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Convergint acquires ISS

Tenth buy in 18 months adds customers in the banking and utilities markets
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06/07/2017

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company with headquarters based here, has acquired Miami-based Integrated Security Systems, making this the 10th company added to the Convergint family in the past 18 months.

Per Mar acquires Southlake Security

Company gains 1,800 accounts in its latest purchase
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06/06/2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a full-service security company based here, on June 1 announced its acquisition of Southlake Security, based in Griffith, Ind.

Vector Security acquires Guardian Force Security Services

Acquisition expands company’s presence in the Gulf Region
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06/02/2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., an integrator of intelligent physical security and home automation solutions, has acquired Guardian Force Security Services LLC, a provider of professional security services in Southeast and East Texas, with locations in Nederland and Lufkin.

Launch Security looks for cybersecurity to take off

SSN ‘20 under 40’ winner Rob Simopoulos starts new company in Maine
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05/31/2017

PORTLAND, Maine—Security Systems News’ “20 under 40” winner from the integrator class of 2015, Rob Simopoulos, along with company partner Andrew Rinaldi, formed Launch Security here last month with the idea of helping organizations improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

G4S looks to reestablish itself

Company much more than just a manned guarding company, CEO says
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05/31/2017

JUPITER, Fla.—G4S, a global, full-service security company based here, continues to reestablish itself as more than just one of the largest security guard providers in the world, according to G4S North America CEO John Kenning.

PSA Security Network moving dates, location for TEC 2018

Conference relocating to downtown Denver during ski season
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05/24/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network, a global electronic security cooperative, announced that its PSA TEC conference is moving to the Downtown Denver Sheraton in 2018, from March 11-15. 

Security 101 adds new location

Franchise model a success; national company going global
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05/08/2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security 101, a franchise-model commercial security company based here, recently added a franchise location in Philadelphia, giving the company 37 in total.

Securitas Electronic Security unveils new HQ facility

Parent company, Securitas, extends footprint in Mexico with acquisition
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05/03/2017

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES) unveiled its new headquarters here on April 21 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house that included more than 100 guests, from community leaders and special dignitaries to business partners and SES customers. SES is part of Securitas, which announced this week the acquisition of an electronic security services company in Mexico from Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

PSA Security acquires USAV and CI Edge

Deal helps to accelerate PSA’s growth in the ProAV sector
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05/03/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network, a global electronic security cooperative, announced this week that it has acquired USAV, a close-knit team of professional audio-visual (ProAV) integrators. USAV’s affiliate CI Edge, a buying group designed to support middle market commercial technology integrators, was also acquired as part of the transaction.

Vector Security integrates two of its business divisions

New brand, Vector Security Networks, unveils first product
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04/19/2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., an integrator of physical security solutions based here, announced the integration of two of its business divisions—its National Accounts Division (NAD) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Industry Retail Group (IRG)—to form Vector Security Networks.

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Poll

SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?