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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.

Paladin Security merges with top Canadian integrators

Deal brings increased capabilities to fast-growing company
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02/08/2017

BURNABY, British Columbia—Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based here, on Feb. 1 merged with two integration companies in Canada—Marcomm Systems Group Inc. (MSGI) and CONTAVA Inc.—creating one of the largest system integration companies in the country. Both deals are shared purchase agreements.

Enterprise Fire & Security relocates due to rapid growth

Company completes branding transformation
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01/20/2017

WAUKESHA, Wis.—After 12 years in a small office in Delafield, Wis., commercial integrator Enterprise Fire & Security has relocated to 3,500 square feet of office space at the Westbrook Business Center, based here, to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.

Pref-Tech opens second facility

Company will use new facility as ‘template’ for future expansion
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01/18/2017

HOUSTON—Preferred Technologies, an integrator based here that does network infrastructure as well as security, recently opened its second facility in Austin, Texas.

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SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?