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ESCC targets upgrades for growth

NYC integrator says upscale resi projects sometimes more complicated than commercial
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11/17/2011

NEW YORK—As construction starts to rebound in the city, part of systems integrator ESCC’s growth plan is to focus on upgrades.

Staving turnover with HRGroup

Safeguard Security says 'it took the guesswork out of hiring.'
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11/10/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Several years ago Safeguard Security—a super-regional based here, was experiencing very high turnover in its central station. Working with a company called HRGroup, Safeguard learned how to recruit and hire the right people, not only for its central, but also for all areas of its business, Mike Bradley, president of Safeguard Security told Security Systems News.

Shanix Technology has record year, despite flood

Integrator takes award for 2010, but says 2011 is best year so far
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Shanix Technologies, a Cranston, R.I.-based systems integrator, received an award at the PSA Security Convention, held here Oct. 21-25, for having the highest increase in sales of all PSA Security members in the Northeast region in 2010.

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.

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.

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).

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