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Intelligent Access Systems creating new software

Bolt-on software is designed for regulated industries
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Intelligent Access Systems in September hired a VP of IT, Mike Baranski, whose first project is to oversee the creation of new access control software for regulated industries.

PSA Security launches Leadership Institute

Program designed to be relevant to integrators and flexible enough for company executives to participate in
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The CEO of a successful independent integration firm is likely a great manager, but is he or she a great leader? Maybe, but not necessarily, said PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman on Oct. 24, when he announced the launch of a new training program for integrators called PSA Security Leadership Institute.

Universal Protection Service acquires SFI

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10/24/2011

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Universal Protection Service, based here, today announced it has acquired Security Forces Inc. and its subsidiary SFI Electronics, creating the 6th largest security company in the United States.

Development continues on WTC security system

Law enforcement, fire dept. help with evolution of SAPS
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10/20/2011

WEST POINT, N.Y.—The tenth anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone without incident at the new World Trade Center site, but the development of the security system is a work in progress, Lou Barani, WTC security director told a crowd of more than 120 ASIS members and guests on Oct. 18.

Schneider Electric targets security space for growth

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10/20/2011

CHICAGO–Schneider Electric, a global player in building automation and energy management systems, expects physical security to be one of its major growth areas going forward, according to Jim Sandelin, SVP of the company’s Buildings Business in the Americas.

MSA Systems Integration says future is bright for independent integrators

ASI changes name to MSA Systems Integration
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10/13/2011

EATONTOWN, N.J.— While some independent integrators are wary of recent changes in the security landscape (realignments at UTC and Siemens, and acquisitions such as Stanley/Niscayah) an integrator based here says his business has and will continue to benefit from what’s gone on with the competition in recent years.
“There’s money to be made in confusion,” Jim Hennessy, president of MSA Systems Integration (formerly Access Systems Integration).

PSA Security & ITS group partner

Recent changes in industry highlight need for specialized training
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10/13/2011

TAMPA, Fla.—It’s been in the works for 18 months, but the partnership announced Oct. 3 between PSA Security and BICSI—a professional association that supports the information technology systems (ITS) industry—could not have come at a better time, said Bill Bozeman, PSA Security CEO.

Guard company and integrator partner

Securitas and Convergint say a combination of guards and technology is often the best answer
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09/29/2011

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Securitas USA, which has 400 branch locations and employs close to 100,000 guards, and Convergint Technologies, a national systems integrator, yesterday announced a formalized partnership where they’ll offer a “total security program,” a combination of g

Reorg at Siemens

Bob Suermann, Rob Hile, Thomas Beare will head up new combined business unit
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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—In an effort to provide more integrated and intelligent solutions to its customers, Siemens has merged its fire and security businesses to form Siemens’ Fire Safety and Security business unit.

Tyco to split in three, again

Commercial Fire & Security, ADT Resi, Flow Control
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09/19/2011

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco International plans to split into three independent, publicly traded companies, according to a plan unanimously approved by the board of directors and announced this morning.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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