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Convergint buys in Florida

Acquisition of Qualified Systems Contracting brings 40 employees, three locations
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10/22/2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies is reaching more physical security customers in Florida, thanks to its recent acquisition of Qualified Systems Contracting, Inc.

SDI redesigns sales effort

Integrator hires Jeremy Howard to set up national vertically focused sales effort based in Dallas
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10/18/2013

CHICAGO—With two major acquisitions closed in the past several months, SDI has grown rapidly and is now turning its attention to its sales organization. It announced Oct. 17 that it has hired former Jeremy Howard, a former Avigilon VP, to set up a national vertically focused sales effort.

Mentoring, an analytical mind and a stubborn streak equal success for Kratos’ Karen Head

For the fifth consecutive year, SSN is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Karen Head, Southwest VP of sales for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, is one of seven women featured.
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10/16/2013

HOUSTON—Posting numbers like 130 percent growth from 2009 to 2012, Karen Head has made her mark as VP of sales for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions.

Boyd acquires Draganchuk, expands alarm and patrol services

Deal solidifies Boyd’s move away from guards into physical security installation and armed response
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10/09/2013

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—With its acquisition of Draganchuk Alarm Services, Boyd & Associates has further expanded its presence in the field of alarm verification and patrol services.

Minuteman gets $7m MBTA mobile video surveillance project

Integrator also opens new office in Portland, Maine
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10/09/2013

ANDOVER, Mass.—Within a year, hundreds of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses will be equipped with what Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch calls “one of the most advanced multiband wireless IP video systems ever installed in mass transit.”

Diebold fortifies SecureStat, explains strategy

Goal: Create an ecosystem—a diverse portfolio of products and systems—that security directors can manage at a glance
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10/02/2013

CHICAGO—Diebold aims to connect SecureStat, its online security management platform, with all security products that its customers use now or might want to use in the future.

Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

More manufacturers offering video recording on the camera itself
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09/27/2013

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Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

More manufacturers offering video recording on the camera itself
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09/27/2013

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Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

More manufacturers offering video recording on the camera itself
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09/27/2013

Steve Gorski has experienced some déjà vu at recent trade shows. As GM Americas for Mobotix, a network camera company that takes a decentralized approach to storage, Gorski has been evangelizing the benefits of storage onboard the camera for a while.

ISI Security wants to be next super-regional

Backed by MML Capital, new CEO Ray Gilley turns company focus to RMR creation, expanding commercial market presence
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09/25/2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—ISI Security is known for its expertise in the detention market, but CEO Ray Gilley told Security Systems News he has a plan to make ISI Security a regional integration powerhouse within the next two years.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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