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Getting into college

Security technologies on the rise in higher ed include wireless locks, emergency notification speakers and cameras or a combination: It all depends on the budget
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02/13/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—For students, getting into college can be tough and rising tuition is certainly challenging. For the college itself, figuring out how to enable easy but secure access in and around campus also presents a puzzle. Universities want students, faculty and visitors to have efficient access to public areas, dormitories and classrooms, but access points need to be monitored. And, the security systems need to be designed with the unfortunate possibility of an incident in mind.

ASI to expand into Missouri

Integrator actively seeking acquisitions in Missouri, expects to expand into new market in 2016
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02/11/2015

QUINCY, Ill.—Full service security company ASI (Alarm Systems Inc.) expects to be up and running in a new market, Columbia, Mo., by the middle of April.

DTT’s growth levels off—to 18 percent

With concerns about ObamaCare and minimum wage largely resolved, specialty integrator looks to grow 20 percent in 2015
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02/11/2015

LOS ANGELES—Sam Naficy, DTT CEO, called 2014 a “tough year,” but the manufacturer and integrator of video surveillance solutions still grew 18 percent.

Ten top integrators on tech trends

Cybersecurity, smartphone access control, cloud, a common thread
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01/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—What technology trends should systems integrators be paying attention to in 2015 and why?

Firstline expands into Silicon Valley

Integrator opens third office
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01/21/2015

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Spurred by customer demand and the opportunity to expand its local business, systems integration firm Firstline has opened a third location in San Jose, Calif.

Convergint acquisition aids multi-national strategy

Convergint buys UK integrator Beacon Security and Communications
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01/14/2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—With the goal of offering better service to its growing multi-national client base, Convergint Technologies has acquired security integration firm Beacon Security and Communications, which is based in Crowborough, England.

ISS constructs new office

New three-year contract propels growth
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01/14/2015

MIAMI—When Integrated Security Systems moves into its new office in June it will have 11,000 square feet of additional space, a 35-person training center and, possibly, a new revenue stream from its training offerings.

VTI opens new office in Omaha

Integrator hits five-year revenue goal ‘through operations not sales approach’
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01/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS—VTI Security has opened a new office in Omaha, Neb., a location that VTI CEO Tom Asp says is strategically important from a service and a growth perspective.

Advantech develops 'mini-PSIM'

Integrator ‘pushes products to the limit’ with customization
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01/07/2015

DOVER, Del.—Systems integrator Advantech is expanding its business with a software it developed, a driver that’s like a mini-PSIM of sorts, that uses “traditional detention PLC mapping tools in other applications,” Advantech COO Dave Sweeney told Security Systems News.

Cloudy distinctions with off-site and hosted access control

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12/30/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—The question of whether cloud-based security systems are synonymous with Web-based access control or hosted systems is one that still hangs over the security industry—like a cloud. It’s not a dark cloud, but sometimes it gets in the way of clarity.

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Poll

SSN News Poll October 2015

Some security companies are very active in charities. SSI founded Allegiant Giving to provide disabled veterans with specialized wheelchairs. Alliance Security donates security systems to victims of domestic violence. Dozens of security companies support Mission 500. Is your company involved?

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