics of a credential for the commercial market
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08/18/2011

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.—With the goal of spreading adoption of smart card technology for physical access control, the Smart Card Alliance has embarked on an effort to define in a white paper best practices and characteristics of a highly secure smart card (like the PIV or PIV-I credential) for the commercial market.
To differentiate this commercial credential from its public-sector siblings, the Smart Card Alliance has named it the CIV (commercial identification verification) credential.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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