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Inside the PSA Security Network

President and CEO Bill Bozeman talks PSA TEC, trends and the industry’s future
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04/12/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—As the PSA Security Network—one of the largest electronic security cooperatives—gets ready for its annual security conference, TEC 2017 in Westminster, Colo., May 7-11, Security Systems News caught up with the organization’s president and founder, Bill Bozeman, and director of marketing, Kim Garcia, to get their thoughts on the show, the network and the integrator community as a whole.

Northland Controls opens new HQ office

Silicon Valley-inspired space gives company room to grow
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03/29/2017

MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls, a rapidly growing global security systems integrator and managed services provider, opened a new headquarters space here on March 24.

Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger

Resulting company, PalAmerican Security, to focus on US healthcare business
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03/28/2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the U.S., has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.

Huron Capital’s Sciens Building Solutions completes second acquisition

Sciens’ strategy includes providing capital, resources and access to a national platform
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03/15/2017

DETROIT—Huron Capital, an operationally focused private equity firm based here, announced its fire detection and security services platform, Sciens Building Solutions, has acquired W.W. Gay Fire & Integrated Systems Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that has been in business for 42 years. Sciens acquired its first company, WSA Systems of Boca Raton, Fla., in September of 2016.

Invision Technologies acquires Safe Security

Company poised for continued growth this year
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03/08/2017

ALBANY, Ga.—Invision Technologies, a regional integrator providing telephone, IT networking and security services, has acquired Safe Security Inc., a mostly residential company that has been in business since 2000. Both companies are based here.

Guardian Alarm acquired

Company plans expansion, both organic and through acquisition
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03/02/2017

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, on March 1 was acquired by U.S.-based investment firms Certares LP and Vanwall Holdings LLC.

East Coast Integrated Systems: new name, new focus

Company CEO talks rebranding, renewed enterprise focus for 2017
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02/22/2017

SALEM, N.H.—East Coast Integrated Systems, formerly known as East Coast Fire and Security, is in the midst of a rebranding as the company renews its focus on commercial and enterprise customers.

Entech acquires Logical Building Solutions

Deal gives company key presence in Oklahoma market
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02/15/2017

DALLAS and OKLAHOMA CITY—Entech Sales and Service Inc., based here, announced the acquisition of Oklahoma City-based Logical Building Solutions Inc. (LBS). Entech will merge all assets and operations of LBS into its existing business structure, and Entech’s new Oklahoma City office will operate under the name Logical Building Systems.

Red Hawk makes two acquisitions

Deals expand company’s footprint and capabilities in key areas
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02/13/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, a leader in fire, life safety and electronic security services based here, acquired two companies within a week, expanding its geographic footprint and capabilities in key areas of Florida and the mid-Atlantic region. Terms of both transactions were not disclosed.

Convergint starts year strong with acquisition

Deal strengthens company’s offerings in the financial vertical
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02/08/2017

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company based here, started the year off strong with the acquisition of Post Browning, a full-service systems integrator that provides consultation, installation, and maintenance for the retail banking industry. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Post Browning strengthens Convergint’s footprint in the Ohio Valley and Southeastern United States with expert personnel throughout the region.

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SSN News Poll September 2017

A variety of dealers and monitoring centers have taken interest in the PERS, mPERS and medical monitoring space. How do you think PERS and security could interact?